Tom Ellis, who plays the Devil himself on Lucifer, shows off six new suiting trends that are hotter than Hades.
1. Go Black Tie
Admit it, your tuxedo doesn’t get enough play. So the next time you’re ready for a night on the town, try dressing it down with an unbuttoned collar and a subtle pocket square.
Wool blazer (vintage) BY ARMANI; COTTON SHIRT ($800) BY BRUNELLO CUCINELLI; COTTON POCKET SQUARE ($15) AND COTTON SOCKS ($10) BY THE TIE BAR; WOOL TUXEDO PANTS ($1,450, PART OF A SUIT) BY BOSS; MIXED METAL RING ($70) BY BARRIO DANDY; LEATHER OXFORDS ($945) BY CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN.
2. Get In Line
A chalk stripe is a little wider than a traditional pinstripe, and a little less rigid. Find some on a steely blue suit and make it your new go-to for the office.
3. Dark For Day
Black suits: they’re not just for funerals anymore. Get one in lightweight wool and a relaxed cut, then throw on a white T-shirt and a pair of slick white kicks. That’s a killer look.
COTTON BLEND SUIT ($1,795) BY CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION; COTTON SHIRT ($350) BY CALVIN KLEIN; MIXED METAL RING ($70) BY BARRIO DANDY.
4. Shine On
A grey suit is a workhorse and should already be in your rotation. But you could use another — this time with a bit of shine. We’re not talking A Night at the Roxbury levels of blinding gloss, just a bit of sheen to get yourself noticed.
COTTON SUIT ($1,695) AND COTTON SHIRT ($350) BY BOSS; HAT (STYLIST’S OWN); COTTON POCKET SQUARE ($15) AND COTTON SOCKS ($10) BY THE TIE BAR; MIXED METAL LAPEL PIN ($30) AND MIXED METAL RING ($70) BY BARRIO DANDY; LEATHER SNEAKERS ($895) BY CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN.
5. Go for Broke
Looking to spice things up at a fancy event? A double-breasted tuxedo is an easy way to show off your sartorial prowess and stand out from all of the other penguins. Bow tie required.
WOOL TUXEDO ($2,645) BY HICKEY FREEMAN; COTTON SHIRT ($350) BY BOSS; SILK BOW TIE ($25) BY THE TIE BAR.
6. Try Texture
First rule: don’t try this with navy. Second rule: go light- weight and big on texture — a seersucker, for example — to add some depth to your suit. Third rule: accessorize with texture, too.