So, clear out the clutter, and make room for our top 10 wardrobe essentials to build the ultimate spring tailoring wardrobe.
1. The Solid Colour Suit
The suit that no man has an excuse not to own – a solid colour two or three-piece suit such as a navy twill suit, charcoal grey or black will become your day to day staple.
2. The Linen Suit
This spring is all about pastel shades when it comes to linen tailoring. Opt for tradition shades of eggshell and oatmeal tan, with wool white and sky blue shirts.
Add a pair of loafers or let your feet breathe with woven leather shoes in tan.
3. A Statement Summer Blazer
When it’s too hot for a three-piece, a statement summer blazer is your go-to garment. Try a pale cotton or wool mix check blazer, unlined for summer.
4. Oxfords vs Derby
Dark brown leather Oxfords are business appropriate when teamed with your staple navy three-piece, whilst a pair of black Derbies will complement any grey attire.
5. Leather Boat Shoes
Keep cool under the heat with a pair of classic brown leather boat shoes. Pair these with a pastel or tan linen suit for a relaxed, off-duty feel.
Undoubtedly a staple in any man’s wardrobe this Spring/Summer. Smart-casual is best skirting towards smart rather than casual. Combine navy or beige chinos with a blazer and a crisp shirt.
7. Plain white button down shirt
The foundation for any three-piece suit or blazer combination.
8. Pale blue shirt
A pale blue shirt is an entirely versatile spring shirt that can be worn with a beige, grey or navy suit.
9. Double Breasted Jacket
A well-tailored double-breasted jacket can dress up the most casual of looks. Think simple, the double-breasted jacket is bold enough without carrying the added wait of a heavy stripe or pattern.
10. An Umbrella
Although not strictly a necessary addition to your tailoring, why go to the trouble of dressing to impress, and then ruining your best suit in the April showers? A strong umbrella is essential for when the showers threaten to rain on your parade.