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CASUAL SUITING

Every man should have a few suits in his wardrobe.  There I’ve said it, it is essential!  But hear me out because it doesn’t mean the traditional suit as you know it this season.  There are occasions in one’s everyday world that a suit fits in perfectly, and this is what you need to learn more about.

The suit is making an impact, and it’s time for leisure to be the hero of your suiting, not work.  You may be off-duty, but your style shouldn’t have an excuse to take a break.  There is a way to make casual and comfortable on-trend effortlessly.  Sure, you may not need to put on your finest suit just to run errands on a Saturday, but presenting yourself well is always a good idea and this, is where casual suiting comes in.

Here are three significant movements in men’s suiting you need to know this year to keep your everyday looks sartorial:

COLOUR

Suits have long embodied formality which has meant that wearing one has, in the past, been restricted to in shades of navy, black or charcoal. This season you are likely to see suits in baby blue, khaki green and maroon. Of course, this may make a suit inappropriate in some occasional settings, but it also makes it fun to wear out on an evening or dress it down in an off-duty look – giving you much more use out of a suit investment this season. Remember, the colour looks best when indulged in confidently, so pick something that isn’t too far from your traditional pick.

The Look: Bowning jacket $399, Bowning trouser $199, Regular fit t-shirt $99.95; M.J. Bale

TRACK ACTION

Suiting is breaking away from traditional fabrics and favouring key comfort details. In turn, this means doing it with less structure – things are decidedly more athleisure this winter.

MATCHLESS STYLE

Separates are not technically a suit, but winter gives you the ability to appreciate the smartness of wearing tailored but unmatched garments. A tailored jacket and smart chinos or heritage printed trousers can look as presentable as a suit, without all of the formal connotations that casual suiting is striving for. Remember, separates also look that much more modern and relaxed when you’ve got trends to feature. The biggest tip, buy your separates separately. Invest in a stylish blazer and some top-notch khakis or flannels; this will make it easier to keep it casual.

The Look: Paviro jacket $699, Bakeer Ashby merino t neck $169, McQueen chino $129.95; M.J. Bale OR Verona Sky Blue Glen Check $199, Classic Light Blue Check Shirt $89.95, Brera White Cotton Chino $89.95; Peter Jackson

Christie Serhan (Née Sutherland), has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities.  Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines.  Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for The Star Entertainment Group through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few.  Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.

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