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How To Remix A Suit: Guest Style Editor Joffrey Lupul

By: Sharp Staff|September 3, 2014



Rugby Shirt Remix

How do you give a tweedy, professional sportcoat some attitude? Toss it on over another college campus staple: a preppy, boldly striped rugby shirt.

‘Stripes and plaid is a combination I grew up thinking was wrong—but it can totally work. The key is to dress it down. A pair of slacks, a rugby shirt and a checkered blazer is a comfortable look to wear just about anywhere. Also, don’t be afraid to accessorize: Women like a man in glasses and men aren’t supposed to punch a man wearing glasses. Win, win.’

Wool sportcoat ($325) by Lincs ; cotton rugby shirt ($100) by Diesel ; silk pocket square ($60) by Tiger of Sweden ; glasses ($250) by BOSS ; rose-gold watch ($650) by GC


Wool suit ($800), silk tie ($100) and leather belt ($125) by Strellson ; quilted cotton vest ($225) by J.Lindeberg ; cotton shirt ($100) by Nautica ; leather boots ($325) by Ecco ; leather weekender bag ($1,195) by BOSS

The Quilted Vest

Swap out your waistcoat for a quilted vest, and you’ve got yourself a dapper, unconventional three-piece suit, perfect for braving the briskest of fall days.

‘Layering is the key to dressing for fall. A thin, quilted vest under your suit provides just the right amount of warmth and detail for a perfect autumn look.’

Wool suit ($800), silk tie ($100) and leather belt ($125) by Strellson ; quilted cotton vest ($225) by J.Lindeberg ; cotton shirt ($100) by Nautica ; leather boots ($325) by Ecco ; leather weekender bag ($1,195) by BOSS

Chalk Stripes

You can knock all the fustiness out of even the staunchest boardroom-ready suits—this chalk-striped, double-breasted number, for instance—by pairing it with equally classic athletic garb, like a crewneck sweatshirt and tennis shoes.

‘When I travel, I pack as light as possible. This is a great way to take the suit you wore to work and turn it into something casual and cool. In fact, 90 per cent of people won’t believe it’s the same suit at all. Throw on a sweater and add some sneakers and business turns casual, comfortable and pretty damn cool.’

Double-breasted wool suit ($1,495) by BOSS ; cotton sweatshirt ($155) by J.Lindeberg ; suede sneakers ($675) by Louis Vuitton; stainless steel Rebel at Heart watch ($275) by Thomas Sabo

Merlot and Denim

A razor-sharp merlot suit + a fitted denim shirt = instant rock-star-swagger.

‘A jean shirt can be the perfect pairing with a solid suit. It’s another example of a shirt that can be fit into a carry-on that gives a different look on the road. This combo will be a mainstay in my suitcase this year. a fun pocket square and glasses add just the right amount of personality.’

Wool suit ($870) and silk pocket square ($60) by Tiger of Sweden ; cotton denim shirt ($90) by Levi’s ; woven belt ($95) by J.Lindeberg ; glasses ($485) by OGA

The Cool Factor

Tortoiseshell is fine for office hours, but a sportier pair of shades is the ticket for weekend tailoring.

BOSS , $210

Airy Aroma

Summer might be over, but this fresh Mediterranean scent—a heady mix of citrus top notes, spicy herbal accents and a woody, masculine base—will help keep the good times rolling well into fall.

John Varvatos Artisan Acqua, $80 for 75 ml

The Right Bracelet

A fancy watch looks great with a suit, but it’s also a little predictable. Step up your wrist-wear game by sidling up a braided leather bracelet next to your timepiece.

Thomas Sabo , $200

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