‘Asking for a Friend’ is our style advice series.
Every man needs a suit, but not everyone gets the most bang for his buck. Is there a way to increase the value of this purchase?
Yes, sir: wear the pieces separately. Mix up your outfits to give more life to the jacket and pants. You hopefully got them tailored, so they fit you perfectly and deserve to be worn frequently.
Here are three ways for you to consider wearing your blazer. Relatedly, see our story Asking for a Friend: How to Talk to a Tailor.
Suits at work: less common than they used to be, but never frowned upon. Go for it and you instantly get more respect. With suits and with clothing in general, men are told not to mix brown with black, or black with navy. But why? If it looks good to you, go for it. Brown shoes with black pants and navy tie can look great! See above. Pants from one suit and a jacket from another can also totally work. New rule: no rules.
SHOP: Nordstrom Men’s Shop blazer | Calibrate shirt | Nordstrom Men’s Shop trousers | To Boot New York sneakers | Ted Baker London pocket square | Nordstrom Men’s Shop tie | Nordstrom Men’s Shop tie bar | Nordstrom Men’s Shop socks