When it comes to tailoring, the heritage look is the peak of style. TV shows like Peaky Blinders have only made the look even more popular (with season five already off to fiery start). Effortless suits and sharp-as-you-like tailoring, the well-dressed men of stage and screen have become a new kind of style icon, and the look is much easier to wear than you think. Waistcoats at the ready, discover our tips for nailing the heritage look.
Everyday wear for the 1910s man – and this timeless approach to tailoring works just as well now. Take your style cues from the era and go for a slim-cut suit or trousers. A darker palette nods back to this style-defining look, while checks and tweeds are ideal for a heritage touch. While the clip-on shirt collars of the time may not be a favourite these days, a traditional granddad collar shirt is a modern way to get the look. There’s no need for a tie here, but to keep up appearances have your top button fastened.
Nothing quite says confidence like a man who can layer well. Don’t let your look down with ill-fitting outerwear, nod to the trend with a tailored overcoat. A smart and well-tailored overcoat is just the thing to complement your 3-piece and protect against the elements. Pick a coat in a heavier weight fabric for a structured shape that will never date.
You’re sure to peak in the style stakes with a good accessory, or two. First up, the cap. It may be more distinctive than your usual get-up, but a peaked cap is what gives this tailored look a bit of an edge. Next, a pair of a lace-up shoes is essential. Traditionally this look is finished off with boots, but you can definitely get away with something a little smarter. And lastly, go that extra mile with a pocket square. Choose muted tones or subtle prints to tie the whole look together and show your personality.