It’s often said that classic men’s clothing is dead, but I’m not sure there’s ever been a better time for it. In the past, men were limited in terms of what they could wear and which tailors they could use. Nowadays, you can wear shirts of all colors to work and get Austro-Hungarian hand-welted shoes shipped to your door.
If you’re looking to get a suit or sport coat, check out The Armoury’s exclusive in-house line made by Ring Jacket, No Man Walks Alone’s exclusive cut with Sartoria Carrara, and Spier & Mackay. I like the first two because of their cut and silhouette, as they’re made with a soft, slightly extended shoulder that I think looks more flattering on a wider range of body types. I bought this cashmere-blend sport coat from The Armoury and love how well the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup coloring goes with mid-grey flannels and taupe-whipcords.
I’ve also never seen an affordable tailoring line that’s better than Spier & Mackay. Our own Pete reviewed Spier & Mackay’s Neapolitan-inspired tailoring and came away impressed.