A suit is one of the fundamental staples in a man’s wardrobe. However, while choosing a suit, you should go for one that suits your body shape and is versatile enough to be worn on different occasions (you can get your suit custom-made at your nearest Siyaram’s shop).
Besides the look and cut of the suit, what determines your look also has to do with the kind of accessories that you wear with it. For a classic yet elegant look, we recommend you to keep accessories minimal as little things can make a bigger statement. Read on to know the essential accessories for suits.
A simple rule to remember always about a tie is that it should reach the waistband of your trousers or slightly shorter. Also, your tie colour should be darker than your shirt. For business meetings, pair a tartan tie with plain shirts as they complement well. You shouldn’t shy away from experimenting with patterned ties such as a floral printed tie. This adds to your personality while breaking the monotony in your tie collection. We highly recommend you to wear a silk tie with striped shirt for business conferences or meetings to add to your sophistication.
Tie pins enhance the look of your tie besides being useful in keeping it in place with your shirt. You can also revamp your style by wearing the tie pin perpendicular to your tie by placing it between the 3rd and 4th button of your shirt. Remember that a tie pin should never be wider than your tie.
Pocket squares add character to your suit. Here’s the one thing to remember, never match your pocket square to your tie. Even if you’re going for an office meeting, remember to tuck it in as a straight fold. This will add a lot to your personality.
Lapel pins are sharp minor accessories which never go unnoticed and transform your suit. They add a pop of colour and personality to your suit. To don a lapel pin, you don’t necessarily need an occasion! Keep it classic by keeping it all gold or silver; match your lapel with your cuff-links or the strap of your watch.
Do you know why cufflinks are worn? These are tiny tools for fastening shifts cuffs closed. They come in many shapes, sizes and materials. Try to pick a pair of cufflinks with a color which is in the same shade or print as your pocket square or tie, or even socks. This will bring some sparkle with a feel of boldness.
A must-rule to follow when picking belts for a suit is that it should be fairly thin. To look sharp at work, opt for all black accessories but go for some tan shades or colours for the weekend or informal occasions. If you’re wearing a waistcoat, make sure it hits perfectly at the buckle of your belt to keep your look uncluttered.
Socks & Shoes
When sporting a formal look, never wear white socks. Try to match the pattern of your socks either to your pocket square or your shirt. For shoes, one classic rule that you must follow is that the colour and material of your shoes should match that of your belt. For example, you should opt for a pair of brown leather shoes when wearing a brown leather belt.
Don your suit with appropriate accessories and make your individual style statement in the most elegant way. Don’t forget to comment below with your valuable suggestions. We would love to incorporate them in our next blog!