Make a statement in a suit that will outshine all those cogs still wearing black, navy, and grey. Here’s how.
This is about as dressy as a Canadian tuxedo can get. The suit’s lightweight wool mimics the texture and tones you’d normally find in your favourite pair of jeans.
Wool suit (approx. $2,900) and cotton shirt (approx. $510) by Louis Vuitton; leather shoes ($175) by Florsheim.
Yellow might not be in every man’s wheelhouse, but the sunny colour is worth giving a shot. Choose a linen fabric in a pastel shade, and pair it with a dark chambray shirt for some much-needed contrast.
Linen suit (approx. $2,200) by David Hart; cotton shirt ($140) by J.Hilburn; acetate sunglasses ($310) by Gucci.
Yacht parties on the horizon? Avoid being too on the nose and leave the breton stripe at home — wear a light blue suit in a relaxed cut, a light sweater, and boat shoes instead.
Silk-linen suit ($3,295) by Ermenegildo Zegna; silk sweater ($1,530) and leather boat shoes ($900) by Louis Vuitton; silk pocket square ($60) by Tiger of Sweden.
A double-breasted suit is a classic choice, but give it a modern edge with unexpected pockets — patch on the sides, and flap on the breast — and a rich purple tone.
Cotton suit (price upon request) by Berluti; silk-cotton blend shirt ($980) by Louis Vuitton.
Putting together a tonal look, where the suit, tie, and pocket square all match, can read as uninspired in a neutral colour. Pick an unexpected bright green, though, and it really pops.
Virgin wool suit ($1,095) by Hugo; cotton button down ($150) by Tiger of Sweden; silk pocket square ($125) by Ermenegildo Zegna; silk tie (approx. $360) by Boglioli.
Breathe new life into navy by picking a suit with some sheen to it — the light will play off of it, making the blue more vibrant and eye-catching.
Wool-mohair blend suit ($6,430) by Burberry; cotton T-shirt ($85) by Matiere; silk pocket square ($110) by Robert Talbott; leather loafers ($790) by Gucci.
Not afraid to stand out? Then a suit in a bright, fire-engine red is the right choice for you. Keep the rest of your outfit simple, like a plain blue shirt and white sneakers, so that they don’t compete with the main event.
Cotton crêpe jacket ($2,675) by Gucci; cotton button down ($140) by J.Hilburn; silk pocket square ($125) by Ermenegildo Zegna.
An olive green is a great alternative for a neutral suit if you’re bored of navy, grey or beige. It’ll look good with a shirt and tie for the office, or try pairing it with a bright sweater and sneakers on the weekend.
Cotton blend suit ($1,755) by Calvin Klein; cotton sweater ($120) by Ben Sherman; suede and mesh sneakers ($780) by Burberry.
Suits don’t always have to be precious. The faded hue of this number gives the tailoring a more lived-in look, and it looks best with a classic T-shirt and a bandana around your neck.