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The 5 Tips Every Athletic Man Should Know 1) A solid build doesn’t mean your suit should be a size too large. 2) Two-button jackets sync up with the V shape of your torso. 3) Low-collar shirts work well with a thicker neck. 4) Your jacket will likely need to be taken in at the sides. 5) Yes, you can wear narrow-cut trousers. It’s your chest that needs room, not your ankles.
The 5 Tips Every Large Man Should Know 1) Wear a pocket square. It brings the focus to your chest, not your gut. 2) Keep your jacket buttoned unless you’re sitting down. 3) Wear a simple, elegant shirt. Avoid plaids and checks. 4) You can wear flat-front pants. They are engineered to be comfortable, even without pleats. 5) Avoid superskinny ties and lapels. Proportion with your torso is key.
Large Man Don’ts: • Don’t wear a roomy suit. It doesn’t make you look slimmer—it makes you look sloppy. • Don’t go untucked.
The 5 Tips Every Tall Man Should Know 1) Lighter colors add width to a narrow frame. 2) A two-button suit works great on a tall man—as long as the suit has relatively high-cut lapels. 3) Just because you’re tall doesn’t mean you need an extra-long suit size. Try on a long first. 4) Keep the amount of cuff you show to a minimum. 5) Ask for a decent amount of break in your trousers, so your long legs don’t look too long.
Tall Man Don’ts: • Don’t buy suits with oversize, padded shoulders. They swallow you up, making you look frailer, not bigger. • Don’t wear extra-slim ties. You need ties with a bit of width so they won’t appear to elongate your torso.
The 5 Tips Every Short Man Should Know 1) Be honest with yourself. Admit you’re short and buy short-length suits. 2) A pant leg with very little break will help you look taller. 3) Show some cuff to lengthen the look of your arms. 4) A peak lapel helps elongate your physique. 5) A lower button stance creates long lines, and that essentially stretches you out.
Short Man Suit Don’ts: • Don’t wear a longer suit jacket. It just makes your legs look shorter. • Don’t wear fat ties and wide lapels; keep it slim.
Darren Criss Your winner and new champion. No one comes correct more often and with more variety than Glee's favorite Warbler, Blaine. Bow ties, trim suits in gutsy shades, saddle shoes, smart casual attire—there's no look or flourish he can't pull off. Want more proof? This is all you need.—S.F.
Ed Westwick Westwick's style is a bit of a schizophrenic feat. There is his personal style—DB's, henleys, rocker tees—commingling a bit with Chuck Bass—spread collars, gelled hair, ballsy ascots. The result is something head-scratching but somehow natural. He just keeps us looking.—M.B.
Chace Crawford After years of epitomizing Manhattan WASP-iness on Gossip Girl, Crawford has acquired a real-life wardrobe to match—an endless rotation of covetable monochromatic suiting that looks, well, expensive. His wilder touches (like this knit-tie-and-tux combo) aren't exactly the most rule-shattering, but experimentation just seems so...new money, no?
Jesse Eisenberg Even though about one out of every 100 nerdy dudes actually pulls it off, geek chic is a real thing. Eisenberg is in that dapper minority because he knows what labels fit his skinny frame—Band of Outsiders, for instance—and sticks to them.
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Suit Jacket $160 Suit Pants $90 White Dress Shirt $60 Zara offers suit separates with an incredible off-the-rack fit. They amp up a basic gray two-piece by giving it an abbreviated peak lapel.
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Tuxedo, $360 by Topman. Shirt, $115 by John Varvatos USA. Bow tie, $80 by J.Lindeberg. Pocket square by Brooks Brothers. Watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Hate feeling like a conformist (or looking like a penguin)? Pull a card from the Oscars' red carpet and go for midnight blue instead of black. It's a fresh tweak on tradition— not attention- whoring. Tuxedo, $3,190, shirt, $440, and bow tie, $195 by Prada. Pocket square by Paul Stuart.
Suit, $695 by Boss Black at Bloomingdale's. Shirt, $265 by D Bow tie, $175 by Thom Browne New York. Pocket square by R. Hanauer.
Hipster It’s not just that it’s paired with a grayish blue shirt and a skinny bow tie. This suit is slimmer, shorter, and yes, hipper than the others.
Swank Everything from the Batman-esque peak lapels to the velvet bow tie is designed to evoke old-school masculinity. You can almost smell the Montecristos.
Modern This minimalist, understated take on a two-button tuxedo will ensure that you’re appropriately well suited for absolutely any formal occasion.
The suit is the main attraction, not the bling. So keep your cuff links and studs relatively understated. Especially the studs, which are always on display. Much as you might like them to be a conversation piece, that’s not their function.
The Clark Gables and Cary Grants of the world would scoff, but the long tie has—for better or worse—become part of the formalwear canon. Just make sure it syncs up with the width and material of your lapels. So, satin lapel, satin tie.