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When it comes to detailing, the smallest things can bring your look down. Trouser length is vastly overlooked, but it’s one detail that can make or break your outfit. If you want to show off some ankle, make sure your trousers skim the top of your ankles. If not, then make sure your trousers skim the top of your shoes. Any longer and you’ll be saddled with a pool of fabric over your shoe.
If you have an assortment of black, brown and grey socks that you pick on a whim each morning, it is time to put in more thought into your socks. Bright solid-coloured ones are a great way to inject some life into a simple grey suit. If bold colours are intimidating, combine them with greys and blacks in patterns such as checks and stripes.
Simply knowing how to wear a tie isn’t enough if your proportions are off key. Make sure that your knot is in accordance to the size of your collar and that your tie doesn’t go past the waist of your trousers. Additionally, apart from the standard knot, we recommend mastering a few others for days when your suit needs additional flair.
Pairing the right pieces together is just half the battle won when it comes to being impeccably dressed. Your ensemble isn’t going to look half as good if you don’t take good care of your clothes. Pay attention to wash care instructions, store them well, indulge them with occasional dry cleaning and never stuff your pockets.