YOLO fashionable men of the world. I'm sure you're wondering a couple things lately:
#1 When is Cory putting up a new post?
#2 What is the illest style combo I can put together?
Well my fashion bros, I am here to give you the keys to the magic kingdom of men's style...
The Mismatched Suit, in my humble opinion (IMHO), is one of the most sexy, artistic, elegant, sleekest combinations of clothing a man can put together! Now, again IMHO, I am a Grey and Navy Blue mismatch suit guy. However, to each their own; the combination of grey and red, purple and white, green and black are equally as fun, and look equally as good*
Jacket and Trousers -
, Shoes and Belt -
, Socks -
, Shirt -
*caveat - you can look like a Christmas tree, or a leprechaun if you decide to get too bold. But if you would rather look like a halloween character instead of a GQ cover model, do you brother! I also do not recommend black and navy blue, unless you enjoy looking like a bruise, again my opinion.
, Pants -
, Shirt -
, Glasses -
You don'd wear two bold colors on top of each other when you are not wearing a suit (unless you are Johnny Cash in all black or Jay Leno in all denim...LOL), so why should you do it when you DO wear a suit? I am not saying, every time for every occasion you need to mismatch, however if you only have a select amount of suits to choose from every morning, then this effectively doubles your options. You only have a Black and a Grey suit? Now you have 4 outfit options to choose!
- Black Pants/Black Jacket
- Black Pants/Grey Jacket
- Grey Pants/Grey Jacket
- Grey Pants/Black Jacket
Now that you have doubled your wardrobe, and I've just blown your mind, you have figure out what shoes to put on (that are not the 1994 edition black pleather-no-longer-has-a-sole joints. Grab your nuts, fork over some cash, and buy a nice pair of leather shoes...we will get to this buy decision on another fashionable man blog post. But for now, just don't wear your hideous church shoes your aunt bought you 13 Easters ago), and what shirt will go with. I also enjoy throwing in a pocket square that matches or accents your shirt. It throws a dash of color into the mix, and spices up the outfit with a finishing touch (and don't get me start with all the funkadelic accessories to start rocking...yet another fashionable man blog post for that too! Just remember, #RealMenAccessorize...we'll come back to that soon)!
Not only is this combo good for a dinner date, or evening out with your boo, but work professional, brunch, wine tasting...it's good for it all! Go all pastel with it at a horse race in the summer like I did below, or rock some darker tones to a winter holiday meal like I did above.