Spring Carnival is on the way, carrying with it a giant sparkly handbag of associated glamour. For the women that means weeks - if not months – of choosing just the right outfit. For the men it means waiting until the last minute before quickly buying a suit.
The classic suit is, after all, nature’s way of ensuring men don’t have to think too hard about what to wear. Horse racing, job interviews, weddings, workdays – all are well covered by a well-fitted suit. In the right cut you can take on just about anything with confidence and freedom, whether paired with a crisp shirt and tie for a formal appearance or a t-shirt and sneakers for something more casual.
With the races on the horizon, here we look at a few brands that are top of the game when it comes to tailoring – so this year you can make your pick earlier than usual.
Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo Ralph Lauren
With a classic American sensibility built into the brand, Ralph Lauren suits ooze an easy sense of youthful sophistication and flexibility. Their lightweight cotton options are ideal for the warmer weather.
Perfect for: Spring racing
Boss has long mastered the art of providing minimalist designs that still pack a hefty punch. The quality of the craftsmanship and the timeless cuts of the label’s suits lend themselves to variety and repeated wear.
Perfect for: The office
Trickers completes a hat-trick of superior English shoe-smiths whose popularity has endured simply because they know what they’re doing far better than most. A pair of their handsome brogues will last you decades.
Perfect for: A party now, or in ten years.
Existing in that hard-to-find menswear niche where chic meets sensible, a Paul Smith suit is a thing of real elegance and total cool. Their premium cut and build make them a must-buy for almost any occasion.
Perfect for: Just about anywhere
You’ll need few extras to make you stand out while wearing a fine suit, but slipping a Versace watch onto your wrist won’t do you any harm. The heritage Italian label offers a range of highly coveted, polished pieces.
Perfect for: Making a first impression