Aside from my philosophical problems with the whole concept, right off the bat, I knew I was in for a rough ride. The author, who I’m sure is a perfectly nice and intelligent young woman, is a third year female law/MBA student in Halifax. I’m not sure how those credentials add up to the ability to write about menswear. Here is a summary of my points of contention with the article:
1. “The first suit you buy should always be black.”
2. A"well-fitting suit will have jacket sleeves that end halfway down the palm of your hand"
Wtf?? Where did she get that bizarre chestnut? How would you shake a hand? Heck, how would you hold a pen or open a door?
In case you’re wondering: a suit jacket should more or less reach the base of the thumb and reveal about 1/4" of the dress shirt.
3. "If you are wearing a brown or beige suit, stick to “earthy” colours like green or burgundy".
I'm not sure I'd consider green and burgundy to be “earthy colours”. In any event, the statement is otherwise arbitrary. Lots of colours look good with brown or beige, especially pink and black. Also, though I myself have several suits in brown and beige tones, the colours are less common for business suits. Let’s crawl before we walk.