How to wear a suit

Make sure your jacket’s shoulder seams sit on the ends of your shoulder blades. Ensure your jacket’s body isn’t too tight. You should be able to fasten all the jacket’s buttons without straining the fabric around the waist. Wear a slim-fit shirt underneath, so your suit doesn’t bunch. Add a pop of colour with a pocket square.

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Style myth: don’t pair waistcoats with denim

Mix your genres in the best way and create a refined yet rugged look with more than a hint of biker cool. Choose dark blue denim to keep it sharp, and add a white tee and bold blue waistcoat to complete the look.

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Textures stop monochrome being bland

Grey on grey on grey? Yes, it can be done. Just make sure you introduce plenty of different textures (such as tweed or knit) so that it doesn't look homogenous.

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Don't be afraid to mix and match

Navy waistcoat and a grey blazer...why not? As long as you keep the levels of formality the same, there's no reason why you can't mix up the colours and textures.

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Your wardrobe staples should be top-notch

When something is as classic as a suit, it's vital to get the basics right. That means perfect fit on your shoulders, as you can tailor the rest.

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Warm can be cool

Find a grey suit with warmer tones in it, and that then opens the opportunity to go warmer with your accessories as well. Keep it fresh with a blue shirt.

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Start with a blank canvas

A grey suit is a blank canvas for colourful accessories, like a burnt orange or red patterned tie. Keep everything else simple to let the colour really stand out.

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Pink and navy are a match made in heaven

As preppy a colour combination as you could wish for, this duo nonetheless feels fresh thanks to the addition of stone chinos.

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Balance is key

Patterned shirts can look great with a suit but remember: everything in moderation. If you’re unsure, keep the dominant colour neutral, as bold prints can easily overwhelm your look.

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