More than ever, it's about fit. "That's our mantra here at GQ. It's what we preach every issue. Doesn't matter what kind of suit you're investing in, whether it's $200 or $2000, flannel or seersucker, two button or three. We've seen plenty of guys who've bought the right suit and let it hang on them like an NBA rookie on draft night. And we've seen men in cheap but well-tailored suits who look like a million bucks. The thing's got to fit right, or else there is no point in wearing it."
1. Go short - shorter than you think
Guys are wearing much shorter suit jackets these days. Partly because it goes with the slimmer, trimmer suit style, and also because most guys wear their suits too long. Here's the deal: you should be able to easily cup your hands beneath your suit jackets. Going full-on Thom Browne isn't for everyone, but there's no denying the wave. The average suit at J.Crew or Club Monacco is cut considerably shorter than it was five years ago. The days of the average guy wearing a three-to-five button suit are thankfully behind us.
2. A good suit should hug your shoulders
Most guys think they're a size larger than they are -- say, a 42 regular instead of a 40. When buying a suit try sizing them down. When you pull on the jacket there should be a firmness to it. You should stand to attention and stand taller.
3. Loose the flab
Think about the width of the sleeves and have a tailor slim down the sleeves, trimming them of excess fat. It cuts a mean figure.
4. Show some cuff
Your suit sleeves should end just above the hinges of your wrists, so a quater to half inch of shirt cuff shows. It's like the frame of a painting -- the elegant finish touch.
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