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dark navy suit mens business outfit ideas
dark navy suit mens business outfit ideas

The Unstoppable Navy Suit

March 14th, 2016

A dark navy suit is just as formal as a black suit, but with much greater versatility.

Fact 1: Every man should have a navy suit in his wardrobe.

Fact 2: There are lots of gradations within the navy color spectrum.

A dark navy suit is one way to go and has plenty of merits.

dark navy suit mens business outfit ideas

A lot of guys make the mistake of buying a black suit as their first suit. The reason is that they probably need a suit for some type of formal-ish event, like a wedding, evening cocktail party, or special occasion such as a graduation or anniversary dinner.

dark navy suit mens business outfit ideas

| WEARING | Reiss coat, Ermengildo Zegna suit and shirt, J.Crew tie, Rolex watch, Cole Haan shoes | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

And a black suit can definitely get you through any of those events. The problem is, now you’ve got a suit you can only wear for a very limited number of situations. Honestly, if you’re going to spend the money, a much better choice is a dark navy suit. It’s got all the formality of a black suit, but is infinitely more versatile.

DON’T MISS: This suit styled with a more “classic banker” look.

Make a statement with subtlety. You don’t need a red tie for a for a suit to be a power suit. A charcoal grey tie imparts a different kind of seriousness. Perfect for the guy who has powerful ideas and opinions but doesn’t need to be the loudest person in the room to influence people.

dark navy suit mens business outfit ideas

The question of what shoes to wear with a dark navy suit is one that always comes up. The quick answer is that they should be dark – obviously, and complement the other elements, like your tie and pocket square, that you’re styling with your suit.

I always like to style mine with grey, so a pair of classic black cap toes work perfectly. If you’re working in richer, earthy tones dark brown, burgundy, or oxblood would do the trick.

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Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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