Make your Lapel Pop
That buttonhole on your lapel isn’t just for prom boutonnieres and statesman-like flag pins. While you want to avoid affixing anything oversized or overly flashy, you can use this space to make an understated color statement with a pin or a small fabric lapel flower.
Patch an Elbow
Suede elbow patches aren’t just for professors who have been wearing the same wide-wale corduroy blazer since the Carter administration. Make them equal parts dashing and professorial by having your tailor stitch on a statement patch in a bright color.
Sport a Square
Your pocket square doesn’t have to peacock out of your breast pocket in a poof or a triangle fold in order to get noticed. Sometimes a simple square fold peeking out subtly is enough to enliven a simple coat.
Flash Color at the Cuff
Accepting French Cuffs and, of course, the cufflinks that come with them, is a simple way to breathe new life into any and all old garments. If you want to add a bit of snazziness without blinding anyone, colorful woven silk is the perfect choice.