There is definitely a reason the suit hasn’t drastically changed in design since the 19th Century – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. However, there is still so much more potential in your suit than just wearing it the way that is expected. Separate the pieces and you will find there is even more fun to be had.
We’ve seen it a million times but there’s a reason a blue suit jacket, white shirt and beige chinos is so popular. It just works. Finish it off with a suave watch and cool accessories. Furthermore, jeans and a t-shirt is every man’s go-to casual look. Add the jacket into the mix and evening outings are effortless. Make sure you wear some smart lace up shoes and you’re all set. Alternatively, take some inspiration from our Italian counterparts and pair a brown suit jacket with white jeans. Or pair with your new slimmed down cargo trousers with a heather grey t-shirt and a khaki suit jacket.
Keep a really formal suit trouser, such as a navy pinstripe, anchored down with simple casual pieces like a white t-shirt and a brown leather jacket. When considering any jacket to pair with the trousers, make sure it is fitted to your body with just enough breathability. Remember what materials you’re working with. Tweed trousers are going to look best paired with other rugged materials such as corduroy, denim and beefy cottons.