Bold Suiting At A Creative Office 3 Ways

Creative Office Style

(suit optional)

Today, many offices have abandoned the traditional “professional” dressed code for something that could be considered creative office style. Suit optional has become a common and expected practice, which is now giving guys options to take risks, while still looking the part.

We dropped one of the most creative offices in Philadelphia — Philly Mag, to show you three-ways to rock a bold suit to work. Their open office concept and beautiful living room space (in the middle of the office) inspired this entire feature.

Photography – Saeed Ferguson


Fully-Suited 


Sabir M. Peele of Men's Style Pro at Philly Mag Office wearing Lido Suit via ModaMatters

Lido Tattersall Pattern Suit – Men’s Style Pro x ModaMatters Capsule (available here) | Navy Knit Tie – R.Culturi | Sea Dragon Watch – Zodiac | Brown Oxford Shoes – Beckett Simonon | Oxford Shirt & Pocket Square – The Tie Bar | Red Tie Bar – An Ivy Copenhagen

Rocking a full suit to the office is a somewhat foreign concept in creative office environments. But, when you’re going to rock a bold pattern, you got to add the right pieces to ground it. You’re already going to stand out as “the suit guy”, so take the risk, the right way.

  • keep the accessories neutral and solid. Your suit is doing enough for everyone
  • pay attention to the dark colors in the plaid pattern. This will guide you tie, pocket square and sock selection
  • a brown Oxford shoe is the perfect grounding agent for a suit of this colorway
  • opt for a blue Oxford shirt instead of a white. It gives off a warmer tone and complements the purple, green and navy tones in the check pattern 

Sabir M. Peele of Men's Style Pro at Philly Mag Office wearing Lido Suit via ModaMatters

Sabir M. Peele of Men's Style Pro at Philly Mag Office wearing Lido Suit via ModaMatters

Sabir M. Peele of Men's Style Pro at Philly Mag Office wearing Lido Suit via ModaMatters