I’ve been meaning to bring back my friend Gabe Schulman since his feature last year on corporate style: Fitting-In While Standing-Out.
Since then Gabe has taken strides in his career and is dressing bossier than ever. More specifically, in sharply-tailored, season-appropriate power suits.
We caught up with Gabe for a week to see how he’s been taking care of business.
What better way to jump-start a Monday morning than a flannel chalkstripe double-breasted suit. No overcoat needed (especially this “winter”).
Gabe is a bigger guy, about 6’2″ with a 44-45″ chest. He proves that broader guys can pull off double breasted suits, even in a beefier cloth. The key is a slim fit through the body (and sleeve – which also accentuates the sides), a narrow panel overlap, and a slightly longer jacket to avoid boxiness.
It’s a good idea to pair a heavy cloth, like this 12oz flannel, with other substantial fabrics as Gabe does here with the textured shirt, beefy silk tie, and suede shoes.
- Double Breasted flannel chalkstripe suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Shades by Marc Jacobs
- Shirt by Sharp Custom
- Tie by Robert Talbot
- Suede tassel loafers by Salvatore Ferragamo