How to button my suit, should i button the bottom button of my suit, King Edward the VII

I do my best to not judge guys on their appearance, we all have to start somewhere and I know many find fashion so daunting. If you read our blogs, watch our YouTube videos or see any of our social media content I hope you get that feeling. The goal is to teach and never judge, I am sure there are times we miss that mark but we are doing our best. With that said, here are three key tips all guys need to know.

How do I match my belt to my shoes, matching leathers, do I need a brown belt


​That is commonly the shoes and belt, but can include the watch as well. Your belt should never draw attention but your shoes should pop off your look, but not too much. The goal is to draw the eyes to your face which is why patterns and bolder colors should always be worn above the belt.
how wide should my tie be, should i buy a wide tie, how skinny is too skinny for a tie


​Modern suit jackets have slim lapels, but most guys have hand me down ties from their Dad or Grandfather. That modern vs. traditional combo does not work. The goal is to have the blade (the widest part of the tie) match the widest part of your jacket lapel. We find 3” work great on most Gentleman, but if you have broad shoulders, or a wide chest, we suggest going wider than that. No more than 4” however.
Button the bottom button of my suit, why don't you button the bottom button of a suit jacket


​Never, ever button the bottom button of your suit. This rule goes back to the late 1800’s and King Edward VII who was overweight so he kept the bottom button undone. Now suits are made with the jacket meant to drape from the top button out. If you button the bottom button it will cause the suit to pull in unnaturally. There is no exception to this rule.


Three simple style rules that will cost you nothing, or very little to implement. They will change your style overnight and give you a great base line to start from. If you check through our style blog or our YouTube videos you will find many simple rule to follow as well.

If you have any further questions please feel free to reach out to us at anytime.

- Derek Burbidge
Owner of Cardero Clothing

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