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