6 Bold Ways to Remix Your Suits This Spring

With his directorial debut, Goon: The Last of the Enforcers, Jay Baruchel has become an icon of Canadian cinema — and he makes it look easy. You know what else looks easy on Baruchel? Embracing spring with suits and shirts in bold prints and colours.

Shine On


Whether you’re catching someone’s eye, or just catching the light, shirts with a hint of sheen, paired with a punchy, floral suit will get you noticed in the best way possible.

Wool jacket ($3,000) and wool pants ($1,600) by Dior Homme; viscose shirt ($225) by Coach.

Layer Like A Pro


It’s okay to ditch the dress shirt, gentlemen. For an unexpected – event edgy – look, layer a graphic tee and a lightweight patterned jacket under the blazer instead.

Wool suit ($1,175) by Paul Smith, at Holt Renfrew; wool jacket ($575) and cotton T-shirt ($175) by Coach; nylon belt (stylist’s own); cotton socks ($10) by COS; leather shoes ($675) by Officine Creative, at Gravity Pope.


Topic Thunder


A palm tree and pineapple printed shirt is a perfect tropical companion to an olive green suit. Add a bright belt for a playful finishing touch.

Wool blazer ($220) and wool pants ($120) by GUESS; cotton shirt ($230) by 18 Waits; belt (stylist’s own); Oyster Perpetual Datejust ($14,550) by Rolex.

Pattern Play


A saturated suit, like this raspberry number, deserves a spot in your wardrobe. Wear it with a bold printed button-up to really make a statement.

Wool suit ($2,615) by Marni, at Nordstrom; cotton shirt ($640) by Paul Smith, at Nordstrom; cotton socks ($20) by Sock Smiths, at Floorplay; canvas sneakers ($350) by Adidas x Raf Simons, at Gravity Pope.

Dressed Down


Break up your suit by replacing the blazer and dress shoes with a jacket and sneakers. No one has to know you planned your roguish look so meticulously.

Braided leather jacket ($6,100) and cotton-wool blend pants ($250) by Louis Vuitton; cotton T-shirt by Calvin Klein ($40 for pack of two); cotton socks ($10) by COS; calfskin sneakers ($1,300) by Dior Homme; Rebel Spirit watch ($265) by Thomas Sabo.

School Daze


Take a page out of the prep school dress code by wearing a crested blazer, but pair it with a micro-print shirt and a blinged out watch to eschew any perceived stuffiness.

Wool blazer ($2,925) by Gucci; cotton shirt ($525) by Lemaire, at Nordstrom; Oyster Perpetual Datejust ($14,550) by Rolex.
Photography: Vanessa Heins
Styling: Chad Burton for Plutino Group
Location: The Greater Good, Toronto
Hair: Vincent Sullivan using British Barber Associations
Makeup: Julie Wiktowy using Best Look Forward Cosmetics