The viral pandemic threw a wrench into our social lives this year. Any plans we might have had that involved wearing a suit and going out were overpowered by our rotation of sweatpants and T-shirts and the requirement to stay in. However, they say that clothes maketh the man, and with the lockdown laws lifting, there’s never been a better time to refresh your wardrobe and up your sartorial style game.
We’ve come up with a few tips that will have you looking like a proper dapper chap for when it’s time to don a suit again.
The Pinstripe Suit
When we think of the pinstripe suit, it’s easy to picture Wall Street bankers and big shot lawyers. But the fact is pinstripe suits are back in a big way and will definitely make you stand out from the crowd. They can be worn with or without a vest, depending on the weather, and they also look great with a tie or cravat.
Adding a Bit of Color
If pinstripes aren’t your thing and you like a more refined, minimalist look for the occasion, you could definitely consider lighter color suits for your event. Beige or light blue always looks fantastic, especially when accompanied by some sleek navy-blue accessories to finish off your ensemble. Slip on your favorite pair of (designer) sunglasses to complete the look.
Footwear and Socks
This is an area that can really make or break your look.
Socks are an easily forgettable yet crucial link in a man’s wardrobe. Resist the urge to go too outlandish. For a classic, fluid look, coordinate the sock color with the tone of your trousers. Bolder dressers should consider mixing it up with a contrasting tone that complements another detail of the outfit (pocket square, tie, etc.). No matter what anyone says, superheroes and cartoon characters are not cool or a cultivated representation of who you are. Length matters! Always go for a longer sock, rather than shorter. Steer clear from putting your ankles on display.
As for shoes, a nice pair of brogues or derby shoes never go astray, especially if you’re heading out for a day at the races.
We pause for our now traditional Post-Corona Adaptation intermission. Taking a break with some visual dessert before heading into part two on our Post-Corona trip.
We are actively looking for the answer to that online shop for Penthouse Merchandise question, though. Somebody around here ought to know something it seems like.