Suits & Blazers
Whether you’re already in possession of that Italian-made piece, tailored in smooth wool with a slim-fit blazer and sharply pressed trousers, or still planning on making that investment remember that a suit is an investment. And like any serious investment you have to respect it, understand it and learn how to properly manage and care for it.
Some rules of thumb are never to wear your suit two days in a row, avoid taking it to the dry cleaners for as long as you can and instead air out properly in between wears. Keep the iron away and rejuvenate the suit using a steamer instead and when you’re not wearing your suit always hang it up in a well-spaced area on a proper wooden hanger. We can assure you that with these few simple steps you can extend the life of this reliable companion making the sometimes-astronomic investment easier to argue for because let’s face it the suit is a great garment.
Not many pieces of clothing are as elegant and style-full as a well-fitted suit. It’s a clever short cut to feeling both elegant and smart with little time invested in the choice of clothes in the morning. What most people don’t think of is that the suit is easily varied to create transformation in terms of looks as well. Dress in coordinated dark colours for a business meeting and a fine dinner, or with a rollneck sweater for a more laid-back look. At many fashion shows we have even seen it with a T-shirt and a pair of sneakers for less formal occasions. But either way, just relax and enjoy it.
The increasing taste for formal but non-matching tailored clothes reflects the fact that there are fewer and fewer places where suits are required. As men become more confident when it comes to style they’re increasingly interested in exercising their own taste in such matters. That’s why the single blazer has been so popular over the last seasons and will prove a great investment for seasons to come.
One of the great things about a well-tailored blazer is its versatility. On the runway, a blazer might be shown casually layered with a sweater, but the expert cuts of the suiting excel in working wardrobes too. Most blazers will prove versatile enough to take you from the office to a night on the town or a stroll in the park. Add a pair of black leather gloves, a true essential for any modern man, and layer with a gilet and you can choose to skip the coat and still stay warm when the temperature drops.
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