Words by, Igee Okafor
Photography by, Caleb Church
It's that time of the season where changes in career moves are being made. Whether you're working on securing a new internship at a start up or a full time position at a Fortune 100 company, we can agree that securing an opportunity is one thing. Figuring out how best to present yourself physically while trying to secure that opportunity is another.
Some believe suits belong to work lines that are long established and customary - such as, Finance and Real Estate. While the statement is not entirely false, the truth of the matter is that there is something to be said about a gentleman who chooses to wear a suit no matter the career path. It's a smart look that has fully transcended time and for good reason. A good suit is always bound to make you look intelligent, proficient, and mature.
Long gone are the days of traditional styling. In today's world, suiting styles require a medium ground between white collar and creative. It is very important that you showcase your individuality. First impressions are part of the game and you want to play well. How about a brown suit for a start?
Brown is such a neutral color that doesn't play towards superfluity. It's a color that can be identified for its lack of character and conventional tone making it easy to be paired with some of the most detailed items in menswear. My advice for pairings extend below:
- The Shirt
When choosing a shirt to pair with a brown suit, it's more effective to work with a shirt with subtle detail. For example, the striped shirt I am wearing in the photographs above. Picking colors that contrast well with the suit creates an excellent repute for the entire ensemble.
- The Tie
Stand out a little more by pairing a subtle striped shirt with a bold striped tie. Because mixing prints and patterns can be a bit undisciplined, working within the same palette of blue and brown is recommended.
- The Shoes
When it comes to shoes, you do not want to play around because they finish and pull the entire look together. A darker pair of brown monk straps is a great idea.
Thank you for reading!