A tremendously well cut suit worn elegantly by Michael Anton. Note the classic proportions, such as the width of the lapels and the buttoning point. If Mr. Anton were to step away from the podium, you could be sure that the jacket’s length wouldn’t be too short, either. An extended shoulder line and a touch of fullness in the chest gives him a nice, masculine look, while the soft, sloping shoulders make him look natural and at ease.
It’s a shame you rarely find anything this good off-the-rack. But photos such as this can help train your eye for how to judge a suit when you’re looking at yourself in the mirror. Don’t buy jackets that are too short, have a gorge that sits on top of your shoulders, lapels that are too skinny, or a buttoning point near your sternum.
Not even if it’s on sale.
(photo via voxsart)
For those of you who don’t know, Michael Anton was a speechwriter for George W. Bush and Rupert Murdoch, as well as the author of this menswear themed book.