Come winter and your wardrobe will need a bit of a reshuffle, with summer clothes put away to make way for warmer ones. This is a great time to layer, try out prints like houndstooth and plaid and dress very differently from how you would the rest of the year. This guide makes sure you’re ready for all winter weather, whatever you wear.
Suits: The full suit gets our first vote, to keep you warm but also look complete and confident. Tailorman’s roster of fabrics, from viscose to 100% Merino wool and blends is all you need to craft a masterpiece.
Shirts: Considering a shirt will be closest to your body and in contact with your skin, we recommend a high-thread count cotton like Giza. Available in an array of colours and prints from Tailorman, wear them under a suit or on their own for a flattering form.
Trousers: A chance to wear pinstripes, patterns or go plain, trousers in viscose stretch move easier with your body but cotton stretch trumps because it’s natural. Although this will crease quicker. Apt for suits or on its own, a blended Merino wool trouser will last and, not known widely, can be worn in warmer months too.
Waistcoats: What makes the waistcoat so attractive is how many different ways it can be worn in. What was once only paired with trousers, now you can add a tailored button-down version under a suit to make it a three-piece ultra formal outfit or a slip-on kind on a kurta for a relaxed look. The newest trend is to wear an open waistcoat under a jacket to add another layer, some colour and texture to an outfit. Have one made in two fabrics on either side to make it reversible.
Sherwanis and bandhgalas: With winter coinciding with what is often a busy wedding and party season, having a few ethnic outfits in your closet is a good idea. Most premium plain suit fabric can double up to create one of these sophisticated silhouettes.