A prep-by-prep guide

FIRST PLACE: AUTUMN BLUES

BOGLIOLI “DOVER” BLAZER $1,595 / GREGORY ALLEN BOW TIE $90

“To me, there’s nothing more comfortable and sensible than to wear a navy blazer,” says Alfred Sung. “This blazer I like because it’s made with a doublefaced fabric … it has no shoulder pads at all, with a totally natural shoulder. It’s a beautiful jacket.” As for finding this blazer’s mate in bow ties, Sung selects a Gregory Allen creation. “It’s a bit stiff, but the colour and the pattern I like.”

Where to get it: (blazer) Nicolas Menswear, 153 Cumberland St.; (bow tie) Gotstyle, 60 Bathurst St.

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MAN OF STEEL

KIN BLAZER $725 / GREGORY ALLEN BOW TIE $90

Sung is drawn to this stiff blazer’s hue: “the charcoal colour is very nice. And I like the shape of the lapel.” He chooses a black-andwhite tartan bow tie to match.

Where to get it: (blazer) Uncle Otis, 22 Bellair St.; (bow tie) www.gregoryallencompany.com

 

LINER NOTES IT

PAUL ZILERI BLAZER $1,695 / HAIGHT & ASHBURY BOW TIE $55

“This blazer is classic. It’s black with a subtle air force blue check. I’d wear it with an oxford blue shirt.” As for his bow tie selection, Sung describes this one as “very quiet, very classic.”

Where to get it: (blazer) Testa Uomo, 2085 Yonge St.; (bow tie) www.haightandashbury.ca

 

BLACK TIE WITH FLAIR

HAIGHT & ASHBURY BLAZER $395 / HAIGHT & ASHBURY BOW TIE $55

“This is sort of a tuxedo-style jacket. I like the contrast of the lapel and the fabric.” Sung chooses a polka-dot bow tie to “add a bit of texture, make it look less stuffy.”

Where to get it: Leigh and Harlow, Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd.

     

BLACK AND BLUE

ZEGNA GRITTI BLAZER $1,095 / THOMAS PINK BOW TIE $70

“Nice and soft,” says Sung. “I like the lapel shape, and I like the double vent.” Moving on to bow ties, Sung opts for plaid. “This is fairly classic, masculine at the same time,” he says.

Where to get it: (blazer) Le Firme, 95 East Beaver Creek Rd.; (bow tie) Holt Renfrew
 

THE PATRIOT

RED CANOE UPLAND BLAZER $370 HAIGHT & ASHBURY BOW TIE $55

“This blazer’s fairly fitted, [and] I like things that are cut closer to the body,” Pointing to a plaid bow tie, Sung says, “This works perfect with the jacket. Modern, classic.”

Where to get it: (blazer) Red Canoe, 1356 Dundas St. W.; (bow tie) Haight & Ashbury

VELVET UNDERGROUND

DRYKORN BLAZER $695 / BURBERRY BOW TIE $185

“I think I would prefer this in a black cotton velveteen,” says Sung, ever honest. He suggests this jacket be paired with a “solid black” accessory and chooses a slim bow tie.

Where to get it: (blazer) Gotstyle; (bow tie) Holt Renfrew, Yorkdale Mall, 1 Yorkdale Rd.
     

WATCH VIDEO OF ALFRED PICKING HIS FAVOURITE COMBO

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