I'm going to India soon and plan on buying a made to measure suits there (already have one). They are fairly cheap and good quality, but most importantly, allow for a large amount of customization. I also plan on buying shirts.
Here's a little information about me. I'm 18 years old. I like to dress down "dress" shirts with jeans or a sweater. I pretty much wear a shirt everyday in a casual setting. I'm 5'8" and very skinny. I weight 120lbs lol. I also have a rounder face (matter for the collar), I don't think widespread collars or double windsor knots are a good look on me. I plan on wearing these suits to business conferences, meetings, interviews, jazz gigs, ect. I plan on wearing the shirts both with my suits in formal settings as well as casually with jeans.
Note: Criteria in red is my priority for resolving. Either these are most important or I'm clueless when it comes to these features.
Lapels: Lapels are suppose to be slimmer right? Any exact guidelines?
Pockets: 2 pockets? Flap, slanted, jetted?
Buttons: 2 buttons or 3? I have 2 right now and it's working pretty well.
Jacket Bottom: Round edge?
Vents: No vent, 1, or 2? I currently have no vents and it does compromise on my flexibility. I read that 2 vents makes you looks like a waiter. What's the deal here, 1 vent?
Material: Always 100% wool right? Some times my current wool suit gets itchy, maybe I can ask them to line the inside of the pants with cotton?
Pockets: Vertical or slant pockets?
Pockets: 1 Back pocket or 2?
Cuffs: No cuff or cuffs?
Pleats: Definitely no pleats, this is one thing I know for sure lol
Collar: I'm totally lost here. All I know is widespread isn't a good fit for me. Semi-spread? Cut away? Classic (don't even know what that means)? Also the collar points should be hidden under the suit jacket right? Keep in mind since double windsor knots don't look good on me I"ll probably be wearing four in a hand a lot. Maybe half windsor.
Placket: If I want to wear the shirts casually too no placket is the best option right? I read that plackets are a more formal, dated look.
Back: Plain? Side Pleat? Dart Pleat? Box Pleat? What...?
Bottom: Rounded bottoms are better for casual shirts right? Straight for formal? I recall hearing somewhere that straight shirts tuck into dress pants better and don't have that gross "pillow" look when shirts have excess fabric at the waistline. So I want to get a good tuck, but at the same time I want many of these shirts to be versatile enough to wear casually and I don't think the straight cut looks very good in casual settings. Any advice on this? Maybe get two sets of shirts, one for formal setting and one for casual? That's a last resort as it costs more money.
I'm really just looking for some clarification and feedback as to what would look good on me based on my size, facial shape, and age. Hopefully I'll resolve some of these dilemas before leaving for India in a week!
Edited by shadowsnuzzy - 6/24/13 at 4:41pm