What is a sharkskin suit?
Sharkskin is a worsted smooth fabric that has a soft texture along with a woven appearance. It is one of the most popular choices for making not just worsted suits for men and women, but also for jackets and coats. While many may think that Sharkskin suits are outdated, they have now steadily been making way into mainstream fashion. In fact, many A-list celebrities are wearing sharkskin suits at premier and red carpet events.
How to look great in a sharkskin suit
Once you have figured out that a sharkskin suit is what you are getting, the next task is making sure that you look great in one. To do that, begin with the cuffs- these should be out from your blazer not more or less than ½ of an inch. Next, you will need what is known as a ‘Gig Line’- made by your button-down shirt, belt buckle and the pants fly, all together in one straight line.
You will also need to have pants that fit well and are of the correct length. Ideally, the bottom of the pants should finish right in the middle of the shoe heel. The socks that you wear have to be of an off-color of the pants color- anything else will make you look like an amateur. The shoes that you wear are as important as any other element- and black shoes go best with not just a sharkskin suit, but any other suit as well.
With these things taken care of, you are sure to look like a pure gentleman as you step out in that sharkskin suit!