The Power of Grey 3 Ways featuring Indochino

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No matter how you spell it, gray or grey is quite possibly the most versatile color in your wardrobe (especially in your business attire). Grey often falls into the trap of only being paired with black leather shoes and white shirts, however; the range of colors that complement grey are seemingly endless. The lighter end of the grey color spectrum is the way to go for the most versatility. If possible invest in a three-piece grey suit in wool or a donegal (which would be reserved for the colder months). Below are three looks for a bit of grey inspiration.

Style Tips

  • Corporate blue, pink and lavender are three complementary shirt colors that will really pop against a grey suit.
  • Break up the pieces of your three-piece suit for more versatility.
  • Don’t be afraid to pair brown or tan leather with your grey ensemble.
  • Don’t forget that a classic black shoe always works.
  • Skip the completely tailored look and throw on a varsity jacket or cardigan in a bold color.
  • Mixing a blazer and waist coat from another suit with the grey trousers is a fun and smart combination.
  • Socks!! Mix it up. Bold colors and patterns are appropriate with grey trousers. If you want to stay conservative, opt for solid grey socks.

(Also, if you are in NYC now through the 29th, visit Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Station for the Indochino Travel Tailor (Tell Them That Men’s Style Pro Sent You)


1. Vested

Custom Grey Trouser & Waist Coat by Indochino

Custom Spread Collar Shirt by Ratio Clothing – Rose Gold Watch by Michael Kors

Loafer by Johnston & Murphy – Skull Socks by Mossimo Supply

2. Varsity Style

Green Wool Varsity Jacket by H&M

Cooper Oxford Brogues by Fin’s For Him

3. Suit on Suit

Custom Navy Blazer & Waist Coat + Grey Trouser by Indochino

Striped Wool Tie By Gap

Pocket Square by The Tie Bar – White Oxford Shirt by Frank & Oak

Cooper Brogued Oxfords by Fins For Him




Sabir M Peele

Founder & Creative Director

Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM

  • Jose M.

    Is the black silk knit tie in the first look from the tie bar?

    • Hi Jose,

      That tie is by Club Room for Macy’s.

      – Sabir

  • I love the way the blue socks balance the suit on suit combination.

    Those are great indo suits by the way, great work!

  • Dominic

    Great post. Love my gray suit with brown shoes, really makes the outfit pop.

  • Great article. Gray is always an underrated color. I remember trying to convince a customer (at my job) that anything will go with this gray blazer – still didn’t stop her from looking at every shirt in the store, haha.

  • Kiel

    Hello sir. Has anyone said anything about not being able to see your images before? I’m on a Mac, using Mozilla, and I never see your images. Not complaining, just letting you know in case others have said as much.



    • Hi Kiel,

      I’ve never heard that from anyone and I am sorry to hear that. Have you tried IE or Google Chrome?

      – Sabir

  • Jeff


    What style lapel did you select for your grey 3 piece? Notch or peak?

    • Hi Jeff,

      I actually only have the waist coat and trousers, however; I am a peak lapel guy in general.



  • Hey Sabir,

    Just out of curiosity, what size was the varsity jacket from H&M?

    • Hi Dylan,

      The jacket is a medium.

      – Sabir

  • Arun

    Hi Sabir, is there anyw ay you could have requested a “U” shaped navy vest from Indochino as opposed to the “V” shape that you’re wearing? I much prefer the grey “U” shaped vest you have in this post.

    • Hi Arun,

      Just like when you make the customization to your trousers/blazers in their system, when you are on the vest page and selecting the details, you will see a silver button that says, MORE OPTIONS. You’ll be able to select the U Shape.

      – Sabir

  • Cody Gascoigne

    Sabir! Mad respect for what you’ve got going on. There is photo of you with a 3 piece navy suit, double pocket on the right side of the blazer, blue/white striped shirt, blood red pocket stuffer and brown shades. My question is what kind of tie are you wearing in that photo? It looks like denim with navy stripes? who makes it? Ive got a navy colored suit just like it and ive been looking for combinations to wear with it.

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