The Case for a T-shirt and Suit This Summer
With summer in full swing, I thought now might be the right time to revisit one of the easiest way to look casually tailored. In the past, we’ve talked at length about how to wear a t-shirt with a suit and even noted a few rules you should follow when wearing one. Today, we’ll look at an easy way of wearing a t-shirt with tailoring – and why I think in 2020, it still looks damn good.
A lot of people will tell you that a suits aren’t meant to be dressed down. I’m sure at some point I followed that rule but over the years, with the help from people like Brian, I’ve started to incorporate my tailored clothing into more laid-back and casual styles of dressing. There’s a feeling of confidence when tryin wearing a t-shirt with a suit. One that that doesn’t appear douchey or arrogant but practical.
| WEARING | Suitopia navy suit, Cobbler Union “Uno” sneaker, Calvin Klein t-shirt, Rayban clubmaster sunglasses, brown leather plaque belt | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Mark Asuncion
The t-shirt isn’t just a classic garment, its considered a symbol of rebellion and nonconformity. There’s a reason movie stars like James Dean and Marlon Brando forged careers looking good in a t-shirt. The juxtaposition of casual and elegance matches my personality and why I love wearing them together.
When it comes to choosing which suit to wear, my advice is to first, use what you’ve got. Stay away from brightly colored or bold pattern jackets. The basics can go a long way. This lightweight navy suit is mostly worn at work but can still look great when worn casually. The jacket is made with a tropical weight super 120’s fabric from Vitale Barberis Canonico. It’s fairly lightweight, keep me cool and doesn’t hold wrinkles that a cotton or linen suit might.
I typically favor things that are subtle but made with luxurious materials. To me, nothing finishes off a t-shirt and suit combination than a pair of high-end suede sneakers. It’s an ideal high/low combination that anyone can accomplish. No fancy logos or embroidered bee motifs. Just a simple well-made sneaker in a neutral tone that can complete this sporty look.
Have you ever tried wearing a t-shirt with a suit? Tell us in the comments.
Thanks for reading.
Steven D. Elliott
He Spoke Style