Lounge suit guide part 1

    Lounge suit guide

     Lounge suit guide part 1

With two words lounge and suit, suit means you have a matching pair of pants and a jacket. It comes from the French term suivre which means to follow. So your jacket follows your pants, your pants follow your jacket. A suit is not a combination, meaning a jacket, like a blazer or an orphaned suit jacket that is then combined with a contrasting pair of pants or a different color or pattern. Sometimes, people also wear a dark blue pair of slacks with a dark blue jacket but they are not made of the same fabric, that is not a suit either. So when you have a suit, make sure the fabric is the same for the jacket and for the pants. Today, when people think of a lounge, they assume a more casual outfit and a suit to them is a more formal outfit. In fact, for most men out there, wearing a suit is likely the most formal garment they will wear on a regular day-to-day basis.

History of a lounge suit:

The term lounge suit was coined at the beginning of the early 20th century. At that time, a regular suit was rather casual and so that is what you would wear to a lounge. Obviously, things have not changed in the sense that lounges were considered casual yet the whole formality scale of clothes was very different. In those times, gentlemen mostly wore frock coats, as well as morning coats, and a lounge suit was a new casual thing to wear. So today, when it says lounge suit, do not be confused.

What is a lounge suit?

You actually have to wear a dark suit that is rather formal and very similar to what you wear when a dress code would call for business attire or if you would go to a funeral.