Wardrobe Checklist – 5 Must-Have Suits for the Modern Man
It is true that fashion is capricious, and most trends are little more than transient. But there are some aesthetics and fashions that never go out of style, no matter how much time has passed. Classic designs are called classic for a reason. They rise beyond the finite grasp of the decades.
Today, we want to walk our readers through 5 timeless suits that every man needs in his closet.
Navy Single-Breasted Suit
If you are looking for a man’s version of the little black dress, it has to be the navy single-breasted men’s suit. Whether it is formal occasions or a business casual look, few come close to the timeless appeal and chic that navy suits have to offer. Find a set that is made of midweight fabric, ideally cool enough that you can wear it all year round. However, do note that to preserve your suit for the longest time, you should take it to the dry cleaner after every time you wear it.
Charcoal Single-Breasted Suit
If the navy suit is the first on the list of must-have suits, charcoal single-breasted suits are a close second. Now there are different shades of grey – too light may look summery and thus inappropriate for the colder months, whereas too dark is too close to black. Charcoal grey is the perfect balance between the two extremes; it works well for daytime and night-time events, as well as summers and winters. It’s not black and adds just a hint of character.
You can jazz up the look with a few carefully chosen accessories or dress down just as easily for a less formal event.
Dark Double-Breasted Suit
A double-breasted suit isn’t necessarily a wardrobe essential, but if you plan to take your dressing seriously, you might as well get a dark double-breasted suit. DB suits in midnight blue or dark grey are a great tool to stand out from the average corporate worker. It makes a subtle but rather powerful statement. (Think Thomas Shelby from Peaky Blinders.)
Light Summer Suit
Wearing a suit in the middle of OKC’s infamous summers? Yes, and no, we haven’t lost our minds. Taking some time to form a basic understanding of color and fabric can serve you well in the long run. Besides, just because it’s summer, the panache in your dressing style shouldn’t take a hit. We recommend you choose a half-lined or unlined piece constructed from light wool, cotton, or linen. Gravitate towards gentle blues, beiges, and light grey. The key is to carry your outfit well and exude confidence.
Formal Tuxedo Suit
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the coveted tuxedo suit. Black tie events may not be overly common, but every once in a while, there is that wedding invitation or that promotion that needs you to dress up to nines. You want to make sure that you dress to impress. Say a big no to ill-fitting rentals or, god forbid, the dark suit and black-tie combo. It makes you look lazy and unprepared. Invest in a quality tuxedo suit or get one tailored to fit you perfectly.
Every Man’s Fashion Paradise
Allton’s Clothier began operating in 1995, and since then, we have worked with a single-minded determination to provide our clients with clothes of great quality, fit, and attention to detail. Have a few questions for us? Call us at 405-341-4455 or fill out our online general inquiry form (available on our website).