How to take your suit out of office - The Inside Pocket

Less work, more play.

HOW TO TAKE YOUR SUIT OUT OF OFFICE

LESS WORK, MORE PLAY
• WORDS: C. STEWART

Think suits should be filed away strictly under ‘officewear’? Our new generation of tailoring in bold designs and flexible cloth deserves a place in your downtime wardrobe too.

Go on – give your jeans the weekend off and see where your suit can take you.

An unstructured suit with added stretch and a graphic check pattern has ‘Saturday’ written all over it. Pair it with a button-down shirt, rolled-up trouser cuffs and trainers and you’ll be surprised how much better you’ll look and feel than if you’d done your usual weekend stuff in casual kit.

You’ll be the sharpest guy strolling around town, the cultured gent at the gallery and then the man making it look easy transitioning into the evening when you meet your friends at the pub – we bet your joggers wouldn’t stretch to all that.

Got lunch with the in-laws? A family party? Basically, going anywhere you need to make a bit of an effort but really want to be comfortable too? This is what a stretch suit was made for. It looks sharp – especially this one with its micro houndstooth pattern – but with 2% elastane, you’ll feel more like you’re wearing your Sunday casuals than a buttoned-up suit.

Skip the tie, throw in a comfortable knit and add some buckled monk shoes into the mix and you’ve achieved the delicate balance of looking like you care, but feeling like yourself.

Heading out-out? Beat dressed-up door policies at their own game with an outfit that looks sharp enough to get you in, but feels comfortable enough to keep you out all night.

This suit’s double-breasted fastening and form-fitting skinny fit will attract attention for all the right reasons. Up the ante in a boldly printed shirt and your suit just became your most reliable wingman.