Over the past couple of years, the versatility of the suit has undoubtedly grown. No longer are we constrained to a slick navy two piece, white shirt, black shoes. A nice look, sure, but one that instantly makes you look like every other guy in the room.
Today, the suit takes on many forms. Deconstructed, reconstructed, dressed up, dressed down, worn pretty much whichever way you want. At the very least, you should invest in a new suit per season: winter suiting is a completely different ball game to summer suiting. By definition, a winter suit can withstand a lot more – so construction, fabric and what you choose to wear it with are all important factors to consider.
If you have even the slightest bit of interest in what’s going on in the world of fashion, you’ll know that pairing knitwear with your suit is one of the smartest ways to elevate your style, stay warm, and get noticed. Stick to similar tones, so if your suit is grey, go for a darker iteration and mix textures to keep it interesting.
Whether you choose to opt for a Herringbone blazer or a thick wool overcoat, this simple but effective way to layer will keep you smart no matter what the day throws at you. For a look that’ll garner all of the right kinds of attention, choose something in a varying colour and fabric from your suit, and don’t be afraid to play with pattern.
Details are a key part of enhancing any outfit, and if you like to keep the base pure and simple, why not up your accessory game? Other than providing more warmth than anything else, the right hat, scarf and gloves have the ability to update your look instantly. Step away from novelty territory though, and stick to proper pieces.