A suit is possibly the smartest item of attire that a man can wear, but it can also be a boring burden with not much scope for personality originality or style. Many professions still require a formal suit as the uniform of choice in order to set the right example and promote the right image, so it is worth getting a good quality version, particularly if it is going to see a lot of wear, but how can you put your own stamp on a suit?
Invest in a silk tie.
The natural accessory to a suit is a carefully chosen tie, but this is an accessory that can make or break your look. It is really a no-no to pair an expensive suit with a cheap supermarket tie.
Instead you should look to a silk version. Attavanti have recently launched a stunning collection of Italian silk ties made in the town of Como. These ties are both beautiful and stylish and also tasteful in their colours and patterns.
A carefully chosen tie will enhance the look of your suit and help you to create the right impression. You can use it to pick out the colour of your suit, or to add contrast or a touch of colour.
The Right Shirt
Another item that can either raise the game of your suit, or ruin the look completely is the shirt you choose to accompany it.
It is better to have a few good quality shirts in your wardrobe than lots of cheaper ones. In terms of colour, classic white is always chic and elegant, whilst pale blue and grey also work well. Make sure your shirt is well ironed, nothing spoils the look more than creases.
Now these sound like something that David Niven would’ve worn back in the day, but pocket hankies are super stylish and are certainly having a resurgence, thanks to the likes of David Gandy and Daniel Craig.
A pocket handkerchief is a great way to finish a look. It helps the appearance to look polished and groomed. Of course, the one thing you shouldn’t do is actually wipe your nose on it, this is purely for show.