The suit series is a three part instalment that focuses on different styles of suits. Although there’s nothing wrong with the standard two piece suit, this series will highlight the other styles to take note of. First off is the skinny suit which is an essential piece to add to your arsenal…
If you’re a slim guy, do yourself a favour and get yourself a skinny suit. I’m stating the obvious, but these suits were made for you and you’d be a fool not to take advantage. Relaxed enough to be paired with multiple options while the tailoring maintains a smart edge, the skinny suit is a sartorial must-have. I paired it with a mandarin collar shirt, but a lightweight roll neck is just as good too.
Another thing that’s worth noting regarding the skinny suit is just how friggin’ cool it is. This style of suit wouldn’t cut it in the corporate office, but for relaxed yet smart events, the skinny suit will ensure that you look dapper and damn right sexy at the same time. The first thing you can get creative with is the colour. While navy and grey are fail-safe options, a skinny suit allows for bolder colours, hence the emerald green. However, that doesn’t mean that a skinny suit in black isn’t a cool option.
Next is the use of accessories. Jewellery elevates the most simplest of outfits, so I had to use Fiyah jewellery to give this skinny suit the personal touch that it deserves. Don’t be afraid of wearing jewellery, because if dropped right, it can be a small thing that personalises your style. To finish, a lapel pin in place of a pocket square and a floral neck tie rids the suit of formal connotations.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments and keep an eye out for the other instalments in the suit series! For more Fiyah jewellery and tailoring, have a peek at my men’s jewellery and the blue suit posts.
Lapel Pin: ASOS
Model: Sean McNeshie
Photography: Charlotte Royle