My rules on tailoring are simple. Trousers should be worn higher on the waist as this will make your legs look longer. Never wear a suit trouser on the hips. Your jacket should finish at the bum, no shorter. When it comes to ties, I prefer a small tie knot over a Windsor. I only ever wear a dark blue or dark black sock with a suit or a tuxedo and remember: light suit, light shoe; dark suit, dark shoe.
If I were to wear a suit I would choose my made-to-measure, grey-flannel, double-breasted suit I got when I was 24 and had just joined the army. It was designed to be worn with braces, styled with classic black brogues and a white or light blue shirt. I always wear Drake’s ties, which are handmade in East London. A made-to-measure suit is the ultimate luxury.