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How to always be outfit-ready in 2020

New decade, new way to dress.

HOW TO ALWAYS BE OUTFIT-READY IN 2020

A NEW DECADE, A NEW WAY TO DRESS
• WORDS: L. HOLMES

We’re all guilty of spending too much money over the festive period with the upshot being that, after the splurge, we start off the new year with a cash flow that is often reduced to a very unimpressive trickle.

So if you had any suit shopping plans for the start of 2020, there’s perhaps nothing quite as depressing as trying to salvage said plans on a virtually non-existent budget.

But fear not because help is at hand, with some of our bestselling suits now available to hire for almost every occasion, guaranteeing that you’ll look the part you need to play without having to break open your piggy bank.

SO WHAT STYLE OF SUIT SHOULD I HIRE FOR MY JOB INTERVIEW?

There’s a lot to be said for dressing for the job you want, which is why hiring a suit might just be the smartest move you can make. If you’re levelling up, your current wardrobe might not match your career aspirations. Our advice? The Performance suit is a workhorse when it comes to that round of job interviews you’ve managed to get lined up.

Yes, it’s plain and simple but it’s water-repellant, crease-proof and stain-resistant to boot. In fact, it’s the holy trinity of all that you could want from a suit when you’re set on making that vital first impression.

Alternatively, if you’re in the market for a suit that has a little more styling brio then look no further than the Moss 1851 navy black check. Keep this patterned suit stripped back and you’ll stand out for all the right reasons.

Also worth remembering: hiring a suit comes with major eco-credentials, because if you only ever intend to wear it for your job interview, then you’re already taking a step back from our throw-away culture without even trying.

WHAT IF I’VE BEEN INVITED TO LOTS OF WEDDINGs THIS YEAR?

If the wedding invites are already beginning to stack up then you might already be mentally calculating the cost of all those outfits. You’ve got two options: you can invest in a suit that you’ll style differently the whole season, or you can take the opportunity to hire your look and have something new to wear to every time without the guilt of one-use wear.

With its thicker (read: warmer) fabric, our Donegal suit is ideal for early spring nuptials. Not only will you look particularly on-point, but you’ll also be well-prepped against the UK’s notoriously inclement weather.

And if you’re lucky enough to be heading somewhere warm or are one of those chaps that never seems to feel the cold, the lightweight Moss London neutral suit hits the sophisticated-wedding-guest bullseye, especially when worn in tandem with a pastel shirt and matching tie.

BUT I’M PLANNING MY OWN WEDDING AND HAVE TO KIT OUT ALL OF MY GROOMSMEN

If you’re actually having to organise your own wedding and have generously offered to dress your groomsmen, then hiring their suits will definitely help your pennies go further.

One of our most popular suits, the Moss London sage herringbone is a real crowd-pleaser and its soft shade will suit pretty much everyone. Style it with neutral floral shirts while matching the colour of the tie with the pocket square. Pale pinks and blues will set off sage nicely.

I’VE GOT AN IMPORTANT MEETING BUT I DON’T USUALLY WEAR A SUIT TO WORK

With that make-or-break work pitch looming on the horizon it goes without saying that you want to make an impact professionally. But what if your usual weekday wardrobe is decidedly too casual? Here’s where hiring comes into its own: you get to look the part in front of that potential new client, without shelling out on kit you’re not sure you’ll wear again. Our grey twill three-piece has all the hallmarks of a suit that means big business. All you need do is wear it with a crisp white shirt.

And if you win the pitch and need to maintain your new professional appearance? Well, you know where we are.