Your wardrobe’s hardest worker.
YOUR WARDROBE’S HARDEST WORKER
• WORDS: C. STEWART
Often seen as a trusty alternative to more sombre black, a grey suit is a versatile addition to any man’s wardrobe – in a mid-toned shade and a great fit, you’ll find it works for everything from day-to-day meetings to a special occasion.
But grey can be more than reliable too. With statement details, technical cloths and a little styling creativity, tailoring’s dependable dark horse can proudly take its place in the limelight. Here are five ways with a grey suit that prove it.
Thought a grey work suit had to be boring? A pink and white windowpane check, peak lapels and statement double-breasted construction make for a firm stance in the face of outdated corporate uniforms. A suit this bold needs little more than a crisp white shirt, dark-toned tie and polished monk shoes.
Got a wedding or five to go to? A light grey suit will work for just about every type of big day and can be easily restyled so it doesn’t look like you’re wearing the same outfit in every couple’s photos. Take your grey suit from weekday to big day with a floral patterned shirt, and try mixing in a waistcoat from another suit as a simple but impactful way to change up your look.
It’s been said before and we’ll say it again now: a grey suit is about as hard-working a piece as you can get in your wardrobe. But what if it was technically treated to work even harder? Our popular performance suit is crafted from wool-blend cloth that’s been tightly spun for crease-resistance and finished with an undetectable coating that repels water and stains. So your grey suit stays looking fresh – even more so if you team it with a fresh pastel-toned shirt.
Grey suits are not just for grey days. A mid-grey suit will work all-year-round, particularly if you choose one in a breathable wool-rich blend with a little added stretch for comfort. In summer, add a zero-iron shirt with built-in moisture management in summery sky blue and finish things off with a colour-saturated tie.
Grey tailoring is a great choice for a summer wedding groom’s party (or one at any other time of year, really) as it’s universally flattering and complements just about any other colour that might make up your big day’s theme. This one’s silvery tone will mark the groom’s party out from other guests in grey, as will a statement waistcoat – tweed’s our pick for this year’s weddings.
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