If you get them right, these five suits will last the rest of your life. There’s nothing better than stepping into a well-cut suit. It will give you more style & flair – help you walk taller, and if you get it right – it will even make you feel more confident and ready to take on the world.
THE ALL-SEASON NAVY WOOL SUIT
This is the workhorse type suit. It’ll get you through everything from interviews, to out in the town, plus, navy looks great on everyone. Choose a breathable wool that’s not too heavy, and it’ll carry you through all but the coldest winter nights and swampiest summer days. Choose a single-breasted, with a two-button closure, and dress it up or down as you please. Just don’t ever button the bottom button.
SUMMER KHAKI COTTON SUIT
Nothing says warm California weather like a crisp cotton suit. Tannish and/or Khaki is the classic color here, for a great reason. It’s perfect for an office environment and has enough of an edge to pull double-duty on weekends. For weekends, combine it with a checkered shirt and pair it up with a pair of white sneakers (no socks, of course) to show everyone that you’re dressing up because you want to, not because you have to.
THE GREY FLANNEL SUIT
Once the standards of suffering American salary-man, the grey flannel suit is now a bit more rebellious, with much more flair, and still totally versatile. Look for a medium gray color, throw on a white shirt with a black woven silk tie, and you’ve got a perfect nine-to-five look. The grey flannel suit is about freedom now, which is why this grey flannel suit it’s better than ever.
THE FORMAL SUIT
Skip the rentals and invest in a well made tux instead. It’s an investment. You’ll be investing in a better looking you. You’ll wear it for years to come, so make sure to get something that’s timeless & classic. Black is a solid bet, but today blue is great for men who want something different.
THE THREE-PIECE SUIT
Today’s younger professionals are looking quite dapper in a three piece suit, which are back in a vogue in a big way. Effortlessly stylish and contemporary, they are ideal for a wedding, a day at the races or in the boardroom. You can even wear the vest by itself with trousers or jeans. It opens up many different combinations to explore with your wardrobe. The modern three piece suit can also be worn for a night out in the town, allowing you to stand out from the crowd. Dark colors are always recommended.
Words by Art Lewin – Photos by Ray Kang – Location Red O Newport Beach – Models: Jeff Bell & Cameron Davis @ Brand Talent – Styling by Style By F.E.A.