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How To Wear a Suit: 3 Colors, 3 Styles

No man's wardrobe is complete without a suit. It is a staple in any discerning gentleman's wardrobe. You'll wear a suit for a variety of occasions, and you want to have more than one.

The first rule to wearing a suit is the fit. Even a very expensive suit can look bad if it isn't tailored to the contours of your body. Head over to The Art of Manliness and Real Men Real Style for visual guides on how a suit should fit.

As far as the color of the suit is concerned, navy, charcoal and grey are the winning options. While black suits can look boring and somewhat outdated, dark grey or midnight blue are more versatile and go with more colors.

If you're a proud owner of a suit in navy, grey or charcoal, or ready to add this investment piece to your wardrobe, here's how you can wear your suit stylishly.

How To Wear a Grey Suit

A classic look with a grey suit

A grey suit and a shirt in white or light blue is your go-to combination if you want to achieve a classic, timeless style. A patterned tie will help to add a little something to your polished look.

An edgy look with a grey suit

If the situation permits and you aren't afraid to stand out, edge-up your suit look. For instance, you can opt for a tie in an unexpected color or a boldly printed shirt. Or take cues from David Gandy and add a cardigan to the mix.

A sporty look with a grey suit

Wearing sneakers with a suit is nothing new, but it's a nice way to create a look that balances between formal and laid-back.

How to Wear a Charcoal Suit

A classic look with a charcoal suit

A dark grey suit and a shirt in light blue or light grey is a fail-safe combination if you're wearing a suit and want to look like you know what you're doing.

An edgy look with a charcoal suit

Want to take your suit game to a new level? Wear your suit with a polo shirt or a turtleneck! Another way to spice things up is choose a shirt and a tie of clashing patterns.

A sporty look with a charcoal suit

A cashmere wool suit in charcoal is great for creating sporty looks. It works with a variety of colors - you can opt for a t-shirt in black, grey, white or navy.

How To Wear a Suit in Navy

A classic look with a navy suit

Once again, a shirt in white and light blue looks great with a navy suit. Add a playful touch to your look and choose a contrasting tie - those in red and beige complement the looks below perfectly.

An edgy look with a navy suit

A great way to bring a fresh vibe to a classic suit outfit is to wear a waistcoat or sweater in different color under the suit jacket. And there's no way you'll look boring in a suit if you pair it with a denim shirt.

A sporty look with a navy suit

Combining navy and white in a sporty suited look will create a stylish contrast and make you look sleek and put together.


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