Why Every Man Needs A Navy Suit

If I were to own only one suit, it would have to be a navy suit, designed with a soft construction, featuring a notch lapel and slim fit. This particular ensemble is one of the most versatile pieces a man could own in their wardrobe. It serves as an essential foundation when first setting out to establish your wardrobe. 

The navy suit is classic and timeless. It exudes a sense of sophistication and elegance, making it suitable for an array of occasions.

Whether dressed with a tie or a white button-down shirt, navy suits are often associated with professionalism and authority. They are my go-to option for business meetings, job interviews, and formal events. 

While navy suits are celebrated for their versatility, I would advise to never mix and match the suit jacket or pants with other separate pieces. While it is possible to do so, my approach is that a suit should be worn in full. This will also help protect the suit from unnecessary wear over time.  

When it comes to fabric selection, I recommend a super 110s, or 120s for your everyday navy suit. I personally rely on will fabrics from Vitale Barberis Canonico for their great quality. For colder weather, I recommend considering a higher count such as 150s combining wool and silk for that added comfort. 

For finishing touches, the navy suit need not be embellished. It speaks for itself. Opt for simplicity with a notch lapel, full construction, a natural shoulder, and flap pockets. Craving something unique? Consider adding a ticket pocket – after all, why not?

Ultimately, while every individual’s style preferences and needs may vary, a navy suit remains a classic I will continue to recommend. It is a popular choice due to its versatility, timeless appeal, and ability to make a strong and positive impression in many different settings.

Both suits in photos were made at Suitsupply Montreal


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