There’s a certain breed of style pundit who’s big on rules. Some pertain to style, others to appropriateness, and still other to your hair, skin tone and body type. Some of these  rules have logic to them — a short, rail-thin guy might look a bit odd in a big-patterned sport jacket as only half the pattern fits on his small build — while others are just arbitrary nonsense.

Menswear author G. Bruce Boyer has an anecdote he likes to share about how so many body-type rules are hogwash.

Years ago he had the pleasure of meeting Aristotle Onassis at the studio of a Manhattan shirtmaker. “The first thing I noticed was that he was… Continue>>