As I mentioned in the post featuring my brown tweed three piece suit, I’m conscious that it can be easy to style a three piece suit in a fairly predictable and formal way. And any time you let yourself get locked into a certain way of thinking about an item—whether it’s a suit, shirt, or accessory—you really limit your possibilities. As a result, I’m always looking for ways to think a little bit outside the box in order to maximize the versatility or much of what’s in my closet. Here’s one way I did it with my grey tweed three piece suit.
Depending on where you work, wearing a three piece suit might be on the cusp of overdressing. However, your choice of what you pair it with can easily help dress it down and make it office appropriate. A solid color or contrast collar shirt with a navy stripe or bold red power tie is definitely a classic business way to style a grey suit. But wear it with a striped shirt and a patterned tie in a muted color, like brown, and you’ve instantly knocked it’s formality down several notches.
This Look: Three-piece suit by Brooks Brothers (ON SALE) – Shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke (similar here) – Scarf by Beams Plus (sold out, similar here) – Vintage tie (similar here) – Pocket square by The Tie Bar (also really like this one) – Watch by Timex – Gloves by Brooks Brothers (similar here) – Belt by J.Crew – Shoes c/o Allen Edmonds (Parkway)
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