We get it. Sometimes corporate dress codes can stifle individuality, but the suit is one of menswear's longest-standing style items. The tailored ensemble is the easiest way to look sharp instantly. With the foundation laid, you can add accessories to make it more you.
Contemporary suit-wearers should reconsider colour and inject tasteful prints. The classic Prince of Wales grey suit is having a renaissance. Cut square on the shoulder, the check jacket should sit neatly; the trousers should sit snug on the waist with a flat front design and minimal trouser break.
Inject a waistcoat for a nostalgic note, but also a contemporary edge. Not many guys opt for three-piece nowadays, but it's a great way to add warmth and depth to a flat suit look. For a tonal finish, add in a silk knit grey tie, a business-crisp white shirt and a perforated black leather derby shoe.
Checks, perforation and knitted fabrics - texture allows for subtle personality to push through, without rebelling against office codes.
Model wears: Peter Jackson Trench, Dr Denim shirt from General Pants Co, SABA Sweater, Neuw jeans from David Jones, Shubar Bradbury Boots.