ask randy: a new business suit.

Many of you have not written in lately for some "ask randy" advice, however I do seem to give a lot of tips everyday. Most recently a colleague asked for a new business suit to replace the one he purchased eight million years ago, and needed something that would take him through a few seasons. Here's my suggestion:

- Two-button, single breasted
- Notch lapel
- Double vented; if not at least a single vent. No vent is just incorrect.
- A flat front trouser
- Plain bottom
- Charcoal grey, black or navy
- Go for a natural shoulder, avoid enormous shoulder pads.
- For extra flair, find a cloth with a tone on tone pattern (i.e. pinstripe)
- Fabric? The only answer is wool.
- Also, most men are never off the rack. A good clothier will always make adjustments to your suit to make it fit you. Even if you're a model, alterations need to be made to make that suit seem like a second skin!

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