5 Spring Suiting Tips for Stylish Men

By The Editors
March 9, 2015 9:00 am

Woe to the man who wears a heavy fall suit in the temperate climes of spring.

No, what you need is something lightweight. With fresh colors and tones. And did we mention lightweight?

To help set you straight, we tapped one of our favorite tailors, Zach Uttich, proprietor of the new West Loop made-to-measure shop BLVDier.

We highly recommend you get there.

Because Zach’s a highly detailed fella, a Suitsupply alum and a sultan of swagger who keeps no secrets. So we turned to him for advice on getting handsome this season.

Fresh Spring Fit
“The chest and shoulders of a jacket are key to good fit. But don’t stop there. Sleeves should show off some cuff. Make sure the waist is nipped in accordingly. This is essential when there are no layers to hide under.”

The Checked Coat
“Every man needs a jacket that goes three ways: with jeans, navy slacks and grey trousers. Go with a checked coat that highlights the core colors of your wardrobe.”

New Season, New Colors
“Sky blue, raspberry, rich navy and British tan will be big this year. This Glen plaid [above] has two of those four colors. Pair it with a white shirt, cognac shoes and a bright pocket square for an easy weekday office look.”

Sock Detail
“Rule of thumb: keep your socks a shade darker than your pants when it’s cold, and a shade lighter when it’s warm. Bresciani and Pantherella are my picks.”

Simple Upkeep
“Jiffy’s been making clothes steamers since 1940. It’s what every clothier uses and the J-2000 is top of the line. Maintenance is just as important as fit.”

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