If you’re a regular reader, you know that I love tailored wear. Leaving aside its amazing history, tradition, and sophistication, man simply looks good in a suit. Both masculine and refined.
There’s a reason why the men’s suit (the lapel jacket + trousers of the same fabric) hasn’t gone out of style, or changed dramatically (other than shape/size/proportion) in over 100 years.
A suit, however, doesn’t need to be accessorized formally or look “dressed up”. No matter its level of craftsmanship, a well-tailored suit cut from a textured, relatively solid, seasonal fabric, can look as good casually as it does dressed-up.
1. Here with my Band
Unlined 100% linen with a soft shoulder is about as leisurely as the suit gets.
Bonus Tip: Hinting at nautical (or any trend for that matter) is often better than actually going nautical.
Bonus Tip: It’s okay to show a little chest. I’m tired of all the Italians and Spaniards having all the fun (and comfort) of low-cut summer tops. I’m Canadian, we get hot too. A band collar (think nothing on the hot back of your neck) and an open chest really keeps it breezy and cool.
- Blue suede loafers by Scarpe di Bianco
- Blue cotton plaid pocket square by Armstrong & Wilson
- Twisted rope belt by Giles & Brother
- Brass railroad spike cuff bracelet by Giles & Brother
- Pinstripe chambray band collar shirt by Zara
- Natural linen suit trousers by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- “Stella” Watch by Brera Orologi
- 14k gold hook with leather lashing by Giles & Brother
- Tortoise shades by Persol