You`ve got the suit, the shirt and the tie - but you`re wearing tartan socks. Here`s how to get those small details right.
A sole of about 1.3 centimetres will go with just about any suit. As to how thick is too thick: if your suit comprises fashionable (flat-fronted) trousers in linen fabric (with single-breasted jacket), you can wear a sole up to 2 centimetres, or 3/4 of an inch. But the best way to combine a classic suit is to opt for traditional thinner soles and a squarish toe.
Socks should match your trousers rather than your shoes. And yes, the belt should match your shoes too.
Jewellery worn by a man should be discreet and understated. Only a classic watch, a pair of cufflinks and a signet ring (which is worn on the little finger) should be worn for a man to convey his sense of style and taste.
Don`t mix gold and silver jewellery; and choose bold, simple shapes rather than anything too refined or delicate.
Bold checks on either your shirt or suit broaden the look of your body, while narrow pinstripes give a lengthening effect. Dark colours such as navy, black or dark grey, single-breasted suits and jackets, and well-cut clothes will all help slim you down (but avoid wearing outsized clothing to disguise your bulk: it`ll actually make you look bigger). Vertical stripes on a shirt can have a lengthening effect too. With more casual clothing, stick to plain colours, avoid patterned T - shirts and try to dress in one tone. This will make you look both taller and thinner.