Men at Work - The Three Work Suits a Man Needs

Written By Coby Bull


Men at Work - The Three Work Suits a Man Needs

“A well-tailored suit is to women, what lingerie is to men” – Tom Ford

There are certain fashion rules that men must obey, and a well-dressed suit is number one on the list. When choosing a work suit, you have to remember that this is going to be probably the most worn item of clothing in your wardrobe – and with that in mind, you have really got to get it right.

To help you perfect your selection, here is a breakdown of the three essential work suits that every man should own.

Harvey Spector, Suits

Consider the classic, most popular colours, grey and navy – these can be dressed both up and down and will take you through the day, from morning breakfast meetings to your evening after-work drinks.

A peak lapel is a great addition: Tom Ford makes his lapels wider and cuts the silhouette to give the wearer a slimmer waist and a powerful presence.
Pin stripe

Think Gordon Gekko in Wall Street. A pin stripe creates the illusion of height, which makes it a favourite amongst more discerning sartorial connoisseurs. Always consider the natural boldness of this suit pattern when choosing a shirt - not everyone is brave enough to keep it patterned, like Gordon here, so you can tone it down by wearing a plain shirt and patterned tie.

Prince of Wales check

Steve McQueen

If you are making a chequered suit, make sure that you buy enough extra fabric so that the pattern cutter has room to not cut off the design. A check is a great suiting look, and works beautifully in a strong double-breasted style. Popularised by Edward V11, this fabric’s rich royal history is maintained by Prince Charles, the current Prince of Wales.

Recreate the looks.
Dark Grey Superfine Australian Wool Suiting
Navy Blue 'Super 120's' Worsted Wool Suiting
Prince of Wales Pure Wool