A cast of colorful characters from Victorian Britain — game keepers, lords, dandies and boxers — accompanied Sarah Burton as she elevated McQueen men’s wear into more luxurious, tailoring-driven territory. “I wanted it to be chic and elegant,” she said. Bold pinstripes and what the designer called “exploded” Prince of Wales checks gave her take on the power suit extra oomph. Natty plus fours and contoured trousers underpinned the period vibe. Modern accents came via engineer prints of feathers or moiré patterns worked into suits. Plainer pieces also had punch, including a shearling bomber jacket and a killer double-breasted cashmere coat.

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