Here’s an outfit that’s got you looking lean without wearing a sport coat.
The reason you’ll impress people in this outfit is because it is so simple and almost so obvious that it’s counter-intuitive. That and the super slim fit/look of everything will make you look like the man. Pinstripe pants with no jacket is almost unheard of, but these pants will have you looking very lean. The lines of the pants exaggerate the length of your body, making you look tall. The black is slimming. And we all know Zegna nails it with their dress pants. So snag those guys by Zegna Sport, and make sure they’re tailored at the ankle with no break. Throw on a very slim-fitting Thomas Pink white shirt with it’s square cuff — the cornered button cuff is great because it adds to the very sharp (literally) look of this outfit. Get your favorite black silk tie — just make sure it’s slim, and do up a tie bar. Because this is such a simple, yet very edgy look, how successful this outfit is will depend on how you execute the little things: angle that tie bar like in the picture and try to pull the tie up and away from your body just a bit so that the tie bar holds this poofed-out tie in place. This will add some depth to and incorporate some space in your outfit. We’re only fantasizing when we throw in those Giorgio Armani Suede guys. But if you can afford them at over $700, more power to you.
Thomas Pink Shirt, $180 at Thomas Pink
Roberto Cavalli Tie, $98 at Forzieri
Paul Stuart Tie Bar, $69.50 at Paul Stuart
Zegna Sport Pants, $137.90 at Saks
Giorgio Armani Shoes, $745 at Saks