Charcoal and Colours

Nothing divides opinion like a charcoal suit. Some may call it drab, grey, boring. Others see it as a staple in the gentleman’s wardrobe. I fall into the latter camp, although I also agree with the former; every blank canvas needs something colourful, something flamboyant, to accompany it. 

This Charcoal Tailored Fit Suit with the 4 Button Waistcoat from Marks and Spencer is the perfect canvas. Sharp lines and a high-quality finish mean it wouldn’t look out of place in the Grandstand at Ascot. It has a tailored fit, a slight departure from my usual super slim/spray-on skinny fit suits, but I feel that this adds to the classic look of the suit. 

Adding a splash of colour to proceedings is this Navy Flamingo Print Skinny Tie and Pocket Square from Moss London. The bold print and touch of animal-inspired pink really contrast against the grey of the suit. I paired it with a white shirt as not to detract from the statement it makes.

On my feet are these incredibly soft tan brogues from Marks and Spencer. They add another, slightly more muted, tone to the outfit. There is a little rule that black and brown should never be seen together but, citing the technicality of this being a charcoal suit, I decided to take the gamble. 

The Marks and Spencer sartorial collection has a number of styles to *ahem* suit any occasion so there is no excuse for not looking sharp. Just remember to change things up a little; keeping your outfits fun, but still looking sharp.

Charcoal Tailored Fit Suit – Marks and Spencer // Leather Brogues – Marks and Spencer

The full Marks and Spencer suit collection can be found here.

What are your favourite ways to accessorise a suit?


1 Comment

  1. August 10, 2015 / 4:48 am

    Those socks and that tie! A flash of color is definitely what that suit needed in the summer. I tend to gravitate towards more mellow colors in the fall, but we've still got a bit of summer left to enjoy! Love your blog btw

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