Three Brief Tips For Styling a Dressed Up Navy Suit

Words by, Igee Okafor

Photography by, Nick Urteaga

The Navy suit has become a staple uniform for a variety of men all over the world, and if you are one of those men who have embraced the movement, you're always looking for new ways to make your navy suit feel new - formally especially. We've all been there. 

Without having to alter the base point of traditional navy suit styling, extended below are three tips laid out to aid the navy suit styling rut with the addition of fine drawn attention to detail. 

  • Keep It Simple:

There's a reason the navy suit is known as a classic uniform for suiting. In all that you do, do your best to keep the navy suit a focus. In today's age where we constantly witness an abundance of maximalist styles, a simple crisp white shirt goes a long way exuding just the right amount of neatness and refinement. 

  • Jewelry Can Be A Good Thing:

Jewelry is a menswear category I urge more men to be more conscious of, detail-wise. It is of great importance to assure you're able to incorporate something as charismatic as a wrist watch into your dressed up navy suit ensemble. A gold watch serves as a great option, but a well designed champagne gold watch option with a leather strap like the one from Carl F. Bucherer presented in the photographs above underlines your awareness of personal taste and forward thinking style. Remember jewelry is only supposed to serve as an accent in this case, so keep things less flashy. 

  • Subtle Contrasts In Details:

Finding one or two consistent colors to match the navy suit is a fine styling action plan. Brown and Navy are known to pair well together. If the color combination is a bit dull for you, another option is making sure the items incorporated in brown have interesting details that are as subtle as they are appealing. Instead of a wool tie, why not opt for a grenadine option accessorized with a collar pin? Instead of oxford shoes, why not opt for double monkstraps? A clean look will always be well received, and a well thought out look featuring subtle details that keep things fresh and new will inspire, and be referenced for years to come.


Midnight Blue Flannel Suit - Shirt - Collar Pin / Indochino . The Manero Flyback / Carl F. Bucherer . The Chocolate Poitier Double Monk Strap / Paul Evans 

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