A three-piece suit can present the perfect way to stand out in a crowd for all of the right reasons. Think James Bond! Stylish. Sophisticated. Slick! Powerful! There are very few things that come close to how you feel when you wear a great suit which fits you perfectly. Here we share a few top tips on how to get the best out of your suit and feel a million dollars. If you’re wondering how to style your suit or what fabrics/colours are on trend, we’ve got you covered.
1/ What is a slim fit three piece suit?
Slim fit three piece suits are considered one of the most popular choices when it comes to choosing menswear, when you need to make a good impression in a meeting or a special occasion. Offering a more streamlined and tailored silhouette, the three piece suit is the ultimate suit to flatter the the body, making it appear taller and leaner. It is undoubtedly a staple piece in any gentleman’s wardrobe and can be relied upon when a special occasion arises and you need to look your best.
2/ What shoes to wear with a three piece suit?
A brown or black pair of oxford shoes, or classic monk strap shoes are both great options when it comes to smart shoes to team with your three piece suit for a special occasion. Perfectly complimenting the slim and tailored fit of the suit, both styles of shoe offer a modern and sleek look, whilst also feeling quite classic and smart.
For example, if you are wearing a charcoal grey suit, a good choice would be to team this with a black patent leather oxford shoe, which would perfectly compliment the charcoal and offer a little something extra with their shiny finish.
3/ What colour suit is best suited for different special occasions?
There is no one definitive colour suit which should be worn to a wedding, christening or special occasion. However, we truly believe every man should invest in a three-piece suit in a staple colour/design. Black, brown and blue are considered the most versatile and are great colours to wear for any special occasion. They are also easy to re-style to give a different look and can even be dressed down for a more casual look - think waistcoat with jeans or chinos. There’s no doubt a three piece suit is a great investment because of this.
A grey suit is also a great choice for a staple suit. A great and stylish alternative to a black suit providing a more unique look while still remaining very traditional when compared to navy blue or charcoal three-piece alternatives.
4/ Which patterns are popular choices for special occasions?
A herringbone three-piece suit is a very special style of suit which should take pride of place in any gentleman's wardrobe.
Herringbone suits come in a variety of colours but they all follow the same principle, with thin oblique lines running vertically parallel down each leg. This pattern looks great when paired with contrasting fabrics or accessories such as white shirt collars or pocket squares, that still compliment the colour of the herringbone.
A grey herringbone three-piece goes perfectly with a white shirt and black silk tie and is a stylish ensemble for special occasions such as weddings or christenings. Another popular choice when it comes to weddings, christenings and suits for other special occasions are Prince of Wales check and herringbones. These tend to follow slightly different colour schemes and often include additional colours like red/burgundy, green or brown. This variation on traditional herringbone patterns will ensure maximum style points at formal events.
5/ How to wear pocket squares, ties & cufflinks.
Pocket squares are available in a myriad of different colours, prints and textures.
While they can be worn during the day with formal outfits to ensure you look your finest, pocket squares truly come into their own at special occasions - particularly weddings and christenings! Pocket square etiquette is simple; choose one that matches either the colour of your shirt collar or tie. The key here is subtlety. There shouldn't be any clashes between patterns/colours which will attract attention for the wrong reasons. If possible keep everything else plain so you don't have too much going and avoid any patterns clashing.
With the few tips outlined throughout this blog, we hope we’ve provided a little bit of a steer to help you find that sleek and sophisticated suit and look that works perfectly for you. Remember, everyone has their own style so it's important to find something unique to you.