When you’re young you have a suit or two in your closet for special occasions. Once you start working, you add a few more to your selection. As you get older, your suits will start taking up more space.
In a perfect world, men’s suits won’t cost a chunk of your paycheck, but the reality is that suits are expensive and most people can’t afford multiple high-end suits.
If you’re on a tight budget, don’t waste money on lots of poor quality suits; instead, invest in a few high-end suits that are versatile.
Here are four suits men should have in their closets:
The Classic Dinner Suit
The classic dinner suit is what you wear to black-tie gathering. Think of neutral colors like elegant navies, charcoal greys, deep browns, etc. and wear them with a crisp white shirt and chic shoes.
What makes a dinner suit different from the suits you wear to other black suits? The quality of the wool used in luxury suits differs from the wool used in the suits you wear to work every day.
Your dinner suit will have a silk or cashmere blend that adds a slight gloss to the material.
The Navy Two-Button Suit
The navy two-button suit provides a little more flexibility. These work great for laid-back events. In slightly cold temperatures, opt for a wool suit, but in warmer climates it’s best to go for a lighter material.
You can wear them with shirts of any color and pair them with either brown or black shoes.
The Business Grey Two-Button Suit
A grey two-button suit offers a lot of versatility. They work for both formal and casual events. You can pair your grey jacket with dark denim jeans or even with casual pants and loafers. Just learn to mix and match colors for your ensemble before you head out.
The Dark Double-Breasted Suit
These kinds of suits should only be reserved for special events. They exude a level of sophistication that other suits don’t offer. It can make you look leaner but broaden your check. These look best in dark greys, charcoals, and deep navies.
Invest in the above suits and you’ll be ready for all kinds of events.