Plan for the long haul.
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You will wear your suit widely and well. So it helps if you make it easy on yourself by not making it overly daring. If you want a flash of color, then you can get a bold silk lining. It's a nice detail that you literally keep close to the vest. Nobody knows but you.

If you want a bit of hidden complexity, add a ticket pocket – the smaller, higher pocket that's usually on the right side of a coat – which can carry a pocket watch, your pass to the opera, or a $1,000 chip from a casino. A tailor can also make specific interior pockets to fit anything you feel compelled to carry with you, from large fountain pens to small flasks to Android tablets.