A suit says a lot about the man inside that suit. Some wished, but, no … Not all suits are created equal. Some are “not so bad”, while a very few essential suits help you step up your fashion game.

1- The outstanding striped suit

Movienuggets.com — Tom wears a striped suit (5 essential suits every man should have)
Movienuggets — Left: Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton) wears striped suit

When we talk about The Great Gatsby (2013), all eyes are – of course – on Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). His suits, his fashion accessories, his strut … his every thing. We just love the fashion sense of the character. However, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton) happens to be a serious contender to Gatsby at the fashion game too.

For instance, here above Tom sports an elegant fitted black 3-pieces, peak lapels, striped suit. This striped suit speaks volume about the man taste and shows why every man should have a refined striped suit in his wardrobe.

By the way, you can steal Tom’ style with the opposite suit: a black Neil Barrett striped suit, available online on Farfetch.

The blazer features notched lapels, long sleeves, button cuffs, a front button fastening, a chest pocket with a contrast white pocket square, front flap pockets and a double vent to the rear.

The matching trousers feature a waistband with belt loops, a concealed front fastening, side pockets, buttoned jetted pockets at the rear.

Featured (right): Neil Barrett striped suit, $1,375

2- The eternal gala tuxedo

Movienuggets.com — Leo DiCaprio wears black tuxedo (5 essential suits every man should have)
Movienuggets — Left: Jay Gatsby (Leo DiCaprio) wears black tuxedo

Behold the man, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), rocking a structured black peak lapel tuxedo, during one of his frequent oh la la parties in his mansion.

The tuxedo is a refined piece of fashion and for this reason, it constitutes a must-have suit in every gentleman wardrobe.

Thinking of that upcoming soirée? Worry no more. You can look as sophisticated as Gatsby in this Polo one-button silhouette, satin peak lapel, merino wool tuxedo.

Featured (right): RL Polo “Peak-lapel” tuxedo in wool, $1,395

3- The stylish check suit

Movienuggets.com — Leo DiCaprio wears brown check suit (5 essential suits every man should have)
Movienuggets — Left: Jay Gatsby (Leo DiCaprio) wears check suit

Though not as formal as the tuxedo, yet the check suit is an absolute piece of fashion for those of you wanting to dress with flair. Ideal for work days or that important business meeting.

Which is why, as a true connoisseur, Gatsby cannot afford not to have this essential suit in his wardrobe.

As an example, JG here stands poised in a brown 3-pieces, peak lapels, check suit, with subtle blue overcheck. The result is remarkable. Bingo.

In order to land this exact modern and aesthetic look, the above grey check suit by Tom Ford can be the perfect choice.

As a matter of fact, the “Shelton suit” is a timeless signature of la maison Tom Ford, with this grey wool check suit a convincing proof of it.

This grey Shelton check suit is designed with peak lapels, delicate dark overcheck and fully lined.

Featured (right): Tom Ford “Shelton” check suit in wool, $5,020

4- The playful Summer suit

Movienuggets.com — Leo DiCaprio wears light pink suit (5 essential suits every man should have)
Movienuggets — Left: Jay Gatsby (Leo DiCaprio) wears light pink suit

I know it’s currently jingle bells and Christmas carol season. But that’s not a reason to let summer come when you’re unprepared.

That is why, Gatsby has his wardrobe all set for any season. And this light pink suit of his is Gatsby’s way to say: “summer, I’m ready for you.”

However, the guys at Suitsupply know how to get you geared up for next summer, with this sportive light brown suit from their “JORT Collection. Next summer wouldn’t be complete without this stylish, unmistakeably Mediterranean light brown colour. A 100% cotton suit, ideal for enduring the warmer months.

Featured (right): Suitsupply “Jort” light brown suit in pure cotton, $688

5- The any-day tailored tweed jacket

Movienuggets.com — Tobey Maguire wears tweed jacket (5 essential suits every man should have)
Movienuggets — Left: Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) wears tweed jacket

Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Buchanan (Joel Edgerton) are not the only ones who can tall and stylish ; Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) has his own way to get things done.

Nick is seen here looking preppy in a grey, notch lapels tweed jacket, with a lavender pocket square in the chest pocket. The tweed jacket is a sartorial staple of all fashionable men out there.

You can own Nick’s style with this British tailored tweed jacket by The Savile Row Company, named after the legendary place in London, known for its bespoke suit and materials.

Featured (right): Savile Row “Olive Herringbone” jacket in wool, $258

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About the movie

The storyline of The Great Gatsby (2013): A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

“More glamour and glitz than you can shake your flapper dress at – and a seriously good soundtrack to boot – this intense love story is un-missable.”— Closer Magazine

“DiCaprio is perfect as Gatsby, looking immaculate and oozing charm in every scene… Luhrmann is in his element creating one of the most visually stunning movies of the year….it’s a roaring success.” — The Sun

  • Directors: Baz Luhrmann (directed by)
  • Writers: Baz Luhrmann (screenplay by) & Craig Pearce (screenplay by), F. Scott Fitzgerald (based on novel by)
  • Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio (Jay Gatsby), Tobey Maguire (Nick Carraway), Carey Mulligan (Daisy Buchanan), Joel Edgerton (Tom Buchanan)
  • Total lifetime grosses: $353,641,895 (worldwide) as of August 22, 2013
  • 2 Oscars winner for Best Production Design and Best Costume Design (Academy Awards). Another 47 wins & 83 nominations.

Opportunity is given you to dive into The Great Gatsby (AKA. Gatsby le magnifique) epic romance. Available in BluRay & DVD format on Amazon Prime Video. Rated: PG-13