My friend Corey Gibson, our model of the day, is an amazingly talented singer and songwriter. You like Rihanna? Well, he wrote the song “Cheers” (which is now #8 on the music charts!). He himself sings and has one of the most amazing voices I’ve ever heard in person. How do I know this? He sang during the whole photo shoot! Follow him on twitter!

If we could all afford custom designer suits and tailoring, the world would be a much more elegant place. But considering most of us aren’t willing to (let our men) spend $2,000-$5,000 on a single suit, I wanted to dedicate a post to showing you how to get that dapper look and spend only $100.

I didn’t know Corey’s exact sizing so I brought a couple options to fit him in. One was either a little too big on the shoulders or a little too short on the arms. Most men probably know this or SHOULD know this, but the shoulders on a suit jacket must fit perfectly. If they are too big or too small for the shoulders by any means, TOSS THEM! I ended up choosing the shorter arm jacket that fit well on the shoulders because at least I could take the style of the suit in a different direction….more trendy rather than traditional. We’ve seen this a lot with male celebs at the MTV Movie Awards or even the Grammy’s. They put a more casual, young twist on the conventional suit (see: converse sneakers) which I love even more somtimes (depending on the occasion).

Here’s another example of how being constricted by a budget can sometimes force you to see, experiment, and take risks in a way you wouldn’t have thought of before.

Special thanks to Kohshin Finley for the amazing photography. Check out his portfolio here!

Suit Pants
Oxford Sneakers
Suit Jacket
Dress Shirt


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  1. Wow! Kudos to Corey for his success! Very handsome!!! And, I like the non-traditional shoes with the suit as well sometimes. Music/suits/sneakers combo reminds me of some of the styles they wear on John Chu’s The LXD. Love it!!!!

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  2. Looks very HAWT! Just remember guys, the match of jacket and pants must be either exact, or quite different in colour/texture or it WILL look cheap. Also always dry clean both pieces together, and as little as possible to make them hold their shape and hand longer. I love casual suits with brightly coloured suede loafers or lace-ups, especially desert boots.

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