September 1, 2018


Finally don't ignore the back of the jacket It plays an integral role in a suit's character Generally we prefer a center vent; it's unobtrusive and keeps the lines of the suit clean and simple Side vents like these here make more of a statet They're a bit more rakish. 3 Wanna Step It Up? Nail the Finer Points You know how a suit should fit But what about all the details that define the style of a suit? You've got countless options Here are the ones that matter most the ones that make an infallible suit F Start with the Lapels Nothing does more to dictate a suit's character than the lapel We like a slim one about two inches at its widest point It's modern without being rock-star skinny G Go Two We swear by a two-button suit jacket Sure a three-button that's cut well can do the job but a two-button is much more consistently reliable no matter your shape or size We typically opt ones with low-button stances because they create a long slimming torso They're foolproof H Ticket Please Ticket pocket? Sure If you're into more of a British-dandy vibe. 7 Go —er Than You Think Your Suit Is (Probably) Too Long You might have noticed on the runways and in our pages that guys are wearing much er suit jackets these days And it's a look we like Partly because it goes with the slimmer trimmer suit style and also because most guys wear their too long Here's the deal: You should be able to easily cup your hands beneath your suit jackets Going full-on Thom Browne isn't everyone but there's no denying the impact of this wave The average suit at or Club Monaco is cut considerably er than it was five years ago The days of the average guy wearing a three-to-five-button suit are thankfully behind us. 2 More Than Ever It's About Fit That's our mantra here at GQ It's what we preach every issue Doesn't matter what kind of suit you're investing in whether it's $200 or $2,000 flannel or seersucker two-button or three We've seen plenty of guys who've bought the right suit and let it hang off them like an NBA rookie on draft night And we've seen in cheap but well-tailored who look like a million bucks The thing's got to fit right or else there's no point in wearing it Question is what's the right fit and how do you get it? A Take It from. We like a traditional flap pocket There's something a bit too '90s about those slit pockets. When the temperature surges past seventy or so it's time to shelve your wool and go lightweight Yes khaki is probably the -known of the summer but don't limit yourself: Designers are doing a range of cotton options including navy black and even plaid Whether you have the cojones to pull off a white one is your call Other go-to cotton options include seersucker (go with gray or pale blue stripes) and whipcord (which has ridges like corduroy—without the fuzziness) Finally there's linen the lightest material of them all Just make sure yours is cut sharp and slim unlike the stuff you see flopping in the sea breeze in the Florida Keys. 8 That Year-Round Suit Ain't Cutting It Anymore We like to think that you should dress like you eat—seasonally Not only is it a way to bring some variety to your wardrobe; it's also sensible When the temperature drops reach heavier warmer fabrics When it's hot and humid keep your suiting lightweight and pretty much cotton exclusively 9 Freezing Your Ass Off? Conquer Winter in Style 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 velvet) nor too wide (which can look a little too Greenwich Connecticut Christmas party) Tweed Perfect those transitional months when you can skip the overcoat and just throw on a scarf with your trim-cut tweed sports jacket. A good suit should hug your shoulders not slouch off them Most guys think they're a size larger than they are—say a 42 regular instead of a 40 When buying a suit go ahead and try sizing down When you pull on the jacket there should be a firmness to it You should snap to attention and stand taller If it doesn't fit right in the shoulders don't buy it B Lose the Flab Think about the width of the sleeves This is an obsession of ours at GQ pretty much every photo shoot we have a tailor slim down the sleeves trimming them of excess fabric It cuts a mean figure C Show Some Cuff Your suit sleeves should end just above the hinges of your wrists so a quarter to half inch of shirt cuff shows It's like the frame on a painting—the elegant finishing touch D Taper. The Style Guy When it comes to Glenn O'Brien insists on one of a kind I got my first bespoke suit in 1996 I couldn't find the linen suit I wanted so I ordered one from Anderson Sheppard whose style is slim and soft in structure While being measured I discovered how asymmetrical I am: this shoulder lower that arm longer On delivery I realized that my off-the-peg can't compete in fit In '97 I ordered a three-piece suit an endangered species then I was impressed when they brought in their waistcoat man the job Bespoke is expensive but you're getting skilled labor not advertising pages You dictate the fabric specify details like pockets working buttons bohemian linings etc Why not wear something you won't encounter in the street? I've been wearing my pin-striped denim suit from John Pearse years and this fall I'll debut a leprechaun green velvet from Adam Kimmel. J Feel Free to Vent Finally don't ignore the back of the jacket It plays an integral role in a suit's character Generally we prefer a center vent; it's unobtrusive and keeps the lines of the suit clean and simple Side vents like these here make more of a statet They're a bit more rakish. Those can be adjusted much more easily than the fit on the body Any local tailor (and some of the better dry cleaners as well) should be able to do the small adjustts you quite cheaply. © Copyright 2018 · All Rights Reserved · No 2: The Young Man's Three-Piece\nA three-piece suit announces itself loudly and clearly—which means you sould opt a relatively subdued shirt-and-tie combo to provide balance.\nFitwise think about the vest It should hit at the belt buckle (not dip past it) and it should wrap snugly around your torso.\nMix it up Ditch the jacket and stride around the office in just the vest (very manly indeed) Or you can always leave the vest at home and wear the suit as a conventional two-piece. My First Suit: The Green Monster. Avoid any kind of check — the horizontal lines will just draw the viewer’s attention to the sides and make you look er and wider 5 Draw The Eye Upward Smaller will in general want their look to be less cluttered with details — the smoother the path the eye up your body is the taller you’ll seem But don’t shy away from helping draw the eye upward with a splash of bright color on the upper body A pocket square that really stands out against the jacket can help keep people’s attention up toward your face Keep their eyes moving with a crisp peaked fold making a triangle pointing up! 5 How to Suit Your Shape Shelly here is about five feet four and well not exactly runway skinny But even without hitting the gym he looks like a new man by choosing the right suit Anyone who's or a bit heavyset should take notes Bee **An overly roomy suit—even a pricey one like this—**makes you look sloppy Avoid long suit jackets They actually make your legs look er Excess fabric especially below the knee adds pounds. My First Suit: The Italian Job Paul Smith "The first suit I ever got had a name—it was called the San Remo It was three possibly four buttons with very high lapels It was in the style of all those movies like La Docle Vita and ones by Antonioni I suppose I was 15 or 16 and it was what 1856? Let's just say it was in the '60s And to be clear: I didn't buy it; it was paid by my parents probably because we had to go to a family wedding I remember it was sort of a mucky green—lovat as we'd say in England I wore it with a cutaway-collar shirt with strong stripes—what we used to call London stripes—and a dark narrow tie And my hair looked ridiculous The trend was to put a lot of Brylcreem in and do it up in a quiff—you know like Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita I thought it was pretty cool." Check out Christoph Waltz here and you'll see more than just a sharp-dressed man—you'll see a completely contemporary man What's the secret? The trimness of the suit? Sure The elegance of the details? Totally But look a little closer and you'll notice what's not here: no aggressive plaids no I'm-the-man pinstripes no four-button jacket Instead the message is smart confident thoroughly put together He makes a statet by not making one—or at least looking as if he's not trying so hard to make one Like the in modern design his suit is simple and streamlined perfectly crafted That's the look.

Pinstripes we tend to avoid bold Wall Street stripes and go with either a fine-line pinstripe (tightly spaced superthin stripes) or a solf chalk stripe on a heavyweight flannel like the one on the right Both will elicit complits not guffaws. 13 Don't Get Taken to the Cleaners Chances are you're servicing your suit too often Do it infrequently Dry cleaning can be brutal on suiting fabric A suit is an investt; you want to preserve its integrity If it's looking creased and wrinkled take it in to have it steam-pressed This is especially good cotton which wrinkle more easily And if you're in a bind—or just in some funny hotel in a eign city—hang it up in the bathroom blast a hot shower and close the door ten minutes It'll look—almost—like new. Mark Ronson explains why he quit dressing like a Beastie Boy and started suiting up\n"I think style is influenced by the music you like at any given time At 13 to 15 I was happy listening to the Happy Mondays and going to raves so I was wearing baggy striped pants and platm rave shoes Then from 18 to 26 it was pretty much Beastie Boys 101: shell-toe Adidas But I started wearing every day after I did a GQ shoot inspired by French New Wave films When Madeline [Weeks GQ's fashion director] told me New Wave would be the inspiration I watched alain Delon in Le Samouraï and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Breathless After the shoot I was just like 'Shit I want to dress like this every day!' I think I ended up somewhere between French New Wave the Beatles in '64 and the jazz musicians on the back of all those great Blue Note covers. A suit's gotta fit right or it isn't worth wearing.\nIn order to make sure that it does fit right find yourself a good tailor.\nYou'll never go wrong wearing at two-button suit with a fairly narrow lapel It's both classic and completely modern.\nFlat-front relatively trim pants; very little break at the ankle.\nYou should be able to easily cup your hands beneath the hem of the jacket; if you can't it's too long.\nShow some cuff It's the mark of a (well-dressed) gentleman.\nDress with the season—cotton in summer; tweeds flannels and corduroys in winter.\nIf you're going to wear a patterned suit keep the patterns subtle You want a smart suit not a kooky one.\nIf you ever can afd to get a bespoke suit get one made It's worth. Your jacket should contour to your body Have a tailor nip it at the sides This will accentuate your shoulders—whether you've got strong ones or not E Break It Down We like flat-front pants cut slim with very little break at the ankle This produces a long clean look Your pants should just clip the tops of your shoes not bunch up. Chances are you're servicing your suit too often\nDo it infrequently Dry cleaning can be brutal on suiting fabric A suit is an investt; you want to preserve its integrity.\nIf it's looking creased and wrinkled take it in to have it steam-pressed This is especially good cotton which wrinkle more easily.\nAnd if you're in a bind—or just in some funny hotel in a eign city—hang it up in the bathroom blast a hot shower and close the door ten minutes It'll look—almost—like new. "in 2008 I was producing a record by the Kaiser Chiefs and wearing every day But I was living out of a hotel and eventually ran out of clean shirts so I had to wear a polo and a pair of black jeans Nobody would pay attention to me that day Finally I was like "Oi! What the fuck? Listen to me!' And Ricky from the band was like 'Why? You look like a teenager.' People look at you differently when you grow up and wear clothes that fit you better." Generic off-the-rack in S or XS might not not need those adjustts — if you’re having trouble look brands that cater specifically to smaller A good suit should hug your shoulders not slouch off them Most guys think they're a size larger than they are—say a 42 regular instead of a 40 When buying a suit go ahead and try sizing down When you pull on the jacket there should be a firmness to it You should snap to attention and stand taller If it doesn't fit right in the shoulders don't buy it.\nB Lose the Flab\nThink about the width of the sleeves This is an obsession of ours at GQ pretty much every photo shoot we have a tailor slim down the sleeves trimming them of excess fabric It cuts a mean figure.\nC Show Some Cuff\nYour suit sleeves should end just above the hinges of your wrists so a quarter to half inch of shirt cuff shows It's like the frame on a painting—the elegant finishing touch.\nD Taper. $40/sleeves\nmost are cut too full including the sleeves Have them narrowed It makes a difference.\n$30/Cuffs\nTailors hesitate to en sleeves Be adamant—your sleeves should end at the break of your wrists.\n$35/Body\nJackets need to be brought in at the waist to create that V effect.\n$35/Pants\nHave your pants slimmed an inch from top to bottom Then en them The narrower the pant leg the less break. Every body type has its challenges thin and petite however have the challenge in that they have less room error as their proportions have to be balanced just right Tailoring and to the half-inch matters. 4 Things to pay attention to when buying a suit the man 2 Wear Longer Sleeves & Legs Most want their suit sleeve to end a little high on their wrist exposing about a half-inch of shirt cuff beneath it. The Cheat Sheet 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 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 afd to get a bespoke suit get one made It's worth. A er man can go a little bit longer leaving just a small band of cloth visible; this makes the arm appear longer and makes the visual impact of that band of cloth less distracting Don’t however let the sleeve hide the shirt entirely — that makes the suit look too big you The key is proportion — more than any body type you want to nail this on. We like to think that you should dress like you eat—seasonally Not only is it a way to bring some variety to your wardrobe; it's also sensible When the temperature drops reach heavier warmer fabrics When it's hot and humid keep your suiting lightweight and pretty much cotton exclusively.\n9 Freezing Your Ass Off? Conquer Winter in Style\nFlannel\nThe man in the gray flannel suit You can't get more timeless—and flawless—than that.\nCorduroy\nYou don't want too fine a wale (so people mistake it velvet) nor too wide (which can look a little too Greenwich Connecticut Christmas party).\nTweed\nPerfect those transitional months when you can skip the overcoat and just throw on a scarf with your trim-cut tweed sports jacket. Three Styles That Help You Stand Out No 1: The New Slim Trim Double-Breasted If you want a double-breasted suit to look modern—and not like something from a gangster flick—keep it and trim And avoid Dick Tracy-grade shoulder pads too Keep the jacket buttoned (including the interior button) It doesn't hang well when undone And unlike with single-breasted unless you want to look like a singer in the '80s RB band go a higher-cut six-button suit instead of a low-slung four-button model. Paul Smith\n"The first suit I ever got had a name—it was called the San Remo It was three possibly four buttons with very high lapels It was in the style of all those movies like La Docle Vita and ones by Antonioni I suppose I was 15 or 16 and it was what 1856? Let's just say it was in the '60s And to be clear: I didn't buy it; it was paid by my parents probably because we had to go to a family wedding I remember it was sort of a mucky green—lovat as we'd say in England I wore it with a cutaway-collar shirt with strong stripes—what we used to call London stripes—and a dark narrow tie And my hair looked ridiculous The trend was to put a lot of Brylcreem in and do it up in a quiff—you know like Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita I thought it was pretty cool." Shelly here is about five feet four and well not exactly runway skinny But even without hitting the gym he looks like a new man by choosing the right suit Anyone who's or a bit heavyset should take notes.\nBee\n**An overly roomy suit—even a pricey one like this—**makes you look sloppy.\nAvoid long suit jackets They actually make your legs look er.\nExcess fabric especially below the knee adds pounds. That's our mantra here at GQ It's what we preach every issue Doesn't matter what kind of suit you're investing in whether it's $200 or $2,000 flannel or seersucker two-button or three We've seen plenty of guys who've bought the right suit and let it hang off them like an NBA rookie on draft night And we've seen in cheap but well-tailored who look like a million bucks The thing's got to fit right or else there's no point in wearing it Question is what's the right fit and how do you get it?\nA Take It from. My First Suit: The Keeps-on-Ticking Hand-Me-Down Kirk Miller Miller's Oath N.Y.C "I got this really simple two-button summer khaki by Paul Stuart that was a hand-me-down from Goodwill It was beat-up with scuffed elbows and basically it was really badass I must've worn the jacket a year straight It was a 37 which almost no one but Paul Stuart makes It's funny actually because I almost gave it away the other day—but then I thought 'No no! I can't give that away.' " When it comes to Glenn O'Brien insists on one of a kind\nI got my first bespoke suit in 1996 I couldn't find the linen suit I wanted so I ordered one from Anderson Sheppard whose style is slim and soft in structure While being measured I discovered how asymmetrical I am: this shoulder lower that arm longer On delivery I realized that my off-the-peg can't compete in fit In '97 I ordered a three-piece suit an endangered species then I was impressed when they brought in their waistcoat man the job Bespoke is expensive but you're getting skilled labor not advertising pages You dictate the fabric specify details like pockets working buttons bohemian linings etc Why not wear something you won't encounter in the street? I've been wearing my pin-striped denim suit from John Pearse years and this fall I'll debut a leprechaun green velvet from Adam Kimmel. Go a Thinner Pin pinstripes we tend to avoid bold Wall Street stripes and go with either a fine-line pinstripe (tightly spaced superthin stripes) or a solf chalk stripe on a heavyweight flannel like the one on the right Both will elicit complits not guffaws. Click on the image above to view the infographic – Clothing Fabric Patterns Some key details. Designer Michael Bastian on how the right call can make or break a suit\n"I like cuffs on pants of just about any fabric Of course when you're dealing with heavier corduroys and tweeds the cuffs serve a purpose: They give the pants some weight so they fall better I say if you're gonna go a cuff go it; make it at least an inch and a quarter deep As the break 90 percent of guys keep it classic where the front of your pants hits the top bit of your shoes and the back of them touches the tops of your heels That always works—but if you know what you're doing then you can play around a bit and show a little ankle Bring a pair of shoes to the tailor's to get the length just right and always follow that old rule 'Measure twice cut once.' It's easy to go a little er but it's impossible to go a little longer." The Essential Can't-Go-Wrong Gray Two-Button Suit "This is basically the man's version of the little black dress I call it the no-brainer suit It works during the day; it works at night It works at every occasion you'd wear a suit to But you do need to make sure you're getting the right shade of gray—not one that's light and summery and definitely not a somber charcoal You want a gray that's right down the middle When in doubt wear it with a white shirt and dark solid tie and—like Cary Grant here—you're always going to be the -dressed guy in the room"—Jim Moore GQ creative director If the suit has a pattern it should be a minimal one and one that orients the viewer’s eye upward Small stripes are ideal; solid monochrome works well too especially in a fabric that has some up-and-down weaving of its own STYLE VIDEOS Narrow herringbone is very good on ; so is a corduroy suit more casual settings. Kirk Miller\nMiller's Oath N.Y.C.\n"I got this really simple two-button summer khaki by Paul Stuart that was a hand-me-down from Goodwill It was beat-up with scuffed elbows and basically it was really badass I must've worn the jacket a year straight It was a 37 which almost no one but Paul Stuart makes It's funny actually because I almost gave it away the other day—but then I thought 'No no! I can't give that away.' " "in 2008 I was producing a record by the Kaiser Chiefs and wearing every day But I was living out of a hotel and eventually ran out of clean shirts so I had to wear a polo and a pair of black jeans Nobody would pay attention to me that day Finally I was like "Oi! What the fuck? Listen to me!' And Ricky from the band was like 'Why? You look like a teenager.' People look at you differently when you grow up and wear clothes that fit you better." Get Thee to a Good Tailor: It's the Wisest Money You'll Ever Spend* The right tailor can make a $100 suit look like $1,000 and he can make that $1,000 suit worth every penny There's not a GQ shoot where we don't enlist our tailor Joseph to nip tuck and alter a suit your purposes the trick is knowing what needs to be done and then knowing how to manage your tailor Don't let him tell you how much of a break you want in your trousers: You tell him You're the boss Here's what a good tailoring job will run you $40/Sleeves Most are cut too full including the sleeves Have them narrowed It makes a difference $30/Cuffs Tailors hesitate to en sleeves Be adamant—your sleeves should end at the break of your wrists $35/Body 1 What the Twenty-first- Century Suited Man Looks Like Check out Christoph Waltz here and you'll see more than just a sharp-dressed man—you'll see a completely contemporary man What's the secret? The trimness of the suit? Sure The elegance of the details? Totally But look a little closer and you'll notice what's not here: no aggressive plaids no I'm-the-man pinstripes no four-button jacket Instead the message is smart confident thoroughly put together He makes a statet by not making one—or at least looking as if he's not trying so hard to make one Like the in modern design his suit is simple and streamlined perfectly crafted That's the look. "my suit game changed completely after doing my GQ shoot It's really a golden mot when your suit fits nice and slim and that includes your shirt and tie and even your shoes It all needs to slim down—that realization was eye-opening me.—Kobe Bryant Three Styles That Help You Stand Out No 3: The Winning Peak Lapel the - peak-lapel stick with two-button models They create a more fluid shape Three-button ones tend to be too boxy These are elegant business-to-evening Leave the sneaks and tee in the closet Want to one-up the dude in the office next to yours? This is the power suit that'll. You know how a suit should fit But what about all the details that define the style of a suit? You've got countless options Here are the ones that matter most the ones that make an infallible suit.\nF Start with the Lapels\nNothing does more to dictate a suit's character than the lapel We like a slim one about two inches at its widest point It's modern without being rock-star skinny.\nG Go Two\nWe swear by a two-button suit jacket Sure a three-button that's cut well can do the job but a two-button is much more consistently reliable no matter your shape or size We typically opt ones with low-button stances because they create a long slimming torso They're foolproof.\nH Ticket Please\nTicket pocket? Sure If you're into more of a British-dandy vibe go it.\nI Cause.

11 It Might Get Loud So Mute It We dig a patterned suit but when we show one in the magazine or wear one ourselves we like to keep it subtle Our aim is to inject a bit of personality without making the guy look like a buffoon Two examples: Don't Look Like Pee-Wee Herman Right now we really like a shadow plaid suit like the one here It's more of a suggestion of plaid than a full-on one like a classic Prince of Wales It's easy to wear and offers just enough oomph. 12 Rock a Suit That Rocks Mark Ronson explains why he quit dressing like a Beastie Boy and started suiting up "I think style is influenced by the music you like at any given time At 13 to 15 I was happy listening to the Happy Mondays and going to raves so I was wearing baggy striped pants and platm rave shoes Then from 18 to 26 it was pretty much Beastie Boys 101: shell-toe Adidas But I started wearing every day after I did a GQ shoot inspired by French New Wave films When Madeline [Weeks GQ's fashion director] told me New Wave would be the inspiration I watched alain Delon in Le Samouraï and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Breathless After the shoot I was just like 'Shit I want to dress like this every day!' I think I ended up somewhere between French New Wave the Beatles in '64 and the jazz musicians on the back of all those great Blue Note covers. I Cause a Flap We like a traditional flap pocket There's something a bit too '90s about those slit pockets. Anything that bunches up on the shoe is too long and should be ened; anything that doesn’t make it to the shoe at all will look badly-fitted and draw attention downward rather than letting it sweep up your body a better impression of height Similarly avoid any excess detailing on your trousers Un-cuffed hems will make your legs look longer than cuffed and close-fitted plain fronts will look better than pleats 3 Get The Details Proportional To Your Size This one can be a bit tricky If you’re not having your suit custom-made shopping around a while bee making the final purchase is recomded You want the little details that adorn the suit to look like they’re in the right place on. 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Presenting our exhaustive guide to that wardrobe cornerstone the suit: the styles you need the fit you want and how to put it all together with aplomb Pattern silhouette and cut are all critical to avoid looking like you’re wearing your older brother’s clothes 1 Get A Close-Fitted Suit A custom-made ’s suit is your option if you can afd it — next to that you’ll want to go with a designer brand that not only specializes on classic lines but also has a slim silhouette Always have the tailor fit the suit snugly As Americans we normally wear our clothes too big – this is the worst thing you can do to your body type You want as streamlined a profile as you can get with no extra cloth billowing or hanging If you’re shopping off the rack focus on getting a close fit in the shoulders chest waist and crotch even if the sleeves or trouser legs are a little too. 4 To Cuff or Not to Cuff Designer Michael Bastian on how the right call can make or break a suit "I like cuffs on pants of just about any fabric Of course when you're dealing with heavier corduroys and tweeds the cuffs serve a purpose: They give the pants some weight so they fall better I say if you're gonna go a cuff go it; make it at least an inch and a quarter deep As the break 90 percent of guys keep it classic where the front of your pants hits the top bit of your shoes and the back of them touches the tops of your heels That always works—but if you know what you're doing then you can play around a bit and show a little ankle Bring a pair of shoes to the tailor's to get the length just right and always follow that old rule 'Measure twice cut once.' It's easy to go a little er but it's impossible to go a little longer." Looking to buy a new suit? Shop among the top brands here We dig a patterned suit but when we show one in the magazine or wear one ourselves we like to keep it subtle Our aim is to inject a bit of personality without making the guy look like a buffoon Two examples:\nDon't Look Like Pee-Wee Herman\nRight now we really like a shadow plaid suit like the one here It's more of a suggestion of plaid than a full-on one like a classic Prince of Wales It's easy to wear and offers just enough oomph. Real Real StyleTimeless Fashion Advice Jackets need to be brought in at the waist to create that V effect $35/Pants Have your pants slimmed an inch from top to bottom Then en them The narrower the pant leg the less break. Three Styles That Help You Stand Out No 2: The Young Man's Three-Piece A three-piece suit announces itself loudly and clearly—which means you sould opt a relatively subdued shirt-and-tie combo to provide balance Fitwise think about the vest It should hit at the belt buckle (not dip past it) and it should wrap snugly around your torso Mix it up Ditch the jacket and stride around the office in just the vest (very manly indeed) Or you can always leave the vest at home and wear the suit as a conventional two-piece. "this is basically the man's version of the little black dress I call it the no-brainer suit It works during the day; it works at night It works at every occasion you'd wear a suit to But you do need to make sure you're getting the right shade of gray—not one that's light and summery and definitely not a somber charcoal You want a gray that's right down the middle When in doubt wear it with a white shirt and dark solid tie and—like Cary Grant here—you're always going to be the -dressed guy in the room"—Jim Moore GQ creative director Be honest with yourself Admit you're and buy -length \nWear a pocket square It brings the focus to your chest not your belly.\nA lower button stance creates long lines essentially stretching you out.\nShow some cuff to lengthen the look of your arms.\nA pant leg with very little break will help you look taller.\nBig man solid shoe Choose shoes that have a substantial sole You need something to anchor your weight. Trousers should sit high on your waist to make your body appear as long as possible Avoid a belt Wear suspenders instead; that way there’s one less horizontal line dividing your body up into er segts The trouser legs should be long enough to m a “break” on the tops of your shoes: this is where the cuff rests on the shoe leather and pushes out very slightly. 10 And When It's Muggy and Miserable Keep Your Cool When the temperature surges past seventy or so it's time to shelve your wool and go lightweight Yes khaki is probably the -known of the summer but don't limit yourself: Designers are doing a range of cotton options including navy black and even plaid Whether you have the cojones to pull off a white one is your call Other go-to cotton options include seersucker (go with gray or pale blue stripes) and whipcord (which has ridges like corduroy—without the fuzziness) Finally there's linen the lightest material of them all Just make sure yours is cut sharp and slim unlike the stuff you see flopping in the sea breeze in the Florida Keys. No 1: The New Slim Trim Double-Breasted\nIf you want a double-breasted suit to look modern—and not like something from a gangster flick—keep it and trim And avoid Dick Tracy-grade shoulder pads too.\nKeep the jacket buttoned (including the interior button) It doesn't hang well when undone.\nAnd unlike with single-breasted unless you want to look like a singer in the '80s RB band go a higher-cut six-button suit instead of a low-slung four-button model.

After Be honest with yourself Admit you're and buy -length Wear a pocket square It brings the focus to your chest not your belly A lower button stance creates long lines essentially stretching you out Show some cuff to lengthen the look of your arms A pant leg with very little break will help you look taller Big man solid shoe Choose shoes that have a substantial sole You need something to anchor your weight. Three Styles That Help You Stand Out\nNo 3: The Winning Peak Lapel\n the - peak-lapel stick with two-button models They create a more fluid shape Three-button ones tend to be too boxy.\nThese are elegant business-to-evening Leave the sneaks and tee in the closet.\nWant to one-up the dude in the office next to yours? This is the power suit that'll. Your Suit Is (Probably) Too Long\nYou might have noticed on the runways and in our pages that guys are wearing much er suit jackets these days And it's a look we like Partly because it goes with the slimmer trimmer suit style and also because most guys wear their too long.\nHere's the deal: You should be able to easily cup your hands beneath your suit jackets Going full-on Thom Browne isn't everyone but there's no denying the impact of this wave The average suit at or Club Monaco is cut considerably er than it was five years ago The days of the average guy wearing a three-to-five-button suit are thankfully behind us. Whether you're an office guy who needs to look sharp the competition or a creative type who dresses up because he likes to the suit is the basic building block of looking good It's a timeless ever adaptable sometimes maligned but never improved unim Consider the roots of that word: uni as in a universally good idea to save your ass from the danger of too much choice; m as in the opposite of mless sloppy or unfocused We'll get to the specifics of lapel widths and armholes and vents and how to do it right but let's first agree that this is where dressing like a man begins Get the basics down and then you can lose yourself in perfecting the details—what the ever dapper Tom Wolfe once approvingly called the sartorial "mania marginal differences." And that's when things get interesting. Whether you're an office guy who needs to look sharp the competition or a creative type who dresses up because he likes to the suit is the basic building block of looking good It's a timeless ever adaptable sometimes maligned but never improved unim Consider the roots of that word: uni as in a universally good idea to save your ass from the danger of too much choice; m as in the opposite of mless sloppy or unfocused We'll get to the specifics of lapel widths and armholes and vents and how to do it right but let's first agree that this is where dressing like a man begins Get the basics down and then you can lose yourself in perfecting the details—what the ever dapper Tom Wolfe once approvingly called the sartorial "mania marginal differences." And that's when things get interesting. Your jacket should contour to your body Have a tailor nip it at the sides This will accentuate your shoulders—whether you've got strong ones or not.\nE Break It Down\nWe like flat-front pants cut slim with very little break at the ankle This produces a long clean look Your pants should just clip the tops of your shoes not bunch up.