By: Katlego Molaolwa
Buying a suit is the most important sartorial purchase any modern man can make but it’s also one of the most costly, which is why it’s important you know how to get as much mileage out of it as possible.
With that in mind, take a look at how I style one suit in five different modern ways. Whether worn to the office or for a night out in the city, these versatile and somewhat traditional styles will ensure you always look confident, stylish and get the best wear from your suit.
Look 1: No Pane, No Gain
Flexing my sartorial muscles in a window pane suit teamed with a check shirt and a polka dot tie for a contrast ensemble. A check suit has the ability to turbo-charge your formal wardrobe this spring, if it fits right, if it’s well made, then wearing it is like being armoured with confidence.
Look 2: Mix and Match Combo
This combination is perfect for those who like to get the very most out of their clothing. This will not only breathe new life into your existing suit collection, but is perfect for creating a wealth of smart-casual or formal looks for a variety of occasions.
Look 3: The Shirt, Tie and Shoes Replacement
Decided to keep things simple by avoiding the customary shirt and tie combination in favour of a neutral v-neck tee and swapped the smart shoes for a pair of trainers. When a large windowpane motif is set against the backdrop of a plain tee, the suit takes on a reassuringly minimal look.
Look 4: Dress it Down
Teaming suit trousers with less formal pieces for a dressed-down yet refined aesthetic always works. This sleek and sophisticated style can be complemented with a suede crew neck top and monk straps that come in 1970’s inspired shade of brown.
Look 5: Out with the Blazer, in with the Denim
Switching your blazer for a denim jacket screams “effortlessly cool,” and is a smart choice for men who want to bring an edge to their formal wear.