27 rules of suits every Money Legend knows. 27 rules to look absolutely awesome in a suit! The rules tell you how to choose a suit, wear a suit and why you should were a suit.
1. The width of the tie should match the width of the lapel
2. If you want a more modern look, thin lapels are the way to go. Wide lapels are more old school, in general.
3. If you want to look extra stylish, you can go for a pocket square, but make sure it doesn’t match your tie in either pattern or fabric choice
4. The number one thing to check is how the shoulders fit. No matter if it’s custom-made or an off-the-rack suit.
5. A collar gap between your jacket’s lapels and your shirt’s collar can signify an ill-fitting jacket.
Read more about it here: http://putthison.com/post/7215023321/collar-gaps-shoulder-pots-an-explanation
6. Unless you’re attending a funeral, opt for a charcoal or gray suit over black
7. Choose a fairly thin belt and make sure it’s the same color as your shoes
8. Use this guide to match your shoes to the color of your suit
9. Double vents in the back are more modern and fashionable
10. If you want a more casual look, opt for a single-button jacket with peak-lapels
11. If you’re going for a more formal business look, opt for a double-button jacket with notched lapels
12. The Savile Row Fold keeps your dress pants from falling off the hanger.
Instructional video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_YdPNWvXOI
13. When you have your jacket buttoned, you should be able to slip your hand between your chest and the jacket
14. Always unbutton your suit before sitting down
15. The top button of a two-button should fall at or above the navel
16. Always go with the classic windsor knot for your tie
You can determine to go for a half or full windsor knot. If your head is somewhat bigger than average, the full knot would fit you better. If you have an average size head, you can go for the half windsor knot.
17. Always keep the bottom button unbuttoned, when you wear a vest
18. Vests are best worn with single-breasted suits
19. Sleeve cuffs should be exposed about 1/2 an inch
20. Unstitch the jacket’s pockets, remove the tack stitches from the jacket’s vents and remove the little embroidered label from the jacket’s left sleeve
21. Make sure that your socks are long enough that there’s no exposed leg when sitting down
22. Your tie should always be darker than your dress shirt
23. The jacket should be just long enough to cover your pants zipper
24. The tie should reach the waistband of your trousers or be slightly shorter
25. For a fashionable look, the hem should just hit the top of your shoe
26. Wear an undershirt if you sweat a lot
27. Finally, go for the dimple.
Check out this handy guide on nailing the tie dimple: http://www.mrporter.com/journal/journal_issue104/8#1