Time and again, we’ve established that suits are important in a modern man’s wardrobe. We have also extensively discussed before that men are not always confined to a certain color. Now that you’re ready for your first suit, it’s time to take note of these certain guidelines when it comes to picking the right color.
We can deduce that you’re a suit newbie. Color preference when it comes to suits is an acquired skill. Gramps can teach you a thing or two on which color suits best with a certain skin and hair color on a certain event. Nonetheless, you don’t need to be an old octogenarian to learn these simple guidelines. You can learn it the hard (and expensive) way by experimenting on all types of suit, or the fast way by reading on.
Remember the triumvirate colors of navy, charcoal gray, and black. And in this triumvirate, charcoal gray is Julius Caesar. When commissioning your first suit, opt for the charcoal gray. Why? You can wear it anywhere, be it a casual gathering with a client, or a full blown executive board meeting. It is perfect for afternoon events but also dark enough to be worn at night time or in formal events.
The navy is also a good choice for first timers. You will never feel out of place when in a navy suit. Almost every professional guy who needs to look good for the job knows that owning a navy suit is a good deal. It’s as versatile as charcoal black but the navy brings out that youthfulness in you.
Choose black when you have no other choice. Black suits are limited to evening wear and formal events. In short, you can’t utilize a black suit in its full potential especially when you’re just starting to become a dapper.
All suits can empower its wearer. However, a black suit can also be overly authoritative and domineering for a newbie suit warrior like you. Choose a navy or charcoal black instead.
Once you have the basics, it’s time to move forward to the more playful colors.
Burgundy is a shade of red that is associated with wine and is perfect for the autumn season. The color connotes a strong sense of conviction and anyone who wears it can expect heads turning at your general direction.
Khaki is best for summer and spring. Khaki suits are the complete opposite of black suits. This can only be worn in day time events. With the right mixing and matching, khaki suits can be very preppy. However, you need to notch up your accessories if you want to do away with the Safari look.
Olive Green is a dangerous color. We have to admit, the color is not for everyone. It’s either you will look like a sophisticated king, or a green moss monster.
The man should wear the suit, not the other way around. One day, when you become an established man in your chosen field, you will feel like your suit is part of your skin. Wear it with pride, honor and confidence and impress the people around you.