The story of suits is, for me, a tale of two halves.

On the one hand, I’m a stubborn traditionalist when it comes to tailoring – think pinstripes that toe the line of Wall Street, as seen through the lens of 1980s Hollywood (Michael J. Fox circa The Secret of my Success and so on).

On the other, I’m just as often drawn – like a moth to a flame – towards the season’s more confidently off-piste creations. Something, for example, like Jonny Johansson’s two-piece tribute to Saturday Night Fever that sashayed a colour-confident route down the Acne Studios SS18 runway. Pistachio green and packing enough flare (and flair) to satisfy Tony Manero, it ticked all the boxes for that opposite side of my Jekyll and Hyde-ish sartorial persona.

Abigail wears Tohny Trousers by Acne Studios and Lou 95 Boots by Kalda.

You may remember when Caroline waxed lyrical over the infinite virtues of not-so-millennial pink tailoring. I find that the passion extends above and beyond to pastels in their full and glorious plethora. Basically, take the ice-cream flavours that have proved ubiquitous this season, and introduce them to a silhouette that means business.

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This out-of-the-box mindset can be applied to those aforementioned traditionalist iterations; with their first ever ready-to-wear collection, Central Saint Martins graduates Imogen Wright and Vincent Le Chapelain of Wright Le Chapelain have nailed the brief like no other.

Abigail wears Pinstripe Jacket and Flared Pinstripe Trousers by Wright le Chapelain.

Oversized and outspoken, with a wide-cut ankle kick to match an equally seismic shoulder span, their classic-yet-contemporary two-piece is designed to stand out whether you’re navigating the FTSE 100 or London’s latest exhibition.

Remember: playing it safe never showed them who’s boss…

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Main image: Abigail wears Jaria Jacket and Tohny Trousers by Acne Studios, and Lou 95 Boots by Kalda.