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Leading Mannequins: How a Stylist Dresses Hollywood Stars

By the editors of MSN Living Apr 11, 2012 4:28PM

Mark Anthony Green, GQ Magazine, Photograph by Eric Ray Davidson

1. No belts with suits. "It adds bulk."
2. Don't buy your suit too big. "If you're too comfortable in a suit, it probably doesn't fit."
3. Not too tight, either. "Especially in the crotch."
4. You should be able to fit two fingers under your shirt collar. "If you can fit more, it's too big."
5. You can mix prints if they're in the same color family. "You can get away with a lot this way."
When dressing down, you can't go wrong with raw, unwashed denim.
7. T-shirts should be white or gray and not overly long. (Brando in Streetcar.)
8. Crewneck T-shirt instead of V-neck. "Ever see a photo of James Dean in a V-neck?"
9. Never wear graphic T-shirts.
10. Never wear pleated chinos.
11. Consider a shawl-collar sweater.
12. Tortoise frames rather than black for sunglasses.
13. When getting a photo taken, do not put your hands deep in your pockets, and make sure the top button of your suit is buttoned.
14. "Never have more than two buttons of your shirt unbuttoned unless you are a rock star. Never show chest hair unless you're at a salsa bar in Mexico."
15. "Never wear square-toe shoes. Gross."

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Apr 30, 2012 12:07AM
There is a lot of difference between stylish and elegant.  The writer is interested only in style.
Apr 29, 2012 8:29PM

These may be good tips for Hollyweird, but the rest of the world has their own tastes that differ greatly.


Apr 29, 2012 8:06PM
Ummm, except it seems some men need that belt to avoid wardrobe malfunction, y'know?
Apr 29, 2012 8:02PM
Probably the same one who recommended the retarded look of leaving shirts untucked when wearing a sweater!  Just as well have toilet paper stuck to your shoe - same level of classiness
Apr 18, 2012 12:32PM
those are great tips for men, what about women??
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