Generally, I'm a bit frustrated with the current fit of suits - shorter jacket, skinny everything. I'm 40 and in excellent shape, but I sometimes get confused about how to look good without being trendy. After reading GQ and generally shopping around, I'm left feeling like all of the suits and sport coats that I've purchased over the past five years are suddenly outdated. Any advice or threads you can point me to about this topic would be appreciated.
More specifically, I pulled out my corduroy suit to wear on Sunday and suddenly felt that the lapels were too wide to be hip. I had two tie choices - one skinny and one wider. Tie width should match lapel width, right? I wanted to wear the skinnier tie, but felt that the I should go 'with the rules' and match the width. I'm attaching two photos. Which would you choose? Is the wider choice really outdated?