Separating your suit jacket from your trousers can be a liberating experience. Before I came to this realisation, I once confined usage of my suits just for the working week. Your favourite suit has so much more potential than this; with a little creativity you can instantly double your wardrobe options by separating the pieces. There are just few considerations you need to keep in mind. Firstly the fit, as I have mentioned in previous posts (the double-breasted blazer, a three-piece look and the grey suit) the fit of the jacket is a crucial factor in making you look tailored and expensive. The pant silhouette is also an important aspect of your overall look. If you are pairing your suit jacket with jeans, chinos, shorts or even cargos, make sure the cut of the pant is similar to the jacket. Maintaining a slim fit will ensure continuity in your look.
Darby-Perrin Larner, men’s fashion contributor for couturing.com and music contributor for melbourneriffraff.com.au shows us how to separate a navy suit jacket. His choice of slim dark denim elongates his silhouette and the folded cuffs show-off his well loved brogues. The addition of a pocket square sharpens this business casual ensemble, a must have accessory for any dapper gentleman.
Get this look:
a. Fashion Mini Herringbone Jacket in Premium Italian Wool, $399, countryroad.com.au
b. Fashion Textured Stripe Jacket, $399, countryroad.com.au
c. Senac 2 Button Jacket, $399, marcs.com.au
d. Slim Fit Blazer, $113.88, asos.com
e. Two Button Sportcoat, $179, Barneys New York, barneys.com
f. Basket Weave Sportcoat, $599, Michael Bastian, barneys.com
g. Morgan Slim Long Sleeve Shirt, $139, marcs.com.au
h. The Graduate Tailored-Fit Jeans, $199.40, AG Adriano Goldschmied, saksfifthavenue.com
i. Polka-dot Silk Pocket Square, $65, Drake’s, mrporter.com
Note: Prices correct at time of posting