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While the times may change, the appeal of a well-tailored suit never does. We've selected our favorite looks from the coffee-table tome Sharp Suits, which tracks the history of the garment over the past 100 years, and asked the author, fashion expert Eric Musgrave, to provide exclusive commentary on the stories behind the styles.

January 19, 2010
1940s Suit
On either side of the Atlantic, under the wartime clothing restrictions, the turn-ups or cuffs would not have been allowed. Nor would the flaps on the pockets. Still, it's a superb example of how good a Donegal tweed can look.
Photograph courtesy of Corbis/Bettmann
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