The standard for dressing has become less formulaic: We’ve become more daring in our clothes, mixing and matching high to low-end brands, timeless and modern garb, and casual and formalwear. There’s been an especially increasing trend in menswear of applying sportswear technicality in otherwise ordinary styles, like sweatshirts made in neoprene or blazers with flexible tech fabrics. But it is imperative for us to stay relevant as we become keener on livening up our daily uniform. Here, we show you how to stray away from the pack successfully with sleek and refreshing outfit solutions from the likes of Hugo Boss and more. Rebel against the traditional dressing of yesterday and standout today.


HUGO Astwood Blazer/Sports Jacket Hybrid

This blazer has contrasting yet understated navy sleeves that are loose fitting and features banded ribs at the wrists. Instead of the usual pocket square, the chest pocket has zipper hardware that adds even more sportiness to the jacket. ($445)


HUGO Etro Cotton Button-Down

The simplest way to switch up the simplest white button-down: one black stripe. This shirt is an incredibly clean and easy reiteration of the all-time classic office wear. ($175)


Carhartt for SUPER Matte Tortoise Sunglasses

Carhartt and SUPER collaborated on these sunglasses earlier this year. They apply refreshingly modern color combinations to classic frames, like this black-and-blue matte tortoiseshell acetate one. ($205)


HUGO Skinny Digital Army Print Tie

This digital camouflage print tie is youthful without being glaringly wild. Its thin cut also adds sophistication. ($95)


HUGO Skinny Biker Jean

These are definitely not your typical pair of slacks. We’ve seen this style on the runways and it’s a sure win for the spring. Stand out, but in a subtle way, with these all-white biker jeans. ($215)


Chrome BLCKCHRM Roll-Top Backpack

Although roll-top backpacks lean toward the heavily sportier side, this black leather and Hypalon hybrid is a sleek version that would complement your metropolitan lifestyle well. ($220)


HUGO Hinsto Monk Strap Sneakers

Finishing off an outfit that challenges the boundaries of formal and casual dressing would be a shoe that fuses traditional monk straps with a sneaker body. These patterned navy ones from Hugo Boss can take you from work to play and day to night seamlessly. ($295)

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