Dressing Well! 7 Top Tips From SUAVE OWL

Top Tips From SUAVE OWL

1. Wear Your Suit Well And Proudly

The number 1 rule to a suit looking good is all in the fit. When buying from SUAVE OWL your best option is to focus on the fit across the shoulders because getting the chest and waist altered is a relatively easy job. If you're unsure what to go with then classic is best, dark in colour, two-button, single-breasted, moderate in details. Use the suit as a canvas to build different ideas of individuality around. It’s the way you wear it, not the label inside, that impresses.

Elwood suit on model stood in garden.

Elwood Jacket, SUAVE OWL White Shirt, Braces 25mm Silver Clip, Van Buck Bow TieElwood Trouser



2. Don't Shy Away From Colour

Whether it’s casualwear or formalwear, be brave with a bit of colour. Most gentlemen stick to safe options such as navy or grey. However, it's good to explore mustard, pinks, greens and vibrant blues that will change your entire look. Don't apply this to your whole outfit, you just need a bit of it, in one item.



3. Get The Most Out Of Your Jeans

The most popular item of clothing to a man is jeans. It’s the best year-round, wear-with-anything, dress up or down style you could own. Wear them and wear them lots. The CEO and president of Levi says you should never wash your jeans. Yes, you heard that right. Never. His bold claim is that you should spot clean them and avoid putting them into the washing machine unless you really have to.

Gentleman wearing smart green shirt, jeans and black shoes

SUAVE OWL Plain Green Shirt - Twister Fit Jeans Black



4. Splash The Cash On Your Shoes

Keep it simple when purchasing a good quality pair of shoes. The colour, the pattern, the sole – you don’t want to over complicate it. Anything that looks unique may look good now but will look odd very quickly. A good quality pair of shoes should last 15 years. Classic styles such as brogue or loafers will last and you cannot go wrong with the style. See our formal and casual footwear range here.

Cavani shoes great worn with jeans or a 3 piece suit

Formal Footwear



5. Don't Over Accessorise

At SUAVE OWL we love accessorising but we also know that too much can ruin an outfit. We'll talk about accessorising in another blog but we'll touch on colours and how contrasting works but you don't want to over do it. It's easy to get carried away with a tie, pocket square, braces, pocket watch, tie clip. Buy seriously, less is more. One point of interest can be enough. Read about all our accessories and find the best one for you in our Accessories For Men blog.

Pocketwatches are a great accessory to pair with a jacket and a suit


Pocket Watch - Mechanical Pocket Watch



6. Dress For The Setting

Ensure you know the environment you are attending. You need to get the combination to work with the setting you are in. Don't be the person out of place. For wedding guests, groomswear, or raceday, our blog has the style advice for you.

Cody suit on mannequin.


 Cody Jacket, Cody Waistcoat, SUAVE OWL White Shirt, Plain Twill Tie & Pocket Square Set



 7. Go Practical For Your Outerwear

The ever changing English weather can play havoc with outfit choice. Look as your coat choice as the final item. You'll then know if you need something light, like a mac or something a little a bit thicker. However, coats such as bomber jackets is a good all rounder. Look at all our outwear under coats and jackets & gilets.

Model sat on chair in Bath shop front.

Jenson Jacket - Grey Hoodie - Twister Fit Jeans Dark Blue




If you need a first port of call for an award-winning menswear store with excellent customer service, SUAVE OWL is the shop for you. Browse our website and follow our InstagramFacebookTwitterPinterest and TikTok for all the style inspiration a gentleman needs. 

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