An Advanced Guide to Men’s Suits and Dress Shoes [Infographic]

by . November 15th, 2014

…and When to Wear Them

Not everyone needs to wear a suit, nor does everyone need one. That said, there are probably plenty of times a male entrep will have to attend an event that does merit one.

If you feel that you actually need a business suit for something, but you feel you don’t know the first thing about them, Reddit user /u/stRafaello created this handy guide based on recommendations by /u/rootb33r.

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Suit and Shoe Guide

 Created by /u/stRafaello; based on a guide by /u/rootb33r. Originally found here.
This guide is just that — a guide. This isn’t a rulebook, and only makes sense in a general Anglo-American/Western European context. If you’ve got more avant-garde tastes or are going for a more eccentric look, you’re probably better off looking elsewhere.

For the rest of us non-suit wearing types though, this is an excellent starting point for looking like a million bucks. Dress for the job you want, and all that.


Does this infographic make sense to you? Why or why not? Comment below!


Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.