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“The easiest way to add heft to a suit is to add layers.
The cable-knit cardigan here adds a good degree of bulk to my upper-body, while being almost unnoticeable under the suit. The quilted vest is a great layering piece too, since it can be worn under or over the jacket.
When it comes to fabric, a flannel suiting adds more ‘weight’ and ‘depth’ than a typical worsted wool.”
“I can’t stress this enough: establish a good relationship with your tailor. In no time he/she will get to know your preferences and how a garment should fit on you.
Not to mention, if you go frequently enough, you might start to get ‘house specials’ from time to time :)”
“I like a small leg opening on my pants. I see a lot of tall, slim guys with baggy pants below the knees. This results in extra fabric that can look almost ‘bootcut’ even on a pair of ‘slim fit’ pants. I like mine gradually tapered with heavy cuff to add a horizontal line, visually shortening the proportion of the legs.
I spotted these Cole Haan tassel loafers at my local thrift shop, virtually unworn. On top of that, they were Made in the USA! Had to have ‘em for only $50.”
- Black quilted Vest by Club Monaco
- Grey Flannel Suit by Club Monaco
- Charcoal grey flecked cableknit cardigan by Club Monaco
- Black gingham shirt by Club Monaco
- Black club tie by J.Crew
- Black gloves Vintage
- Checked socks by Uniqlo
- Black tassel loafers vintage Cole Haan (Made in the U.S.A.)