mannish pockets (in which to jingle coins), teamed with a sharp, game-changer of a jacket. The kind of suit that will have friends asking whether you mind them buying it too, promising that they won’t wear it when you do.
There is an enduring myth that skinny suits can only be worn by those with skinny body types. But this just isn’t true. If you get the balance and proportions correct, a suit will be one of the most flattering pieces you will ever own. You do not need to have the figure of Angelina Jolie to get it right by any stretch of the imagination. (Although, that Saint Laurent tux with the undone bow tie she wore to this year’s BAFTA Awards? One of the best red-carpet looks ever put together.)
But back to real life. Do you have a generous bottom? Then go for a three-quarter length jacket to conceal it. No curves? Opt for double breasted. And although Saint Laurent may be the pioneer of this silhouette, other designers have followed, er, suit: Antonio