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STYLE ADVICE

Simple Tailoring tips

By Josh Woodfin, 19 February 2014

Happy Birthday, David Gandy! It's your actual birthday! The chiseled-everywhere male supermodel and dog fan turns 34-years-old today and doesn't he look excellent? Good thing, really, as it's his job.

A champion of fine tailoring, specifically British, Gandy knows his stuff when it comes to basting, cribs and balance. So to celebrate his big day here are some simple, quick tailoring tips to make your suit pop.

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The Cut
"The key thing with a suit is fit," Gandy told GQ magazine. "It makes a huge amount of difference." If you're buying a suit, the first thing to do is get yourself properly measured. If you don't know someone who can do it, go to a shop. You're under no obligation to buy anything.
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The Bowtie
Done right, bowties look great when you're at a smart function like a wedding. Gandy's knitted tie adds a relaxed element to his formal suit. Keep it simple, and make sure it's not wider than your collar.
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The Jacket
Whether it's work or wedding, sometimes you're going to need a smart jacket. You've already got a suit on, so a light overcoat, around three-quarter length, will do nicely. Colour wise, navy is the most versatile.
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The Watch
"A watch is hugely important," says Gandy. A smart watch glimpsed below a crisp white shirt can really finish a suit. Keep it simple and elegant. A more technical watch won't look right at all.
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The Sunnies
Spring is around the corner, and with it will come wedding season, graduation season, and hopefully, some sun; so now’s your time to finish your suit with a banging pair of sunnies. Wayfarer or Clubmaster styles will look the business.

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