Thursday, July 26, 2012

For Starters...

Mike Grady
26 years old
Freelance Wardrobe Stylist, Assistant Army Wives Costume Buyer, Billy Reid Salesman
Resides in Downtown Charleston

All clothing by Billy Reid

A lot of guys who are new to learning about style always end up having the same question sooner or later. "What kind of suit do I need?". Answer...2 button navy blue suit. Why? Oh let me count the ways. Job interview, first date, 5 star restaurant, weddings, funerals, white collar jobs, etc. You can even break it up and just wear the blazer with some jeans or some khaki chinos. Or you can of course wear the pants on their own.The moral of the story is, when in doubt, go blue. 

The fit: Needless to say, keep it slim. Try and find one with a lower button-stance that will naturally accentuate a slimming "v-shape". And with the trousers, there should be very little to no break. I would say if your in the office, use a slight break. But if you're in the creative field, flash some ankle. 

Everything else: A navy blue suit is great because it's just like a blank canvas. You can pair it up with just about any shirt and tie combo you can think of. But there is one thing that should stay constant; unless you're at a funeral, keep the shoes brown. It will always look better. Trust me. 

So there you have it. So easy even a caveman can do it. Get a blue suit. 


  1. I have one suit and made the mistake of going with a charcoal Alfani Red - it's not bad, but navy is more versatile. Give yourself time to shop around and get it tailored, don't just walk into Macy's the day before your interview. Plan ahead boys, you will have this thing for at least five years.