Versatility at Its Finest: The Suit

Yes, the suit! It’s time for a new year and a new you. Wipe the slate clean, give your closet a bit of a clean-out and refresh, refresh, refresh. 

A new suit from Christopher James that fits you well could be one of the most comfortable, luxurious, versatile pieces of clothing in your closet. Many an office in the area is going suit-free and opting for casual dress codes, but a suit from Hickey Freeman, Coppley or Byron is like having multiple outfits at the ready. 

Here’s how: Wear your blazer to work over a button-down shirt from Robert Graham and sweater for that important breakfast meeting, dinner out with your significant other, that meeting with your boss when you talk about your next move up the career ladder or brunch with your in-laws this winter. Your in-laws will be thrilled to see you look even more spiffy than usual. 

And the suit trousers, you ask? Nowhere to be seen. Pair the suit jacket with 34 Heritage or Paige jeans. Colored chinos can also do the trick. You’ll look neat and put together without fearing that you’re overdressed. You’ll also thank us for recommending you wear layers in the dead of winter. Restaurants are drafty and temperatures in older office buildings are sometimes not well regulated. You’ll appreciate having a blazer and a few extra layers of warmth. 

Now it’s time to let the trousers shine. Skip the suit jacket and pair the pants with an extraordinarily soft cashmere sweater from Peter Millar. Or pick a boldly patterned button-down shirt from Stenstrom’s. It’s a new year! Be bold! You can also wear the quarter-zip sweater by Robert Graham you received for Christmas over a shirt. A pair of leather refined sneaks by Trask and you’re set! Yes, you can pull it off. 

Stop in at Christopher James and we’ll show you how to pull it all off. Start with the ever-versatile suit and you’re set for anything life throws at you.

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