HOW TO

HOW TO | Dress Your Suit Up and Down

Tailoring does not just need to be for the 9-5. If your office has a casual dress code, invest in a suit that can be worn on a multitude of occasions. Unleash a suit’s potential with these five tips to dress it up or down.

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Number One:

THE LOOK:

Two-piece suit, polo shirt and sneakers.

WHERE:

Summer evenings.

HOW:

This was Don Draper’s weekend staple, but give it a modern twist with sneakers and a backpack. To keep this smart, ensure everything is logo-free and neutral.

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Number Two:

THE LOOK:

Two-piece suit, colourful shirt and tie.

WHERE:

Cocktail bar.

HOW:

If you want to make an impression, mix in a bold print shirt and tie. There is a fine line between looking like you’re making a statement and looking like you don’t know what you’re doing, so stick to similar or complementary colours.

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Number Three:

THE LOOK:

Suit jacket, casual shirt and jeans.

WHERE:

Saturday night down the pub.

HOW:

Throwing a jacket over a shirt and jeans is a fail-safe smart-casual look. Keep things simple with navy, selvedge denim and a light-cloth oxford shirt in a neutral colour and with a subtle pattern. 

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