A Quick Guide to Casual Suiting

We understand that the concept of “casual suiting” might seem confusing or even contradictory. When choosing fabrics for a new suit, you might typically gravitate toward classic navy and charcoal options paired with a trusty white shirt. However, with a bit of creativity, we can help you achieve a look that is suitable for work and seamlessly fits into your casual wardrobe.

To make this transition easier, we’ve put together three tips to get you started.

Tip 1 – Choosing the Fabric

Focus on colors that are versatile and easy to mix and match. For instance, midnight blue, deep green, and this season’s favorite, brown, are almost guaranteed to complement pieces you already own. It’s also wise to avoid bold patterns for your staple items, as they can often be reserved for special occasions. Instead, consider incorporating textures into your fabrics. We offer a wide range of flannels, linen blends, and mesh fabrics, which are excellent choices for defining your casual style.

Tip 2 – Outfit Building

While a jacket and button-down shirt combination is always a safe bet, try pairing your suit with a white t-shirt or turtleneck for a fresh look. Opt for lightweight fabrics like merino wool or cotton for warmer days and switch to cashmere for colder months. These combinations can be paired with stylish brogues or even white trainers, which can effortlessly add a lively touch to your suit.

Tip 3 – Separates

If you prefer separates, make sure you choose the right trousers. Chinos are stretchy, comfortable, and breathable, making them ideal for any business-casual outfit. Alternatively, consider light flannel or corduroy trousers, both of which come in a range of colors that pair well with contrasting jackets.

Our personal style consultants are available to offer further advice on making your suiting more versatile.

Visit one of our showrooms to explore the world of business casual with the guidance of your personal style consultant.