For most men, suits are a “necessary evil”. They are needed only for work and official events. However, a suit is that part of the wardrobe that will match 99 percent of the cases in the man’s life.
Today we’re going to share a guide to building that very wardrobe – a well-chosen ensemble of suits that will cover all your needs without leaving you with a hole in your budget. Let’s dive in!
Simple navy blue suit with two buttons
This is the men’s version of the little black dress. If you buy just one suit, then let it be dark blue, with two buttons, with narrow lapels. No other suit compares to this in terms of versatility. Weddings, anniversaries, interviews, court appearances – it is suitable for any event. Especially if you choose a medium density fabric – so you can wear it all year round. If the suit is made of textured fabric or light flannel, the jacket and trousers can be worn separately and combined with other wardrobe items.
Plain gray with two buttons
Another workhorse in the fashion world. When your blue suit is ready to go out of business (or just went to the dry cleaners), it’s replaced by a gray one, ready to save your fashionable look. Rule of thumb: dark gray is suitable for formal events and the winter season, light gray is suitable for less formal events and for the warm season. The most versatile medium gray shade that can be worn all year round. One of the options for such a suit can be found among Kenneth Cole Suits.
It would be ideal to choose a shade and texture of fabric that would allow you to combine parts of this suit with parts of blue. While you are just starting to shape your wardrobe, avoid complicated fabrics like cashmere. No one will notice that you wear the same suit several times a week anyway. So why spend a fortune on it?
Dark double breasted
Such a suit can be sewn from a fabric with a sheen or from wool. Lapels can be pointed. A double-breasted suit is versatile enough to be worn every day. But its shape and sleekness make it look like the kind of suit you need for events rather than office. We are talking about cocktail parties or weddings, for example. The main thing in such a suit is that the neckline of the jacket is not too deep.
Invitations to events with a black tie dress code don’t come around that often, maybe not more than once a year. But as you get older, their numbers increase. And when you receive such invitations, you should look and feel like you’re on top of the world. It can be different events: a chic corporate party, a wedding or an Oscar nomination for the best male role.
If you really buy a tuxedo, then you need it to justify the money spent on it, and not just be worn a couple of times. Moreover, you can diversify your everyday look with the help of tuxedo elements. For example, if the jacket is fitted and not too long, you can wear it with jeans and a T-shirt and go to a party in this form. The point is, if you have a chic tuxedo that fits you like a velvet glove, you will find a reason to wear it. And perhaps as a result, you will get even more invitations to events that require a tuxedo.
A well-chosen suit will help out in any life situation, whether it is an important business meeting or a festive event.
Remember that it is important to choose at least 5 strict shirts for a suit – striped, plaid or plain. And at least 3 ties that will change for new unique looks.
We hope our tips were helpful to you. We wish you good luck with your shopping!