Sunday, February 6, 2011

Guest Blog Post: Men's Suit Color Guide


Please enjoy this post from my friend and guest U.K. blogger Thomas from Samuel Windsor...

When the GlamMAN kindly invited me to share a guest post on this rather brilliant men’s grooming blog, I had to don my thinking cap to come up with appropriate subject matter.

You see, my expertise is in men’s suits, so I had to ask myself ‘will anyone be interested in hearing me ramble on about tailoring?’

Coming to the conclusion the answer was likely to be ‘no, but what else can I talk about?’ I’ve decided to just keep it short and share some advice about picking the appropriate colour suit.

I’ve picked out five important occasions in order to advise you which shades look best. So here goes:

Nights out
Most men would never even think of wearing a suit for an informal night out in a bar or restaurant. But a slim-fit black suit, dressed down with a plain black tee always works. If that’s still too smart, swap suit trousers for dark jeans and you’ll still make a stylish splash with the blazer.

Weddings
As a guest at a wedding, choosing what to wear can be a bit of minefield. However, as a general rule of thumb, light grey and navy blue tones, coupled with a crisp white shirt never go out of style and are appropriate for nearly any celebration.

The office
As boring as it sounds, greys and charcoals are definitely most appropriate for work. If you’re desperate to add a bold splash of colour, do so with a tastefully selected shirt and tie combination or a subtle pinstripe suit.

Interviews
Though it’s tempting to try and stand out from the crowd, it’s better to go simple and keep attention focused firmly on you. A black suit is a good choice and makes a strong impression, but lighten the mood with a white shirt and dark tie with a subtle pattern.

Funerals
There’s a common misconception that men have to wear a black suit for a funeral. You certainly can wear black and arguably it is the most appropriate choice. However, a dark grey suit teamed with a dark coloured shirt is just as acceptable.

And of course, it goes without saying you should pick appropriate frangrances for each of these occasions, something I’m sure the GlamMAN can help you out with.

Thanks for reading.

And thank you Thomas for a great post!! Check out the Samuel Windsor menswear collection here.

8 comments:

value-suit said...

I think black tie and white suits for men is ok!

anna said...

men stripe suits and black suits are usually wears in a interview, just be casual and neat

Anonymous said...

I think black is the best color for man.
funerals

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Thanks for all your comments!!

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