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This story first appeared in the Oct. 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
For smart tips on how men can make their suits stand out, THR turned to agent-turned-style-consultant Andrew Weitz of The Weitz Effect. Here are his top ideas — though he warns that the most brilliant accessories and fashion advice won’t save a man’s style if his suit isn’t properly tailored.
1 Wear a pocket square, but fluffed out, not a straight fold like everyone else.
2 Try a cool lapel pin. I like the floral pins from Lanvin and Charvet.
3 Wear a double-breasted suit. That’s all you need to set yourself apart.
4 Add a classic pocket watch to the waistcoat of a three-piece suit. A total baller move.
5 Funky-colored or patterned socks to stand out in a subtle way, since they mainly can be seen when sitting down or crossing your legs. Paul Smith makes the best.
6 Use a tie bar, but perhaps on a slant, not straight. Something different and cool.
7 Wrap a silk scarf around your neck, tucked into the sides of the suit jacket. Chic Italian style.
8 Put glasses in your blazer’s breast pocket (only one temple of the frame should fold over the fabric). I love eyewear from Dita, David Kind, Thom Browne and Tom Ford.
9 Wear a cool yet subtle designer sneaker. Totally trending right now. I’m a fan of Lanvin, Vince and Common Projects.
10 Cuff links are a nice touch to differentiate your look. I like Cartier, Paul Smith and Alice Made This.
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