These are, shall we say, interesting times. An era of bigly disruptions. But the more the world shifts around us, the more we value the strength of a uncomplicated suit that’s expertly cut. And now that top fashion houses turn them out as reliably as heritage tailors, you’re bound to find a style that works for you.
Left: Suit (price upon request), shirt (price upon request), and tie (price upon request) by Versace; 4810 chronograph ($3,985) by Montblanc. Middle: Suit ($795) and tie ($95) by Boss; shirt ($335) by Turnbull & Asser. Right: Suit ($2,150) and shirt ($440) by Lanvin; tie ($180) by Hermès.
GET THE EDGE
With a tie that makes a statement.
Suit ($3,500), shirt ($730), and tie ($200) by Dior Homme.
PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS
In a plaid suit that commands the room.
Jacket ($2,195), shirt ($550), trousers ($595), and tie ($195) by Ralph Lauren; loafers ($1,480) by John Lobb; socks ($30) by Pantherella.
GO BLUE COLLAR
Cornflower blue, specifically. It’s a shade that looks good on just about everyone.
Left: Coat ($2,460) by Stella McCartney; jacket ($2,350) and trousers ($790) by Bottega Veneta; shirt ($345) by Hamilton Shirts; tie ($85) by Bonobos. Right: Suit ($2,600) by Caruso; shirt ($345) by Hamilton Shirts.
TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
At your suit fabric. Mohair blends (like this one) will have a dark luster.
Suit ($3,400), shirt, and sunglasses ($250) by Prada; tie ($19) by the Tie Bar.
FIND A COMMON THREAD
When pairing a suit and tie. Here, a bold red repp stripe energizes a thin check of the same color.
Suit ($3,450) and tie ($200) by Gucci; shirt ($340) by Jeffrey Rüdes; Globemaster Annual Calendar Co-Axial Master Chronometer watch ($8,600) by Omega.
KNOW WHEN TO CALL IT QUITS
Blue suit, red tie, spread-collar shirt, and classic trench? Good luck improving on that one.
Coat ($850) by A. P. C.; suit ($1,490), tie ($190), and shoes ($740) by Salvatore Ferragamo; shirt ($245) by Eton.