Have Suit, Will Travel

The term “travel suit” might conjure nightmares of unbreathable, formaldehyde-coated menswear monstrosities. But the technology is changing, and so are the suits. New fabrications (high-twist yarns to fight off wrinkles at Paul Smith and Strellson) and construction techniques (relaxed fits at Louis Vuitton and unlined sections of jackets at Brooks Brothers) make suiting more resilient and crease-resistant, without sacrificing style. If gymnasts can pull off a routine in one of Paul Smith’s travel suits, you’ll have no trouble walking into your meeting looking as crisp as when you boarded the plane in the morning.

(Above: Paul Smith, $1,600)

Brooks Brothers, $765

Brooks Brothers, $765


Louis Vuitton, $4,100

Louis Vuitton, $4,100


Strellson, $800

Strellson, $800

Customize Your Look: A Few Ways To Wear Something Truly Unique

Coupe De Tete


First off: We love hats. Just not drugstore fedoras or that old Kangol you kept for some reason. Milliner Jay Mitchell makes hats that suit you, crafting traditional (and-not-so traditional) versions out of wool, beaver felt or fur.

From $300, Coupdetete.ca

Thomas Henry Made


Made in Europe with high-quality fabrics, the brand aims to bridge finance and fashion (the found, Tom Caldwell, is a lawyer by offering custom suits that are preposterously affordable.

From $1,000, thmade.com



Want to take your leather goods to the next level? Loding’s patina artist, Emmanuel Farre (recently relocated from Toulouse to Toronto) can refresh or totally transform shoes, belts and other leather items with awesome hand-painted finishes.

Price upon request, Loding.ca