A suit, also known as a
suit, comprises a collection of matching
clothing consisting of:
coat (commonly known
as a jacket)
a pair of
Though not part of a suit, a
tie very frequently accompany
Originating in formal 19th century
middle-class modes of dress, suits traditionally clothe
males. However, imitations of the male
uniform have also become
common in formal attire for females in the workplace and
elsewhere: in this case a matching
skirt may substitute for
trousers. Women have also sometimes adopted masculine suiting
with trousers for impact as a mild, socially acceptable
The uniform impression of a suit, often appearing in
standard configurations such as pinstripe suit
or suit and tie, may carry connotations of staid
respectability, unadventurous conformism and narrow-mindedness.
An alternate use of the word as a references to management
staff in corporations as "suits"
may express contempt for the perceived absence of autonomy
seen as imposed on members in a uniform elitist bureaucracy.
It may also be a comment on the perceived amorality or even
immorality of those who work for corporations.
Don't forget to visit the
Men's Suits Store
Women's Suit Store if you plan to purchase
a suit in the near future.
Neckwear - Ties
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