How to Build a Suit Wardrobe That Will Make You Stand Out

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Buying a suit is a big step in the life of a man because it signifies that another, more important step is ahead – a graduation party, a job, a wedding, a business meeting, a big corporate event… Trends might come and go, but the suit remains as an anchor, a true gem in every man’s collection. It’s impossible, however, to rock a single suit every day, no matter how good it looks on you. if you’re hoping to build a suit wardrobe that will really help you stand out but stay fashionable, read on.

Gray suits

When it comes to your business wardrobe, nothing is as versatile and as elegant as a good old gray suit. Still, there are about 50 shades of gray for you to choose from, how will you know which shade is the right one? Easily – medium gray is your to-go color for the office. This particular shade will make you look elegant and leave a strong impression, but it will always be appropriate too, so you can wear it to a business meeting or your first job interview without much fuss. The best thing is that you can wear it with an array of other colors, so feel free to rock your soft blue, salmon, and white shirts without worrying that the colors will clash.

Black suits

Just as women reach for their little black dress when they’re in doubt over what to wear, men turn to their black suits. This is, without a doubt, the most versatile and elegant suit a man can own and have in his wardrobe. You don’t have to wear a tuxedo to an event because your black suit will look great too. You don’t want to look like you’re on your way to a funeral, though, so try to brighten the outfit up with a colorful tie when you have the chance.

Navy suits

The best thing about navy suits is that you can actually wear them quite often without people noticing that you’re doing it simply because different colored shirts make the suit look completely different too. A navy suit is a safe choice, a classic suit that will make you look equally good in the boardroom as well as on your night out. It goes extremely well with almost any shirt-and-tie combination, but if you’re aiming for elegance, just pair it with a crisp white shirt and add a dark solid tie (a pocket square if you’d like too).

Bespoke suits

For men who have impeccable taste and are always looking for a way to stand out, bespoke suits are a must. You can reach out to any tailor or you can book an appointment with professionals such as Belance tailoring and within a month walk out with your made-to-measure suit. This is the best solution for people who have a specific design in mind, who have problems finding a suit that fits their needs, or who need a bit different measurements. When you have a suit that’s made just for you, you can be sure that it will fit like a glove as it will be your measurements it will be based on.

A casual suit

Of course, not everyone is going to spend all their time in an office, and a casual suit or two is necessary to keep in the wardrobe just in case. These are the suits you will be wearing on the other side of office borders, on the weekends, or during some more relaxed occasions. This is where tweed suits step in – these are the best for fall and winter. They have a specific rustic charm, and if you manage to get your hands on some thornproof tweed, you’ll have a suit that will hold its shape for a long time. On the other hand, Italian linens are perfect for suits that you’ll wear during spring and summer months.

If you’re one of the people who like to plan ahead and be prepared, you’ll probably go out of your way and buy a suit before you actually need it. It’s a good idea, but it can also be a tricky investment if you don’t think things through. If you want to stand out, take your time and pick your first suit carefully, because the other suits you buy will just fit right in if the first one is right.

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