Often times when people hear the word “suit” they associate it with words like “fancy”, “all dressed up”, and/or “business”. There are so many different ways to wear certain suits. Today I’m featuring two out of the three pieces of my my go-to light navy Super 120s Alton Lane suit, the ultimate versatility suit.
Sometimes I like to “casualize” a suit, if you will. What I mean by that is pairing it with the right pieces in order to dress it down.
SHIRT: A navy gingham shirt is typically known as a more relaxed fabric, something you’d wear on Cape Cod or any given weekend around town. I paired my custom Thomas Mason x Alton Lane navy gingham shirt with a full spread collar to dress it up a bit.
VEST: As the weather warms up, I like to wear a vest and leave the jacket at home. A vest provides the suited up feel without the warmth of a jacket. Fits nicely under a trench coat as well.
WRISTWEAR: A leather watch band, as opposed to metal, can be so easily dressed up or down. It really softens up any look. I dressed the watch down today by pairing it with a homemade wooden beaded bracelet and a leather twisted double wrap bracelet. I like to match leathers, in this case tan with tan. If you can afford that Rolex then go for it, if not, the Bulova I’m wearing will also give you the time and date.
FOOTWEAR: Dark burnished tan (again, I like to match leathers) double monk straps, aka “dub monks” are hands down the best shoes to dress up or down. You can wear these with jeans on a Saturday night at Trade or with a 3-piece suit to close a deal at that Monday morning meeting. Hint: you’re better off wearing visible socks to that meeting and not the ones I’m wearing today. ; )