Although double-breasted suits have had a resurgence, we haven’t really seen a double-breasted sports jacket for awhile. Until now. Most guys think they have to be worn with a French-cuffed shirt and pinky ring. Not so. Try one with a tee that has a stretched out neck. And always make sure you’re buying one that is as slim as possible and a little shorter that way you can wear it unbuttoned.
Meet the winner of GQ’s unofficial award for best actor. In our humble opinion, The Artist’s Jean Dujardin gave the most unforgettable performance of 2011—and now he’s got a real Oscar nomination to prove it. Thanks to him, silent films are back. And look—so are plaid suits, which the French actor masters like a real matinee idol. See all the looks here.
Photograph by Carter Smith
April showers only really bring rain, and lots of it, so be prepared this spring and invest in a proper parka, like this one from Gant Rugger. It’ll keep you equally dry and fly and can be worn with just about anything in your closet, weather permitting. See the season’s best parkas here.
Photograph by Elissa Wiehn
For men, the key to good personal style is all in the details. Luckily for you, we put together a handy cheat sheet of the top 12 finishing touches to complete your wardrobe in the New Year. Here’s a preview:
11. A Higher Bar: Color is king this season, but if you’re hesitant, here’s a subtle, affordable place to start: These tie bars, in four off-the-wall tones, cost fifteen bucks each.
12. Key It In. Fact: No matter what shape your schnoz, you’ll look good in shades with this ultra-forgiving keyhole nose bridge. Persol brought them back; now tons of designers are in on the action.
You’re off to a good start, but don’t stop now. Get 10 more essential style tips for 2012 right here.
There’s a reason they call it building a wardrobe. As Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton shows here, you want clothes that you can pile on while it’s still cold, then disassemble once the weather warms up. Pictured: The hoodie-under-suit-jacket look? Dead. But a retro sweatshirt over a collared shirt looks preppy-proper. More looks here.
Photographed by Peggy Sirota
It’s our annual spring preview, and to kick things off, actor Ewan McGregor dons the blue suit as you’ve never seen it before. Traditionally, it’s the most conservative suiting color—but not when you’re riffing on it like this. Our favorite business look for spring is all about piling on the blues, from your suit to your socks and everything in between. More looks here.
Photo by Peggy Sirota