Whether you’re in need of a wedding suit, you want to wow at prom, look flashy at the races or turn heads at your graduation ceremony, the world of men's suits can be a minefield. That’s why we’ve created a handy guide on how to find the perfect suit for you based on your everyday style, discover which formal style fits you best by following the flow-chart below:
Our Style Director, Kat Byrne, has shared her expert insight detailing 6 Style Tribes across the men’s suits spectrum. So, whether you’re an avid suit wearer or just need something sharp for a special occasion, Kat’s top tips are sure to have you looking event-ready. Kat says:
The Tiktok Tween Style Tribe takes a lot of inspiration from 90's and early 00's fashion. As we know, fashion works in cycles, so younger generations often have a similar style to their parents' generation without knowing!
In terms of formal attire, don't be afraid of making a statement. Just like Timothee Chalamet, all eyes will be on you! Opt for a dark monotone suit with silver accessories for a slick, effortless look, or if you're feeling really bold, take further inspiration from Timothee and experiment with eye-catching patterns and a seriously low cut shirt.
Normcore is all about dressing in a way that fits with the status quo, you look on trend and put together but prioritise comfort over 'making a statement'. It's a trend that we see coming back around time and time again, whatever is deemed 'fashionable' at a certain time, normcore wearers will always be in the background, taking inspiration from the trend with a comfortable spin on it.
Take Jake Gyllenhall's red carpet looks as an example, he's always put together and stylish, however comfort is key. Suits are often loose fitting and muted tones, for less formal events, move away from a three piece suit and towards polo shirts and roll necks with a smart blazer and suit trousers. If you're someone who feels less comfortable in formal attire, pairing white trainers with a suit is very on trend at the moment, putting a more casual twist on eventwear.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the perfect example of a Trend Reviver - full of surprises and always turning heads at any event.
Trend Revivers do exactly as it says in the name - reviving bold trends from the past and putting a modern twist on them. Think 60's florals, 70's flares, and the classic velour blazer - all looks that Dominic himself has rocked. This trend is all about being experimental, mixing and matching vintage styles to create a look that's unique to you.
Goth inspired fashion is having a real moment, with Travis Barker very much leading the way and influencing his new Kardashian family to follow.
If you lean into this style in your casual attire, when choosing an outfit for a formal occasion simply opt for black blazer and trousers, with either a black or white shirt. The accessories are the most crucial element of this trend, with silver necklaces, rings and bracelets complimenting the darkness of the suit. Any accessories featuring skulls or crosses will instantly pull the look into the modern gothic trend.
This Style Tribe is all about the men that look at home in a suit, you know what looks good on you and always look slick. You take style inspo from the likes of fictional characters such as James Bond and Harvey Specter, and the ever-stylish David Beckham.
Always opt for a three piece suit in a navy, black or grey, with a tie in a colour that compliments the tone. The most important thing to consider when suit-searching is the fit - ensuring that all elements of the suit compliment your silhouette perfectly to create a smart, sophisticated and expensive feel.
If Harry Styles is your fashion icon, grandad chic is the Style Tribe for you. This trend is about carefree fashion and experimentation, dressing for both comfort and to turn heads, and, as it says in the name, taking notes from the older generations.
Whilst Harry is known for his eye-catching and outlandish stage outfits, take inspiration from his red carpet style, incorporate knitwear into an event look by pairing a jumper or cardigan with a smart shirt and trousers, topped off with a pearl necklace and accessories. If you're wanting a more formal outfit, opt for a bold tweed blazer as the statement piece and match with a dark trouser.
Many believe that our star signs mould our personalities. From our sense of humour to our sense of style, thousands of people turn to astrology to find the answers.
That’s why we have teamed up with Anastasiya Kirilchik, resident Astrologer for the Futurio app, who’s shared her expertise on finding the ideal men’s suit for your star sign!
Anastasiya breaks down each star sign below:
To stand out from others and emphasise their leadership qualities, Aries needs clothing to match their character. You should experiment with all the fashion trends, as well as stand out with bright accessories, such as red or orange which will give you confidence.
Suits of dark green, brown, and beige are perfect for a confident and calm Taurus, and with these colours, you can make a lot of combinations! Such a choice will distinguish you from others, but will not distract from your professional qualities.
Men of this zodiac sign have a great sense of style, but more often they prefer something youthful and informal. However, even the most boring look Gemini can skillfully beat with all sorts of accessories. Pay special attention to bright colours, for example, bright socks which will add a little originality to the look.
Cancerians are definitely not suitable for flashier colours, it is better to opt for something calm. Greys, blacks, browns are perfect for Cancer outfits, which, when skillfully beaten with finer details, will look very sophisticated. Do not forget about the quality of the clothing, as for Cancer, this is the most important question.
Leos should choose a suit according to three main criteria: status, quality, and material. Entering the room, all eyes should be directed to Leos. In your case, it is better to have several suits, bring a couple of options and an outfit change mid-event, and you’ll be sure to turn heads!