01 Aug How to wear Black Suit?
Not got enough money or the need to fork out on a full dinner suit? This is where your black suit can step in.
Pair it with a closed placket white dress shirt, black grenadine bow tie and some black Oxford shoes and you’ve got a ready-made substitute that no-one will even realise isn’t a tux.
Not only on-trend this season, an all-black outfit can look extremely sharp and sophisticated when executed correctly.
The key is to vary the textures of your individual pieces in order to create definition and stop you looking like a black hole.
With this in mind, try combining a crisp black cotton dress shirt, knitted silk tie and patent leather shoes with your wool-blend suit to create a super slick ensemble that really comes into its own at night.
Use your black suit as the blank canvas to work your party looks around. Patterned and printed shirts in neutral tones such as white, grey and navy are the perfect partner here and can be used to make the suit look different each time.
Combine them with a colourful pocket square and black penny loafers and you can’t go wrong.
Depending on the dress code and expected formality, other pieces that can be used to give your suit a more dressed-down feel include statement shirts (sans tie), roll necks, patterned knitwear and casual staples such as t-shirts and polos.
Heading out with your friends to a few bars? Try splitting your suit into separates.
For example, pair your usual dark indigo jeans and grey t-shirt combination with the suit jacket for a foolproof look. Grey and black is a classic colour pairing that flatters any man’s skin tone. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something slightly smarter, for a high-end cocktail bar or restaurant, try teaming your blazer with white jeans/chinos for a striking, on-trend contrast.
Finish with some luxe black trainers or smart leather Chelsea boots and you’ll be ready for whatever the night throws at you.
Don’t neglect your suit trousers either. With dressed-down trousers a key look for AW14, why not match them with a simple polo shirt and leather jacket/heavyweight bomber for a practical and effortlessly cool look for a Christmas night out?