Yes Sir, We Can Pencil You In

When it comes to men's suits, says influential New York City tailor Thom Browne, the skinny leg is in. Designers like Dolce & Gabbana and Ralph Lauren are waving goodbye to the slouchy, oversized look; it's hello to pencil-thin suits straight out of a 1960s movie.

Even at mass-market retail stores like H&M and Gap, the new style for spring is narrow jeans cropped at the ankle. The move toward the straight and narrow was launched in large part by Browne, 38, who favors what he calls the Congressman suit — the lean look favored by John...

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