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TOP 10 COOLEST SUITS EVERY MAN SHOULD OWN
When was the last time you updated your formal wardrobe? Building the right collection can help you keep up with new trends and ensure you have a fresh ‘go-to’ option for occasions throughout the year. Here’s our guide to the ten coolest men’s suits that will help you hit the right notes at work or at play.
1. Heritage Tweed
A rising star in suiting thanks to its starring role on Peaky Blinders, the heritage Tweed is a great option for your next day at the races or wedding date. A green check heritage Tweed jacket, waistcoat and trouser, paired with a patterned, contrast colour tie is a smart option for your next big day out.
Party season is just around the corner, and whether it’s with work colleagues, friends or family, a velvet suit can help you create a striking impression. There’s no shortage of colour options for this type of suit either, but we recommend a jacket and trouser in blue, paired with a coloured bowtie and pocket square.
3. Jacquard print
While velvet is one way to make a suiting statement, a jacquard print can turn just as many heads. Alongside the heritage Tweed, this style has exploded in popularity in recent years, especially with those eager to make a statement at the next big date in their social calendar. A shimmering floral pattern oozes sophistication and style and requires little to no accessorising.
4. Versatile grey
Not all suits are about making bold statements and every man needs a versatile grey suit in their wardrobe. Perfect for the office when paired with an open collar shirt and black shoe, but equally adaptable for your next wedding appointment. Pair with a pastel tie and pocket square to add a colourful edge.
5. Bold check
The bold check offers another opportunity to catch the eye, but boasts a versatility that the jacquard or velvet can’t. The bold check with matching trouser is a great option for your next day at the races and can also be mixed and matched with a plain trouser to create a look you can take into the office.
6. Subtle check
Not all checks were born equal. If the bold variety is a little loud for your tastes, or too brash for your next appointment, consider this alternative. A subtle check like herringbone adds texture and depth to any outfit, and is versatile enough to help you strike the right balance at work or when socialising.
Another item that delivers versatility, a good quality linen suit will help you hit the right note in a range of formal settings, while offering a comfort and coolness in the warmer months that other suits can’t. If the occasion permits, consider pairing with a crisp white t-shirt and loafers.
While many of the items on our list have grown in prominence during the last decade, the pinstripe suit has remained at the forefront of suiting for generations. A pinstripe jacket and trouser will help create a slimmer silhouette at your next formal engagement, while the jacket can also be mixed and matched with a plain trouser or waistcoat.
9. Classic wedding
We can’t help you write your best man’s speech, but we can help you create a good visual impression when you take to the stage. While weddings are increasingly perceived as a black canvas, no man’s wardrobe is complete without a classic wedding suit, typically in a deep blue or black.
If your career requires you to be well dressed while on the move, then you’ll realise the importance of having a suit in your wardrobe that can ride out the long train journeys and overnight stays without compromise. A performance suit is characterised by its ability to stay in shape regardless of what’s thrown at it.