The Best Tailored Menswear to Buy Right Now

Get smart with sharp tailoring in unexpected colours and texture, and accessories with a distinctive point of difference


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STAPLE APPEAL

A sharply cut double-breasted blazer in navy is a wardrobe item that will stand the test of time. Doran & Doran blazer $1590. Working Style shirt $249 and roll neck sweater $299. E. von Dadelszen trousers $829. Rembrandt pocket square $59. Borsalino hat , $699, from Hattitude. Merchant 1948 Chelsea boots $420.

MAN ABOUT TOWN

Preppy staples like a button-down shirt never date. Bring it up to speed with a smart blazer in a seasonal hue and a beautiful silk tie. Barkers blazer $300. Drake’s shirt $325 and tie $249 from Crane Brothers. Rembrandt pocket square $59. Fox Umbrellas, $495, from Crane Brothers.

OUTSIDE THE BOX

Don’t shy away from print or colour — getting the balance right can highlight your individuality. A crisp white shirt pulls it all together. Working Style shirt $199, blazer $1299, tie $129 and pocket square $99. Larvotto corduroy trousers , $395, from Crane Brothers. Merchant 1948 Chelsea boots $419.90. Artwork: Jade Cabbage #1 by Sam Thomas, 2017 oil on brass.

CREATIVE PURSUITS

Add a point of interest by layering an artful print underneath a sharp suit when the dress code allows — perfect for the man who prefers to move to the beat of his own drum. Prada suit $3995 and top $1620. Beaded necklace, stylist’s own.

A SINGLE MAN

When the occasion calls for an elegant tux, you can’t look past this dapper number cut to perfection. Crane Brothers tux (made In Italy) $2595, shirt $345, cummerbund $195, bow tie $89 and silk pocket square $69. Merchant 1948 shoes $370.

THE MIDAS TOUCH

Autumnal hues provide plenty of wardrobe inspiration, particularly when layering textures together for one head-turning look. Barena corduroy jacket, $995, from Crane Brothers. Crane Brothers turtleneck sweater $295. Louis Vuitton trousers $1540. Working Style loafers $449. Guess watch, $429, and 9ct signet ring, $599, from Pascoes. Large 22ct signet ring, $3999, from Stewart Dawsons.

A LITTLE EXTRA

Wear a great coat over a business suit for maximum impact (and warmth), or as a sure-fire way to elevate casual separates to the next level. E. Von Dadelszen silk coat $6990, shirt $529 and trousers $690. Working Style blazer $999. Barkers tie $70. Brixton hat, $450, from Hattitude. 9ct signet ring, $599, from Pascoes.

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