How To Tailor A Men's Suit

For many men, wearing a suit is synonymous with special occasions like weddings or functions. As such, your experience with a tailor tends to be limited, possibly only having been fitted once. But, if you want a properly-fitted suit that will last for years to come, what should your approach be? How can you tell if your tailor is getting the fit right? Here are a few tips on exactly how to tailor a men’s suit.

July 16, 2019 by Berle Editor

How To Color Coordinate Your Clothes

Why is it so hard to go into your dresser and pick out the right thing the first time? For many men, it comes down to a single challenge: color coordination. Let’s clear up the confusion with some easy tips on how to color coordinate your clothes.

July 09, 2019 by Berle Editor

How To Pack A Suit When Traveling

You put a lot of effort into making sure that your suit looks good. You get it tailored, you match the colors properly, and you pack it away securely. But there’s just one problem: the mere act of packing the suit seems to alter how it looks. So how can you pack a suit when traveling so that it doesn’t get wrinkled and rumpled? Here’s what you need to know.

July 03, 2019 by Berle Editor

Grey Flannel Trousers Style Guide

Everyone else is wearing navy, black, khaki. But there’s something about the subtle texture of a well-executed pair of grey flannel trousers that can be surprisingly eye-popping. The only question is, how do you pull off grey flannel trousers to make sure you use 100% of the potential of this classic men’s style? Here's a handy style guide with a few ideas!

June 25, 2019 by Berle Editor

What To Wear With Khaki Shorts

The weather’s hot and the sun’s out, which means it’s time for short season. You know that much. But do you know what to wear with khaki shorts to avoid looking like everyone else? Khaki shorts are great for their versatility, but when everyone else is wearing them, it helps to know a few tips that will help you stand out. Here’s what you need to know.

June 18, 2019 by Berle Editor

How To Look Taller With Your Clothes

You might not be able to stretch those legs of yours any higher, but when it comes to putting together an outfit, you’d be surprised at how much taller you can make yourself look. All you need are the right pants and a few tips for increasing your height visually. Here’s how to look taller with your clothes.

Achieving The Proper Fit: Do’s & Don’ts

  • DO wear shirts that stop around the middle part of your fly. DON’T wear elongated shirts—as they may make you feel taller, but they can have the visual effect of shortening your legs.
  • DON’T wear baggy dress shirts. DO wear a slim waist to emphasize as much length as possible—anything else will make you look less “long” in the torso.
  • DO measure your inseam properly. You want the bottom of the pant crotch to fit you properly in order to elongate the inseam as much as possible. DON’T wear pants with low crotches. Shortening this only makes your legs look shorter.
  • DON’T mix up your trouser and sock colors. DO match your socks to your trousers, as this can visually extend the length of your pants, giving your legs a longer look and a better overall visual balance to a “tall” outfit.

Again, avoid the temptation to wear long clothes. If you wear clothes that fit properly, it will do your silhouette far more favors and help you appear taller.

Manage Your Accessories

The Tie

The first accessory to pay attention to—if you’re wearing one—is the tie. Don’t go for extra-long ties to try to “lengthen” your torso. Similarly, a tie that’s tied too short will only look strange. Instead, try to get the tip of your tie to touch the middle of the waistband on your pants. This means it will only go slightly over your waist. Any more than that is too long.

The Belt

When it comes to belts, you should consider going beltless when applicable. You’ll want to avoid most horizontal lines in your outfit when you can. Additionally, a belt takes up an inch or two of vertical space that could otherwise go toward extending the visual length of your pants.

Other Accessories

Try to wear accessories that draw the eye to the upper body, including:

  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket squares
  • Scarves
  • Hats
  • Tie clips

The more you can emphasize a natural advantage like a longer torso, the more your accessories will be able to do to help create a taller impression.

Consider a Tailored Jacket

Why bother with a tailored jacket? Because you’ll have more input in how the top button rests. You need a top button that goes above your navel, extending the amount of visual space below the navel—and therefore the legs. This helps properly proportion the appearance of a suit.

Consider Berle Tailored Trousers

Of course, it helps to have the right-fitting dress pants to make these tips work. We recommend that you have yourself measured and enter in your specific details when you order our Tailored Trousers online. With a great fitting pair of pants, you’ll look great, feel great, and have more confidence every time you put them on.

June 11, 2019 by Berle Editor

How to Keep a Dress Shirt Tucked In

Any guy who’s ever tried—and failed—to keep a crisp, clean look with a tucked shirt knows how frustrating it can be. You put in the effort to have a suit measured and tailored—only to have the suit come apart during a long event like a wedding reception, because the dress shirt won’t cooperate. Don’t worry. Here’s how to keep a dress shirt tucked in the easy way.

June 04, 2019 by Berle Editor

How To Wear A Vest In Style

Pulling off a great vest is a sure way to get some compliments on your style. But how exactly do you “pull off” a vest? Here are a few tips on how to wear a vest in style.

May 28, 2019 by Berle Editor

Best Suit Colors For Men

When you need to buy yourself a suit, how do you know which color to pick? The easy answer is that you pick your favorite color. But if you really want to make the most of your investment, you should know which suits fit which occasion. You should also consider which color you’ll actually use on a regular basis. Here’s how to decide on the best suit colors for men.

May 21, 2019 by Berle Editor

How Men's Dress Pants Should Fit

Ever put on a pair of dress pants and wonder to yourself, “is this how they’re supposed to feel?” If so, you’re one of many men who aren’t quite sure how dress pants should fit. Should they be tight and snug? Loose enough to allow you to sit comfortably? Just how tight should it be around the waist, and how much fabric should extend over the ankle?

May 14, 2019 by Berle Editor