Known for dressing discerning men and celebrities including Georges St-Pierre, Bruce Buffer and Rob Baker, custom and bespoke menswear shop King & Bay Custom Clothing takes us from day to night with a windowpane three-piece suit — styled three ways for the holidays.
One of the most fashionable times of the year is upon us. Parties are in the calendar and days are getting busier, but maintaining a sleek ensemble and looking the part is all part of the fun. We caught up with King & Bay Custom Clothing’s Style Expert, Aaron Ignacio, to learn about the three-piece suit every man needs in his wardrobe this holiday season.
With a distinct yet conservative work-appropriate pattern, the windowpane suit can be taken from the boardroom to a holiday party in the evening with the thoughtful addition of a few key accessories.
Business Appropriate In Bordeaux
We all appreciate a man in a good suit, but especially a man that knows how to take it from business to party in no time. Aaron Ignacio, Stylist at King & Bay Custom Clothing has inspired us with a 3-piece suit that allows you to experiment.
The windowpane suit is very conservative and work-friendly. It’s deep tone and versatility make it easy to pair with different shirts and ties. Ignacio says, “This first look features the full suit (with vest) along with a crisp white shirt and bordeaux wool polka dot tie”. He notes the wool texture in the tie brings the suit into the winter season perfectly, while the color combination between indigo and bordeaux is a classic and business look combining a deep cool tone with a deep warm tone.
Add A Pattern To Get Party Ready
Imagine a crazy day at the office and no time to eat lunch or change into a more party “vibin” suit? No worries gentlemen, the windowpane suit you smartly chose to wear this morning is meticulous and provides a dual purpose; it has the ability to transform into an evening suit.
The second look Ignacio styled for us features the suit without the vest. “A lavender shirt and a plum and indigo striped garza tie adds a subtle pattern mix that’s perfect for a holiday dinner party or festive night on the town,” he said.
Lose the Vest, Up the Contrast
Tie Front And Centre
The third look by King & Bay is a contrasting colour combination that puts the tie front and centre. “We dropped the vest and paired a powder blue shirt and tangerine diamond geometric tie for a less formal and more fun (read: ready to mingle) look,” said Ignacio. We love how the stark contrast in the colour of the tie serves as the centerpiece for the entire outfit.
Since opening in 2009, King & Bay Custom Clothing has provided the finest quality custom and bespoke menswear, sartorial education and unparalleled customer service to Toronto’s discerning men under the radar in its by-appointment-only lounge in Brookfield Place.
The King & Bay concept is simple — focus on fit and quality while cultivating each client’s personal style through the details. For more styling advice or to make an appointment, check out mykingandbay.com.