Everyone assumes celebrities always look good whenever they wear a suit and tie. Why wouldn’t they? They have stylists ensuring they look good all the time. In reality, that’s not always the case. At times, celebrities will make the same style mistakes that other men make, even when dressing up for a big event. We wanted to highlight a few of these instance and show that some suit, shirt and tie styles just don’t work (even on celebrities).
Now at The Sharp Suit, we don’t believe any style decision is wrong,
as long as it fit a man’s personal style. But there are certain
menswear guidelines that can ensure outfits look sharp. These include
being aware of the sizes of stripes and not layering too many crazy
patterns in an outfit. Sometimes men (even celebrities) ignore or
forgot these style guidelines, which is perfectly within their right to
do. Just be aware: shirking the guidelines may result in disjointed
looks, a few of which we will explore in this post.
Forgetting About Fit
You’ve heard it before – fit is the most important thing to consider
when picking out a suit (or any clothes, for that matter). But some
men still don’t realize that ill-fitting clothes can wreck an otherwise
stylish outfit. Shirts need to be the proper length, and jackets should
be fitted appropriately through the shoulders and chest. Pants are
also a common problem area for men. It may be tempting to sag your
pants or buy them a little longer in the leg, but all that does is make
you seem shorter, look sloppy, and creates an outfit that appears out of
proportion. Ensure your clothes fit properly. If they do, people will
be admiring your style instead of being distracted by your sloppy look.
It may be tempting to match a shirt and tie
that are similarly colored, but the results can be bland. Monotone
looks can be a strong style, but are often done best using slightly
different shades of a similar color (think navy with a baby blue).
Celebrities have fallen into this trap, sometimes with terrifying
results. The worst instances occur when an identically-patterned shirt
and tie are combined. It’s hard to tell which part is the shirt and
which is the tie, and people will be too distracted to notice any other
element of the outfit. Which brings us to our next point…
Keep It Under Control
Simply put: don’t combine too many crazy patterns in an outfit.
Don’t layer a striped suit on a striped shirt with a paisley tie. There
result will be way too much activity in your outfit, and it will
distract everyone with whom you interact. No one will remember who you
were; they’ll simply remember the insane color or pattern mixture you
wore. A couple of patterns are fine, but don’t repeat any pattern more
than twice. And avoid layering the same pattern on multiple pieces of
clothing. Stripes on a suit paired with a similarly striped shirt will
create visual confusion and detract from your style.
Again, these guidelines are not meant to be followed 100%. If you
can ignore one of them and it works with your personal style, more power
to you! But remember, the guidelines help serve as building blocks for
stylish outfits. Even celebrities that ignore the guidelines can end
up wearing some pretty distracting outfits.