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The “All-Business” Royal Blue Suit

November 30th, 2016

A conservative approach to styling a stand-out suit color

Everyone knows that a navy suit is the cornerstone of a well-curated wardrobe. Once you’ve got that base covered, however, it’s time to branch out. A royal blue suit is an excellent choice for those looking for something different that also pushes the envelope slightly.

However, in a conservative office setting, royal blue might stick out somewhat. Here are some tips for keeping a stand-out suit in check.

royal blue suit combinations

royal blue suit combinations

| WEARING | QG Custom suit, Edward Sexton shirt, Brooks Brothers tie, Drake’s pocket square, Maxwell Scott briefcase, Rolex watch, Shoes c/o Tommy Hilfiger | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Remember that darker colors are more formal and lighter colors more casual. So if the goal is a more conservative approach to styling, stick with dark shades.

A striped navy tie keeps it classic and has the effect of anchoring the entire ensemble. It’s a classic, but powerful, statement that draws attention away from the royal blue color of the suit.

A plain white shirt can sometimes get overlooked, but when you’re dressing conservatively, it’s a go-to. Add a subtle sartorial touch with a tab collar.

royal blue suit combinations

Apply the darker color/more formal concept to your footwear as well. Dark brown shoes always ground a classic look. Choose accessories, like a briefcase and pocket square, that are complementary to pull everything together.

royal blue suit combinations

Thanks, as always, 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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