Suits aren’t just for missionaries or church. In fact, wearing a suit in other settings is a great way to boost your confidence and make an excellent first impression.
When you wear a suit, you communicate with those around you that you are confident and professional. It also helps you feel empowered. Suits can change our perceptions of ourselves, and how others perceive us as well.
Benefits of Wearing a Suit
There's a reason why people say, "Dress for the job you want, not the one you have." Putting thought and care into your appearance makes you feel your best and signals to those around you that you are taking your job seriously.
With that in mind, here are some of the overall benefits of suiting up:
- It changes your thinking: Studies have shown that formal attire helps you think differently, from how they view themselves to how they process information.
- It influences others' thinking about you: It's no secret that a man in a suit is going to be viewed (and treated!) differently than a man in a t-shirt and flip flops, and that's because the suit tells those around you something about you
- It is cost-effective: Even if you're spending a lot on a nice suit, it's still worth the money as you'll wear it often and keep it a long time
- It's timeless: Permitting you buy a classic color and fit, you're not going to be off-trend anytime soon (and probably not in your lifetime!)
Finding the Right Suit
Having said all that, however, it’s important that the suit fits correctly or you run the risk of feeling uncomfortable or looking unkempt. It should be well-tailored, with the jacket sleeves being the right length and the overall fit, looking sharp.
There are many different styles, fabrics, and designs when it comes to suits, so you can find one that speaks to your personality and style. No matter how nice the suit is, though, having an improper fit will disrupt the whole experience. Be sure to see a professional to ensure the best results.
Staying Within Budget
A well-tailored, attractive suit is an excellent investment, but some men may not yet be in a position to buy that suit. If you can afford it, a good suit will last you years to come. However, there are less expensive options that will still give you confidence and that air of professionalism.
When buying a budget-friendly suit, pay attention to the look of the fabric and color. A less expensive suit doesn’t have to look cheap as there are enough options to find a good looking suit for less. Here fit comes into play as well, for if it fits well, it won’t look cheap!
For missionary and business attire and all the expertise you need, contact Petersen’s Clothing today!