At this time of the year, with spring racing on the horizon in Australia, and with weddings, engagement parties, birthday bashes and corporate shindigs all emerging, there’s no better time to refresh your wardrobe and your sense of style, ensuring you hit the back half of the year with rejuvenated confidence.
The key to winning these busy work/play months in the sartorial and philosophical senses, is to invest in garments that are immensely versatile, carrying you through a range of occasions in good stead. Our new Versatile Collection, is designed to help you navigate the seasonal transition, we’re chuffed to present a range of inspiration boosters to ignite your creativity, and get you thinking about the types of high-quality and versatile made-to-measure tailoring centrepieces that will help you conquer the next few months, whatever it might throw at you. Here’s to party season preparation. The Versatile Collection is available online and in showrooms.
The tradition of the pinstripe suit is rich and storied, mixing elements of old and new traditions, emerging from the earliest days of British banking society to become the signature look for Prohibition-era mobsters and Hollywood stars. Today a pinstripe suit is considered the ultimate power play, a go-to garment for corporate warriors looking to exude authority and prestige. At this time of the year, a navy pinstripe suit is the perfect uniform for the many corporate occasions you’re going to be invited to, from power lunches to after work drinks. The subtler iteration of the chalk pin-stripe, shown here, means the fabric is even more versatile and wearable, able to be adapted with bold shirts and ties for punchy races outfits or dressed-up with elegant tonal shades for wedding sophistication. Crafted from 100% Australian Merino wool, meaning it is breathable and thermoregulating to your temperature, this customisable, made-to-measure suit is wearable all year round.
This mid-blue tweed custom, tailored suit makes a subtle statement. Perfect for work, the weekend, weddings or to mix and match with suit separates, this versatile suit can be dressed up or down depending on the occassion. This Woolmark certified 100% Australian Merino wool, linen and tussah silk blend suit is completely customisable, and made-to-measure to your exact measurements.
While everybody else competes for race day podium gold in the usual roster of navies and blues, a grey windowpane suit is a more distinguished way to present seasonal tailoring charm. Channel classic British elegance by pairing this subtle made-to-measure grey-with-blue windowpane check Australian Merino wool suit with sharply-shined black Oxfords, a spread-collar shirt and vibrant tie (featured here with our Palm tie). The sophistication and restraint of this timeless fabric will happily carry you through any other formal events this busy time of the year can throw at you, from weddings to social dalliances, corporate milestones or even Monday-to-Friday workwear. This suit is completely customisable and is made-to-measure.
The ultimate party specialist, a bold maroon suit is still surprisingly versatile and wearable, ideal for fun-loving occasions like the races, casual weddings and smart events like engagement parties. True, you’re probably not going to wear this in a law firm or bank, but it’s still going to get lots of weekend wear (we promise). When styling, the key is to just let the maroon do the work—stick to neutral shades (like blues, browns and whites) with your other accessories, lest you look more like a novelty event than the main event. A navy knitted tie (think our Byron Bay knitted tie) and white shirt can dress it up, while a white tee and sneakers can dress it down, taking you through a surprisingly wide spectrum of end-of-year events, particularly across the warmer months of the year. Crafted from Woolmark certified Australian Merino wool, Linen and silk, meaning it is breathable and thermoregulating to your temperature, this customisable, made-to-measure suit is wearable all year round.
Channeling playful-yet-elegant Riviera/Amalfi vibes, a quality white linen blazer is the sort of garment that will serve you well at any event where there’s an open bar and/or dancefloor, from engagement parties to relaxed weddings, birthday parties or date nights. If the blue of your trousers is quite light, be wary of introducing any other punchy colours outside of the ‘neutral spectrum’, lest you look like a national flag, but if the blue is more navy, the world is your oyster—opt for playful pastels, vibrant highlight colours or anything in between. And if ever you’re going to ditch the socks and show off those summer-ready ankles, this is the time. This suit is completely customisable and made-to-measure.
While olive brown can feel like a difficult suiting colour to pull off, it’s actually a refreshingly easy-to-wear and understated option, particularly in the transitional seasons of Spring and Autumn. The key is to opt for a darker shade (more toward chocolate than tan) and then accessorise accordingly, with neutral tones (like navy) and subtle patterns. Steer clear of vibrant colours and patterns and let the olive brown suit do the heavy lifting. Think: British aristocracy or a wise professor sipping whisky fireside, and avoid 70s era disco funk vibes. Crafted from Woolmark certified 100% Australian Merino wool, meaning it is breathable and thermoregulating to your temperature, this customisable, made-to-measure suit is wearable all year round.