13 July, 2018 | A well-cut suit is a symbol of sartorial sophistication and status.
Tailored to perfection, Brioni suits are the pinnacle of this style choice. Less corporate than black, grey is the way to go for midseason dressing and offers more scope for being a little adventurous. It’s best to layer a suit with complementary tones and textures: the better the quality of the design, the greater your freedom to take some style risks. Here a classic double-breasted suit in a window-check pattern over a formal shirt in light-blue cotton poplin with a narrow knitted tie in cashmere silk has been given a little attitude with the addition of elk-leather desert boots. brioni.com
The premium denim label Dark Shadow (DRKSHDW) from Paris-based US designer Rick Owens proffers sleek jeanswear for the urban sophisticate. This cotton-blend bomber in a cool steely updated shade of grey features the irreverent designer’s signature play on proportion with an exaggerated lapel detail – the perfect amount of edge for those who are both fashion- and comfort-conscious. rickowens.eu
Long revered for its classic aesthetic, the iconic fashion house Givenchy has acquired a more daring edge under the current leadership of Clare Waight Keller. Combining elements of the maison’s legacy for timelessness and Waight Keller’s brazen approach, this classic trench gets the Keller twist courtesy of a contrasting grey pocket and immaculate lines. givenchy.com
Paying homage to its founding principles of youth and freedom, Saint Laurent’s shearling collar jacket from its Spring/Summer ’18 collection is elegant rebellion embodied. The impeccably constructed garment’s use of black shearling (as opposed to the traditional cream) against the black lambskin gives it a sleeker and streamlined effect, while knitted ribbing details keeps the look sporty. ysl.com
Walk the line
Immaculate lines are what Tom Ford does best. This tan calfskin suede jacket brings together classic simplicity and contemporary sex appeal – the designer’s calling cards. But despite zero superfluous details (zip side pockets are just about the only visible details), it speaks volumes thanks to perfect proportioning, touch-me texture and a nonchalant retro attitude. tomford.com
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This article originally appeared in Issue 40 0f Private Edition.