The business suit, also known as a blazer, is a short ensemble of clothing consisting of a jacket, or suit jacket, trousers, or slacks. In years past, it was generally regarded as casual attire in modern Western society, when all of the same fabric, with no collar, tie, or shoes of the same kind were worn. These days the business suit has attained a very high status as headwear among the professional class. It is worn by men in all kinds of businesses, from corporate boardrooms to blue collar jobs, as well as many others that are not in the professional category.
One reason that the business suit has become so widely worn is the general belief that the tie-less clothing allows people to wear a more casual look. This is especially helpful for men who have a tendency to put on a dark colored shirt in the morning, as light colors tend to stand out too much in the bright morning sunlight. The dark tie also helps to accentuate the clean lines of the business suit, which are otherwise not often seen. People wear a business suit to work to have a professional look and appearance, but they do not necessarily want to look too businesslike, or even casual.
While there are several different styles of suits that can be worn with the business suit, the two that are most common are the two-piece style and the single-style. The two-piece style is composed of a jacket and a trouser. The single-style suit consists of a jacket and a shirt. Both of these styles are appropriate for many different business environments. The single-style suit is great for many other situations as well, including casual occasions, holidays, sports, formal office attire, or any situation where you would like to look your best.
The inner layer of a typical business suit consists of a dark colored or dark washed suit top. This is followed by a pair of pants that are cut low and have no trousers in them. There may be a thin white or gray line running around the bottom part of the pants to give the impression of a waistcoat. A jacket may not be present, depending on the type of business suit that you are wearing. Typically, a business suit jacket will consist of a front lining that is belted to a vest. Occasionally, the jacket will also include a waistcoat, or waistcoat is another term for a vestsleeve coat.
The reason that the business suit comes with a waistcoat is so that the pants can be properly belted in order to keep your pants in place and prevent them from flying away during your everyday activities, be it at work or while out socializing. While this may seem to be overly simple and over-engineered, it has proven to be very helpful for many people who are members of work teams, sports teams, or just need to be able to dress appropriately for various events or occasions. When wearing less formal attire, especially when you are at work, it can often prove difficult to keep your pants in place, especially if you are constantly doing physical activity during the day. It can even become a real pain in the neck to try to keep them held in place without having to deal with the hassle of pulling your pants on each and every move.
When choosing which type of business attire to wear, the first and foremost factor that you should consider is the color of your clothing. If you have a very light skinned complexion, then you should probably go for a lighter shade of business attire in order to avoid turning heads. However, if you happen to be of a darker skinned background, then you will want to choose darker shades of business attire to avoid looking washed out or paler than you actually are. Generally speaking, business attire tends to be white, gray, dark washed, or dark blue. If you happen to have a few different colors in your wardrobe, then it can certainly be a good idea to mix and match your attire from time to time for a very polished look.