PIERS THOMPSON IN MOORE PARK
In collaboration with Australian label SABA, I’m excited to share a new series of profiles focusing on the suited men in this town and how they style their new SABA suit as their own. Second up, sports and entertainment executive of the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust Piers Thompson. We talked about the power of a suit in the corporate playing field – and how SABA is breathing new life into the traditional suit in Australia.
Where are you from?
I grew up in a little old town called Adelaide, where I went to school and university. I then moved across to the United Kingdom where I spent 8 years in London. I’ve been in Sydney for about ten years now, so I’ve very much been able to enjoy this beautiful city.
What part does a suit play in your life?
Even though I’m in the sports and entertainment industry, my everyday attire is still a suit and tie. The environment is very corporate. Being in a suit is very powerful. A great suit should be a staple in every man’s wardrobe and any man would feel great in the right suit. It’s a very different feeling to walk into a meeting wearing something uncomfortable, something that does not automatically supply confidence – and that favourite suit that makes you feel better, stronger and sharper.
How would you describe the ultimate suit?
The classic blue suit with a crisp white shirt, a cutaway collar and a nice navy or red tie — also known as the power suit.
How about after office hours?
Given the chance, I’ll spend my weekend in the opposite, a singlet and some flip flops. The distinction between the two is that the suit carries with it an element of authority. But I live very close to the beach and when off work I definitely enjoy the opportunity to dress down a bit.
How do you perceive the evolution of Australian men’s fashion?
Overall Australian men are wearing better suits than ever. It has become more and more popular for the brands to put resources into creating quality suits. Brands like SABA have very much taken Australian men’s suiting to the next level.