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When you have to wear a suit, the new sharp dressed man knows how to elevate his look beyond the Politician-style of a typical grey suit, white shirt, and an insipid plain tie. Not afraid of patterns, color, and mixing it up, the goal is to get fresh looking results.
Start with a suit that has a subtle pattern, like the slim tailored suit above from Gucci. Add a patterned shirt with a complimentary tie, ex: pinks/lavs by Isaia, blues from Kiton, and purples from Stefano Ricci. The shirts are easily paired with other ties like this raspberry geo print from Armani, yellow and blue by Ermenegildo Zegna, or grey plaid Burberry. If you choose a tie that is the same color family as your suit, you can virtually wear any color shirt.
Boost your look with fashionable accessories, like a rose gold watch with navy face by Michael Kors and Oliver Peoples grey sunglasses. Finish with a slick buckle on your belt and if you’re ready to step out of the crowd….funky blue slip-ons for a casual look, both by Versace. Add a pocket square (keep it sleek and square), change-up the style of tie to a bow tie, a vest, go sockless or wear a wild print sock, or add a smooth fedora. So many choices to fit your lifestyle!
Remember, you can get a myriad of looks from your suit depending on your pick of patterns, colors, and accessories. You can be as creative or conservative as you need, according to the title you hold….or want to hold, and where you’re going. This is no longer your Father’s way to suit up.
Use this as a guide, or if you would prefer more help, set a private appointment for a consultation. Personal styling, wardrobe acquisition and management available at the BOND Style Lab, exclusively for men. Contact BondStyleLab (at) gmail.com for inquiries.
A view from the penthouse ~ Avery
*All designer items stated, may be found at Neiman Marcus.