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Styling A Suit With M&S

Fashion, OOTD
Thursday, 16th July, 2015


Marks and Spencer recently got in touch with a styling challenge. I was tasked to come up with a style post featuring one of their suits, and showcase how I would wear the tailoring.

I decided to focus my style on the summer, since we’re right into the season, and selected a grey colour suit.

The suit itself is a pair of grey trousers complete with the jacket in a slim fit style.

I prefer this kind of fit because it’s more modern than the more traditional regular fit, but still gives you plenty of room for manoeuvre.

It’s made from 100% wool and comes fully lined. For this colour you’d usually see a pale blue or bright white shirt, but since it’s the summer season I went for a really light pale pink shirt. Pairing this colour with a grey suit looks the part and gives off a real stylish look.

The colour really compliments the grey, and is understated while still adding some colour to the look.

I decided to keep the look on the casual side, and did not go for a tie.

Grey is quite a business-like colour, and for this look I wanted a smart look but not too stuffy.

To keep a smart edge I have brought out what’s becoming a favourite weapon, a pocket square, as well as wearing a pair of black derby shoes.

I think this look works well for the summer when you want to stay looking smart, but not looking like you’re over-doing it. Little touches like the pocket square really do make the difference and add a subtle hint of class. It would be a great piece to wear to an event, such as a suit for going to the races.

Always remember the smaller details, and get a good watch too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you like this suit it’s available at M&S, along with a lot of other options.


Pairing this colour shirt with the grey suit gives a contemporary look.



A check pocket square gives the look some dimension and adds a bit of an edge.



Wearing black shoes with the grey suit gives a little bit of contrast and keeps the outfit looking sharp.


Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

  1. Joyce Said,

    This suit is so gorgeous, I like it, I can buy this suit for my friend, thank you for sharing.

    posted on Friday 17th July, 2015 at 3:50
  2. Michael Said,

    Thanks Joyce ๐Ÿ™‚

    posted on Friday 17th July, 2015 at 9:05