What A Gent’s Wearing: The Tailored Black Suit

Men's Style Tailoring

The simplest of outfits often require the most attention to detail, the black suit is a classic example of this and one that many men struggle with. This is a very basic but powerful outfit, when the fit is right, and one that can be used in a variety of social settings including business meetings, dinner dates, nights out with friends and stylish days out.

The main emphasis of this outfit is the slim-fit tailoring that hugs the torso and creates a nice V-shape between the chest and the waist. The slightly slimmer trousers, however, provide a casual element to the ensemble ensuring it doesn’t appear too formal. The classic contrast of the white shirt on the black lapels gives it a vintage feel that is elegant and timeless. The use of the italian loafers sharpens the look of the attire, whilst the check, black and white pocket square finishes it off with a subtle dapper style.

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There are a variety of inspirations for this outfit but most of them are from Tom Ford’s personal styling, his command of clean-cut, black and white tailoring is unrivalled and incredibly sharp. There are also elements of Daniel Craig’s characterisation of James Bond, as well as some accessorising inspiration from Jo Black Craze.

Suit – T.M. Lewin

Shirt – Vivienne Westwood

Belt – Ted Baker

Shoes – Next

Pocket Square – Hugo Boss

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By Adam Walker