The Black Double Breasted Suit Part II

The first installment of #MSPBlackSuitWeek showed the Oliver Wicks double-breasted black suit styled extremely casually (w/ hoodie & sneakers!). Now we bring this double-breasted beauty back to its tailored glory with a subtle pattern mixing twist.

Men's Style Pro in Oliver Wicks Black Double Breast Suit

Custom Premium Black Double Breasted Suit – Oliver Wicks | White & Black Pin Dot Shirt – Trashness | Black & White Silk Knit Tie – An IVY | Custom Whole Cut Shoes – Incedo Shoes | The Eight Black & Silver Watch – Novo Watch 

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Getting back to black suit #menswear basics, it’s time to go monochromatic + add a tie. Pairing a white shirt & black tie has become commonplace when you reach for your black suit and you know what — that’s perfectly fine, it works! The risks you run by going the traditional black & white monochromatic suit route are;  looking too formal as if you’re going to a wedding, giving off maître d vibes or like you’re headed to a funeral. Unless you’re Tom Ford, your black & white suited look might need a hit of pattern to give it more personality.

  • The Pin Dot Micro Print: a micro pin dot is a great way of expanding of your pattern style because is not as prominent as a large polka dot. Because of its scale and spacing from afar the shirt appear to be flat white
  • The Stripe Black & White Tie: pattern mixing can be difficult, but, the key to why this combination works — the striping on the tie is larger than the pin dot the pattern of the shirt. Once again it comes down to scale and proportion
  • Play Up The Monochromatic Palette: keep the rest of the look just as uniform. Pops of color will detract from the overall polished aesthetic
  • Alternate Shirt Option: are pin dots too advance for you style? Opt for a Bengal stripe pattern shirt and keep the same tie

Men's Style Pro in Oliver Wicks Black Double Breast Suit

Men's Style Pro in Oliver Wicks Black Double Breast Suit

Men's Style Pro in Oliver Wicks Black Double Breast Suit

Men's Style Pro in Oliver Wicks Black Double Breast Suit

Men's Style Pro in Oliver Wicks Black Double Breast Suit

Men's Style Pro in Oliver Wicks Black Double Breast Suit

Photography by Marina T. Peele

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

  • DJ Hargrave

    I think this is as perfect as it gets when it comes to mixing patterns. Now this suit is on my wishlist. When do you think a look like this is too serious?

    DJ | Menswear Enthusiast

    http://www.tailormade-style.com

    • Hi DJ,

      I’m happy you like the look. Now in regard to looking too serious, this will be dependent on the situation. If you’re going to a college class — this is way too serious. This can work are a creative black tie, dinner look or if you’re headed to a gala. If you work for yourself you can pull it off any day.

      – Sabir

  • Tom

    Wow. Straight killed this look. Especially loving that watch!

    • Hey Tom,

      Thanks! Also, this is one of my favorite watches.

      – Sabir

  • Humaam

    Love the detail of subtly turning over the cuff of your shirt

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