Suit Up! 5 Ways to Spice Up a Suit

Suits featuredThere is little debate that every young gent should include at least one suit in their wardrobe.  It’s what goes beyond the suit where problems start to occur.  Many times it is hard to find ways to make the wardrobe unique to its wearer.  In an era of homogeneity, Dapper Young Gentleman is here with a few tips to set you apart from the crowd.

  1. Patterned Shirts-  Long gone are the days where plain white shirts are the only thing to wear under a jacket.  These days patterns are the only way to go.  While it is important that the shirt doesn’t take away from the suit itself, many styles can still be seen as complimentary.  Our recommendation is a simple, yet not understated plaid shirt.  This adjustment can really make an outfit stand out.
  2. Cuff Links-  Nothing brings out the sophistication of suit like a pair of fancy cuff lengths.  With countless styles to choose from, it is easy to find just the right pair to match your personality.  Note that cuff links are used with French Cuffs, which in their own right, bring about a style all their own.
  3. Tie and Pocket Square- Here is another way that you can show off your personality.  Again there are countless combinations to choose from.  One thing to remember when picking, be sure that it is not a distraction.  Like in many aspects of life, sometimes less is more.  Important thing to remember, the tie and pocket square do not have to be the exact same.  Having said that, they do need to be complementary to one another.
  4. Socks-  One commonly overlooked aspect of dressing up, the socks are a great way to show your fun side.  Don’t be afraid to add a little bit of color to your step.  Just look at George H. Bush, he definitely knows where it’t at when it comes to his sock game.
  5. Shoes-  Often the first thing that people notice, the shoes are essential to making a suit pop.  To help you out further, we have already discussed shoes briefly with our wingtip shoe feature.  Also remember it’s imperative that you match your shoes to your belt.

So what have we learned from this brief overview?  Sometimes less is more; while going over the top is alright in some situations, more often than not it leaves you looking like a fool.  Be careful to properly match your items, its much easier to make a suit look bad than it is good.  Choose accessories that are an extension of your personality, in doing so you’ll feel much more confident.  Be a little bit cocky, the easiest way to make a suit look good is to own it with confidence.