So on a wedding day we see a lot of suits, it is an occasion to dress up for after-all. We see fun suits, bright suits, big suits, tight suits ... such an array. Help us describe what makes a suit fit well and how to wear it. We often see folks immediately do up both buttons on their suit, we correct them there, but tell us more about the "rules" of wearing a suit?
So button rules first; On a one-button suit you can use the button or not, but on a two-button suit the option is to use the top button, but never the bottom, and never never both. On a three-button (which are rather rare these days) the option to use the top two, but never the bottom.
When you wear a vest under your jacket the same rule applies to that bottom button, keep that button open.
If you’re wearing a necktie, it should end at the middle of your belt, definitely not hang past your belt, and not short of your belt.
Belt and shoes should be close in colour, but don't need to be a perfect match. You can even skip the belt on a well-fitting suit, which makes this easier. If you opt to wear suspenders go ahead and ditch the belt. Suspenders do the same job as a belt so no need to have both.
The cuff of your shirt should extend past the sleeve of your jacket by about 1/4 of 1/2 of an inch, not hide inside and not come all the way out. You might need to get your shirt tailored, this is common. And the length of your pant leg is a personal choice and varies depending on your shoe choice, and pant tightness, degree of formality, but it should not gather or bunch at your shoe.
Your shoes should be clean and polished. Honestly, it's the first thing most people notice. A bad or worn pair of shoes could ruin the look you’re trying to achieve with your custom suit.