Wearing a suit can be tricky. As we’ve told you before, the devil is in the details, and there’s a lot that can go wrong. Of course, we still do it, because there’s also a lot that can go right—and there’s nothing quite like the feeling of knowing that you look damn good.
We got a look at both sides of the suit-wearing coin, thanks to stars Andrew Garfield and Luke Bracey. Let’s start on the low note so we can end on a high one. Here’s Garfield, giving the camera a look like he knows something has gone wrong:
That look on his face probably has something to do with the vast expanse of shirt cuff poking out beneath his jacket sleeve. As a guideline, you want somewhere between a quarter and a half an inch visible. Here, it’s at least three times that. Garfield isn’t afraid of the skinny, slightly shrunken suit—and that should be commended—but he went a little too far here. It looks like he stole his jacket from a child. (Which, to be clear, should not be commended.) Other than that, though, it’s great. So, Andrew, time to get yourself to a tailor and ask him to let those sleeves out.
Moving on to the more positive side of things, here’s Luke Bracey:
This is a pretty damn advanced suit, and not just because it’s double-breasted. Note the notch lapels (which are usually reserved for single-breasted styles), for one. Then take a look at the button configuration: four-on-two, with four buttons, of which two are actually functional. Both are unusual, and certainly less popular than the standard six-on-two DB jacket with peak lapels.
And yet, Bracey looks like a boss. That’s because it’s tailored quite well (though just a touch more shirt sleeve could be visible) and done up in a striking—but not overwhelming—pattern. Also, for those of you who don’t like the no-break look on the trousers, the slight break Bracey is rocking will be of particular interest.
Just a reminder that, with tailoring, it pays to sweat the details.