Putting It Together: Suit Separates
New & Lingwood have some great suit separates in their SS18 collection. The ability to mix and match your tailoring will give you more options to wear and also extend the season in which you can wear them.
The Prince checked suit in its three-piece glory would be ideal for an informal Summer wedding or festive event. It would be an interesting and sartorial change-of-pace to wear to watch the tennis at Wimbledon or for the Henley Regatta. The jacket makes for an excellent sports jacket and the lightweight merino wool combines well with tan cotton chinos or, for the more dandy, the cream flannel trousers. But you can really have some fun with the three pieces.
Wear the jacket and waistcoat with chinos for a very smart, casual look. Good chinos work well with most blazers and sports jackets regardless of the colour. They are the most versatile of trousers and you should have several pairs from N&L's excellent palette. Beige or navy chinos act as a "neutraliser" and allows the wearer to have a little more expression with his choice of tie or sock. Picking up the jacket colour with the colour of your socks is subtle and elegant. And at New & Lingwood, you can be assured the correct hue is available.
The checked waistcoat can be worn without the matching jacket either with the corresponding trousers and a plain jacket, such as the cream Edmonton linen jacket or as an accent piece with a plain suit. A useful change-of-pace if you need to give your business suit a different feel. If you have the three pieces of the Edmonton cream linen ensemble and the Prince checked suit you have a dozen options of two and three-piece combinations. The cream herringbone linen waistcoat is particularly versatile and could be worn with anything from full morning dress in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot or as a simple outerwear piece at a casual Summer garden party.
By mixing the cream linen jacket with wool suit trousers or silk/linen blends, such as the dashing Julius trousers, you will also be able to wear it for a longer than just high Summer.
And don't forget the trousers! We often see suit jackets worn with chinos or jeans, but you shouldn't dismiss them as the partner to a plain jacket. The Duke windowpane trousers and the Prince check make great options when worn with a plain cotton or linen shirt, or a piece of fine knitwear. Wear with simple dark brown or tan suede loafers and brightly coloured sock. A perfect look to wear for dinner whilst on vacation. They can be dressed-down further and worn with sneakers and a simple plain white or navy t-shirt.