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Navy tailoring with New Look

Navy tailoring with New Look

 

It’s rare you’ll find myself not wearing trousers and trainers. However, as we’re now in December there are occasions where I have to change this routine.

 
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Wearing all New Look Men

 

 

Working with New Look, I’m looking to create a tailored look that I can turn to if I decide that my daily outfit isn’t up to scratch.

As we steamroll towards Christmas there are plenty of chances to try something different. If you’re already used to wearing a suit then you’re on pretty good ground when it comes to Christmas parties. However, I’m not first to tell people what blazer to wear or lapel size.

To start with, you should consider what is going to best suit you. If you’re looking to buy an off the rail suit, deciding if you need a regular, slim or skinny suit will go a long way. Then if it still isn’t exactly how you like it, getting it tailored will take a good step in making it appear that it’s off the Row. For me I go for a slim suit, but there’s nothing wrong with playing with shape. And as you can tell, I wasn’t going to pick a suit without being able to wear it in the day. When a day in Manchester was on the cards, it was a chance to see how it would work in the day.

With your shape sorted you wanted to move onto colour. Generally this will be: black, navy and grey. Though you can be bold with a pattern like houndstooth or check. Navy is my new black of late, wearing at least one navy piece where I can. A slim fit navy suit has plenty of flexibility in terms of dressing it up or down.

If I can get away with not wearing a shirt with my suit, I will. Stripe, basic or rollneck are all good options. And if you don’t have to wear a suit at work, there’s a chance you won’t be looking to wear a smart shoe like a derby or monkstrap. A classic pair of trainers will look great with a suit, but this will make your overall look more casual so it’s definitely something to consider.

Yes with Christmas coming around the corner, New Look will be creating an ‘advent calendar’ celebrating different styles each day. Today (14th December) you’ll find myself on the website so definitely go over and see the feature.jbicon


Photography by Matthew Pike

If you’ve got any tailoring questions, or even tips, let me know! This post is in partnership with New Look Men, yet my suit selection and style tips are all my own.

 
 

 
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