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5 Suits Every Man
Should Own

Every well-dressed man should have at least one smart suit in his wardrobe. With plenty of styles to choose from, suit shopping can be a very daunting task. Have no fear, we’ve come up with a list of five suits you should own now. One carefully chosen suit can go a long way; imagine what you can do with five.

Back to black

Never owned a suit before? Then a black number would be your best bet as a first suit. Its classic colour can be worn with virtually any shirt colour and to any event or occasion. For work, wear it with a dress shirt and a conservative tie and you’re in business (no pun intended). At the end of the day, ditch the tie and unbutton your collar to get a less formal look for drinks and dinner with friends.

Where to wear it

A black suit never goes out of style and is always appropriate for many occasions. Wear it to work, parties that require formal business attires, dinners with clients, black tie optional events and more.

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A touch of charcoal

Like the regular black suit, the charcoal suit is extremely versatile and comes with the added benefit of also being pairable with black and brown elements. This particular colour creates an air of maturity and offers a more contemporary take on formal dressing, making it perfect for young men. For a debonair nine-to-five look, wear it with a white shirt and a patterned tie.

Where to wear it

This type of suit also feels cooler on the skin than a black one so you can wear it to daytime events with a business attire dress code. It is also a good option for work, job interviews and business meetings.

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In the navy

Here’s another suit that will definitely see you through more than one occasion – the navy suit. Navy accentuates youthfulness and will look great on anyone, so if you’re looking for your first suit, this is a good bet. Opt for one that’s made of breathable fabric to make it suitable even for warmer weather.

Where to wear it

The navy suit can be worn to work, interviews, evenings out, daytime events such as conferences and business meetings and more. For dressed-down days, go without a tie or wear the navy jacket with a pair of grey slacks.

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Brownie points

Brown suits are fashionable alternatives to charcoal and navy suits. They could range anywhere from chocolate hues that are perfect for the autumn and winter months to lighter shades such as camel and beige that are great for summer. Brown is an earthy colour that goes well with most shades particularly blue and green.

Where to wear it

Like its charcoal brother, the brown suit can be worn to evening and daytime events that call for a business attire. Wear it to the office or a job interview to make a strong, lasting impression. With the right attitude, you can probably get away with a khaki suit paired with a patterned shirt and white sneakers on weekend outings.

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The tux

The classic tuxedo is much dressier than your business suit so you’ll probably use it less often. Still, it’s always wise to have one good tuxedo in your closet – look at it as an investment to a better-dressed version of you. Look for a tux with a style that ages well. Details such as notch lapels and a single-breasted front are classics and will be fashionable season after season. You can never go wrong with a black tux but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try a deep blue pair.

Where to wear it

If you’ve got a formal occasion like an awards ceremony or fancy wedding in your calendar, then a tux should become part of your wardrobe ASAP. They’re also good for formal dinners and dressy sporting events.

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RACHELLE HERNANDEZ

Fashion Editor

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