The Freshest Gray Suit for 2017 Is the One You Don’t Already Own
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Your closet has room for more than just charcoal.
Even rookie menswear enthusiasts know a well-tailored gray suit is the foundation of your wardrobe. It’s less serious than all black and less preppy than navy blue. And most likely, the gray suit you go for first is charcoal or slate-colored. Those hues go with everything, look great on every skin tone, work in the office, at a wedding, on a first date, at a funeral—literally just about anywhere. But if you’ve mastered the entry-level suit, we’re here to remind you that there’s room in your closet for something lighter.
Check out the dove gray number on Michael Fassbender from the GQ archives. It’s brighter, which usually makes guys think that it would be hard to pull off (there’s a reason white jeans are still a hard sell to some of you). But the thing about a dove gray suit is that it’s still in the gray color family and thus looks great on most men. The key to pulling off this lighter color (just as with khaki or light blue) is expert tailoring. Because lighter colors take up more visual space, you’ll want to eliminate as much excess fabric bulk as possible. And, like Fassbender, stick to a minimal shirt, shoes, and tie to let your new suit get all the attention.
Here’s everything you need to get the look:
Suit: Bonobos, $700, available at bonobos.com Shirt: Drake’s, $175, available at mrporter.com Tie: The Tie Bar, $19, available at thetiebar.com Tie Bar: The Tie Bar, $15, available at thetiebar.com Socks: Reiss, $25, available at reiss.com Shoes: Hugo Boss, $475, available at mrporter.com
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