Whether it’s a light a breathable Fresco suit for the warm months, a flannel suit for the colder season or a mid-weight four season wool, navy suits are probably one of the most popular choices. A navy suit is a staple of every man’s wardrobe. If you are in the market for your first suit, a navy suit is also what we recommend. It is great for almost any formal occasion, such as work, conferences and weddings. However, other than wearing the full suit, did you know you can also break up the suit jacket and trousers to style it in different ways and get more use out of it?
When you have time off, it doesn’t mean your style has to take a day off. If you are looking for some inspiration on how to carry a sartorial wardrobe into the weekend, here is an idea. We took the navy suit and wore the jacket with a pair of cotton chinos, a turtleneck sweater and paired with some trainers. You can also change around some other elements here such as a different color sweater or even a polo shirt. Any contrasting chino would pair well from off-white to beige or even burgundy or olive. The jacket ties together the entire look and with a heavier fabric, it will give you an extra layer of warmth or in warmer weather opt for breathable wool and wear it over a polo. One major benefit about the jacket is it has a bunch of pockets for your phone, wallet and keys.
Wearing a full suit for work is always simple and easy. But did you know you could also easily wear the jacket with wool trousers for a formal day at the office? We call a navy jacket and grey wool trousers the “work uniform” nowadays because it’s so popular and easy to wear. You can pair it with brown or black oxfords or loafers and almost any combination shirt and tie. You can also try wearing other color wool trousers with a navy jacket such as brown or beige. The nice thing about wearing separate jackets and trousers is you get to be a little more creative and expressive. Are you feeling a little blue that day? Wear a dark tie and white shirt. Are you feeling upbeat and colorful? Wear a colored stripe shirt and a floral print tie.
Do you have a party to attend, annual event or social mixer? If you are wondering what you could wear, look no further than a navy suit. It’s always better to be overdressed rather than underdressed at these types of functions because you won’t stand out in the wrong way if you are dressed in a suit but if you are underdressed at a nice event, you will stand and risk embarrassing yourself.
Remember, a quality made suit or item of clothing is meant to be worn，it can and should withstand your lifestyle and shouldn’t be stored in the closet only for special occasions. Wear it more, break it in and make it your own.