By: Dany Dao (@dapper_cards; deckofdapperness.com)
Photographer: Tri-Tam Chu Bédard
Hair Stylist: Charles Costo

Suits have always been thought of as a rather boring work uniform for businessmen. In recent years though, many designers and brands have been adding sizzle to the classic men’s ensemble.

A Gentleman’s Armour

Inspired by British tailoring, this custom-made Dormeuil double-breasted suit gives width to a slim silhouette. The black and gold metal buttons help bring out the blue hue of the suit and give the wearer the impression that he is wearing armour.

The stone-toned trench coat accentuates the blue even more. A blue knit tie adds texture to the outfit. To top it off, a crisp white shirt creates a classy contrast.

Suit, shirt and tie, Surmesur; trench coat, Topman; monk-strap shoes, Pegabo; socks, Happy Socks.

Modern Classics

On colder days, only an overcoat can keep a gentleman warm. Light grey contrasts with the darker outfit, drawing attention back to the face.

A double breasted suit provides additional warmth with overlapping layers. Due to the higher V neckline of the jacket, the chest does not need a tie. Top it off with a turtleneck to protect yourself from the wind.

Suit, Surmesur; overcoat, Topman; turtleneck, Zara; Chelsea boots, Hugo Boss.

Sprezzatura

Inspired by the gents at Pitti Uomo, this custom-made purple Dormeuil suit recreates a stylish nonchalance embodied by the sprezzatura movement.

Purple breaks the norm of the typical monochromatic suit, and the blue waistcoat fills the void in the center and complements the purple.

Unbutton the shirt for an extra touch of casual elegance and add a scarf for dimension.

Forget the belt but finish it off with a pair of Chelsea boots to create a seamless transition from head to toe.

Suit and shirt, Surmesur; waistcoat, Topman; scarf, Tristan; Chelsea boots,  Hugo Boss; socks, Happy Socks.