Do you always find yourself from a suit and tie? Do you suffer form 'stuffiness' from always dressing up when you wear a suit? Why am I looking at the ground? Ok seriously, I'm starting to sound like an infomercial...let me get straight to the point.
So in my last look with this suit you saw me dress it up with different shades of my favorite color (red) and a bow tie. This time around, we're going to ditch mommy and daddy's traditional suit rules and lean towards a contemporary twist on the suit.
This isn't a trend but just a new fact in the menswear sphere: suits aren't just for dress shirts and ties anymore. At the beginning of the office leisure era, the dress code required in corporate offices (and the world) became less strict. First our generation ditched the neck tie, now we're shifting towards ditching the dress shirt as well.
I feel much more classy in a t shirt + suit combo than I do in a shirt and tie. I mean, anyone can do that these days! Why? It takes a certain type of stylish person to pull off the t-shirt with a suit look. I say this not to impress you, but to make an impression (that's why I'm telling you how to do it, silly).
"When the heck would I wear a t-shirt under a suit?"
There are plenty of occasions my friend. I usually like to go with this kind of look if I'm hitting up a nice restaurant in town or if I'm going to a casual cultural event. You know, somewhere that you may meet someone important but all of the other attendees are in street clothes (let's say...an art gallery or a festival).
Be sure that you keep these things in mind before taking the leap:
1) Do NOT wear an undershirt (that means Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, and anything similar)
2) Makes sure you wear a good quality t-shirt, even if its just a plain v-neck t shirt..again just make sure that its not meant to be an undershirt.
3) Iron. Iron. Iron.
Suit & T-Shirt: H&M
Socks: Happy Socks
Bow Tie: Ralph Lauren
Photo Credits: Joseph Worrell (Instagram: @jo_worrell)
What do you think of the t-shirt and suit combo? Let me know in the comments below!
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