Guy Files: How to Dress Up (and Down) Your Favorite Suit

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

For men, it doesn’t get much better— or more versatile—than a well-fitted suit. From checked and striped to slim and tailored, this year’s sets give your wardrobe an immediate upgrade. Once you’ve scored the perfect option, focus on tackling extras that allow you to style your suit up and down. Take a cue from the Todd Snyder runway and grab some quality basics (like a Baldwin tee woven with indigo fibers to fashionably “wear in” over time) and stylish extras (wood-framed shades, anyone?), then add a clean sneaker or a leather boot.

For those nights that call for a look that’s a little more pulled together, keep it simple and fashion-forward with interesting shirt-tie combinations and a shoe that is anything but boring (like this off-the-cuff option from To Boot New York). It’s all about what suits you.

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1/ SAKS “FORD” SUIT available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

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ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA BURGUNDY STRIPED BUTTON-UP available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

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3/ PROOF “ONTARIO PREMIUM” WOODEN SUNGLASSES available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.

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4/ BRIONI PAISLEY PRINT TIE available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

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5/ BALDWIN WHITE POLO and 3SIXTEEN NAVY TEE available at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419.

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6/ MOODS OF NORWAY SOCKS available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.

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7/ TO BOOT NEW YORK “CAPOTE” OXFORD available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

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8/ RANCOURT & CO. “BLAKE” BOOT available at East + West, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419.

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9/ W.KLEINBERG BROWN LEATHER BELT available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

This story ran in the August 2015 issue.

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