Jian DeLeon writes about men’s clothing and wears men’s clothing, and he recently put together an INTERACTIVE GUIDE for Complex explaining how to buy a suit—how it should fit, what to get tailored, what kind to buy. SUITS. MEN IN SUITS. LOVE A MAN IN A SUIT. (I asked Jian some questions about suits, and he answered them.)
LS: How many suits do you own? JIAN DELEON: I own two suits and a tux. And a lot more blazers/sportcoats.
LS: What are they? How much did they cost? JD: One is a charcoal grey J. Crew Ludlow Suit I got on sale for around $400. The other is a navy cotton Club Monaco suit I got for $300, also on sale. I spent about a hundred or so more getting them tailored to my liking—which any guy is going to need to do. The tux is this really crazy tweed tuxedo from this now-defunct label called “hickey.” One of the designers behind it, Aaron Levine, now does the men’s stuff for Club Monaco. I got it from Filene’s Basement of all places for a little over $300.