Working overtime: Go for a bag that does double duty, like this convertible number that can be folded to store a laptop or extended to fit extra gear. Deadly Ponies tote $745.
Double up: Double-breasted jackets are here to stay, as seen on the streets of menswear tradeshow Pitti Uomo over the past few seasons. Invest in durable cotton that is water-repellent, in case you find yourself stuck in a spring shower. Incotex jacket, about $1175, from MrPorter.com.
Happy hues: Refresh your favourite suit by adding a jolt of colour, like tomato red, in the form of a paisley pocket square. Working Style pocket square $99.
Mac attack: Wave goodbye to the wool coats of winter and opt for a lightweight mac instead, equally as slick layered over tailoring or casual denim. Topman mac $180.
Smart soles: Invest in shoes that will last forever, like this customisable Italian calf-leather pair with a modern monk strap that sweeps diagonally. E. von Dadelszen shoes $1490.
Rulebreaker: Deconstruct your usual business attire and take a cardigan for a spin in place of a blazer. Zambesi cardigan $400, shirt, $330, and trousers $585.
Marco Polo: Try out a polo shirt in combed cotton, for an updated take on the traditional pique. AS Colour shirt $30.
Figure play: Boxy, oversized shirts that went well past the hip were shown at Raf Simon’s spring 2017 show, finished off with photographic prints. Locally, a small range of Raf Simons is stocked in Zambesi stores — or get the look by trying on a bigger size next time you’re shopping for shirts.
Time to tartan: Coloured tartan has been a hit in recent menswear collections, such as Gucci spring 2017, appearing in the form of coats, jackets and trousers. Try out a tie for a subtle nod to the trend. Barkers tie $90.
Balancing act: For spring, Crane Brothers offers pieces that bridge the gap between formal and casual — like a sharp jacket paired with soft gabardine trousers and loafers. Crane Brothers jacket, $1895, shirt, $295, tie, $249, pochette, $139, and trousers $395.