Sartorial style comes from within. It's an expression, a very powerful one. Men's suiting allows us a platform to really push our fashion personalities.
Spring Summer suiting can be a little tricky. Layering up versus seasonal heat, so it's good to explore lightweight options and alternative styles. Done right a chino short paired with a crisp shirt and tailored blazer is an exceptional statement. Shorts cut in a structured cotton worn with a leather loafer and a detailed belt takes confidence but executed well with attention to detail it's an ensemble that's sure to be a crowd pleaser. Proportions are key here. Make sure the hem of the shorts isn't too long. A turn up at the hem can look quite smart! The look is a little preppy and can transcend the ages.
Hat and shirt from Hallensteins, shoes and pocket square from Rembrandt, belt from Rodd & Gunn, blazer from Barkers, shorts from Sportscraft, watch from Walker & Hall, lapel pin from Meccano.
Braces are making a comeback in men's fashion. Worn with chinos opposed to a formal trouser they add a rather dapper element to an outfit. Braces and a belt do the same thing, they hold a pant up so you need not wear a belt if you're sporting them. If garments are print free your accessories make a bold statement. Here the braces, hat and watch command more attention sitting against this lilac shirt that's free of any distracting print, putting full emphasis on the outfits accessories. A blazer will always add a sense of formality but it's not always essential depending on the event. Quirky touches can also be added to an outfit in subtle ways, such as by wearing loud socks or wearing unexpected colour combinations. Knitted ties or bow ties add texture and offer a unique twist to the traditional.
Tie from Tarocash, socks from Rodd & Gunn, watch from Walker & Hall, shoes from Merchant 1948, pocket square and tie bar from Rembrandt, hat from Hallensteins, chinos from Jay Jays, braces from Barkers.
Options are endless with men's suiting and the range available to us these days is excellent. A lightweight linen blend suit will offer comfort and a more relaxed look this season. The devils in the details when it comes to suiting. Experimenting with accessories like lapel pins, pocket squares, neckerchiefs, hats and watches will personalise the look and never go unnoticed. The formal, well-polished man will always consider a belt, shoe and watch strap combination that pair smartly as well as other accessories that complement one another and work fluidly with the overall mood of the outfit. When the occasion calls for the dapper man in you to step out, take a little risk and try something new. You might unveil a style that's just so you.
Shirt, belt and lapel pin from Meccano, watch from Walker & Hall, pocket square from Barkers, hat from Hallensteins, shoes from Merchant 1948.