T.O.’s legendary designer Alfred Sung weighs in on the best blazers and bow ties in town — and picks his favourite tailored combos
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.
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