Lightness of Being
Even in an ensemble as light as that made of silk and fine wool, you can add a spring to your step by slipping on a pair of sneakers.
Wool coat, silk shirt, wool trousers and leather and mesh sneakers, from Prada.
A suit can be more versatile than you think. A couple of ways to wear it – with a casual top on weekends, or a similarly coloured shirt for a posh monochromatic look.
Wool jacket, cotton pullover and wool trousers, from Paul Smith.
Wool jacket, cotton shirt and wool trousers, from Versace.
The traditional three-piece suit looks anything but fusty in a sharp cut and a vibrant blue, while black and white gingham makes for an upbeat alternative to regular check patterns.
Wool jacket and wool sweater, from Etro.
Wool jacket, wool waistcoat, cotton shirt and wool trousers, from Berluti. Leather bag, from Cartier.
Make Your Marks
Enliven suits with patterns ranging from the subtle to the statement-making. Either way, a simple colour palette keeps things sophisticated.
Wool jacket, cotton shirt, wool trousers and silk pocket square, from Gucci.
Cotton jacket, cotton shirt and cotton trousers, from Issey Miyake.