Spring Suits From InStitchu

With Spring Racing Carnival and the spring wedding season in full swing, it is time to update your wardrobe, and your groom-to-be needs to get a fabulous spring suit!

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Spring brings sunshine, clear skies, beautiful seasonal flowers and joyful outdoor events such as the races and weddings. For female fashion spring always means a profusion of vibrant hues and fluttery and lightweight materials. The ideal outfit for a racing event or a daytime wedding would be a fabulous cocktail frock topped with a fashionable hat. But men’s fashion can be just as exciting and colourful as well!

The key to a stylish spring look for me is a chic, perfectly tailored suit. Head Style Consultant at InStitchu, Tim Aquino shares his tips for dos and don’ts of male Spring Racing Carnival fashion, and we think these advices can also be useful for grooms, groomsmen and anyone invited to attend a spring wedding:

  1. Think outside the box and pick a brighter, more fashionable colour rather than staying true to black, navy or dark grey shades which are great for winter, but might seem a bit drab on a sunny spring day. A lighter shade of blue, soft charcoal, khaki or beige are the perfect hues, and the suit can be paired with a quality white shirt, an appropriate tie and polished shoes. 
  2. The suit should be perfectly fitted. This is especially important for occasions such as weddings and spring races, and a bespoke suit is always the best choice, especially for a groom.
  3. Choose a fabric which is pleasant and comfortable enough for a big outdoor event. A beige linen suit is ideal for a very hot day, and it makes an elegant choice for an outdoor wedding ceremony.
  4. Experienced stylists say that there are three key things to look for in a suit: it should fit like a glove, the colour should match the skin tone, and accessories must work well with it.
  5. Finally, the confidence is the most important accessory, whether the occasion is a social gathering or one’s own wedding. A man who feels comfortable with who he is will certainly look dapper in his suit!

Tim also has five fabulous suit suggestions from InStitchu for the Spring Racing Carnival and the wedding season. Each one is named after a famous Australian racing personality, and we love both the colours and the tailoring.

The Mr Handcock II

The Mr Handcock II

The Mr Handcock II is a beautifully balanced suit. The white shirt underneath the jacket provides the necessary contrast, while the tie keeps everything together and adds a little splash of colour and pattern as well.

Mr Pike

Mr Pike

This jacket is understated, just like its namesake (the jockey that made Phar Lap a household name), lending the wearer an air that he knows his own style. Made from a premium wool/linen blend, this double breasted jacket is perfect for a day at the races.

Mr Cummings

Mr Cummings

Honouring the legend that is Bart Cummings, this suit is fit for a king. Understated charcoal blue with a windowpane design, it is made from premium 100% wool in a super 110.

Mr Montana

Mr Montana

Mr Montana likes a few select pleasures. Long lunches Riviera side with Mr Campari and Dupre is one of them. “Stay cool in linen” is what Mr Montana always said with his hallmark cheeky grin. 73% Wool 27% Linen Super 130’s.

Mr Boss

Mr Boss

The beauty is in the name. Wear this rakish grey glen plaid jacket and all will know that you are the Boss. Named after the 3 time Melbourne Cup winning champion jockey of Makybe Diva, Glen Boss. Featuring a notch lapel and made from premium Super 130's 100% wool.

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