We choose to wear suits; they aren’t required. Sometimes the occasion - whether work, wedding, travel or happy hour - warrants a little respect; we dress accordingly. A good dresser understands this and knows just the thing to wear.
These are matters of fashion, personal style, and good manners - matters that can make or break an important day - for you and those around you, even. But keeping fashionable and stylish in the right suit doesn’t always come easily.
“Style isn't fashion. Fashion is about what everybody's doing, what everybody's wearing. Style is about what you're doing, what you're wearing,” said GQ’s late Style Guy and legendary purveyor of cool, Glenn O’Brien.
In a perfect world, we’d all have a closet full of different suits for every occasion - an entire spectrum of looks suitable for countless moments in time, each of your suits setting a mood that can be enhanced as you accessorize it, right?
Not so fast. That can get extremely expensive and not all of us have that kind of dough to drop on a lavish and lordly wardrobe.
Fear not, gents. We’re here to teach you how to do it right. And we’ll keep it simple.
First, maximize your spending power. It would be rather ill-advised of us to suggest that you purchase a suit you fancy but can rarely wear as it lacks versatility, given various situations.
Lucky for you, it just so happens that the haberdashers behind xSuit carry one hell of a suit, or two, that does well to honor just about every dress code, beautifully. And you won’t go broke.
The fashion-forward sartorialists at xSuit make the right suit—the suit they believe in, the perfect suit. About five, actually, if you factor in available styles - “Sport” and “Corporate” - in combinations of Black and Charcoal Grey, as well as a lighter shade of Grey.
So which xSuit is it going to be? And for what occasion, respectively? And, in what color? Let’s start there.
Picking the right suit color is not so black and white. When it comes to suits and colors, some suit colors are simply more practical when compared to others.
Black and grey are two of the most useful and versatile suit colors - easier for the man on a budget yet often optimal and encouraged amidst the highest echelons of today’s fashion world.
Every man should own a Grey xSuit. It's perfect for the business environment; it's formal but not formal enough for black or white tie. It's an ideal suit for when you're starting off, especially if you're younger as it is said to signal wealth and wisdom.
Charcoal grey is extremely easy to match. Sitting firmly on the grayscale, it is a neutral that goes well with a wide range of colors allowing you to be more adventurous with the shirts and ties you select as build your style-y ensembles.
When it comes to formality – the Charcoal Grey Corporate xSuit is adequate for work, church, weddings, funerals, or meeting a high government official. Your job or mission may not require you to do much of anything at all but at least you’ll look damn good in your new suit.
If it starts raining or someone bumps into you at a cocktail party (with a wobbly drink in hand) you can just brush it off and forget about it; both the xCorporate pant and jacket by xSuit are liquid and stain-repellent, wrinkle and odor resistant. In fact, all xSuit pieces are. Why?
You don’t want to dress for the event or for work like you’re working from home. But why not feel just as comfortable? Whichever xSuit you choose, the undisputed truth is you won’t want to take it off, and you won’t really have to. You might only need to dry clean your magic suit once a year!
Moving on, the Light Grey Sport Jacket/Suit is distinctively lighter compared to its peers. This outfit and/or its individual pieces work well for Spring, Summer and Fall dressing. The light Grey xSuit is a bit more casual and if you opt for the “Sport” jacket, you can pop up its built-in hood when you need it most or just on occasion to let people know that you have some style without trying too hard. It’s all fairly effortless. That’s the point.
By the way, this lighter shade of Grey and edgier style is a great way to break up the monotony with something a tad more hip, something a little less predictable.
The Black Corporate xSuits are useful for the most formal of occasions such as a black-tie event. But, if you’re like us, and you love black, it really doesn’t matter where or when you wear it so long as you know how to 'own it’.
This ‘owning’ of which we speak might even transpire in the smokey stairwell of an industrial loft party, who knows. Just picture a disproportionate number of people with excellent bone structure. Somewhere like that.
In any case, if you’re going to an event which requires a tuxedo or a black-tie dress code make sure that your suit is truly black. A black suit is also appropriate for funerals.
Black is formal. Black is dignified. Black can also be seductive, and mysterious. It connotes power and strength. And when it comes to formality, the black xSuit reigns supreme.
If you can’t wear an xSuit to work, get another job.