Some double-breasted jackets are made more casual by the use of playful prints. Hermes dresses down its version by rendering it in cotton, and through details like a cardigan-style elongated lapel that runs the full length of the jacket.
Cotton suit, cotton shirt, leather bag and suede shoes, from Hermes.
SHOW YOUR METAL
Dior Homme’s spring collection is all about “the playful subversion of the rules of masculine dress”. In this particular instance, this is achieved by a healthy helping of zip detailing – an element more typically seen in streetwear, or outdoorsy pieces such as cargo pants.
Cotton suit, cotton polo shirt and silk tie, from Dior Homme.
Inspired by the softness and lightness of womenswear, Ermenegildo Zegna Couture offers a breezy take on formal suiting for spring. Details such as the jacket’s button-less split cuffs, as well as silk printed in a shadowy plaid, make this a suit that’s even comfier than typical weekend wear.
Ermenegildo Zegna Couture silk suit and silk shirt, from Ermenegildo Zegna. Leather bracelet, from Hermes.
PATH OF DIVERGENCE
In a deep emerald green and with trousers that are roomier at the hips, this Salvatore Ferragamo ensemble deviates from notions of traditional suiting, without alienating onlookers with more conservative leanings.
Wool-blend suit and cotton top, from Salvatore Ferragamo. Silk blanket, from Louis Vuitton.
We love it when designers surprise us with subtle, unexpected details. In the case of this suit, Emporio Armani played around with paisley print. But instead of using the entire elaborate pattern in all its sometimes overwhelming glory, the brand extracted the droplet-shaped element and embroidered tiny versions of it all over.
Cotton suit and cotton top, from Emporio Armani. Leather bag, from Louis Vuitton.