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Welcome to menssuitguide.com. Our goal here is to give you the information you need to build your wardrobe. With over 10 years of experience in both mens fashion and mens suit sales. We will be covering topics like how to buy a mens suit as well as what to look for when purchasing a suit. Every man is a different size and shape so we will help you find a suit that fits your body type including tall clothing. We will also go over the differences between a dress suit and the more casual mens suit types. The different suit styles you can choose from. We will cover the difference between a mens suit and a mens sport coat. How to start your wardrobe. How to tie a tie, and the different types of knots you can choose from. How to choose the right dress shirt to go with your suit. As well as discuss the many accessories that men can add to their suit i.e. suspenders, belts, tie bars, tie chains, cuff links, shoe styles and much much more. More information will be added to this in the future so please check back from time to time for updates as well as blogs. Thank you for your time please enjoy.

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Mens Suits - Types of Mens Suits

Types of Mens Suits

The types of suits are not all that complicated. The main thing you really need to know is that there are four main styles. All the others are just a mixed combination of the four. We have 2 Button Suits, 3 Button Suits, Double Breasted Suits & The Mandarin Suit.

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Mens Suits - Colors of Mens Suits

Colors of Mens Suits

Before going to an event that requires you to dress up, you must first select a suit that is appropriate for the occasion. For example if you are attending a funeral or wake service a black or charcoal grey suit would be a good choice. However a powder blue or white suit would be a poor choice and some people may take offence to it.

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Mens Suits - How to Tie a Tie

How to Tie a Tie

Before putting on your tie you should have your dress shirt buttoned up all the way to the top button and have the collar up. Starting the tying process with the wide end of the tie on the left or right side is just a matter of convention, so if you are more comfortable starting with the wide end on the left side then start from the left. Keep the knot of the tie tight throughout the tying process.When you are finished tying your tie put your collar down, the knot should be in the middle of your collar and the wide end of your tie should end around the middle of your belt buckle. If you don&t get it right the first time simply unknot your tie and try again, tying a perfect knot on your necktie takes practice.

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Mens Suits - Mens Suit Fabrics

Mens Suit Fabrics

The fabric or what the suit is what the suit is made of is very important. There are many different types of fabrics a suit can be made of each one will feel different and will have its own purpose. Here is a list of suit material you may come across while looking for the right suit for you. Each will have advantages and disadvantages.

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Mens Suits - Mens Dress Shirts

Mens Dress Shirt Fabrics

For the past 50 years, the dress shirt has gone from being an undergarment to becoming an important peice to an outfit. Thus is why dress shirts now comes in so many different styles, colors, and patterns. Depending on if a persons style is suit-and-tie or chinos, shirts are an crucial part of expanding a ward-robe. A shirt's style can project alot about the wearer's intentions. Be sure to wear the proper shirt to fit the occasion you will be attending.

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Mens Suits - Mens Dress Shoes

Mens Dress Shoes

Do not let you self get overwhelmed when color coordinating your suit, with the correct dress shoe. All you have to do is have basic options of shoe colors to choose from.

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A Formal Wear Alternative

July 28th, 2010 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers guess who is back? Why it's none other than your favorite suit blogger Mr. Loeffler. I have been away for a while dealing with some personal stuff, like moving my rather large wardrobe into a new house, and fixing the house up. I have learned a lot about home improvement lately and I may even start a website about it someday. But for now let me talk about the topic that you read my blog for. Today I'm going to give you a formal wear alternative for when you are in a pinch. I know that the prom and busy wedding season has passed this year but better late than never. If you find yourself invited to a black tie event and have little or no time to order a tuxedo from a local renter. Don't panic simply take out your black suit preferably a solid or shadow stripe pattern and put it with a solid white french cuff shirt. Then follow it up with a solid black or silver silk tie. Most men that have any kind of decent wardrobe will have a black suit in their arsenal as it is one of the foundation suit colors. However if you do not own a black suit and have no time to rent a tuxedo I recommend going to your local Mens Wearhouse and ask for a black suit separate as this should have little to no alterations and will most likely be ready for your event. I hope you find this helpful.

Mens Grooming Tips Section Now Up

April 1st, 2010 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers, Mr. Loeffler is back to let you know that our new section men's grooming tips is now up. Check is out now and learn how to get that dead squirrel of your face.

We Plan To Cover More Than Just Suits For Men

February 2nd, 2010 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers, Mr. Loeffler returns today to let you know about some exciting additions that will be added to menssuitguide.com in the next few months. As most of you know our web site is a great place to come for information on men's suits, formal wear and other men's accessories. However we have not talked about suits for boys. As a father of two boys I know how hard it is to find boys suits that fit and at a good price. So our plan is to start a new section called "boys suits" that will help give you information on where the best places to purchase a boys suit are and what to look for when doing so. On another note we have a new advertiser on the site called Made Man you can see their link on our homepage. They discuss some pretty interesting stuff on their site so I would recommend checking it out sometime. Well that is all for today be sure to check back soon for more updates.

Check Out Our Ad In The Thrifty Nickel

January 12th, 2010 by Mr. Loeffler

This week we are pleased to announce that we have an ad in St. Louis Thrifty Nickel Want Ads newspaper. So if you live in the area please pick up a copy and check it out or you can do so at this link http://issuu.com/acstl/docs/st_louis_thrifty_nickel_01-07-10 . Thank you!

Thinking That You Are A Athletic Fit Does Not Make It True

January 12th, 2010 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers, Mr. Loeffler here and today I want to talk about a common misconception in men's suits that happens all the time with athletic cut suits. Just because someone told you that you are an athletic fit suit candidate that does not mean its true. A athletic cut suit is designed for men with broad shoulders and a narrow waist. Which is commonly seen in men that work out often and tend to look like a professional wrestler. Many men when trying on a suit do not wear their pants on their waist like they are meant to be worn typically two finger tips below your belly button. In doing so their pants will appear to be too big when in fact if they were worn the right way they would most likely fit just fine with minimal alterations needed. So if your idea of a workout is cutting the grass and then having a few beers, (which can be fun) you are most likely not a candidate for a athletic cut suit. So please do not walk in to a suit store with your chest puffed out and your beer belly hanging over your belt and tell your suit salesmen that you are a athletic cut. You will just look foolish and will most likely be someone that the store jokes about after yo have left. I don't mean to hurt any ones feelings but it is the truth. I hope you have found this helpful.

What Do You Like About Our Suit Guide

January 5th, 2010 by Mr. Loeffler

How is it going blog readers? Mr. Loeffler here and today I want to ask you what you like and dislike about our suit guide. If there is something you would like us to write about or a mens suit related section that you would like to see just send us an email and we will do our best to accommodate you. Our mission is to be the top website for mens suit information and the basic mens wardrobe. But to do that we need your help so please send us some feedback and we will get back to you. Thanks.

How To Tell If You Need Your Pants Let Out

January 12th, 2010 by Mr. Loeffler

Salutations blog readers. Mr. Loeffler here and today I am going to help you figure out if you need to have your dress slacks let out. The first and most obvious sign is if they feel too tight. The second and not always noticeable by the wearer of the pants is if the pleats are pulling or if your pockets are pulled open. If it looks like you pockets are screaming for help then I recommend that you take of that pair of pants and look to see if there is extra material in the back side seam where you butt would go. If there is or if you are unsure then take it to a tailor to have them let out. If not buy a bigger pair of pants after all its just a number plus you will feel and look much better. I hope you have found this helpful.

Mens Holiday Gift Ideas And Tips

December 21st, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Happy Holidays blog readers. Mr. Loeffler is going to be talking about some great men's holiday gift ideas and tips today. For the man who likes to dress well try giving him a set of monogrammed cuff links with his initials on them. I you plan to buy a dress shirt for some one be sure to know their size and I would suggest picking out a necktie that coordinates with the shit and or suit the person owns. Shoe trees and cedar hangers also make for a great inexpensive gift as well. I hope you have found this helpful. Happy Holidays from menssuitguide.com

Lower Tuxedo Rental Prices

December 15th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers, Mr. Loeffler here and today I am going to talk about a new trend in tuxedo rentals that I have noticed. It seems that most places are going to be lowering their price for a tuxedo rental after the new year. Places like The Mens Wearhouse are going to be dropping their prices by about $20 per tuxedo package. While other smaller or mom & pop tuxedo rental shops will be running various specials and promotions such as 20% off or giving away free tuxedo rentals to fathers of the bride and groom. Which ever place you decide to go with is your choice, however if you are planning on booking your wedding I would wait until the start of the new year to do so. This way you can take advantage of the savings. I hope you have found this information helpful.

Follow Us On Twitter

December 7th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers Mr. Loeffler here. Today I just want to send out a quick reminder that you can now follow menssuitguide.com on Twitter at this link http://twitter.com/MensSuitGuide. We will be tweeting about great sales that we find on men's suits as well as sending out a few tips that every man should now about their wardrobe. So please check out our twitter page now.

K&G Fashion Superstore A Hidden Treasure?

December 7th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Happy holidays readers. Mr. Loeffler here and today I want to talk about a hidden treasure I found over the weekend called K&G Fashion Superstore. Not only did they have great deals on men's suits, sport coats, dress slacks, mock neck sweaters, dress shoes and dress shirts. They also had a rather large selection of cuff links which is something that I am into collecting. I picked up two sets of cuff links for my collection while I was there for under $30 which is a great bargain compared to anywhere else that I have shopped. As for the quality of the clothing it is definitely not top notch however for the man on a budget I would suggest making a stop at K&G Fashion Superstore when looking to add to your wardrobe. I hope you have found this helpful and you see more of what K&G Fashion Superstore has to offer at this link.

10 Do's And Don'ts For Buying A Suit Section Coming Soon

November 25th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers. I do not have very much to talk about today except for telling all of you that I am working on a new section for menssuitguide.com called "10 Do's And Don'ts For Buying A Suit". That will be up soon. I have been talking to various suit salesmen about the topic and have gotten some interesting feedback. I plan to have the section up with in the next few weeks so check back soon. Have a happy thanksgiving from Mr. Loeffler and everyone involved with menssuitguide.com.

Mens Suit Separates

November 16th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Greetings blog readers Mr. Loeffler is going be talking about men's suit separates. There are several advantages to purchasing a mens suit separate. With suit separates usually having a lower price point than the average suit. Plus in may cases if you can find the right there is very little to no tailoring required which will also help keep the price down. In fact if you have a event that popped up suddenly most of the time you can buy a suit separate right off the rack. Another advantage to choosing a mens suit separate is if you lose or damage the coat or dress pants it is much easier to replace. As for those men with larger belly's who refuse to wear their dress slacks up where they are supposed to be a suit separate will make your fitting process go much more smoothly. The disadvantages to a mens suit separate is that their is usually a limited selection to choose from in stores and are not always made of the best quality. I hope you have found this helpful.

Cedar Hangers

November 9th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers, Mr. Loeffler is here to talk about cedar hangers for your suits. A cedar hanger is a great way to help protect your suit from moths and silverfish. There is nothing worse than taking your suit out to wear and finding tiny holes all over it. Help make your suit last longer by using a cedar hanger and further your protection by placing a garment bag over your suit. I hope you have found this helpful.

 

Mens Overcoats

November 4th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers, Mr. Loeffler is back! I just got over a bad case of the flu so I have not been blogging as much as I would have liked to. Although my recent illness did help me come up with this weeks blog which is going to be about mens overcoats also known as top coats. When the weather gets colder it is very important to remember to bundle up and stay warm. A mens overcoat is not only fashionable it is also a functional way to stay warm. The sleeves on a mens overcoat are typically longer than your suit coat or sport jacket this is to give protection from the elements to your undergarments. A mens overcoat or topcoat can be made of various materials and fabrics. The most common are made of either a wool, cashmere or microfiber exterior with a silk lined interior. Although overcoats can come in many different colors black, grey, navy, tan, camel and tobacco are the most frequently seen. Be sure to get you self one be fore it gets too cold. Have a good day.

Mock Neck Shirts & Sweaters

November 1st, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

How is it going readers, Mr. Loeffler here and today I want to talk about mens mock neck shirts & sweaters. A mock neck can be a great alternative look to any mens suit. With many colors to choose from and coming in either long sleeve or short sleeve you are sure to find one that will coordinate with any suit. Although wearing a mock neck with a suit as apposed to a traditional dress shirt and tie is a bit more casual looking. It is a great way to clean up a "tee-shirt and jeans guy" with out them feeling uncomfortable. This is because a mock neck is basically like a fancy tee-shirt. I would not recommend wearing to any job interviews, however most other occasions are acceptable to wear a mock neck to as long as you keep your suit jacket or sport coat on with it. I hope you have found this helpful.

Mens Wallets

October 12th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Good day readers, Mr. Loeffler is back again and this time I want to talk about mens wallets. If you are going to be wearing dress slacks or a suit jacket you want to make sure that your wallet is not too big or thick because this can cause your pockets to rip very easily. I recommend to get yourself a nice leather mens suit wallet or a money clip that can cold I.D.s and other cards to keep the bulk down in your pockets. The price will vary depending on how fancy the wallet or money clip is from ten dollars up to several hundred dollars. You can read more about this on the mens wallet section. I hope you have found this helpful.

Collar Tabs

October 12th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers, Mr. Loeffler here and today I want to talk about collar tabs. For those who are unaware collar tabs are small pieces of plastic or metal (usually brass) that go into the slit under your dress shirt collar. Unless you are wearing a button down or hidden button down shirt. The purpose of collar tabs is to keep your collar looking crisp and prevent it from flapping upward. Personally I like to use two under each side of my dress shirt collar, however one will work just fine. You should always have them in while you wearing your dress shirt, and remember to remove them before you wash or dry clean your shirt. If you forget and keep them in while your dress shirt is being cleaned you will run the risk of your collar tabs becoming bent or warped and they will lose their function ability. I recommend to get in the habit of taking them out right after you remove your tie. Do this with the plastic ones first and if you do well at remembering to use them and at removing them before cleaning for a while then you will be ready to graduate to the metal ones. I hope you have found this helpful.

Press Your Suit And It Will Last Longer

October 5th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Good day readers, Mr Loeffler here and today I want to talk about a way to how to help your suit, dress slacks or dress shirt last longer. Many people will dry clean their suit more often than they need to. This can be a bad thing because dry cleaners use harsh chemicals that over time can weaken or damage the the material. I recommend that unless you sweat profusely or spill something on your suit that you just get it pressed as apposed to dry cleaning every time you wear it. This way you can wear your suit three to five times before getting it cleaned, and your suit will last much longer. I hope you have found this helpful.

Press Your Suit And It Will Last Longer

October 5th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Good day readers, Mr Loeffler here and today I want to talk about a way to how to help your suit, dress slacks or dress shirt last longer. Many people will dry clean their suit more often than they need to. This can be a bad thing because dry cleaners use harsh chemicals that over time can weaken or damage the the material. I recommend that unless you sweat profusely or spill something on your suit that you just get it pressed as apposed to dry cleaning every time you wear it. This way you can wear your suit three to five times before getting it cleaned, and your suit will last much longer. I hope you have found this helpful.

Save Big And Wear Last Season

September 28th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Greetings readers, Mr. Loeffler here and today I want to tell about how to save money and look sharp at the same time. I recently took a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks that I planed through a great website I found called go2lakeoftheozarks.com . While I was down at the lake I stopped in at an outlet mall and to my surprise they had a Brooks Brothers Outlet, and as many of my readers may know Brooks Brothers is one of my top two favorite stores the other being Mens Wearhouse as they both have great quality merchandise.But let me get back to my story. I did some looking around and I came across their sweater section which was filled with some great looking vests, button ups, zip ups and pull overs that I saw last fall at the retail store in St. Louis. I wanted to buy some of them last year however the price was a little too steep for me at the time. However now that a new fall/winter season is upon us they must have shipped the older model sweaters to the outlet to make room for the newer models. Which worked out great for me because I got a regular priced sweater at $98 for only $27 all because it was last seasons. And unless you are in the fashion industry most people can not or will not be able to tell that its last season. But even if they do know so what the sweater looks great on me and I got it at a great price. So in closing I recommend to anyone to look at last seasons merchandise when ever shopping for clothing, who know what treasure you will find. I hope you have found this helpful.

What Type Of Cuff To Use On You Dress Slacks

September 22nd, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers, Mr. Loeffler is back again and today I want to talk about the what type of cuff to use on your dress slacks. This is something your tailor should already know but just in case its good for you to know as well. Although you can have any style of cuff put on the bottom of your dress slacks, like a cuff, a plain bottom, and even a cuff in the back and a plain in the front or vice versa. However the way dress slacks are designed will tell you what kind of cuff to use. For example if you have a plain or flat front pant, I would recommend going with a plain bottom at a break of your choosing. As there is no pleat a cuff is not necessary. On the other hand if you have a pair of slacks with a single, double or even a triple pleat, a cuff is almost certainly needed to add weight to the bottom of the pants so your pleat will stay in place. Keep in mind that the break (how long your pants are) is up to you. I recommend the medium break unless you are on the taller side, in which I would go with a full break. I hope you have found this helpful.

Online Store Is Now Up

September 14th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello, Mr. Loeffler here to say I have got some exciting news today for you readers. I am proud to announce that messuitguide.com now has an online store for you to purchase from. Although it is still in the beginning stages eventually you will even be able to buy dress shoes and other mens accessories. So please check back from time to time for great deals. Thank you and have a good day.

Mens Suit Brands

August 31st, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers, Mr. Loeffler is back yet again and today I want to talk about a new section coming soon to menssuitguide.com "Mens Suit Brands". In addition to my weekly blog I am now going to go out each week and pick a different brand of suit to try on and talk to various salesman about the pros’s & con’s of the suit. Then I will write my opinion on the suit brand for you to read about. Although you should keep in mind that what I write is merely my opinion and is not meant to nor should it in any way sway your decision to by suit brand either way. I hope you will find this new section to be an interesting read. Have a good day.

Shine Your Shoes Before You Wear Them

August 31st, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Greetings Readers, I am Mr. Loeffler and today I want to talk about a very important topic "Shoe Shine & Care". Not only will shining your dress shoes every time before you wear them make you look more presentable, but it will also go a long way towards keeping your dress shoes in good condition for a much longer time period than if you don't. If you get into the habit of doing this it becomes much easier to do. For example you would not leave your house without brushing your teeth or combing your hair the same should be said about shining your shoes. There are a few other things you can do to help keep your dress shoes in good condition as well. Such as using shoe cream to keep the leather nice and soft, as the shoe polish will only protect the shoes from scuffs and scratches. Another great way to keep your shoes in good shape is to use a cedar shoe tree when your are not wearing the shoes. This will help to keep the shape of the shoe and can assist in getting rid of unwanted odder. You can buy several shoe trees so you have one for each pair of shoes or you can do what I do and that is have one set that I put in the last pair of shoes that I have worn. I hope you have found this helpful....

The Rule Of Stripes

August 24th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers, I am Mr. Loeffler and today I want to talk about "The Rule Of Stripes". When wearing a pin striped suit it is perfectly okay to wear a striped dress shirt with the the suit as long as you remember a few simple rules. The first is make sure the width of the stripe on your suit and shit are different. This will keep your ansomble from looking too busy. The second thing is make sure the space in between the stripes are different on the suit and dress shirt. Now you can even wear a striped tie if you like as long as the stripes on the tie are not going in the same direction as the suit or shirt. Personally I think wearing all three pieces with stripes is a little overkill and I would not do so my self. I think doing a combination of a striped suit and picking out one of either a striped shirt or a striped tie will work the best. My personal taste is if you are going to wear a striped dress shirt, then a solid or pin dot tie will look the best. I hope you have found this helpful...

Where To Get A Free Shirt And Tie With Suit Purchase

August 10th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello readers, Mr. Loeffler is back again and today I am going to talk about a really exciting deal that one of my favorite mens clothing stores is offering. For a limited time at the Mens Wearhouse they are currently running a promotion where you can get a free shirt and tie combination with a suit purchase. Now that is a great bargain in my book because next to Brooks Brothers the Mens Wearhouse has some of the best quality dress shirts that I have found. Certain restrictions apply so ask your sales person for details. I always recommend getting a few new looks with every suit purchase and now that you get one free it would be a good idea to get one or two additional looks that can be swapped in and out with each other. This will help to maximize your wardrobe and save you a trip of going back to the store to get another look for your suit when you have grown tired of your current look. I hope you have found this helpful...

How A Dress Belt Should Be Worn

August 5th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Good day readers, Mr. Loeffler is here today to talk about how a dress belt should be worn. First if you plan to wear suspenders or braces with your slacks or trousers that is fine however please refrain from wearing a belt at the same time as it is redundant and makes you look foolish. Now if you just plan to wear a belt with you dress slacks the most important thing you should know is how to tell if the belt is your correct size. The proper way to wear a belt is to have the buckle go into the third hole on the belt. If you have to go before on the second or third then the belt in question is too small. If you have to put after the third hole then the belt is too big. Although it is not always an exact science the most common ting to do when buying a belt is to get one that is 2 inches bigger than your pant size. I hope you find this helpful have a good day.

Know Your Suit Size Before Making An Online Purchase

July 24th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Greetings, Mr. Loeffler is back yet again. There are allot of promotional gimmicks going on right now for purchasing mens clothing online. Like the one Jos. A Banks is running for example, They are offering discounted shipping rates for online purchases. Here are a few examples.

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Saving money is great. However it is important to remember to know your correct size before placing your order. If you order something in the wrong size you will have to either send it back or drive to the nearest store location to exchange it. Which would be a great hassle. So please check your size or ask a wardrobe consultant to help you find your size before buying anything. Because wearing something that is too big or too small is not how I would roll.....

Great Sales I Have Found

July 22nd, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello Mr. Loeffler is back again. Today I want to tell all of my readers about some great sales that I have found. First at The Mens Wearhouse they are having a huge summer sale with many suits and sport coats at a buy one get one free. I picked up a few ties for my collection while I was there and saved 25%. Next I went to Jos. A. Banks because they to were having a buy one get one half off sale on all regular priced items. Normally I don't shop there as they sell mostly button down collar shirts and I am not a fan of them, but I did get a couple pairs of plaid dress slacks at a good price so I may change my mind about the place. Well that's all I have to day and remember dressing nice and saving money is how I roll....

Tuxedo Rentals

July 12th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Greeting and salutations, I am Mr. Loeffler and today I will be discussing tuxedo rentals. If you are planing on getting married in the near future first let me congratulate you on taking the big step. If you will be attending a black tie affair don not worry, there will be plenty of tuxedo info for you as well. If you are planing to rent a tuxedo there a few things you should know. The first is the event date. Having information about when and where the event is will help make you rental process go quickly and smoothly. If you are in a wedding it would be a good idea to know both the groom's first and last name as well as the bride. In my opinion if you don't know them well enough to have that small amount of information then you don't really belong in their wedding. The next thing you should know is the basic formal wear etiquette. For example what colors and/or accessories will be appropriate to go with what jacket styles. To learn more about this you can check out the Tuxedo Rental & Sales section on this site or simply ask your sales person at the tuxedo rental store. If they do not know this you should ask them to find someone who does to further assist you. You should ask what styles are offered, what is the pricing of the styles. It would not hurt to ask if they have any sort of special promotions going on as well. After you have picked out your styles and have been fitted for your tuxedo you should ask your sale person to explain both the pick-up and drop-off procedures. this will help to avoid any confusion and will prevent you from any late fees on your rental. I hope you found this blog helpful. If you have any question please feel free to contact us. I will try to get back to you myself as soon as I can because that is how I roll....

Sport Coats

July 6th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello, Mr. Loeffler is back again this time to talk about sport coats. A sport coat is a great way to ad some versatility to your wardrobe. With the addition of a simple black or navy sport coat you can wear a variety of new looks with grey,tan, taupe, brown, or olive dress slacks. You see with a sport coat you are usually not limited to one pair of slacks to go with the coat like you are with a suit. If you are looking to expand your wardrobe a sport coat is always a good idea. There are many colors to choose from, but please be sure to pick one that is the proper weight for the season. Because wearing a winter weight sport coat in the summer is not how I would roll............

Short Sleeve Shirts

June 22nd, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello Mr. Loeffler here and today I am going to be talking about short sleeve shirts. While they can be a way to keep your self cooler in the warmer months, It is important to know how and when to wear one. For example there is NO SUCH THING as a short sleeve dress shit. What that means is short sleeve shirts are not to be worn with a tie as it is a sloppy and unprofessional look. Unless you work for Best Buy as a Geek Squad member please do not commit this horrid fashion crime. This is not to say that short sleeve shits do not have there place in the world. On the contrary a short sleeve shirt can be a very sporty look when worn with dress slacks or a nice pair of jeans. So please if you are wearing a short sleeve shirt with a tie right now, lose the tie......

The Correct Shoes For A Navy Blue Suit

May 27th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Hello I am Mr. Loeffler and today I am going to be talking about what are the correct shoes that are to be worn with a navy suit. I have seen a lot of people wearing black dress shoes with their navy blue suits, well not only is this wrong but it make my stomach turn when I see this tragedy take place. The correct way way to ware a navy blue suit is with dark brown or burgundy dress shoes. Of the two I prefer the burgundy as it gives of a richer look. I do not care what your financial situation is get your self some dark brown or burgundy dress shoes or do not wear a navy suit. That's my opinion cause that's how I roll....

Linen Suits

May 18th, 2009 by Mr. Loeffler

Welcome to the first blog ever on menssuitguide.com. I am "The Jason" and today I am going to talk about linen suits. I know that many people consider linen suits to be fashionable. While I do agree with that statement, however I think its important to know when and where to wear a linen suit is appropriate. For example I would not recommend wearing this type of suit any other time of the year that late spring through the summer. Unless you are lucky enough to live on a costal region that has a warmer climate year round you would in my book be committing a fashion crime. So if you live in the Midwest like I do wearing this suit in 6 inches of snow should not be permitted. Although linen suits are great for warm weather wear as they are one if the lighter fabrics of suits. I personally do not care for them as they always have a wrinkled look to them and in my opinion can come across as sloppy. The most common colors of linen suits are tan/khaki or white. Like I said before I agree that they fashionable but I do not care for them myself. So if you are going to wear one I would recommend not going with the white one because it is constructed of such a light material most of the time you can see through the exterior of the coat which will expose the shoulder pads add that with the fact that they are wrinkled and you will look like a slob. Even some of the top name suit designers like Calvin Kline make white linen suits and yet the fact that you can see through it makes it look like it was bought at a Kmart. (No offense for those who shop there intended) So if you are going to wear one I would suggest going with a tan or khaki color as they are less prone to be see through. I would only recommend wearing either a light blue, cream, or off white shirt with these suits. You can do what you like with this information although I hope you use it but if not that is okay to. This is just how I roll.....