The name Travis Cloke is synonymous with the Australian Football League (AFL). Known for his raking left boot, the Collingwood star is a crowd favourite and arguably the best key forward in the game. With 163 career games under his belt thus far, Cloke knows it’s the small details that ultimately make a big player. READ MORE ON TRAVIS >>
Travis (top) nails this bold, embroidered tie. Because sometimes you want the world to know right away.
Far too often, men forget the power of touch. Stay ahead of the pack with a hint of texture.
Sure, you love a classic look: a navy suit and a crisp white shirt, right? That doesn’t mean you have to busy up your aesthetic. Hide these punchy socks beneath, and tease at something bolder.
So, let’s take Travis Cloke—an All–Australian, premiership centre half–forward. He’s a monolith, for sure. One that belongs in coliseums like the M.C.G.. But it doesn’t matter that he’s a tough–built, 6’4” warrior—he still opts for a sharp–as–hell fitted suit.
Here’s the takeaway: whether you’re athletic, small and relentlessly slim (lucky bastard), or carrying a little extra, the answer to your style question is always the same. Wear it snug.
The Athletic Man
Myth: Your extra muscle means you need an extra size of room.
Why you should keep it slim: A narrow–cut suit will accentuate the build of your torso, showing off your hard work instead of drowning it in fabric. Even more true for your legs—hem until you’ve got only a light break.
The Large Man
Myth: You think a roomier suit will hide your extra weight.
Why you should keep it slim: A more fitted cut will accentuate your chest, bringing attention to your upper body. (Instead of, y’know, your gut). Work with a tailor and keep everything in proportion: a big man needs a big tie.
The Short Man
Myth: A large suit will make you look bigger.
Why you should keep it slim: A big suit will make your legs shorted and your torso emptier. Instead, work to make your suit slimline: one or two buttons for a longer physique, and very little break to keep your silhouette sleek.