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You can buy the most expensive off-the-rack suit you can find, and it won't come close to looking as good as even the cheapest tailored suit. That's because fit is everything when it comes to men's suits. One of the most important rules of looking great in a suit is to dress proportionately for your body shape. Each man's body is different, so make sure that your New York City tailor takes measurements of your body to create a suit that fits you perfectly.
As you'll learn in this style video from GQ, dressing for your body shape is quite easy to do. If you're a shorter man, for example, avoid cuffed pants and wear slim shows to make you look leaner and taller. Your custom blazer or suit jacket will also need to be proportional to your torso and shoulder height to avoid making you look top heavy.