If you’re a navy or charcoal only business suit guy, then we can make those staples work for you with a dash more style perhaps – a slightly shorter jacket (you’d be surprised at how a 1/2″ here or there changes the look of a suit), or a subtle colour accent on the sleeve cuff, for instance. Also, don’t be afraid of black, bright blue or a lighter grey (in a Prince of Wales check….beautiful) for the office, because they work just as well for business suits. Therefore, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t look the part, and with a little style!
Also, well presented business suits says a lot about the wearer, because impressions do count whether it be that first meeting with a client, or day-to-day interaction with your colleagues and managers. It also helps to dress for your audience. So, a sharp, dark navy suit in a fine worsted wool would be appropriate if you were a lawyer negotiating a large financial deal on behalf of a high net worth client. Similarly, presenting end of year feel-good results to your employees at a summer retreat in a tan cotton suit and t-shirt, would endear you to the crowd more. In other words, you create a little empathy….don’t you think? However, you don’t want to try too hard and over do it. Just push your style quotient just a little bit, but stay “you”.