Ted Baker first introduced its pioneering Endurance Collection in 1999. In this latest generation, the line of suits ticks every box for the modern man on the move. The entire collection is built to withstand stains, creases and water. And as expected with Ted Baker’s brand DNA, there is no lack of attention to detail: the jackets are equipped with breathable mesh panels inside and rubber tabs on the inner pockets, as well as printed linings and branded lapel pins. While the Super 100 fabric is technical enough to get you through a modern day on the go, the cut is a classic, slim fit so any item from this tailored collection will last through the seasons.
It rains over 150 days per year on average in the UK, which is just one reason why London-based Ted Baker can be trusted to integrate water repellency into its suiting fabrics. Droplets of water bead off in a flash, whether you’ve spilled some or you’ve gotten unexpectedly caught in the rain. It’s also quick-drying and unlike many other weatherproofed materials, the fabric is naturally breathable to keep you feeling comfortable throughout both even-keeled and humid days.
There are numerous reasons why crease recovery is something you want in a suit fabric. Maybe you have to run around all day to client meetings. Perhaps, you have to constantly live out of a suitcase. You might cycle to work. Or, like many of us, you are in and out of a chair for most of the day at the office. Whatever your lifestyle is, wrinkles are not a good look. The Endurance Collection’s use of Super 100 natural stretch yarns ensures that with every stretch and pull the suit fabric will always bounce back into shape and look as sharp as it did in the AM.
Of course, you want to avoid spills and stains at all costs any day of the week and with suiting, that desire is even greater. Despite it all, things happen. Thankfully, to that end, Ted Baker uses a special treatment on its unique, merino wool fabric for the Endurance Collection making these suits highly resistant to stains. There’s no need to lose your manners, but it is one less thing to worry about while in transit with your morning coffee or during a client lunch.
PERFORJ Endurance Performance wool suit jacket by Ted Baker $499
PERFORT Endurance Performance wool suit trousers by Ted Baker $239
OTTA Satin effect cotton stretch shirt by Ted Baker $155
DRAWER Floral silk tie by Ted Baker $99
THAWNE Burnished leather sneakers by Ted Baker $210
JACK Contrast trim cotton socks by Ted Baker $16
JOSEF Lizard reversible leather belt by Ted Baker $95