One suit, three ways

One suit, three ways

All work, no play (click here for picture)

This is a serious professional look. You can’t go wrong with a classic suit. This one has pinstripes in purple, or to be more specific, violet — “this season’s colour", according to Miglio.

Let the colour run through the rest of your outfit as well, with a self-patterned pale lilac shirt, a grey and violet striped tie, finished with a pair of brown leather lace-up shoes.

Not so serious (click here for picture)

“This look is professional, but with a twist. It can be worn by someone in a creative profession, maybe an architect," says Miglio. The same suit is paired with a striped shirt, over which a wool and cashmere knit sweater is worn. Use a brown leather bag and a pair of brown leather slip-ons.

Braving the elements (click here for picture)

Stay warm till you get to the boardroom. A black wool and cashmere turtleneck, which goes on under the suit; the outerwear is a protective “elements" jacket to keep out the cold. A leather carry-all, sunglasses with leather details, brown leather lace-ups and a pair of black leather gloves for additional insulation.

Products available at Ermenegildo Zegna stores in Mumbai and Bangalore. Prices range from Rs7,100 to Rs1.08 lakh.