January 9, 2018

From pinstriped pants to embroidered belts and embossed shoes, formal wear has been elevated with sartorial detailing to add a modern feel when it comes to dressing up. Designers like Givenchy and Alexander McQueen, defy standard norms with pieces that are a pure blend of fashion artistry with their play on textures and accoutrements. So, if don’t want a standard black blazer or belt, here are 5 alternatives that are more contemporary with an injection of fun and irreverence.  


Givenchy Multipockets Jacket with Metallic Details

Blazers are always a staple when it comes to formal wear and Givenchy’s unconventional design with cool details, evokes a utilitarian feel. The mix of metallic buttons and zipped pockets will appeal to your edgier side.

Haider Ackermann Double Waisted Trousers Kunzite Black

If you’re into monochrome tones, then you’ll love Haider Ackermann’s high waisted black and white pinstriped trousers. Just throw on any dark or patterned blazer, and you’re ready to go from day to night. The double belt loops add a nice touch of stylistic detailing too.


Alexander McQueen Bib Detail Shirt

Alexander McQueen’s Bib Detail shirt is a more contemporary version of your traditional tuxedo shirt, which features a mandarin collar and tonal leather bib. The ribbing design enhances its versatility so you can play it down or suit up if you want to be more debonair.

Versace Embroidered Argyle Palazzo Belt

No suit is complete without a buckled belt and if you’re looking for flamboyance, Versace pulls out all the stops. Embroidered with African tribal inspired argyle patterns and finished with their signature Medusa head buckle, this accessory is a statement on its own.

Paul Smith Black Patent Leather ‘Jesse’ Shoes with Feather Emboss

A pair of shoes says a lot about a man’s personality and Paul Smith’s feather embossed Jesse shoes will definitely give the impression that you’re a man about town. These sleek and shiny Derbys with intricate feather motifs will enhance your formal attire with an understated flair, and did I mention that they’re comfortable to boot?


Image Credits: Givenchy, Haider Ackermann, Alexander McQueen, Versace, Paul Smith