With occasion season on it’s way and your outfits sorted, it’s time to start thinking about your plus one. From cropped trousers to colourful accessories, we’ve got you covered with tips to get him suited and booted for that special event.
MIX AND MATCH FOR MODERNITY
Looking to refresh his collection of suits? Why not mix and match blazers, waistcoats and trousers to build him a bespoke ensemble with a unique edge. Typically pair a lighter jacket with darker trousers for a sleek look and for an adventurous edge, incorporate subtle patterns for added interest.
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TROUSER LENGTHS MATTER
Traditionally, the length of men’s trousers have always been a crucial part of the suit- the back of the trouser should never touch the ground, yet the front should touch the top of the shoe. Contemporary tailoring has evolved and left this rule very much obsolete, with slimmer silhouettes lending themselves to cropped lengths. Transform his event attire with rolled up hems, a detail that maintains that sharp look while showing off a sleek new season shoe or a pair of statement socks.
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TRY A GRANDAD COLLAR
Does he prefer something a little less formal? The grandad collar is the perfect shirt alternative for no-tie occasions. Slip under a tailored blazer and team it with slim cut trousers or chinos for a relaxed and refined alternative. When it comes to fabrics, linen and cotton are picked for their comfortable and lightweight feel.
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ADD A VINTAGE TOUCH
Although tailoring is constantly evolving, a nod to classic accessories like cufflinks and braces provide a charming edge to a suit. Whether it’s matching with his mates or simply adding character to his three piece, a pair of cufflinks are sure to bring his look together. Braces provide not only purpose but decoration this season too, perfect when patterned and paired with a crisp white shirt for a pop of colour.
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FOOTWEAR: CLASSIC VS UNCONVENTIONAL
If you’re looking to give his occasion attire a polished finish, opt for the traditional route of making his footwear darker than his suit, choosing classic brogue and Oxford shapes. With the new season adding unconventional sporting details to formalwear, why not break the rules with a pair of crisp trainers, a look often seen on musician Tinie Tempah.
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ADD COLOUR IN ACCESSORIES
Integral to the overall look, accessories can add or detract from his all-important suit. If his ensemble consists of soft marl and linen fabrics, compliment with printed patterned ties to catch the eye, avoiding the matchy matchy look when it comes to statement pocket squares and colourful socks. If his suit is patterned, opt for minimal detailing with solid tones for those finishing touches.
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