The one thing in your wardrobe that might become your most versatile asset is the simple suit. Despite it’s original formal purpose as an everyday office suit, or a special occasion fail-safe, tailoring has come a long way, and partnered with the rise of street wear, the new, relaxed rebellion of suiting is here.
We’ve teamed up with iconic Australian relaxed menswear brand SABA to give away a SABA suit, ZURII weekender bag and a 6-month subscription to gentSac. Just to help you along the way. For your chance to win, tap here to enter.
In the meantime, these are the anti-rules to the modern day gentleman.
Pay attention to fit
Although we’re here to break traditionalist suiting, it shouldn’t mean you completely disregard fit. Although looser, more relaxed suits have moved in, it is always important to consider body shape and height before all else.
SABA Collins Jacquard Suit Jacket / $479 AUD SHOP NOW
SABA Cole Gingham Shirt / $149 AUD SHOP NOW
Give it the boot
Gone are the days that the loafer and brogue ruled the suit. For a more modern look, channel your inner ’60s rocker and add a boot to the mix. Not only will it give you a sartorial edge, but the style is far from precious, and will last you longer than any dress shoe.
SABA Oscar Chelsea Boot / $229 AUD SHOP NOW
We all know those people who spend every weekend at nightclubs and swear by the t-shirt and suit. Once mocked for openly committing a style sin, the t-shirt has made a major comeback – but it doesn’t mean its free for all. Stick to the classic crew neck shirt, a slim fit, and choose a colour in the same shade as your suit.
SABA Daniel Crew Neck in Teal / $59 AUD SHOP SIMILAR
SABA Loch Item Jacket / $449 AUD SHOP NOW
While casual dressing looks to a slew of different styles, most of the time they will always be dependent on what’s trending. No matter if its high-street or luxury fashion, trends will always pass so it is always good to pair trending items with classic pieces. Try one trend per look, like a bold print.
SABA Lloyd Print Shirt / $129 AUD SHOP NOW
SABA Ryan Print Shirt / $129 AUD SHOP NOW
Mix and Match
The old-rule around matching colours is no longer viable, so if you’re keen to mix and match you’ll give yourself an endless amount of options to play with. Stand out from the crowd and prove your style skill. If you don’t know where to start, try tonal colours and base shades and experiment from there.
SABA Collins Twill Suit Jacket / $499 AUD SHOP NOW
SABA Ryder Chino / $129 AUD SHOP NOW
Just for kicks
If you need a contemporary kick for your tailored kit, try a pair of sneakers for the ultimate anti-suit. Avoid looking like a commuter by steering clear of the gym sneaker and opting for a clean lifestyle trainer instead. White and black are always a fail-safe, and if you want to take it to the next level, add in a polo for a sporty vibe.
SABA Andre Mercerised Polo / $79 AUD SHOP NOW
Axel Arigato Clean 90 Sneaker / $249 AUD SHOP NOW
For your chance to win a SABA suit, ZURII weekender bag and a 6-month subscription to gentSac click here to enter.