style is a simple way of saying complicated things.

style is a simple way of saying complicated things.

Pinstripe Suits and Suspenders

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

(suit - Zegna Couture | shirt - C.M. | bow tie - The Tie Bar | shoes - To Boot New York)

Every guy should have a suit that they turn to for big days and special occasions. A suit of great magnitude. A suit that puts all other suits in your closet to shame. Beware, however; with great suits comes great responsibility (that's the phrase, right?). If you've got 6K burning a hole in your pocket, I strongly suggest the Zegna Couture collection.

Pinstripes are bold. Make sure that if you go for pinstripes you lean to the thicker side, like you'll find on styles by Tom Ford. Don't look to your old Bar Mitzva suits from the 90's.

On a side topic, going black on black is something that I consider dangerous. If you feel the need to pull of something like this, you'll end up looking like the son of a Chinese gangster at a drug traffic drop off. If you still want to try it, go ahead. If you want something similar without as strong of a kick, try something similar to what I've done above.  A dark grey and navy combo will give the same effect without looking like a solar eclipse on your body (bonus for adding some texture into your style). Throw in a patterned bow tie--because f%*k everyone, that's why.

Suspenders for men are elegant and, frankly, dapper as f#$k. Suspenders, or "braces" as some style snobs like to call them, bring an extra pop of sophistication and mock intelligence.

Style note: Do NOT wear clip on suspenders. Ever. Don't do it. Go to a tailor, a dry cleaner even, and get them to put in buttons for braces--they cost around $8. 

  • Dark on dark is better than black on black. 
  • When it comes to suspenders, it's always better to go with the buttons than the clip ons. It's like a pre-tied bow tie--practically cheating. 
  • Get some polka dot socks. 

Stay classy,

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