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Dear Dario. I have just bought a new dark blue suit and would like to start wearing it a work. What shirt and tie could go best with it to look cool and sophisticated? Thanks
A dark blue suit it’s quite a classic and conservative choice so going for a sophisticated look it’s a good idea so that you can balance things out. A great white shirt it’s always a great option but if you want to look cool you can wear a shirt in a pale shade of grey (oyster grey), cream, sky blue or even try stripes as long as they’re really small. The same concept applies to the tie. Go for a slim tie either in a solid colour, darker then the shirt or if you choose a pattern ( geometric or abstract) the background colour of the tie should not be the same as that of the shirt, while the foreground of the tie should contain the colour of the shirt. Ideally, the tie should also integrate the colour of the suit in the same way.
Hi So Vain, I have a question that may sound stupid, but what is a business suit? I am starting a new job and they have asked me to wear it at work, but I don’t know what I am meant to wear exactly. Can you help me!?
A business suit is, in its most basic form, a jacket and trousers t made from matching material and colour. Then depending on the job and the degree of formality of have to wear a tie as well. On that case the colour of the tie should be darker than the shirt and be in the same colour range of the suit.
Hi Dario. I have a question for you: can men wear capris and what is the average length? Thank you
Hello there. Of course men can wear Capri pants as there’s no law against it. Even so they do not look flattering for any body shape/height as they visually cut you leg off. The average length can go from mid-calf to the ankle. If you can avoid it don’t wear them. It is much better to wear a decent pair of shorts instead.
Dear So Vain, I am a boy and I’m 21 years old. I would like to have your advice on how I can wear pink (i.e. a pink shirt) and still look masculine!? Thank you
This is a really interesting subject as pink it’s usually associated with girl clothes and Barbie. Anybody, even men can wear pink, it’s just another colour that you can add to your wardrobe, so well done for being willing to wear it. There are no rules really about wearing pink but I can give you just a couple of guidelines. Choose a shade of pink that’s not too strong or flashy and style the pink item (shirt, t-shirt, etc…) as you normally would do with another colour. Have a look at Brad Pitt and David Beckham below. They still look very handsome and masculine while wearing pink.