If you are not a tailor, the number of cuts and styles available for suits can be quite scary. We took a look at the most common mistakes that men make during their purchasing decisions, allowing you to avoid the pitfalls of your male modelling competitors.
Everyone wants to add a bit of flair to their appearance, but as soon as it gets out of balance with your body shape, accessories, hair style, or even sunglasses, it’s too much. Tone it down and rely on your posture more, two people can wear the same suit, one will look great, one won’t. It’s all about how you carry it. Don’t overcompensate for your perceived flaws with flashy styles when heading to your male modelling audition.
Black should be saved for funerals and weddings. It’s too easy to suck the light out of a room with a black suit and you will look too formal for most situations, putting you at a disadvantage.
Don’t get ahead of yourself when buying. Don’t assume that your shoulders will be broader than they are currently because you have a fitness plan in mind. Male models need to be realistic with their goals and what they need to be focussing on in order to get ahead in male modelling.
Sleeves too Long
A well fitted suit sleeve will finish about a finger length above the thumb bone. This gives room for the shirt to stick out about an inch lower. Shirt cuffs frame the suit and allow some room to show off the cuff link collection that you never really had the chance to wear. If the sleeves are too long, you’ll look like you have abnormally short arms in proportion to your body.
Trousers too Short
How many times have you chuckled to yourself watching a man’s trouser leg rise way above his sock when he sits down in a coffee shop? Don’t let it be you next time! Tailored suit trousers should finish about an inch from the ground when wearing a shoe and hang naturally, accentuating your silhouette.
Don’t let any of these mistakes stop you from getting your next male modelling job. Keep up to date with blogs and magazines and make the right choices to put yourself ahead of the next guy when it comes down to a male modelling audition.