What To Look For In a Suit

The CEO of men’s fashion company Suitsupply, Fokke de Jong, gives you the low-down on what to look for when buying a suit.

The basics: the two most useful and fundamental suit colours are navy blue and mid-grey. Wool is the most versatile cloth, with cotton and linen making for good summer options.  The canvas should conform to your body’s shape for a sleek look.

The details: the waistcoat should be cut close to the body and hemmedto the belt line.A traditional pattern like herringbone or plaid in a muted shade works well on a coat. A white shirt goes with everything.

The fabric: with jackets, it’s what’s on the inside that counts as much as the outside.A good jacket requires a layer on the inside to give it shape and rich structure. Horsehair-reinforced cotton is an ideal  lining.

For a full interview with Fokke de Jong, get the April issue of GQ – on sale now.

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Clothing by Dolce & Gabbana. Shoes by Tom Ford. Watch by Cartier

Clothing by Dolce & Gabbana. Shoes by Tom Ford. Watch by Cartier

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