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Windowpane Two-Piece Wool Suit
Canali
Sold by: Neiman Marcus

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Grey, especially light grey now that it’s spring, remains an important fashion color for gents. This all wool grey suit with a white and blue windowpane overlay pattern from Canali is a beautiful update for the season. Made in Italy, Canali is known for its superb fit and truly luxe quality. Pair it with a white spread collar dress shirt and a light blue tie for a modern, professional look. This is a suit you will come back to year after year, for work or even a daytime wedding.
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03/17/2015

Suits & Sport Coats: Updates for the Modern Gent

A great suit is the answer to so many dressing decisions. The ladies think we have it so easy. Let’s make sure that’s true. Suits have always been a key part of a gent’s wardrobe. If you wear one to work every day, or just on special occasions; if you need to “dress up” or “look professional”, a suit is the answer. This season, though, they are actually a fashion staple, too – especially the iconic navy suit. When they are showing a classic navy suit on the runways, we know it’s a great season to pick out some new ones to have in your arsenal. With the importance of suits, sport coats become even more popular with designers, too. And investing in both is just that – an investment in “you”. Good quality and fit make all the difference in the world. Adding an equally well-made shirt, tie, and shoes will ensure you are looking dapper and appropriate in every situation. Don’t forget, ensuring a great fit is key. But don’t let that deter you from shopping online. Your local tailor can help with any adjustments you may need to get that perfect fit, and we absolutely encourage you to do so. That personalized touch is often the best way to get that custom look. It’s the finishing touch to looking like a million bucks.

Take a look at a few of our favorites here, and then head over to Fashion Finds, to see more of our favorites for work, and after 5. If you like something, just click on the “Shop It” button to buy it from our suggested retailer. And let us know what you think through the comments section below and on social media.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/boss-hugo-boss-james-sharp-trim-fit-wool-suit/3931435
BOSS Hugo Boss - James/Sharp Trim Fit Wool Suit
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BOSS Hugo Boss - James/Sharp Trim Fit Wool Suit
James/Sharp Trim Fit Wool Suit
BOSS Hugo Boss
Sold by: Nordstrom

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A blue stripe suit is a staple in a gent’s wardrobe. It goes to the office, as effortlessly as it goes to evening events. This narrow chalk stripe from Hugo Boss is a top pick for it’s quality, versatility, and timeless contemporary fit. Wear it with a white spread collar dress shirt and blue stripe tie for important meetings or formal events. Pair it with a pattern blue shirt and optional tie when you want a less formal look.
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=55362526
Polo Ralph Lauren - Grey Fresco Suit
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Polo Ralph Lauren - Grey Fresco Suit
Grey Fresco Suit
Polo Ralph Lauren
Sold by: Ralph Lauren

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This light grey suit from Polo Ralph Lauren will answer all your daytime business needs. The lightweight wool is super 150’s (that’s the good stuff) from a 350-year old Italian mill known for its fine fabrics. One of our favorite things about the jacket is the interesting lapel detail – it’s a 3-button jacket, but the lapel is rolled to the second button, creating the look and function of a 2-button coat. The fit is modern classic with a trimmer look to the jacket and pant that is great on most gents. We suggest pairing it with a white ground pattern shirt and dark blue tie.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/o/boss-hugo-boss-wool-mohair-suit-stretch-cotton-sport-shirt/3979566
BOSS Hugo Boss - Keys/Shaft Trim Fit Wool & Mohair Suit
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BOSS Hugo Boss - Keys/Shaft Trim Fit Wool & Mohair Suit
Keys/Shaft Trim Fit Wool & Mohair Suit
BOSS Hugo Boss
Sold by: Nordstrom

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A little fabric knowledge goes a long way when shopping for a suit. After all, what you are buying is a bolt of fabric cut and sewn into the shape of a jacket and pant. So, here’s a little something about the wool and mohair fabric used for this Hugo Boss beauty. One might not think mohair is a go-to summer yarn, but mohair actually comes from the hair of the Angora goat and that hair has natural wicking properties, which makes it great for warmer weather. It’s a durable and resilient fiber that has a high luster and sheen and that gives the fabric a truly luxe finish. The medium brown color of this contemporary fitting suit picks up this natural luster perfectly, and it’s a great shade for the season. It’s easy to pair a blue or white dress shirt and tie, but you can also wear a blue check button up for those days when you want to leave the tie at home.
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=56542946
Polo Ralph Lauren - II Glen Plaid Suit
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Polo Ralph Lauren - II Glen Plaid Suit
II Glen Plaid Suit
Polo Ralph Lauren
Sold by: Ralph Lauren

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A black and cream glen plaid linen/wool fabric is a classic look for summer. The Italian fabric blends linen with wool to reduce the wrinkled look of linen, and create a really comfortable feel for the warmer months. Polo Ralph Lauren’s interpretation is timeless, but with details like the soft shoulder and roll of the slightly narrower lapel, that give it a very current look. The fit is modern and looks great on most gents. Wear it to the office or to a summer wedding. This suit looks great with a white or blue spread collar shirt and a black silk knit tie.
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Milano-Fit-Windowpane-Three-Piece-1818-Suit/MK00527,default,pd.html
Brooks Brothers - Milano Fit Windowpane Three-Piece 1818 Suit
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Brooks Brothers - Milano Fit Windowpane Three-Piece 1818 Suit
Milano Fit Windowpane Three-Piece 1818 Suit
Brooks Brothers
Sold by: Brooks Brothers

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While Brooks Brothers isn’t traditionally known for their slimmer, contemporary fits, their Milano model has a modern look that fits the bill perfectly. The narrow lapel and trim-fitting jacket and pant are beautifully made (and they’ll do pant hems for free online, and any other alterations can be brought to your local store). This Italian made, grey windowpane pattern is so dapper in a 3-piece suit. Vests are trending and this is a great place to incorporate one. Wear it with a white spread collar shirt and blue and brown tie to finish the outfit.
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Fitzgerald-Fit-Twill-Suit/MK00540,default,pd.html
Brooks Brothers - Fitzgerald Fit Twill Suit
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Brooks Brothers - Fitzgerald Fit Twill Suit
Fitzgerald Fit Twill Suit
Brooks Brothers
Sold by: Brooks Brothers

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A stone colored cotton suit is a summer staple and even more so with white and off-white being so popular. This suit is so versatile. It easily works for the office, and it’s also the perfect suit for a daytime outdoor wedding or graduation. Brooks Brothers’ all-cotton twill fabric is just right. The Fitzgerald model has an updated look with narrower lapels and a shorter jacket. The fit is on the classic side of modern, so it a nice fit for most gents that has a timeless feel. Keep it simple and fresh with a white shirt and narrower cotton gingham check tie.
 

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