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The Complete Guide to Suits: 57 Rules of Style

The Complete Guide to Suits: 57 Rules of Style
Blazer ($1,595), pants ($295), and shirt ($295) by Burberry Prorsum. Tie ($130) by Band of Outsiders. Pocket square ($65 for three) by Brooks Brothers. Rule #1 We've said it before and we'll say it again: Fit is everything. (See above.) Even the world's most expensive suit will look bad if it isn't tailored to the contours of your body. Rule #2 Some think button-down collars are for casual wear only, but they can work great with dressier looks as well. Rule #3 Polka dots are a great way to bring energy to a suit. Rule #4 A tried-and-true pattern like herringbone or glen plaid in a muted shade makes an impression without crossing into the realm of garishness. Above: Suit ($3,595) by Isaia. Rule #5 Visible stitches around the edges of your lapels (called pick-stitching) aren't necessarily a sign of a well-made garment anymore. Rule #6 Some say you shouldn't cut the stitching in your jacket pockets, because putting objects in them will cause your jacket to lose its shape.

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