Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Your suit

(an owner's manual)

  • Never button the bottom one on a single-breasted jacket. Stylish gentlemen have been leaving it open since the 18th century. Sure it's just a fad, but when it's two centuries old why fight it? And if you wear a three-button, try using only the middle one.
  • Ties should never be wider than your lapels.
  • Double-breasteds have either four or six buttons. Do you think we sew them all on so you can have a giant flap of wool flopping about? Button all of them up to maintain the line.
  • Bow ties should be TIED! Come visit us and we'll show you how.
  • Never iron your sleeves or your lapels flat.
  • If you feel good, you look good.
  • You shouldn't feel good if you wear a blue blazer with black pants.

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