It’s been a minute since I last did a how-to guide and this one has to be one of my most requested how-to’s to date. One of the hottest trends in menswear has been rocking sneakers with suits. Here are 5 super easy tips on how to wear sneakers with a suit from yours truly:
1. The right suit
The first step to pulling this look off is to obviously start of with the right suit. Now with a look like this, less is more, so start off with a solid suit. Once you have tried this look out a couple of times, than work it up to a stripe or print.
2. VISIT THE TAILOR!
To ensure that you look good, as with all off-the-rack suits, get it tailored! I picked up this guy from RW&CO’s sale section for under $200, and spent another $50 hemming and taking in the trousers. Now, it gives the effect of a $1000 suit… it’s that simple!
3. The Sneaker
I’ve seen this look pulled of by some very stylish men in several types of sneakers. The most popular trend a couple of years ago was rocking a New Balance or Nike running shoe with a suit, which I do approve of. But this simple & luxurious all black sneaker from Canadian brand NobleSole is both as versatile as it is comfortable. They have some pretty notable fans such as GQ Australia, Sharp Magazine and my homie, Jonathan of Mr. Cavaliere to name a few. They have also just recently released a new sneaker/dress shoe (yes… it’s the best of both worlds) on Kickstarter, so be sure to check them out.
4. The Shirt
Pair the look with a shirt that is either solid or has a very small print. I love this beautiful gingham shirt by Eton which is available at Harry Rosen across Canada and premium retailers worldwide. But even a simple white shirt will look really sharp with the look. Depending on the colour of your suit, you can definitely incorporate more colours as well.
5. The Accessories
Lastly, try to keep the accessories to a minimum, or at least leave the printed tie behind. I paired this look with a black knit tie and left behind the pocket square for a minimalistic look. To complete the look, I paired it with a classic Brathwait watch (watch review coming soon) & Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses.