Considering a large percentage of the male population will wear a suit at one time or another, it can be difficult to set yourself apart from the crowd. However, by using a few key pieces you can seriously strengthen your suiting arsenal. To help, we’ve put together five must-own accessories that’ll spruce up your suit in no time.
An essential accessory for the modern man, a pocket square offers the chance to take an average tailored look to stylish new heights. Available in a variety of materials and designs, these square pieces of cloth can be found in the breast pockets of some of the planet’s most stylish gents. To ensure you choose the most suitable design, pick one that shares a colour from your shirt or tie.
If you’re not sure how to fold your pocket square, check out our guide here.
Perfect for those who like to make a statement, the striped shirt offers perhaps the easiest way to add character to your outfit. Whilst this may not be suitable for all formal occasions, it’ll work wonders for the office or smart-casual events. It’s worth noting, if you opt for this method of outfit boosting, keep your tie simple and forgot about the pocket square – you don’t want to overcomplicate things.
Although many overlook it, the lapel on your jacket is primed for accessorising. Subtle yet effective, a lapel pin will not only add a splash of colour to your suit, but will show off your attention to detail. When choosing your design, we find it best to pick a colour that can be found in your tie or pocket square.
One of the most popular choices on this list, a colourful silk tie will enliven classic looks with ease. A must-have for any dapper dandy, it will breathe new life into your formal rotation. Once you’ve made your choice, ensure other accessories are muted – allowing your tie to do all the talking.
Whilst a tie bar doesn’t seem like much, it’ll still offer an understated yet noticeable difference to your suit. When wearing yours, there are a two main rules to bear in mind. Firstly, the width of your tie bar should always be dictated by the width of your tie. Wearing a narrow tie? Opt for a short, half-inch bar. Wearing a standard tie? Go a little bigger. As a rule of thumb, never let the bar hang over the edge; if you can, aim to cover three quarters of the width. Secondly, ensure you put your tie bar in the right place. We find somewhere between the third and fourth buttons of your shirt works best.
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