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Victor Cruz Shows You How to Wear this Fall’s Most Powerful Suit

Fall TrendsVictor Cruz Shows You How to Wear this Fall's Most Powerful Suit

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Bold chalk stripes are still your wardrobe's best bet.

Every day of every month at GQ, we start your morning on Instagram with visual advice on What to Wear Today. But we want to go deeper. Give you the nuts and bolts of how to get the look into your wardrobe. Today we're going headlong into fall with the only pinstripe suit you need to own: the chalk stripe.

If you didn't bite the bullet last season and buy a chalk-stripe suit, it's time you remedy that mistake. The suit you see here on athlete and fashion conscious dude Victor Cruz was our favorite balls-out business suit last fall and we're still just as keen on it a year later. What's so great about this particular piece of striped tailoring? First off, it's miles and miles away from the pinstripe suit your dad used to wear. The stripes are wider and rougher in texture—just like chalk. In it you'll project a bolder, sportier, more confident air. Letting everyone know, each time you walk into a room and down a sidewalk that you are a man who knows what he wants. And what you want isn't necessarily a desk job at a bank. Chalk stripes look great on guys of every profession and more importantly every body type. The vertical design will make you look long and lean and the classic colors—navy and white—make it incredibly wearable. Want to further distance yourself from the old clichés? Pair your new suit with a turtleneck in place of your regular shirt and tie. And finish that bad boy off with a pair of Adidas Stan Smiths.

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Suit: Suit Supply, $699, available at us.suitsupply.com
Turtleneck: Topman, $50, available at us.topman.com
Belt: Folk, $95, available at endclothing.com
Sneakers: Adidas, $75, available at adidas.com
Socks: John Smedley, $50, available at mrporter.com

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