Brown and Blue Suit
Lately I’ve been investing some cold, hard bunse (money) into some new threads for the coming year. It’s my birthday this Friyay – nope that’s not a typo – and I’ve already been out and about on the high street and online looking for some new clothes. I recently picked up this gorgeous Brown and Blue suit combination.
There’s a famous quote that goes ‘Dress for the job you want not the one you have’. Well this is very applicable to me right now, as said previously I am finishing university this summer and have to go out into the big bad world, am I afraid? Hell no! I’ll be wearing my new super sleek and fashionable Brown and Blue suit, bursting down doors and giving jaw-dropping interviews, of course.
So onto how I conjured up this look. I started my search where everybody probably does… Pinterest. David Gandy was the first point of call, that super elegant, sophisticated British hero parades around in suits galore and one striking image gave me the inspiration for a brown and blue suit.
Jacket & Trousers
I’m a tall slim guy so buying jackets off the rack is difficult. I’m either a 36 Slim fit in a long or a 38 Skinny fit again in a long. I’ve recently found that Marks and Spencer have very good quality suits in store and ones that do in fact fit my build. M&S is where I have actually purchased my last 4 suit jackets from and what’s best yet, they’re all Best of British – which I love.
Next up came the trousers. I went for some really cool and comfortable skinny suit trousers from Next. These babies fit my body so well, leaving me feeling able to breath with no element of tightness. The colour really compliments the brown of the suit jacket. When wearing them, it gives you a difference to your usual matching suit. It makes heads turn and people immediately get the impression that ‘He knows how to dress himself’. Finally they’re a snip at £22!
Shoes, Shirt and Tie
As I was wandering out of Next I noticed the shoe department, I headed over there and it wasn’t too long before they were demanding my bank card again at the till. I invested in a lovely pair of ‘Hell for Leather’ Burgundy Top Cap Oxford shoes. These shoes are brand new out this year and again add a fantastic bit of colour to the already brown and blue suit look. Some people seem afraid to rock the burgundy shoes, however I believe it just takes the right combination and they become less ‘wow, what are those on your feet’ to ‘Damn Daniel, those shoes really accentuate the entire outfit’.
The shirt and the tie are always very minimal with me. I’m a fan of very straight forward, modern and smart looks. Nothing too crazy or noticeable. I like very plain colours or striped shirts and it’s the same with ties, I much prefer solid colours or minimal striped / spotted ties. I like to get adventurous when it comes to the pocket square. I recently purchased my first ever shirt from Charles Tyrwhitt and by golly they are beautiful shirts. I actually bought two in a sale, one white and one blue with a white collar. I had read up that cutaway collars look best on long, straight faces so that is in fact what I went with. The tie also combined the colours of the trousers and the shoes therefore casually linking the whole outfit together. The tie was also purchased at Next.
Finally to add extra elements to the fashion aspect of the look, I have a pair of round spectacles from Vision Express. However if you’re really pushing the boat out I recommend these Oliver People glasses. And finally the Daniel Wellington York watch.
Keep an eye out as I will be getting images of me in this brown and blue suit, and will most likely do more in-depth reviews. For now though all of the links are below and keep an eye out for the next post.
Do you have a Brown and Blue suit? Let me know your style ideas.
Marks & Spencer – Suit Jacket
Next – Trousers
Next – Shoes
Charles Tyrwitt – Shirt
Next – Tie
Oliver Peoples – Glasses
Daniel Wellington – Watch