Dressing Well! 7 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and TikTok for all the style inspiration a gentleman needs.