Good Morning Dapperites,
Recently I tried a “trend” that I got to admit I was very skeptical to try at first. Turns out it’s a great way to get more use out of the suits in your wardrobe. That “trend” is breaking up your suits into separates and mixing/matching jackets and trousers.
I have this one favorite suit of mine that has definitely been featured on this blog before. Last week I decided to bite the bullet and see how it would look pairing the jacket separately with a different pair of trousers and the trousers with a different jacket. Well here’s how it looked:
Turns out my skepticism was wrong about breaking up the suit, I find it looked great although I will admit I preferred the look of the jacket with the grey trousers than I did the trousers with the navy blazer. Guess sometimes the “trends” are good after all.
I will leave you with some tips though if you are planning on giving this a go.
- If your suit is patterned like mine, pair the pieces with a neutral color.
- Solids of different colors match together. Create that contrast!
- Feeling daring? Go pattern on pattern BUT the patterns must be different scales (ex. large stripes with a subtle houndstooth)
- Own that shit! Seriously it’s all in the confidence, if you’re not comfortable wearing the combo, it will show to observers.
There you have it my friends, a new way to wear your suits and a refreshing breath of fresh air to your old ones. Have a great weekend!