I've always loved wearing suits, and I have my fathers input on the matter to thank for that I think, as finding a suit to actually fit someone with a short wide torso, small waist and long legs was (and continues to be) quite an effort; and getting a godawful one would have been easy.
I've also ended up gaining all of his and my grandfathers dress codes, which can be quite useful:
Less formal events are perfect for brogues, and winkel pickers.
Blue, Tweed and brown suits go with brown leather, all others with black.
Never wear a checked tie, or a tie with large obtrusive polkadots.
Never mix patterns, or use too many, treat your shirt like whitespace.
Make your tie fit the shirt and occassion, a wide kipper tie is best tied in a half winsor knot, with a wide collared shirt, a narrow tie is best tied with a winsor knot, unless worn with a winged collar in which case a thinner less regular knot is apporopriate.
Pinstripe will accentuate height and thin the body, checks will make you seem broader, a plain suit will more easily show its cut.
Double brested suits will increase the V-shape of a thin man, but make a portly man appear barrel chested.
Three button suits help tall people appear less so, Two button suits look less formal, unless worn with a waistcoat.
I've definately been guilty of obsessing over what suit etc to wear before big events, and taken time to co-ordinate a style that suits, no pun intended, the image I'm trying to convey. Something which has so far worked very well, especially at interviews and other important events, when a lot of my peer group looked somewhat uncomfortable and uneasy about their clothing.
I'm not sure why I felt like sharing this, Does anyone else share this enjoyment of suits? Or have a particular suit they want to share?