Day: December 2, 2012

THE CHEAT SHEET

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• A suit’s gotta fit right or it isn’t worth wearing.

• In order to make sure that it does fit right, find yourself a good tailor.

• You’ll never go wrong wearing at two-button suit with a fairly narrow lapel. It’s both classic and completely modern.

• Flat-front, relatively trim pants; very little break at the ankle.

• You should be able to easily cup your hands beneath the hem of the jacket; if you can’t, it’s too long.

• Show some cuff. It’s the mark of a (well-dressed) gentleman.

• Dress with the season—cotton suits in summer; tweeds, flannels, and corduroys in winter.

• If you’re going to wear a patterned suit, keep the patterns subtle. You want a smart suit, not a kooky one.

• If you ever can afford to get a bespoke suit, get one made. It’s worth every penny.

Courtesy: GQ, Borderlinemag.com

THE BIG THREE YOU NEED TO BEAT THE WINTER

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FLANNEL
The man in the gray flannel suit. You can’t get more timeless—and flawless—than that.

CORDUROY
You don’t want too fine a wale (so people mistake it for velvet) nor too wide (which can look a little too Greenwich, Connecticut, Christmas party).

TWEED
Perfect for those transitional months when you can skip the overcoat and just throw on a scarf with your trim-cut tweed sports jacket.

Courtesy: GQ, Permanentstyle.co.uk