6 Hints How To Do A Navy Suit

About The Autor

Text written by Paul Nagaoka, actor on HBO Asia and a men’s style content creator on social media.

I’m all about timeless style. Looks without an expired date. For a look to make it’s way into my wardrobe it has to pass the following test… it worked ten years ago, it works now, and it will work ten years from now.

How To Do A Navy Suit

A fitted navy suit, white button up, gray tie and finishing white pocket square fits that bill to a T. This look will never lose it’s luster and will make you look awesome every time you put it on.

The keys to doing the navy suit (and suiting in general) right are the details. Here is what you should focus on.

  • Thin lapels and a skinny tie: You never want anything wide around your face because it makes everything else appear wider, which is something you don’t want. Let me bust the myth of the association of wide makes you appear more powerful. It doesn’t, it just makes you look more fat.
  • Perfect fit: The areas to look for are the shoulders, where the top button of your blazer buttons, and the amount of extra space you have around your bicep. All these should be snug but not tight. You want to be able to comfortably put your arms in your jacket yet not leave excessive fabric.
  • The length of your blazer’s sleeves: This may feel counter intuitive but your sleeve length should be a bit short. You always want your white button up to show approx. ¾ of an inch below your blazer.
  • Pocket Square: There are so many ways to wear a pocket square but I recommend simple. The straight line fold is understated yet screams class. The other more boisterous folds feel like you’re trying too hard.
  • Pants: You want them to fit you like a fitted pair of jeans. It’s the space in between slim fit and relaxed fit you are looking to find.
  • Shoes: The key with shoes is they are there simply to complement your outfit and not to make a statement. This is why I believe you should avoid wingtips or any other major details. Also avoid a boxy shape.

I call this look, “the confidence booster.” It’s the look that I go to when I’m impressing a client or a date. When you do this look right you will feel like a million dollars, yet, you don’t have to part with a million dollars to get it.

“Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” – Pablo Picasso

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​Fitted Navy Suit Blazer: ​with Thin Lapels (Banana​ Republic $450) Click Here

​Fitted Navy Suit Pants: no pleats (Banana​ Republic $198) Click Here

Fitted White Dress Shirt: plain with a thin collar (Banana Republic $98) Click Here

Skinny Gray Tie: textured (J Crew $119) Click Here

Tie Bar: silver (TheTieBar.com $15) Click Here

Basic Black Leather Shoe:​ no detailing or wingtip (Banana Republic $149) Click Here

Men’s Styles For Late Summer

Men’s Style – Introduction

Late summer is arriving, a nice chance to show some men’s styles. The heat is not that intense anymore, the evenings start to get a bit colder. The ideal season to dress up and wear some nice clothes.

Certainly, there are a lot of options. Today we’re presenting three men’s stlyes which all suit into the ‘smart casual’ world. 

Pictures & Rights by Vision Of Touch

Dapper men’s styles – How-To

Honestly, those are all reasonable ready-to made men’s styles. Easy to buy, not a big budget required. I usually go to my tailor to adjust a few details. So at the end of the day, you see pretty basic stuff here but, dapperly combined.

A few points you have to look after

  • Slim fit is your cut, it harmonises the shapes and forms.
  • The seams of your desired jacket have to suit your shoulders
  • 1-2 cm of your shirt are visible at the end of the sleeve
  • Get rid of your socks when it comes to wear loafers
  • Make sure you go for a common theme (will explain that after)

Dapper men’s styles – The Looks

Look No. 1

It’s pretty much all blue here, a very elegant alternate to black and it beautifully fits to brown.

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massimo dutti shoes

jacket massimo dutti

 

Blazer
Massimo Dutti ca. 200 CHF

Pants
Massimo Dutti ca. 60 CHF

Shoes 
Massimo Dutti ca. 180 CHF

Shirt
Outfittery ca. 80 CHF

Look No. 2

Beige is a very chic colour during autumn season. The nice fact about it, you can combine it to so many other colours. 

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navyboot shoes

beige jacket

Blazer
Massimo Dutti ca. 200 CHF

Pants
Massimo Dutti ca. 60 CHF

Shoes 
Navyboot ca. 180 CHF

Shirt
Suitsupply ca. 100 CHF

Look No. 3

Red and white go very well together, this is sort of a pastel red – a nice choice in this season. 

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aquila shoes

polo pants

Blazer
Aus Florenz ca. 180 CHF

Pants
Polo Ralph Lauren ca. 180 CHF

Shoes 
Aquila ca. 480 CHF

Shirt
Suitsupply ca. 100 CHF

 

Black Tie: The Rules To Follow

Black Tie – Introduction

We explained a few dress codes, but now we will talk about an important one: the dress code black tie. There are of course, a few rules to follow when it comes to dress up in the most perfect way.

Black tie is usually written on invites for very chic and sophisticated events like: opera, red carpet, weddings or similar. 

What Does Black Tie Mean

It’s definitely the most formal dress code someone can ask for. So there are a few hard-coded rules to follow. A man simply has two options here: smoking or a very elegant suit.

Obviously your first choice of the colour is: black. 

black tie dress code

Picture & rights by Sebastien Rohner

Smoking Rules

  • Never combine it with a tie, always use a black bow-tie
  • Use a white made to measure shirt
  • Select some classy & matching cufflinks
  • Use black socks and black shoes
  • Knee socks is what you have to look for
  • A waistcoat makes the whole look very dapper

Suit Rules

  • Consider getting a made to measure suit
  • If not possible there are a few brands that provide ‘super black’ suits – like HUGO BOSS.
  • Ask your tailor to adjust your suit, slim fit is preferred
  • Combine it with a made to measure shirt
  • And cufflinks
  • Black knee socks and black shoes is a must

Black Tie – Gentleman Rules

Such a dress code is more than just suiting up. It expects you to behave like a gentleman. So here are a few things that absolutely make you James Bond.

james bond

Picture & rights by David Avolio

Behaviour

  1. Everyone else first, you’re going after
  2. Open doors, free the seat, ask what your fellows need
  3. Be humble and friendly
  4. Listen before you speak
  5. Smile and enjoy

Your Appearance

  1. Cut your nails, trim your beard
  2. Clean and polish your shoes
  3. Get a Swiss manufactured watch
  4. Dry-clean your suit
  5. Close the upper button when walking or standing

Body Language

  1. Watch your body language, straighten your chest
  2. A solid handshake is a sign of confidence
  3. Keep eye-contact

Men’s Care

  1. Use a nice fragrance (it should say perfume on it, NOT aftershave)
  2. A mint is a better alternate than chewing gums
  3. Body- and hand cream softens your skin
  4. Beard oil smells and looks nice 

Alright, I think that should do the job. If you have more ideas, get in touch with us, we’re happy to learn!

Other Dress Codes Explained

We do have a few other dress codes explained; you can check them out here:

6 Hints How To Do A Navy Suit

About The Autor Text written by Paul Nagaoka, actor on HBO Asia and a men’s style content creator on social media. I’m all about timeless style. Looks without an expired date. For a look to make it’s way into my wardrobe it has to pass the following test… it worked ten years ago, it works now, […]

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