There are few guys who don’t aspire to one day own a walk-in wardrobe filled with every type of suit, but we’re often in the dark as to how to get there. For the remainder, suits are a necessary evil: an insurance policy for professional and social occasions that you want to spend the bare minimum on outfits.
Whichever camp you fall into, allow us to illuminate you. This is the Indian Gent guide to building a tailoring wardrobe. Not in the IKEA sense, more along the lines of what to buy, and in what order, to most economically cover your event bases and get maximum bang for your sartorial buck.
Here are some of the best Suit Outfits we found for you:
Tip: A Statement On A Spectrum
Consider your coloring when choosing your hues. Yes, there are many hues within all colors, including black! Keep this in mind when choosing your black suit ensemble. Stark, inky blacks can play well for darker complexions, but easily wash out fair-skinned guys. There’s nothing especially fashionable about looking washed out in your well-tailored suit outfits.
Tip: Make Minimalism Work
Remember to take care of the selection of accessories, too. A man wearing a black suit is a decidedly minimalist statement, and your accessories should reflect that. That doesn’t mean you can’t show off your personality, but you do need to practice a bit of restraint. Aim to strike a balance somewhere between the disappointing “not enough going on” and the embarrassing “way too much going on” zones. With ties and pocket squares, the sweet spot lies in choosing subtle textures overbold patterns.
As for shirts, you can go black-on-black but remember it is possible to overdo it. Light-colored shirts can really make a black suit pop. Now that you’ve been properly briefed, go out and get stylish!