As regular readers/instagram followers may know, I'm usually more akin to wearing t-shirts and laid back casual shirts, in many ways due to the Singapore climate really not permitting much else.
However during this past week I've found myself having to suit up quite regularly for work and so I thought I would just share a few details about what I've been wearing in case anybody's interested!
I know everyone says that a navy suit should be a man's wardrobe staple and, well, I couldn't agree more. I find black suits to be way too demure to wear on an everyday basis and navy has the innate ability to carry you through from daytime into evening and making sure you never look out of place/overdressed for the occasion.
Full navy, well indeed full anything, can have the ability to get too boring and one dimensional though, so that's why I always opt for a pair of brown shoes as a means of breaking up the outfit. Whilst some men will go for the shiny brogue or something similar, I prefer to adopt more of a laid back attitude so prefer a leather with more of a matte finish. I find this works particularly well if you choose to go tie-less as it lends well to the whole dressed up/dressed down look. Just above those shoes, always try and show a little sock as well as it just adds an additional level of detail and can also provide an interesting talking point if one is ever necessary. I'm not advocating the whole "pants so short they look like they don't fit" look, but if they can rise just a couple of centimetres off your ankles when you sit down that's pretty perfect in my opinion.
Pocket squares also help to break up a full suit as well as adding some extra interest, and I'll tend to go for something light in colour but also with a slight pattern given that the rest of the suit is rather plain. In light (or dark if you choose) of this, I will also usually go for some pattern in my tie and in the case down below, some simple stripes can add something different to the look whilst still maintaining a professional "I mean business" image.
Finally I'm normally a double cuff man as it enables me to wear cufflinks for that one final embellishment. In short, don't be afraid to accessorise and add as many extra details (in moderation) to your suit as possible guys; the devil's in the detail and they'll make your outfit look devilishly good.