If a man's wardrobe is his art gallery, Hugo Boss has just shown you how to seriously elevate your curation game. The powerhouse's latest collection features more options for layering colours, silhouettes and textures making it paint-by-numbers easy to get creative with combinations of sleek blazers, go-to knits and statement overcoats hitting Australian stores for the cooler months.
Emerging from the glossy depths of a New York runway, the Boss Curated collection takes inspiration from the diversity of design and architectural elements comprising Manhattan's art scene.
This thematic direction reminds the modern gent that confident yet understated dressing is indeed an art form, and one best mastered through impeccable tailoring, invigorated proportions and perhaps a rush of blush pink where you least expect it.
The perfect canvas
Any master of elevated style will tell you that it all starts with the suit. This is the canvas upon which to build your seasonal look. Essential to Boss's DNA, the suit continues to evolve this season with more effortless charisma (and versatility) than ever before.
Sporty influences see relaxed silhouettes executed in lux fabrications, as the double-breasted blazer is reinvigorated through a series of leathers, wools and high-sheen twills.
Accents of deep pink and camel round out a classic palette of navy, black and mottled grey; a sumptuous mix of business and pleasure.
What layers beneath?
Time to sharpen that curator's eye.
This collection offers endless opportunities for creative expression when it comes to layering wardrobe essentials. From open-collared shirts and zip-front sweaters, to statement turtlenecks and even the odd hoodie for good measure, mix it your way by combining staple garments that speak to your personal style.
A '70s-inspired yellow and grey striped knit will become the stylish gent's go-to for in-between weather, especially when paired with a relaxed-fit camel suit trouser. Mix-and-match is the name of the game this season.
Frame it up
This winter is all about the statement overcoat. Consider it a way from framing or 'formalising' your outfit, as you venture from work to weekend. With dramatic silhouettes ranging from mid-thigh to calf-length, Boss Curated features key seasonal investment coats incorporating leather, cashmere and metal hardware elements. These coats will turn more than a few heads on the street, guaranteed. If you're not quite an overcoat person, fear not.
You'll meet your match in one of the collection's slightly more casual weekender-jackets that play on trench-coat proportions, with the appeal of padded and suede detailing.
These take an after-hours look to a whole new level when thrown effortlessly over a suit. Boss's technical approach to garment functionality combined with design innovation is perhaps most notable in this season's coat and jacket offerings, so it's worth delving a little deeper.
A biscuit-beige windbreaker with silver hardware has 'Aussie winter' written all over it. Clad with a handy hood, this hero piece will protect you in ten-degree hail storms, while also looking sleek when worn open an hour later in the blazing sunshine. The Boss Curated collection considers a pretty important fact: luxury clothing ultimately still needs to be worn. If you find a jacket that looks impeccable on the runway and also manages to keep you snug for three winters in a row without losing its shape or sheen….bravo! You've got yourself a winner. There's plenty of those to choose from here.
Add your signature
Boss Curated pays equal attention to an outfit's finer details. This means even more reason to own your look by exploring accessories like belts, bags and hats that really speak to your personality. Note: the mini-cross body pouch might just be your new best mate this winter (coolness epitomised when it pops out unexpectedly from under your arm), as will a pair of round-frame shades that are the perfect combination of Lennon and Levine.
For gents who've been looking to take ownership of their personal style, Boss Curated is your answer. It's time to celebrate the art of choice this season.
Take a look at the gallery above to see BOSS's latest collection.