How to pick an off-the-peg suit

Suiting and booting for the office doesn’t have to be dull; mix textures, prints and colour this season to pack a personality punch into your attire

  • The three-piece: jacket: Dh695, waistcoat: Dh350, shirt: Dh195, trousers: Dh350, tie: Dh145, all at Zara; shoeImage Credit: Grace Paras/ANM
  • Prints: suit: dh2,485, Ted Baker, shirt: Dh475, Lucky De Luca at Bloomingdale’s, tie: Dh145, Zara, belt: Dh295Image Credit: Grace Paras/ANM
  • Textures: jacket: Dh575, Zara, shirt: Dh175, Topman, trousers: Dh350, Zara, tie: Dh145, Zara, pocket square: DImage Credit: Grace Paras/ANM
  • Think blue: suit: Dh5,800, Corneliani, shirt: Dh875, Eton, tie: Dh250, Jamie’s Britt, all at Bloomingdale’s, cImage Credit: Grace Paras/ANM
  • The scarf: suit: Dh6,850, Armani at Bloomingdale’s, shirt: Dh295, Sacoor Brothers, scarf: Dh145, Zara, pocket Image Credit: Grace Paras/ANM
  • Checkmate: jacket with pocket square: Dh695, Zara, shirt: Dh745, Ted Baker, tie: Dh145, Zara, wallet file: Dh2Image Credit: Grace Paras/ANM
alpha

Style tips

Look 1 and 3

Take a witty approach to slick city dressing by clashing prints this season. Spots, stripes and checks definitely go if you blend your colour palette correctly. Finish your ensemble by adding a silk pocket square to complete a rakishly refined look.

Look 4

Blue is the new black, and this slimfitting style is a fail-safe option with dashing formal flair. Be brave and go for brighter shades of blue over the usual plain navy.

Look 5 and 6

Check is synonymous with British heritage and is enjoying a revival due to its
unabashed confident style. Be bold and pair with a scarf – aside from a contrasting pocket square this is the perfect addition to your new season repertoire.