Two Fashion Mistakes Some People ACTUALLY Make

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You cannot make a mistake when it comes to style, style is who you are and what you choose to do with your clothes, so feel free to express yourself in anyway you see fit. However, when it comes to fashion there are MANY mistakes and I mean MANY. Some of the well known “fashion mistakes” I disagree with and this is evident in my own style. There are on the other hand some mistakes you can’t afford to make.

Two of which I have seen today and want to try and hopefully prevent you from doing them.

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1. Badly Fitted Clothes

Badly fitted suits are horrible, whether they’re too baggy or too tight. Clothes should make you feel comfortable and look good. If you’re uncomfortable, your clothes are probably too tight. If you feel like you’re in bed, your clothes are way to big.

I saw some incredibly baggy clothes today. They looked like they were handed down through the generations. I remember when I went to my first interview, I wore my dad’s suit and oh my God, I looked horrible and everyone could tell.

If you find it difficult finding clothes that fit you properly, then either branch out of your comfort zone and try out new stores or build a great relationship with your nearest tailor. You’ll be surprised what tailor’s can do.

2. Short Sleeves With A Tie

Fast food restaurants want their managers to look the part so they ask them to wear ties. Obviously they can’t wear a tie without a shirt so they get them to wear a shirt. The problem arises when you have someone wearing a shirt, getting sauce and oil all over their sleeves. Which obviously leads to this short sleeve/tie combo we see today.

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Now unless you’re a manager in a fast food restaurant, why would you ever wear a short sleeve shirt with a tie? Please don’t. The short sleeve/tie combo is associated with low paying jobs and unless that’s the look you’re going for, avoid it.

Skopes Madrid Suit

Skopes Madrid Suit

Shopping in department stores can be a little tricky because there are tons of brands and you never really know if everything you’re looking at is of the quality you would expect. A great example of that is Primark have stores inside Selfridges so you can’t always trust department stores. House Of Fraser is no different, so I’m generally a bit picky when shopping with them.

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Skopes Madrid Suit

Skopes As A Brand

While browsing through the website I was looking for a suit that’s different to what I’ve been posting recently and I realised I haven’t actually posted a decent black suit. Skopes as a brand is a trusted brand in the suit tailoring world. They are not known for skinny or slim fit suits that portray you as a young person starting out in your career. However their suits are almost all tailored fit to give you that well established in the suit wearing world look.

Skopes Madrid Suit

The Skopes Madrid Suit is made from a super fine twill cloth, which is a very practical and comfortable suit. It feels very light weight yet still feels like it will last a long time. The lapels are your standard peak lapels but not the skinny ones, nor are they too wide, they are just the middle width – perfect for average/wide ties.

Three piece suits are amazing and the Skopes Madrid Suit is no different. Available in black, grey, charcoal and navy in jacket, trousers and waistcoat all for only £118. You can also buy it without the waistcoat for under £100. I must warn you though that House Of Fraser sell out on suits very quickly, I’ve lost suits by waiting too long.


I picked out two reviews of the suit from the house of fraser website for you guys to have a look at.

Very Good Quality
The delivery was superbly on time considering the item was ordered late Saturday night and arrived as promised Sunday night. The quality was excellent and fit was perfect.

Unbeatable Value
Great slimmer fit suit at an amazing price! Durable finish with luxurious lining optimizing on attention to detail. Great for work or occasions. Jacket true to size, trousers slightly generous on waist but a nice tailored fit.

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How’s The Fit? A Simple Guide To Suit Sizes

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We all want to look good, we always hear people say; “It’s all about the fit” but what does that actually mean. The only time you really have an excuse for not wearing a nicely fitted suit is in school. Once you leave education you should really know how to buy clothes that are fitted well and look great. Your suits are the most important part of your wardrobe, people can tell a lot about you based on how the quality of your suit and how well it fits.


When it comes to buying a suit online or in store, you need to buy your size. Don’t be tempted to buy a suit that’s on sale for a great price but its a 38L and your only 5″10. If you’re short make sure you buy short sizes, if you’re tall then buy the tall/long sizes. I know it can be hard to say no sometimes but if they don’t have your size, walk away or close that tab.

Sleeve Length

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This is one that people over look too often, if you’re shopping in store then put the suit on and check the sleeve length, if you’re online then check the sizing guides to see how many inches the arms are. There are some basic rules:

1. The end of the sleeve should rest in the area where the bottom of your thumb meets your wrist.

2. When your arms are by your side your knuckles should be in line with the bottom of your suit jacket.


Wide shoulders are just terrible, everyone hates a suit that’s just too wide for the person wearing it. I advise everyone to get measured by a tailor and know the width of your shoulders. The shoulders of your blazer need to end at your shoulders.

How Tight

To know if your suit jacket is too tight, slide your hand into your suit under your lapels, check how it feels. If you can slide your hand in and out with ease then you know it fits well. Do your buttons up, if you can’t breathe freely then the jacket doesn’t fit you. If your suit is too tight then you will feel uncomfortable and you won’t get the results you want.

Two Or Three Buttons

Whether you want to wear a two or three buttoned suit it’s completely irrelevant. There are obviously some rules when it comes to buttons. If you’re wearing a three buttoned blazer then make sure the middle button is just above your belly button. However, if its the general two buttoned suit then the top button should be just above it.


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The way trousers fits are just entirely up to you, it depends on your style. For me, a good fitting trouser shouldn’t be too loose that someone could put their arm up your trousers and go all the way up to your bits. It also shouldn’t be too tight that you keep ripping your trousers every time you bend down. They should also be cut above your ankles to show off your socks or your ankles.


The most important thing without a doubt when it comes to wearing a suit is the way it fits. Obviously when you’re just an average joe with some loose change like me then you can’t really go to the tailor and get a bespoke suit. So what do you do? You try your absolute best to meet as many of these requirements as possible!

Sounds like a lot of work? When people can’t stop complimenting you, it will all be worth it.

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