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

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

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


Real Casual Friday 


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

Tattersall Pants – Men’s Style Pro x ModaMatters Capsule (available here) | Denim Jacket – GAP | Soft 8 Low-top White Sneakers — Ecco | Eyewear – Warby Parker | Navy Sweat Shirt – Uniqlo

Wearing a bold suit as separates might be the number one reason to cop a bold suit. So, COP ONE! When casual Friday rolls around, its time to give the pants their solo time to shine. Pairing them with a darker wash denim jacket and all white minimal sneakers is a fresh take on the blazer & loafer look. 

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

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

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

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


Semi Casually Distressed 


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

Tattersall Pattern Lido Jacket – Men’s Style Pro x ModaMatters Capsule (available here) | White Oxford Shirt – Michael Bastian | Knit Tie – R.culturi | White Bucks – Johnston & Murphy | Distressed Jeans – Gap | Pocket Square – Indochino

We’ll call this look — business on top & party on the bottom. With the addition of a distressed pair of jeans to this blazer and tie look, you can achieve the creative boss look without going too far in any one direction.

  • mind your distressed denim. Meaning, if your entire leg is exposed, they should not be worn at the office
  • Make sure your jeans are as tailored as your jacket. Always respect your fit
  • adding a pair white bucks is a great way to bring out the spring vibe in this look and directly complement light colorway of the jacket
  • this is a perfect date look too. it shows that you understand tailoring but you’re not soo buttoned up

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

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

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

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

 

 

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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

Founder & Creative Director