his ensemble: the grey suit

I was organising my wardrobe the other day, cataloguing my suit jackets and pants by colour when one thing dawned on me. A glaring omission that I hadn’t picked up on. I do not own a grey suit; black, navy, cream, white and even cobalt blue, but not a single one in a shade of grey. A well tailored grey suit is perhaps the most versatile suit of them all. It can be worn at the office, weddings, the races or other special occasions. They can also be dressed down by wearing the jacket or pants as separate pieces with jeans, t-shirts and leather jackets. Just make sure the fit, sleeve length and pant hem are perfect for your body. An ill-fitting suit is the quickest way to look dowdy and cheap.

The subject of today’s post is a great example of what you can do with a grey suit. The obvious choices would be to wear it with a white shirt, black tie and black shoes. There’s nothing wrong with that combination, just a little too predictable for me. Grey being a neutral colour is a great base to work up from. I love how he has teamed his suit with a navy sweater, patterned shirt and brown desert boots. He looks casually cool, showing just a hint of personality with his printed shirt.

Get this look:


a. Skinny Fit Suit Jacket in Grey, $105.12, Pants, $52.56, asos.com
b. Caxton Skinny Fit Fine Stripe Blazer, $166.44, Pants, $87.60, asos.com
c. Fashion Mini Houndstooth Jacket, $399.00, countryroad.com.au
d. Fashion Mini Houndstooth Pant, $199.00, countryroad.com.au
e. Selected Homme Walton Suit Grey Jacket, £90, topman.com
f. Selected Homme Walton Suit Grey Pant, £50, topman.com

g. Villain Floral Print Shirt, £39.00, topman.com
h. Men’s Cable Knit Sweater, $108.00, americanapparel.com
i. Desert Boots in Leather, $78.84, asos.com

Note: Prices correct at time of posting

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