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The Basic Rules For Picking Your Suit For The Races

If you’d feel overdressed wearing it to work then you’re on the right track MH Staff 26 Nov 1 / 7 David Jones A basic rule when picking your suit for the races: if you’d feel overdressed wearing it to work then you’re on the right track David Jones Connolly suit jacket $1703and trousers Hugo […]
If you’d feel overdressed wearing it to work then you’re on the right track MH Staff
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A basic rule when picking your suit for the races: if you’d feel overdressed wearing it to work then you’re on the right track

David Jones

Connolly suit jacket $1703
and trousers
Hugo Boss tie
Tommy Hilfiger shirt $150
Hugo Boss sunglasses $400
Brixton hat
Declic pocket square $89.95
Bally shoes

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Suitsupply suit Calibre shirt Declic tie Rhodes & Beckett pocket square $69.95
Dior frames Bally loafers

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Canali suit $2495
Canali shirt Hugo Boss tie Declic pocket square $89.95

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Farage suit $1299
Farage shirt Declic tie & pocket square $89.95
Brixton hat

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Joe Black blazer $495,
trousers & waistcoat Paul Smith shirt MJ Bale tie $99.95

David Jones

Lardini X Harrolds blazer $1390
waistcoat chinos Hugo Boss tie 124 shoes Brixton hat

If you subscribe to Hardy Amies’ famous maxim that a man should look as if he has put on his clothes with care and then promptly forgotten all about them, you may well be sceptical of the statement suit. But with careful planning and precise attention to details, it can pay to be bold. “When wearing strong colours and patterns, having your suit altered to fit is vital,” says James Jee, head of menswear at luxury Brit brand Jaeger. “If you’re going to draw attention, the basics need to be right: trousers that don’t pool at the ankle, sleeves cut to allow your shirt cuffs to show, and so on.”

The shortcut to a great fitting suit? Start with the shoulders. Your jacket’s shoulders should sit just on the end of the bone in your shoulder. Get that right and any other adjustments to the body of the suit or trousers can be made relatively cheaply. If you have broad shoulders and a big chest, try a suit with a decent lapel width. The extra fabric will draw the eye across the chest, ensuring your head looks in proportion with your body.

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