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Suit and Tie Combinations for All Seasons

Spring Suit & Tie Combinations

What will Spring weather bring? Will it be warm? Will it be cold? Is it going to rain? Who’s to say? One day it’s 30° out and snowing, the next day it’s sunny and 73°. WTF Spring? So many unanswered questions, we know.

One thing that is certain: men of style are ready to drop the outerwear and set their spring style free. What does this mean for the everyday suit and tie wearer? (Finally a question we can answer): Go bright and go light. Brighter tie colors and lighter suit fabrics, that is.

It’s time to shed the dark days of winter style for more vibrant colors, from the watercolor pastel ties to bolder, more saturated suits. As for patterns, florals are always indicators of spring. (Is there a statute of limitations on calling floral patterns a trend? Stylish men have gone floral every spring for years now. We’re officially declaring it a thing.) Your tie choice is the perfect chance to incorporate these hints. When it comes to fabrics, everything old is new again too. The OG of spring suiting, fresco, which allows for more breathability without sacrificing durability, is coming on strong again.

We’ve prepped five suit and tie combinations (with these things considered) to get you through a spring week in style. These looks feature suits from Black Lapel’s Spring/Summer ‘16 Collection and our pick of spring-appropriate ties from our friends at Freshneck.


Lavender is easy on the eyes and with light blue layered in, this suit and tie combination creates a refreshing spring look.

Gray Sharkskin Custom Suit


Jam-packed full of meetings that nobody wanted to have yesterday, Tuesday offers a serious suit and tie combination opportunity. A lighter blue, subversive polka dot tie with purple and blue plays off the seriousness of this otherwise gray color palate.

Oyster Gray Herringbone Stripe Custom Suit


Rain or shine, floral is a classic spring pattern and, in simple shades of green and blue, can bring a classic light gray suit to life.

Light Gray Fresco Custom Suit


This gray suit provides the perfect dark background for letting this luminous light yellow tie shine.

Light Blue Fine Stripe Fresco Custom Suit


The contrast of light and dark red tones in this tie keeps this springtime Friday look professional yet fun.

Baltic Blue Fresco Custom Suit

For more seasonal suit and tie combinations, take a look back at our winter ensembles.

Want to get more ideas on how to pair Black Lapel suits with seasonally appropriate ties? Ask a Black Lapel stylist by emailing concierge@blacklapel.com.

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19 thoughts on “Suit and Tie Combinations for All Seasons”

  1. Alain says:

    Also Wednesday’s description is wrong. Otherwise beautiful combinations, ideal for Spring. Are knitted ties is more for sunny weather or for winter?

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Thanks, Alain. All is fixed. Knitted ties can be worn year round, so their seasonal appropriateness will depend on the color.

  2. Alex H says:

    Great article! I found this very interesting as it gives me some good ideas for Spring. Would you recommend a knitted tie for Spring?

    1. Black Lapel says:

      We would and we have 🙂 Check back to Thursday’s suit and tie combination.

  3. Alain says:

    Great ideas! Thanks a lot.

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Sure thing, Alain. May the spring weather be ever in your favor.

  4. Will says:

    Monday and Thursday descriptions the wrong way around, I’m afraid, gentlemen!

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Yep, we caught that too! Should be correct now 🙂

  5. Alain says:

    When you will give us combinations for spring?

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Coming soon, Alain. Stay tuned. We’ll be releasing the spring edition of this story later this April. If you’re not already subscribed to Compass emails, sign up now so you don’t miss this or any other stories.

  6. Will says:

    Absolutely love this series, some great ideas – though difficult not to daydream of having a closet full of all of your suits! Keep up the good work

    1. Black Lapel says:

      Glad we could help you come up with more ways to wear what you’ve got. And, hey, if you want to add to your collection, all of the ties are available from Freshneck and the suits are available from…well…us!

  7. Jovan says:

    “These “one of these things is not like the other” outfits are a fashion transgression that we find acceptable because it’s cold out there.”

    Why not a nice hat?

    1. Black Lapel says:

      A nice hat is always an option, Jovan. Sadly, so few men own one they’re forced to wear something that hurts their style just to keep warm. Those in the know, have a trusty tribly, porkpie, fedora, or snap brim handy.

  8. Black Lapel says:

    See Page 2 for Suit & Tie Combinations for Summer.

  9. John says:

    Great article.

    1. admin says:

      Thank you John. Stay cool.

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