Suits you?

I’ve got to confess, as much as I love fashion, I just don’t pay too much attention to menswear. Sure, I mooch around the menswear section from time to time and find a manbag to covet or toy with the idea of buying some slouchy men’s trousers…but I don’t know what’s new and hot or pay attention to the shows. I just like what I like. The Boy is also mostly ignorant of menswear fashions, actually make that fashion in general. But that’s ok, I have enough clothes for both of us. Anyway, I digress. The Boy has been suit shopping, on his own. Usually, him shopping completely by himself is a scary thought. But he has done well, I thought he would probably stick with a boring black suit but he has bought a lovely charcoal grey suit. I’ve got to say, I’m impressed. The rest of it was a struggle. Again, long distance relationships suck, imagine trying to explain a shade of blue to a boy over the phone or trying to describe what kind of tie would look good. But I think he’s done very well. Not that I actually know what makes a good suit…I just like when the shirt picks up one colour on the tie and the cuffs of the shirt are *just* longer than the blazer. Oh and perhaps a little handkerchief in the pocket. It’s all in the details. Someone who does know a good suit is Scott Schuman. The following pictures can all be found on his blog The Sartorialist.

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Dapper Kid
    July 8, 2008 / 12:02 pm

    I love going suit shopping!! I like the colour of that suit, but I’m rather scared by what looks like a high break for a one button suit, but maybe it’s just the photograph.

  2. Charlotte
    July 8, 2008 / 1:00 pm

    A good suit definately makes the man!

  3. Pamcasso
    July 8, 2008 / 1:07 pm

    your boy did good:)

  4. * Fashion Dreamer *
    July 8, 2008 / 2:14 pm

    Dapper – no no it’s just his silly photo. it’s a two button jacket!Thanks Pam…I think he did good. He sent me a photo and I think the jacket needs to be a bit shorter. Wish I hadn’t said it though cause he got so angry at me!Charlotte – men in suits = yum!

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