Man To Man: 1 Jacket 3 Ways
April 12, 2016
How to get the most mileage from a classic? Vice president of men’s clothing Bruce Halus steers us in the right direction.
The softly tailored jacket in a bold, saturated hue is a major trend this season. It’s also a look with staying power—a versatile wardrobe addition that can be worked and reworked for lots of occasions. Start with the right jacket, like this tropical-weight wool ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA ($2,095): Bright, but still wearable as a neutral. Breathable and half-lined to hold its shape. Minimally padded in the shoulder for the right amount of structure.
1. CASUAL Date night? Happy hour? Company BBQ? Go for an All-American palette with a printed Kiton shirt ($895) and Givenchy sneaker ($495) in red, the color of the season. (No socks, please.) Finish the relaxed look with fresh white denim from Brunello Cucinelli ($545).
2. BUTTONED UP For dinner occasions, dress it up with a crisp Tom Ford French-cuff shirt ($57O) and charcoal Ermenegildo Zegna trousers ($695). Keep the finishings traditional: a plain pocket square, shined Salvatore Ferragamo monk-strap ($78O), and paisley Brioni tie with a simple four-in-hand knot ($23O).
3. WEEKEND Take your blazer straight into the weekend for brunch or coffee by pairing with a neutral plaid Ermenegildo Zegna shirt ($375) and tailored Peter Millar shorts ($85). In laid-back looks, a splashier pocket square is fun. And here’s the perfect opportunity to sport one of spring’s skaters from Salvatore Ferragamo ($44O).