Formal doesn’t mean ornate. Formal is done best as demure, quiet, subtle, understated. Let the details do the talking. This look, with small punctuation points with a satin-trimmed tuxedo and black suede boots, is ready for the theater or dinner at Le Bernardin. And, perhaps best of all, it’s comfortable — because formal should never mean restricting.
Cherwell Merino Wool Sweater by John Smedley $250
Slim Fit Satin Trimmed Wool Tuxedo by Canali $1,975
Suede Jodhpur Boots by Saint Laurent $895
Clover Sunglasses by David Kind $285 (lead photo)
Bigsby Sunglasses by Max Pittion $675 (pictured above)
Leather Cardholder by Connolly $165
Location: This look was shot at The Chatwal’s Producer Suite, in New York City. The Chatwal is a classic, 1930s Deco–inspired luxury hotel and a longtime home to NYC’s theater elite.