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What are you applying to your menswear from/after reading "The Suit"?

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As a true measure of this lovely book is if you apply it to improve your sartorial style.

The following are a few brief refinements that I've applied:

Purchased 2 linen sportcoats, the book gave me more confidence in linen as an appropriate, and elegant sportcoat material for summer and made me less fond of silk.

Looking for some better cufflinks in silver, something more sublime.

Suspenders...have caught my interest. In fact, I took notice of a gentleman in Chicago yesterday and he looked quite well put together.

I've already been toning down my ties to navy's burgundy's and elegant stripes.

So what have you applied from/after reading, "The Suit"
 

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The primary thing Manton's book did for me is to adjust/focus my perspective on clothes and style. And my vocabulary -- I'm going to start referring to things more often as an "abomination" that will lead to one's "ruin."
 

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For me the book was enjoyable as entertainment and an interesting insight into someone else's POV, but I'm not changing anything about how I dress based on the book. The things Manton says "dont do" that I do, I will still do.
 

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Originally Posted by Get Smart
For me the book was enjoyable as entertainment and an interesting insight into someone else's POV, but I'm not changing anything about how I dress based on the book. The things Manton says "dont do" that I do, I will still do.

Ditto.
 

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I now will do whatever it takes to maintain power.

Wait, wrong book.
 

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I'm still tall and thin, still go without the pleats. Not changing.
 

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Not sure yet. I have not finished the book completely to be honest plus I have put a freeze on major clothing purchases for a little while.
 

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The only real change from here on out will be the break on my trousers. I generally prefer a rather full break, but after hiking a pair up a bit to test, I must concede that Manton (and Flusser and Boyer) are correct--a minimal break does flatter my stubby frame better than a full one. I'll still cuff my trousers, though, and I'll still favor red/burgundy/oxblood shoes over other colors.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Regarding sublime cufflinks but you Kant always get what you want.

Arthur, I thought you passed in 1860, but you still haunt me in the afterlife, oh, and SF. Logan loves the hairstyle.
-Kant and his sublime cufflinks
 

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Originally Posted by Jovan
I'm still tall and thin, still go without the pleats. Not changing.


I'm tall and lean as well(as is Manton) but the truth is that pleated trousers simply hang better than flat fronts. I grew up wearing flat front trousers but once I tried pleated(there was no ageist stigma associated at the time) I realised that they were aesthetically superior and more comfortable, to boot.
 

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Pleats are certainly better with braces. But lower rise trousers are more attractive without. I find they hang as nicely as cinched trousers can, all else equal.
 

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