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Your belt should match your shoes
It’s still not okay for you to wear a brown belt with black shoes, or vice versa. But if they complement each other perfectly like this maroon belt and navy loafers, we say go for it.
Cotton and nylon coat and leather loafers, both by Prada; cotton shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture; cotton trousers by Salvatore Ferragamo; silk tie by dunhill; canvas belt by Brooks Brothers.
A tuxedo is only for formal occasions.
To subvert this rule, start with a tuxedo jacket that’s cut more like a blazer—slimmer and shorter—then pair it with a linen shirt and a slim-cut pair of chinos for a smart finish.
Wool and cotton tuxedo jacket and canvas and leather sandals, both by Paul Smith; linen shirt by BOGGI; cotton trousers by Berluti, leather belt by Prada.
Pyjamas stay in the bedroom
Your favourite SpongeBob SquarePants boxers should never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock a PJ-style during the day, especially if they fit as well as these Gucci trousers.
Wool jacket by Paul Smith; cotton shirt by Tom Ford; silk and cotton trousers by Gucci; linen pocket square by BOGGI; leather sneakers by Berluti.
Trouser cuffs should cover the ankles
To avoid your trousers looking like you left them in the dryer too long, have them end above your ankles and get them tapered for a slim, contemporary silhouette.
Wool suit by BOGGI; silk and cotton cardigan by Berluti; cotton shirt by Tom Ford; silk tie by dunhill; silk pocket square by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture; leather shoes by Bally.
Leave the last button of your jacket unbuttoned
Menswear purists would baulk at breaking this rule, but the trend for cropped three-button jackets means a higher gorge and a clean, military-style fit with full closure.
Wool and mohair jacket by Saint Laurent; cotton shirt by BOGGI; wool trousers by Emporio Armani; silk and linen tie by Tom Ford; leather bracelet by Porsche Design.
A three-piece suit should be cut from the same fabric
Skip the formalities. Add texture and depth to a classic by breaking it up with a waistcoat of a different cloth.
Wool and mohair suit and leather sneakers, both by Gucci; wool waistcoat by Tom Ford; cotton shirt by Givenchy; silk pocket square by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture.
Pink is hard
No, it’s not. It’s actually a great colour on most guys, but opt for something in a light pastel if it’s the first time you are testing the tone and rock it with confidence.
Cotton and linen jacket by Bottega Veneta; linen shirt and linen pocket square, both by BOGGI; cotton shorts by dunhill; leather belt by Prada; leather loafers by Berluti.
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