How to Wear a Gray Suit and Not Look Like a Groomsman
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by Pitch LekskulJune 29, 2016
Every day of every month at GQ, we start your morning on Instagram with visual advice onWhat to Wear Today. But we want to go deeper. Give you the nuts and bolts of how to get the look into your wardrobe. Today we're showing you a foolproof way to rock your favorite light gray suit this summer.
There are ways to get weird with your basic, foundational suits—tennis sneakers, t-shirts, and jewelry come to mind—and then there are moments when old-school handsome is more the vibe you're after.
For the later occasion, whether you're on your way to an important work meeting or even an outdoor wedding, make this combo your go-to. Start with a pale gray suit in a lightweight fabric, like the Boss suit Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts is wearing, above. Then, instead of reaching for a crisp white shirt, go dark with midnight blue instead. It's a little edgier and more unexpected and keeps you firmly out of groomsman territory.
Lighten the mood again with a blue-and-white check tie in a rustic fabric like linen, and finish the look with a pair of suede shoes that match your suit. Coordinating your shoes with your suit will keep you looking tall and lean—plus this specific pair from Cole Haan and Todd Snyder is simply too good-looking to pass up.
If you're heading to work, nothing seals the deal like a soft briefcase in a gorgeous brown leather. For non-work events, ditch the bag and swap in a dope pair of sunglasses instead.