The navy suit is a long established classic that every discerning gentleman should own. Mainly due to its versatility - a navy suit flatters an extensive variety of shirt and tie mixtures for both formal and casual occasions.
When selecting your signature navy suit, keep in mind that your choice will probably be worn more than any other suit in your closet. Therefore, it is important to opt for a fabric option with a bit of luster on the surface. A lightly constructed, wool fabric is a popular option. Darker navy fabrics like the ones you see in the above and below featured photos are great for more relaxed and ceremonial events.
You'll notice the two suits showcased above are designed and styled differently. These design details are simply a matter of preference. Blake Scott (left) has on a navy suit with patch pockets, standard notch lapel and pant cuffs. The addition of the very dashing club collar shirt is a good way to stand out. The inclusion of the light toned waistcoat, and the pouch adds a more playful and stylish touch to the ensemble. For a more informal look pair with crew length socks (or no socks at all) and a pair of brown suede penny loafers.
In keeping with a more traditionalist side of the two styles, I have on a narrow notched lapel, pen pockets with flaps, and pant cuffs. My sweater featured over the shoulder against the striped tie and shirt is a bold approach.
These designs are a great mixture of classic staples with personal style statements. Some will hate them, some will love them. Regardless of your style, you can't afford to go past a perfectly fitted, custom, tailored suit. Shop or design from scratch your InStitchu custom, tailored navy suit today.
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