7 Trends From The Best-dressed Men In The World

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Instead of the usual T-shirt-clad tourist, twice a year the Renaissance city of Florence is overtaken by sartorially suave dandies.

Some 25,000 visitors descend on the Italian city of Florence for the biannual Pitti Uomo, an influential tradeshow featuring the latest menswear and accessories. As the city becomes a veritable stomping ground of well-dressed peacocks, we take some style cues from the best-dressed men in the world on how to update your wardrobe this spring.

Wrist action

Beyond the watch, beaded bracelets or silver cuffs show the cultured side of the well-travelled man. Tateossian leather combination lock bracelet, Holt Renfrew 

Suitably attired

Consider the blue suit – always a worthy investment. And it doesn’t have to be banker blue – try just a pale blue blazer to lighten up your look and pair it with chinos or jeans.

Double denim

While Canadians have always embraced denim on denim, the fashion world has now made it uber-trendy. Just keep your denims in different hues, and every man should have a classic denim jacket in his wardrobe.

Tie one on

Say hello to the summer scarf – which livens up any look. John Varvatos scarf, Harry Rosen

Sock it to me

Dip your toes into fashion’s colourful mood with socks in punchy patterns. Paul Smith socks, simons.ca

Go hands-free

As an alternative to the time-worn briefcase, opt for a chic backpack. Desert camo backpack, hunterboots.com

Top hatters

Stylish and protective from summer’s rays, cap your look off with a cool straw chapeau. Straw hat, simons.ca

A version of this article appeared in the April 2017 issue with the headline, “Natty By Nature,” p. 20.