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Blue Suit Combinations for Every Occasion

Blue Suit Combinations for Every Occasion, Bruck in Navy Blue Custom Suit

Recently we looked back at the best selling suits in the Black Lapel collection. To no one’s surprise, the classic navy blue suit was our best seller of all time, and our best selling suit from our seasonal collections is another blue suit. Indeed, these two blue suits can be the foundations of a wardrobe, the kind of versatile, infinitely wearable, easy to pair outfits that we like to call Swiss Army suits.

So what makes these blues so popular? What draws us back time and again? Perhaps because it’s just so damn easy to create stylish suit combinations with them. Keep going and we’ll show you how.

Our Most Popular Suit: Navy Blue

The best selling suit in the Black Lapel world is a solid navy blue. It’s a classic suit and the first suit in many guys’ closets. What makes the Navy Blue Custom Suit a bestseller? Simply put, it’s a great starter suit. If you’re just getting started, you’ll need a suit you can wear to a job interview, a wedding, and something you can build your work wardrobe around when you get out into the workforce. And at $449, a made-to-measure, completely customized suit is a smart start.

Ways to Wear It:

Suit Combinations - The Job Interview

What to wear to a job interview? is a question we get asked a lot. And style is important for a job interview but early on in your career, don’t let your look dominate your presentation as a candidate. Keep it conservative with simple accessories like the ones we’re showing here and this suit will get you through even the toughest interview.

Navy Blue Custom Suit by Black Lapel, $449
White Solid Broadcloth Custom Dress Shirt by Black Lapel, $99
Solid Blue Tie by Black Lapel, $39
Solid White Pocket Square by Black Lapel, $39

Whether it’s a graduation or maybe it’s a wedding, you have now reached the point in life where a suit is a necessity and a solid navy blue suit will never let you down. Bring your A-game with an unexpected combination, like an earth toned tie and pocket square, that will elegantly set you apart from the crowd.

Navy Blue Custom Suit by Black Lapel, $449
Light Blue Solid Twill Weave Custom Dress Shirt by Black Lapel, $129
Bronze Silk Knit Tie by Black Lapel, $59
Shot Of Whisky Pocket Square by Armstrong & Wilson, $65

Suit Combinations - The Formal Affair
Suit Combinations - The Weekday

Don’t wear a suit because you have to. Wear it because it makes you look like a professional that’s on the rise (and a sharp one at that). Enliven the rich color in this suit by wearing it with a strong analogous color like the shades of purple we’ve employed here and nobody will confuse you for just another stuffed suit.

Navy Blue Custom Suit by Black Lapel, $449
Lavender Solid Twill Weave Custom Dress Shirt by Black Lapel, $129
Lavender and Blue Striped Knit Tie by Black Lapel, $59
Purple Birdseye Pocket Square by Black Lapel, $39

A suit on the weekend? Throw away the notion that suits are only for the office. When you break it up, you can get plenty of mileage out of your navy blue suit on the weekend. Give the jeans a rest when you go out to a classy restaurant or swanky bar. Versatile and comfortable, these pants stand on their own two legs, no suit jacket required.

Navy Blue Custom Suit by Black Lapel, $449
White Solid Oxford Cloth Custom Shirt by Black Lapel, $99
Extra Fine Merino Crew Neck Sweater by Uniqlo, $39
Brown Leather Bracelet by Watch Bandit, $46

Suit Combinations - The Weekend

Madison Blue Micro Check – The Alternative to Navy

Blue Suit Combinations for Every Occasion - Madison Blue Micro Check Suit
Every spring we release a mix of all-seasonal and summer weight fabrics. In every collection one suit stands out as the one everybody jumps on. After seeing how versatile the popular navy blue suit is, it follows that a dark blue suit with a hint of pattern/visual interest is the reigning champ of our seasonal bestsellers. Think of the Madison Blue Micro Check as a Swiss Army suit for the guy who’s beyond basic blue.

Even if you’re not actively looking for a job, it’s a good idea to have a suit on hand that you can wear, should an opportunity come up. With a few years under your belt, you may have more depth of expertise than other candidates. Your closet ought to have depth too. Step up from the standard solid to a suit with a slightly textured look to it. Pair it conservatively and the barely noticeable check will add visual interest and refinement to your overall presentation.

Madison Blue Micro Check Custom Suit by Black Lapel, $549
White Solid Herringbone Weave Custom Dress Shirt by Black Lapel, $109
Wheaton Tie by Armstrong & Wilson, $69
Solid White Pocket Square by Black Lapel, $39

Suit Combinations - The Job Interview
Suit Combinations - The Formal Affair

When it’s time to step up your style for the aforementioned wedding or graduation, you can come up with some great suit combinations with a subtly patterned blue suit. The trick, again, is to up the ante on your accessories. Pick a theme color that plays nicely with your blue (like the shades of purple that we feature here) and pull out your flyest accessories to make your look stand out.

Madison Blue Micro Check Custom Suit by Black Lapel, $549
Purple & Blue Striped Broadcloth Custom Dress Shirt by Black Lapel, $99
Lavender Tweed Wool Tie by Armstrong & Wilson, $130
Stain Glass Lavender Pocket Square by Armstrong & Wilson, $65

Even if you work in an uber-casual office, there will likely come a time when you’ll need a suit for work (a conference, a client meeting, a presentation to the C-suite, etc.). Be ready with an easy to wear navy suit. A striped shirt and navy knit tie will get you started. Add a simple square folded pocket square with colored piping and you’re dressed to impress.

Madison Blue Micro Check Custom Suit by Black Lapel, $549
Royal Blue Gingham Broadcloth Custom Dress Shirt by Black Lapel, $109
Navy Blue Silk Knit Tie by Black Lapel, $59
Stain Glass Light Blue Pocket Square by Armstrong & Wilson, $65

Suit Combinations - The Weekday
Suit Combinations - The Weekend

When a jacket is made to your measurements, like this one, it looks great as a blazer. This one is ready for weekend wear when you pair it with more rugged fabrics like chinos and chambrays and oxford cloths that bring out the subtle textured look of the jacket.

Madison Blue Micro Check Custom Suit by Black Lapel, $549
Gargoyle 511 Slim Fit Hybrid Trousers by Levi’s, $50
Solid Oxford Cloth Custom Shirt by Black Lapel, $99
Red Selvedge Chambray Bandana Pocket Square by Hickoree’s, $46

The above outfits are just the start. With these versatile options in your wardrobe you can pull off some of the best suit combinations and pair them with all sorts of shirts and accessories to look your best in any situation.
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3 thoughts on “Blue Suit Combinations for Every Occasion”

  1. Pete says:

    looking for 1920’s style suit…carry anything?

    1. Black Lapel says:

      The beauty of everything we carry is that you can customize any suit to fit 1920’s suit style. Check out this post to see how you can suit up like Gatsby and his dapper friends.

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