Wear a costume in Lyon

The shirt

Another basic essential for any man, the white shirt will go with all your costumes. For the formal/working side, having four of them will be a good guarantee. You can then diversify with light blue pieces, or discreet grey, blue or red striped patterns.

Trust the seams: the shoulders should be at the level of the bone protuberances, and not leave too much space under the armpits.

Pay particular attention to the collar and cuffs: collar stiffened by preferably removable whalebones so as not to risk damaging it when you apply the iron. For its size it depends on the lapels of the jacket, large two or three-button collars are to be avoided like the plague.

The length of the sleeves will be your main occupation, especially if you have stature: when your arms are along your body, you should see a centimeter of wrist protrude from the sleeve of the jacket.

The pants

Choose trousers with a slim fit and a leg narrower than the thigh. Two cuts are to be retained:

Straight cut: universal, it is suitable for all, especially for adults.

Tapered cut: more modern, the pants are narrowed at the ankle. To be remembered especially for people of small height (less than 1m65).

What is important here is that the pants should break the shoes a little and make a nice fall on their lapels. And not drag on the ground like the salesman (hello, presence…).

Hem high enough, higher than you could hem on jeans. It is normal for socks to be visible when seated.

The belts

Not much to say here, except that sobriety is the order of the day! Thin, smooth leather with a simple buckle. Match the color with the color of the shoes.

Shoes and socks

Shoes are the crucial element that determines a successful suit. Your budget must be particularly devoted to it:

Take shoes with sewn insoles and leathers good enough for a better quality/price/durability ratio.

For the suit, lean towards brown Richelieu instead. You would have to take two pairs to allow the leather to aerate and thus preserve their condition.

To make it easier to choose your socks, you can either match them with your shoes or with your pants. Give priority to the darkest color. For the length, it must reach mid-calf. No exceptions !