You can look smart in spring without looking like the man from Del Monte. For some visual advice, take a look at Michael Fassbender.
Fassbender's on the promotion trail for Prometheus, turning up in Paris in this snappy outfit. Wearing a grey Neil Barett suit, a paisley pocket square (someone been reading our latest issue have they?) and, most surprisingly, a granddad collar shirt. Here's our mini-guide on how to achieve this look.
Firstly, the weight of the suit is essential. A winter suit won't cut it here. Either get a spring number or get rid of the jacket. Any sort of halfway house in this regard will only lead to a fashion disaster (aka you looking like a pillock). This Paul Smith number does the trick (£855, Matches)
It has to be good quality. A cheaper granddad collar shirt will likely be without back darting, making you look like you've gone overboard on the liquid lunch. Fassbender's is a tailored one, so it works well with the suit.
A good recommendation is this Ami version (£165, Mr Porter) which is tailored enough to layer under a suit whilst being laid back enough to work on a casual day. It's all about getting the most out of your clothes after all.
The pocket square
Without the paisley pocket square, this outfit would be dull. With it, it's a conversation worthy topic. It doesn't have to be paisley, but it does help if it compliments rather than just matches your outfit. Something like this: (£6, Topman)