Suits are a staple of every gentleman’s wardrobe, and no man should be without a perfectly tailored suit. Getting a suit that fits perfectly should be the top of every man’s list when curating his wardrobe, and they are surprisingly versatile and can be made more casual or luxurious with just a few simple changes.
Eddie Redmayne isn’t just one of the best actors in the world right now – he’s also one of the best dressed. His selection of suits are impeccably tailored and styled in a way that is both chic and classic. Whether he’s braving a bold colour or unusual fabric, or keeping it more casual with a simple open shirt underneath, Redmayne’s suits are always on trend. He’s the quintessential English man – sophisticated, classic and effortlessly cool.
We’ve put together some of our favourite tailoring moments from Redmayne’s career and show you exactly how you can wear them. There’s everything from how to spice up your work suit to what to wear to stand out at a big event. Experiment with fabric, pattern and colour and make a simple cut become fashion-forward, whilst paying attention to the details can make the difference between blending out and being the best dressed in the room.
The Unusual Fabric
You don’t always need bold colours to stand out from the crowd. Picking a different fabric such as velvet is the easiest way to make even the simplest suit look luxurious. Eddie Redmayne wore a full velvet suit for the Les Miserables premiere in London, but if you’re not feeling brave enough to commit to a full ensemble, a velvet blazer is the perfect way to look effortlessly cool for a big event. Keep the rest of your look simple with a plain shirt to really let your suit do the talking.
Get the look with our Velvet Blazer
The Bold Colour
Wearing a bright coloured suit isn’t as scary as you might think. Bold colours are definitely in fashion right now, and going all out with a beautifully tailored suit in a block colour makes you look cool and confident. You don’t have to go for anything too outlandish – a bright blue or green work perfectly. Style it with a white shirt and complimentary coloured accessories such as a tie and pocket square.
Get the look with our Blue Tuxedo
The Effortlessly Cool Look
Perfect for a day at the races or a Summer wedding, this look is effortlessly chic. The timeless colour and cut is a wardrobe staple for every man and can be re-worn for plenty of occasions. One of the benefits of the three-piece suit is how versatile they are. They look impeccable during the day for a formal ceremony whilst allowing you to take off the jacket for a more relaxed but sophisticated look during the evening. The three-piece suit is deceptively smart, but you can keep it effortless with an open collared relaxed fit shirt in a darker colour to stop it looking too stuffy.
Get the look with our 3 Piece Suit
The Classic Cut
Clean, simple and straight to the point, this suit is a wardrobe staple for every gentleman. Pick a cut that is flattering and timeless, and make sure it fits you impeccably. If the fit isn’t quite right, make sure you take it to a tailor to get it just right. You can stick with a neutral colour such as black or grey, or add an extra element of style with a darker colour like Redmayne’s burgundy one. A simple neutral colour shirt and tie in a complimentary colour make this look something you can wear anywhere from the office to a wedding.
Get the look with our Burgundy Blazer
The Chic Accessories
Even the most basic suit can be made to look fashionable and stylish with the right accessories. Subtle pops of colour on the lining of a blazer or a brightly coloured tie or pocket square can turn a simple suit into something red carpet-worthy. Try being even more creative with your accessories and pop a pair of glasses in your top pocket, or ask your tailor to swap your plain coloured buttons for something more eye catching.
Whether you’re after a simple way to brighten up your day-to-day office wear, or looking to stand out at your next weeding ceremony, channelling Eddie Redmayne’s classic English charm and subtle stylish trends will keep you right – and make sure you’re the best dressed in the room.