"Sartorial Tips: Men's suit" - Part 3

11th October, 2012

A men's suit details

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 for 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 for 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 for 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, go for it. 

 

I. Cause a Flap

We like a traditional flap pocket. There's something a bit too '90s about those slit pockets.



...and take always a look at the back...

 

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 statement. They're a bit more...rakish.

 

(Pictures courtesy of Eric Ray Davidson)

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