For colourful characters
You don’t have to be an extravert to stand out – a splash of colour here or there can help you make a statement without saying a word. Here are a few ideas to add a bit of brightness to your business wardrobe
$2,300 GUCCI – VELVET BLAZER MRPORTER.COM This slim-fit stretch-cotton velvet blazer is a suave alternative to traditional black, grey or dark blue jackets. Made in Italy from plush burgundy velvet, this two-button blazer by Gucci includes three internal pockets as well as a chest welt and two front flap pockets. But what is really eye-catching is the lustrous satin lining, which has been printed with a rich floral design.
$302 EUGENIA KIM – GEOGINA FEDORA NET-A-PORTER.COM Celebrated New York City designer Eugenia Kim is many celebrities’ go-to girl for accessories, with the likes of Beyoncé Knowles, Charlize Theron, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker among her fans. Her hats in particular have brought her fame in the fashion world, including this elegant fedora, which takes the sophisticated approach in its use of colour. Brushed antique rose wool felt is finished with a cluster of blush flowers and black grosgrain ribbon.
$690 J.M. WESTON – 281 LE MOC SUEDE LOAFERS MRPORTER.COM French luxury shoe manufacturer J.M. Weston has been a footwear force since 1891, and while the majority of its men’s range can perhaps be described as ‘safe’, there are a few exceptions to the rule. The company’s loafers in particular can brighten up any outfit, with shocking pink, turmeric yellow and paprika orange efforts within its ranks. These bold red Le Moc loafers are sure to stop onlookers in their tracks.
$125 ETRO – PAISLEY-PRINT POCKET SQUARE MRPORTER.COM Many consider pocket squares a staple of men’s business getup, and Etro does not disappoint with its Paisley print designs. Full of character, the prints personalise any suit jacket, made from fluid silk-twill and with stitched rolled edges. The Paisley design comes in various colours and styles, with pink, green, yellow and blue versions readily available.