Leigh Matheson is Fashion & Beauty Editor for Herald on Sunday

Fashion: Suits you, sir (+WIN)

A well-tailored suit is for life, says Leigh Matheson.

Slim Fit Jacket $898, Slim Fit Trouser $398, Standard T $89, all from Workshop.
Slim Fit Jacket $898, Slim Fit Trouser $398, Standard T $89, all from Workshop.

There's something about a man in a suit ... Let me try that again - there's something about a man in a well-tailored suit.

So many designers are producing tailoring so the options are amazing. I love this suit from Workshop. Ever since Hedi Slimane's Dior Homme tenure and the 2006 reinvention of Miami Vice I can't go past a charcoal suit, especially when it's styled so simply with a classic white T-shirt and hot sneaker.

In The Line Up I have included selections from menswear specialists Working Style and Barkers, and from fashion superstar Zambesi. The classic Blue Birdseye suit from Working Style will work for a variety of ages and uses, as will the slim-fit grey suit from Barkers. The Mr Pink jacket from Zambesi teamed with a slim trouser, white shirt and leather tie is totally worthy of its badass moniker and oozes fashion swag.

Whether you wear a suit for work or fashion, in this weather a great coat is essential.

WORLDman's Peso coat fits that bill, especially when teamed with these beautiful cashmere-lined nappa leather gloves from Crane Brothers, a fabulous Paul Smith floral scarf and classic pair of Brando leather boots with a twist, both from Fifth Ave.

After decades in the rag trade the best advice I can give to a regular suit-wearer is to buy two pairs of trousers. If you let your trousers "relax between wears" - leave them to hang in an airy spot - and ensure you dryclean your entire suit at the same time, you should get maximum wear for your spend. Boys - it's time to suit up!

Get The Look: Suit Plus

The Line Up: Tailored Up

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