There is always an all-time favorite suit for every man in the wardrobe. For most its black or navy blue. We say it doesn’t end there…There’s grey!
Versatile and effortless, the many hues (pale to charcoal) of grey blend in and give you a certain air of prominence when worn right. Not to mention its versatility allows you to be a part of more than just one event – from office to drinks after work to even a wedding.
Grey is the new black!
And while selecting the right hue for you can get a little tricky, the key to a perfect ensemble is accessorizing right. One that delivers a Sophisticated, Chic, Suave You.
So, at Vitruvien.com, we decided to take this a step further by picking out a few shirt styles for your grey hues…
For a Light Grey Suit: The many hues better suited for the summer months, we recommend pairing them with pastel hues of summer. Baby pink, blues, greens and of course whites, a mainstay for all hues of grey – from pale to dark charcoal. It complements any color, anybody. White is a color that can blend into any occasion. From a mandarin collar shirt for a casual summer do to a classic collar shirt for a wedding luncheon. Blues with a clean and fresh exuberance are perfect for office and social events spiced with a navy polka –dotted slim tie. For a beautiful autumn wedding, pair a blue gingham shirt with a light grey suit and spice it up with a pumpkin colored tie.
Accessorize with silver toned cuff-links, tie pins & watches. For a wedding add a dash of color to your light grey suit with your pocket square.
You can also experiment a little with a dark navy blue classic collared shirt.
For a Medium or Dark Grey Suit: You can get a bit bolder in your styling choice with this colour combination. Opt for darker solids such as navy blue, black, olive, emerald green, maroon, burgundy etc. Shake it up a little with prints.. For a dash of light fun add polka dots to your collection. Go bold with your ties or a silver to contrast. Stand out boldly with a dark grey suit, a black shirt and a striped white & black tie. Lose the jacket and you’re ready to unwind with the boys for some after-work drinks.
Live a little with patterns and experiment with an ensemble of dark grey suit, white shirt with dark red checks and a red slim tie with white pin dots.
For a Patterned Grey Suit: The rule of the thumb is to stick with Solid colored shirts with a patterned grey suit. Darker the patterned suit, lighter the shade of the shirt should be. Here’s one for you – A mid-charcoal patterned suit teamed with a light blue oxford, classic collared, crisp shirt and a burgundy/dark brown tie. Or a Window pane checks dark grey suit teamed with a Blue solid shirt and solid navy blue tie.
“For Grey Suits, the apt shoes to wear will be oxfords and loafers in tan, burgundy and rusty brown shades”