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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Fit is everything. Even the world’s most expensive suit will look bad if it isn’t tailored to the contours of your body.

the DETAILS GUIDE TO TAILORING 103 RULES FOR WEARING A SUIT right now

This fall, lose the chinos and slip into a beautiful suit, like this gorgeous herringbone two-button from Burberry. You won’t just be putting on sharper clothes—you’ll also be putting forth a better you. Over the next 12 pages you’ll find the season’s most stylish options, plus everything you need to wear them perfectly. Blazer ($1,595), pants ($295), and shirt ($295) by Burberry Prorsum. Tie ($130) by Band of Outsiders. Pocket square ($65 for three) by Brooks Brothers.

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BOLD ELEGANCE MAKE A STATEMENT BY PLAYING WITH PATTERNS AND EXPERIMENTING WITH COLOR COMBINATIONS. JUST A LITTLE BIT OF RISK CAN YIELD GREAT REWARDS.

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Some think button-down collars are for casual wear only, but they can work great with dressier looks as well.

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Polka dots are a great way to bring energy to a suit. Make sure they’re big enough to be recognizable, but not so large that they’re goofy.

RULE 5

VISIBLE STITCHES AROUND THE EDGES OF YOUR LAPELS (CALLED PICKSTITCHING) AREN’T NECESSARILY A SIGN 00 OF A WELL-MADE GARMENT ANYMORE. HOWEVER, THEY CAN BE AN ATTRACTIVE DECORATIVE FLOURISH—AS LONG 00 AS THEY’RE SUBTLE. NO CONTRAST STITCHING! RULE 6 Follow the Leader

LAPO ELKANN

RULE 4

A tried-and-true pattern like herringbone or glen plaid in a muted shade makes an impression without crossing into the realm of garishness.

Suit ($3,595) by Isaia. Shirt ($550) by Kiton. Tie ($150) by Alfred Dunhill. Belt ($295) by Ermenegildo Zegna. Shoes ($660) by Church’s.

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WITH HIS CONFIDENT PATTERN CHOICES, DOUBLE-BREASTED JACKETS, AND STRATEGICALLY CHOSEN SPLASHES OF COLOR, THE ITALIAN JET-SETTER CONSISTENTLY PUSHES THE ENVELOPE BUT NEVER OVERDOES IT. PHOTOGRAPH BY JENNIFER LIVINGSTON

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Get the Look


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remember, people see your coat before they see your suit

If you’ve gone to the trouble of putting together the perfect ensemble, you owe it to yourself to finish the look with the right top layer. Whether you want single- or double-breasted, a classic or a bold color, a solid shade or a pattern, there’s a well-cut coat to suit you.

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A double-breasted overcoat should be slim so it doesn’t billow when open.

A slightly cropped overcoat will elongate your silhouette.

Coat ($4,500) by Hermès. Suit ($3,500) by Dior Homme. Shirt ($195) by Calvin Klein. Tie ($135) by Ralph Lauren Black Label.

Coat ($885) by Luigi Bianchi. Blazer ($1,600) and pants ($585) by Adam Kimmel. Shirt ($225) by Hamilton. Tie ($150) by Alexander Olch.

Rule 9 A pattern is a great complement to a neutral suit. Coat ($2,080) by Dsquared2. Blazer ($425) and pants ($225) by J. Crew. Shirt ($125) by Polo Ralph Lauren. Tie ($70) by Club Monaco. Pocket square ($60) by Alexander Olch.

R u l e 12 Rule 11 R u l e 10 Like a gray suit, a gray overcoat is always in fashion. Coat ($5,135) by Brunello Cucinelli. Suit ($3,295) by Billy Reid. Shirt ($90) by Club Monaco.

Navy goes with any suit in your wardrobe— including black. Coat ($10,960) by Kiton. Suit ($995) by BOSS Black. Shirt ($700) by Brioni. Tie ($155) by Ralph Lauren Black Label.

Camel will give you the ultimate luxe look. Coat ($2,995) by Maison Martin Margiela. Blazer ($500), vest ($150), and pants ($158) by Banana Republic. Shirt ($495) by Alfred Dunhill. Tie ($50) by Express.

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Some say you shouldn’t cut the stitching in your jacket pockets, because putting objects in them will cause your jacket to lose its shape. Don’t listen. It’s pointless to have nonfunctional pockets, and a concert ticket or a business-card holder certainly won’t do any damage.

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Your tie bar should never be wider than your tie.

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Some think threepieces are stodgy, but when the waistcoat is cut close to the body and hemmed to the belt line, you’ll look slim and modern.

RULE 39

ALWAYS UNFASTEN YOUR JACKET BUTTONS WHEN YOU SIT. NO EXCEPTIONS. R U L E 40 Follow the Leader

TOM FORD

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The difference between classic and cliché is often in the material. The timeless appeal of this gray suit begins with its super-luxe cashmere wool.

Suit ($9,900) by Brioni. Shirt ($145) by BOSS Black. Tie ($225) by Isaia. Tie bar ($70) by Paul Stuart. Pocket square ($75) by Polo Ralph Lauren. Shoes ($1,015) by Hermès.

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THE DESIGNER PUTS A CONTEMPORARY SPIN ON CLASSIC MENSWEAR BY PLAYING WITH PROPORTION IN UNEXPECTED WAYS— A BIGGER COLLAR HERE, A WIDER LAPEL THERE. PHOTOGRAPH BY JENNIFER LIVINGSTON

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FORMAL SHOULD NEVER MEAN STUFFY. YOU CAN BRING CREATIVITY AND ÉLAN TO EVEN THE MOST CONSERVATIVE LOOKS.


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it’s time to rethink your dress shoes With these updated styles, your biggest problem won’t be figuring out how to wear them—it’ll be deciding which gorgeous pair to choose.

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An unexpected color like mossy green will bring out a new dimension in a navy suit. Fratelli

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The Chelsea boot pairs perfectly with tapered trousers. Banana Republic ($158)

Rossetti ($690)

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Worn with a black suit, a black suede captoe delivers a tonal match that will add some texture to your outfit. O’Keefe ($545)

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The black singlemonk is the sleekest, most sophisticated, most versatile shoe around.

For a bit of Euro flair, wear a tasseled loafer with pants that graze the middle of your ankle. Tod’s

Church’s ($610)

($625)

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A dark-oxblood shoe is a beautiful complement to a charcoal-gray suit. John Lobb ($1,640)

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Brogue boots add the perfect rugged touch to your favorite casual suit. Allen Edmonds ($375)

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