I've got a challenge to complete for a client in the next couple of weeks - help him to pack for a trip which will include events which he needs a suit for but also swimwear, walking and waterproof gear etc etc and he wants to take minimal luggage.
I'd noticed the Z Zegna suit below, just the week before and bookmarked it in my brain as I thought it might come in handy to know about, but I thought I'd get a bit ahead of myself for other future requests and do some research on other travel suits available.
Here's what I found - ready for you if you travel a lot or have a long commute to work....you can arrive crisp and crease free.
I put this guide together for a recent client to try and demonstrate a beginners guide on what makes items and outfits more casual, gradually going to more formal. It's based on summer wear with some explanations as to what to look out for and other variations you may also want to try.
From what I hear about how some people dress on Dress Down Fridays, I think this is something a lot of men struggle with, so I hope this is a useful guide, particularly around the middle section where it can get more subtle and therefore complicated to achieve.
Some men like to have the uniformity of wearing a suit to work every day as it simplifies everything but it can get boring wearing the same thing day in and day out. If you work in a conservative environment and have to keep your look formal there will be limits to the changes you can make but here are some styling suggestions on tweaks that you can easily incorporate.
I was talking to a very dapper chap the other day at a menswear event (the launch of new bespoke service - The Wanderist) who worked in the finance sector. He was telling me how, despite the fact that many of his colleagues had plenty of spare cash to spend on their clothing, they were unsure on how to dress and relied on him for advice on how to do so in a stylish manner.
Here's a synopsis of our discussion and advice on how to give your business attire the edge in order to look pin-sharp.
If you have a wedding (or two) to attend this summer, then one of the key considerations is what to wear. Here are my tips on how to make a suit less business, more pleasure so it's suitable for a wedding. And if you already have a suit then check out the accessories section for ideas on how you can give it a fresh new look.
Graduation signifies the need to move out of casual student clothes and upgrade your wardrobe to something altogether smarter. I've put together a guide for you to help you navigate the choice and give you some tips and ideas on choosing a suit for your graduation, interview and new job.
I've just watched the superb film "In the Mood for Love" again by Chinese director Wong Kar-Wai, who is the master of stunning imagery. I love how Tony Leung looks in this film (accessorised beautifully by the perfection of Maggie Cheung) and to celebrate Chinese New Year I thought I'd style up some outfits inspired by the film.