The other day I received an interesting, thought-provoking, question from a reader: if you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your days, what would it be?
After giving it some thought, I decided that it would have to be a suit with sneakers. It’s the ultimate go-anywhere, always-appropriate (or maybe, never-inapropriate) outfit.
A look similar to these would work for just about any occasion you could imagine (date, class, business meeting, dinner, sporting event, church, brunch, traveling, bar, museum, wedding, movies, family get-together, bike ride, night club, concert, shopping, to the gym, opera, walk in the park”¦you name it). There is virtually no situation where you would be completely out-of-place wearing a (correctly styled) suit with sneakers.
Here, 3 examples to go from day to night, to anywhere and back.
1. Chino + Whites Mids
This olive cotton suit, now part of my first Ready-to-Wear collection (with a few minor tweaks) releasing later this Spring, has been getting tons of wear (as you can see, it could use a press). It just works with everything, from casual to dressy. Also, the more I wear it, the more unique (but still wearable) I realize it is. Guys just don’t wear olive suits, it’s a shame.
Pair it with a neutral henley and a hoody in an accent color and you have a comfortable, style-forward outfit that a wide variety of people can appreciate.
Just don’t step on my fresh whites!
Bonus Tip: This fabric is 98% cotton, 2% Lycra (for stretch). This tiny amount of stretch makes all the difference in the world from a comfort and mobility perspective. I’ve actually put this thing to the test and played a brief street basketball game in it. Admittedly I didn’t take (or make) many jumpshots, but was able to take it to the rack just fine :)
- Olive cotton suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Burgundy full zip hoody by Cheap Monday
- Beige henley by Ralph Lauren Polo
- White sneakers by Nike
- Linen paisley pocket square Vintage
- Tortoise shades by Persol
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)