by FIRASS DIRANI, Actor
Firass Dirani is a wanted man of style — working with Robert De Niro in the film Killer Elite, a Logie winner and playing The Boss in Underbelly: The Golden Mile.
Your most crucial sartorial tool. Add 10% onto every purchase you make (consider it style tax).
Ryan Gosling (image courtesy of Getty Images)
Rules to never break:
With style becoming increasingly accessible, every man is at risk of appearing… non-specific. A clean, sharp aesthetic is always commendable, but never be afraid of throwing in some punch. It doesn’t have to be obnoxious, just a little astute. A winning watch. A well-placed tie bar. A next-level haircut. Easy first step? Complement your shoe colour with socks in a bold hue (tan brogues, for instance, agree with varying shades of red).
by DAVE TAYLOR, Professional Rugby League Player
Dave Taylor, 23, A professional National Rugby League player and part-time suit model. With the build of a front row forward and the footwork of a halfback, he is one of the NRL’s most powerful and agile players, currently playing for the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Buying a good fitting suit from a reputable brand is just the first step on your way to suit heaven. Now you have to wear it right.
About 1-1.5cm of your shirt’s sleeve should be visible at the end of the jacket cuff. Any more and the jacket is too small; any less and you’re David Byrne in Stop Making Sense.
Suit jacket buttons have confounded manly brains for centuries, but the rule is simple. The bottom one is always undone — unless you’re in a single button dinner style jacket, in which case the bottom one is also the top one and should therefore be buttoned up.
Trouser cuffs should finish at just about the heel of the shoe — but this is one of those rules that your tailor or grandma already knows, so let’s move on. More…