Every man should have a suit in his wardrobe. There, we’ve said it. There really is no exception.
It is a style that, since what feels like time immemorial, allows you to keep up appearances. And, sure, while a decent suit will make you feel a million dollars (figuratively speaking), with so many suits out there, chances are you could fall flat and end up looking pretty awful. Every leading style figure has at one time or another donned a suit, whether it’s Harry Styles or Ranveer Singh (and, to be honest, they know how to get it right).
With that in mind, we thought it was about time we compiled the ultimate guide. So, here are all kinds of suits you need for weddings, job interviews—or simply stunting your underdressed friends.
Types of suits:
For your typical wedding, formality should be at the forefront of your mind. A versatile, ever-smart-suit-that-flatters-your-proportions three-piece suit is the best option and the one that Varun Dhawan, suggests men go for. If there is a colour scheme, it’s best to stick to it. If in doubt, a plain mid-grey will go with anything.
With the turn of summer comes the ability to change up your suiting. Summer suits, when put in contrast to their winter-friendly compatriots, should be, by their very nature, lighter, cut from more porous fabrics such as linen, silk or fine merino wool. And these suits are styled in pale, sun-reflecting shades, to reflect the warmer climes. You could even go down the route that John Legend favours and go for suits in vibrant shades such as yellow and purple.
A linen suit is a summer must-have. Lightweight and loose, the mighty linen suit is constructed in flax fibre and has an extremely low thread count, which means it is a lot lighter than other suits. Our advice is that if you have a business obligation that will take you to warmer climes, then the linen suit should be exactly what you opt for.
The lounge suit, as we know it today, is something of an umbrella term, covering both two- and three-piece suits. When you read a dress code on an invitation that reads “lounge suit” rather than “cocktail attire” you can expect that your office suit is more than up to scratch, rather than tailored eveningwear.
Here are some of the best suits in India from our favourite brands:
1. Navy Slim-Fit Textured Blazer for ₹3,999
A loose chambray shirt with some fitted jeans looks a whole lot of swagger is this slim-fit blazer. Just see Elvis in Roustabout. Or ask Shah Rukh Khan. But if a situation calls for something spiffier, try a chambray-colored suit from the always-reliable Shoppers Stop, a place that never ceases to offer goods that are sharp, comfortable, and won't break the bank.
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2. Allen Solly Yellow Two-Piece Suit for ₹10,399
Easy, breezy, and always elegant: that's what Allen Solly is best at. The brand's two-piece suits—this one made of a polyester-cotton blend—typically boast a soft shoulder and a relaxed fit; it pays particular attention to the drape of its garments, meaning they only get better the more you wear them. The trousers? Well, they're made to match, both in fabric and in feel.
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3. Van Heusen Navy Three Piece Suit from Planet Fashion for ₹9,349
Van Heusen takes a traditional suit and updates it just the right amount to match the current fashion moment. Now that’s a difficult sweet spot to find, but the designer does it. This navy textured three-piece suit will surely be a smart investment for this season. What do we love the most? The tailored fit is tremendously versatile in classic navy.
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4. Checks Terrylene Rayon Super Slim Fit Men's Jacket from Shoppers Stop for ₹7,499
It doesn’t get more luxe than a suit constructed from a divine rayon. Add a checked colour to the mix and you’ve got the ultimate style statements. Plus, since these suits are slim-fit and classic, you can work the room with an extra bit of confidence. And it’s all possible to look the part—whatever that may be—without breaking the bank.
Image Courtesy: Shoppers Stop
5. Formals Wine Slim-Fit Blazer for ₹3,999
The brand that made athleisure super cool also offers suits that offer equal parts comfort and style—and will work for you come rain or shine. Prep your formal wardrobe for the summer with this blazer. In a bold wine hue, this structured garment is fashioned in a slim fit and is detailed with smart notched lapels. The multiple pockets lend a practical touch while the buttons lend a decorative finish.
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So, as Barney from "How I met your mother" said, Suit UP!
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