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Popular Suit Colors 2018: The Best Suit Colors

(Last Updated On: June 14, 2018)

Looking good and smart in suit isn’t as easy and as simple as just wearing any suit color of your choice. Everyone has some particular popular suit colors that look good on them. Which color looks good on you? Let’s find out, shall we?

Here are the 5 popular suit colors that every man should own.

Lest I forget, you should wear what suits you with these colors in mind.

  1. Blue Suit: Blue colored suits are quite alluring and ideal. It is by popular demand, the most preferred suit color for interviews although any color could do just fine except of course for shouting colors like red, yellow and pink. Men with lighter skin shades will appear more pleasant in blue colored suits than men with a darker complexion. Just like the grey colored suits, blue suits have different shades. One of the most popular shades of blue is the Navy Blue Suit color often referred to as the most versatile and de facto suit color in the United States. If you want the best blue suit combinations, then you should add a navy blue suit color to your wardrobe. Be recognized for what you’re putting on when you want to fit in. Need I say that navy blue suits are easy to customize. As a rule of thumb, the shoe colors that fit the navy blue suit color includes the black, brown or burgundy/red colors. The black shoe color gives it a business like touch, the red/burgundy color gives it a social feel while the brown color relaxes it all. One of the most common modifications of the navy blue suit is the pinstripes which when done modestly, can make you look amazing. A navy blue suit can serve as a regular piece of clothing for a frequent suit wearer or as the go-to option for a man who rarely needs a suit.

2. Tan Suit:  This color is apt for events during spring and summer months. If you have a dark skin shade, you’d definitely look great in this suit color. Tan suits are considered as business-casual wears and when combined with black shoes, they look great on the wearer. It’s one of the very popular suit colors around.

popular suit colors men tan khaki

3. Gray Suit:  There are many shades of grey suits available in the market, but charcoal grey, medium grey, and light grey are the most versatile grey colored suits. Grey is the color of elegance, experience, and level-headedness. Charcoal grey suits don’t often go with a black shirt, so avoid wearing them. They are quite easy to match and goes along with a wide range of colors meaning that you are entitled to a large range of ties and shirts. It’s good for work, church, wedding and just about any formal occasion, you can think of. The medium grey colored suit, on the other hand, is much lighter than the charcoal grey colored suit which many often assume is black.The light grey is lighter than the others and has a casual appeal in such a way that denotes a break for the monotony of the usual colors. Grey is one of the very popular suit colors.

popular suit colors men grey

4. Black Suits: Many say it is not as popular nor as trendy as the navy blue color, but I doubt. It’s the right color for both formal and solemn occasions. It looks good on many skin shades and fashion experts believe it looks better on dark complexioned men. I bet it would easily go along with plain colors like white, blue and red. Black suits for men are a must have.

popular suit colors men black

5. Brown Suit: Last but not least on our list of the most popular suit colors are brown suits. Brown suits represent conspicuousness and make the wearer strikingly different from all others. Men with dark skin complexions look best in it. Most fashion geeks say that this is the color that signifies rawness and affluence. It also gives out the rustic feel.

popular suit colors men brown

These are the most popular suit colors.

I don’t own too many suits, but hopefully, sooner than later, I’d add a few more versatile suit colors to my wardrobe.

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Men in Suit: Factors To Consider When Buying A Suit

There’s a popular saying I’ve heard over and over again… “Dress the way you want to be addressed”. I do dress with that sentence in mind. But, there are many factors that influence the obedience of that saying. And when it comes to suits, the first way to make an impression that can last is to wear a suit that suits you, keeping in mind these factors to consider when buying a suit.

factors to consider when buying a suit

I assume you have asked yourself one of the following questions

  1. What color of suit should I buy?
  2. Which color should I wear for this occasion?
  3. Which popular suit colors are fit for office and interviews?

And so on…

Perhaps, you may have found an answer to the question on notable sites on the internet or your friend has told you that someone they know who’s into fashion thinks that black suits are the most versatile suits.

Or maybe you’re not yet satisfied with their reply…

Whatever the case may be, this post is for you.

What are the factors to consider when buying a suit?

There are quite a few factors to consider when buying a suit or should I say when wearing a suit. Suit styles for men differ generally from that of women. Check out these factors below…

  1. Your budget: How much are you willing to spend on your suit and other clothing accessories as well as shoes?
  2. Your taste: Do you like it cheap or expensive, designers or just anybody?
  3. Your choice of colors: What colors would you like to buy? Blue, black, green, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, tan, white, charcoal gray or navy blue? All are great popular suit colors. What color of accessories would you like to wear?
  4. The occasion: Are you wearing it to the office, to a funeral, to a business meeting or for a casual evening dinner?
  5. Your body: What fits someone else may not really look good on you. You should take into consideration details such as your hair color, your skin tone, and your eyes.

Like I said earlier, the color of your suit is the first opportunity you have to make a first impression. If you wear suits frequently, you’d surely want to stand out and look not just dapper, but also outstanding!

I might just do a post on how to look outstanding in suit… Check out this men’s color and pattern guide.

There are different varieties of men’s suits and they come in various suit styles and designs like 2-piece, 3-piece, single or double-breasted suits. There are tuxedos as well.

So, what are the major differences between a tuxedo and a suit.

The major differences between a tuxedo and a suit as summarized by MyTuxedoCatalog

The primary physical difference between a tuxedo and a suit is the presence of satin.  Traditionally tuxedos have satin facing on the lapels, buttons, pocket trim, and a satin side stripe down the leg of the trousers.  Suits don’t incorporate any satin and usually have either plastic buttons or buttons faced with the same fabric as the coat (aka self buttons.)  Some modern tuxedo options have minimized the use of satin to a thin satin trim on the lapels and a thin satin bead down the pant leg, but the primary difference between the two is that tuxedos have satin on them and suits don’t. Of course, to every rule there are exceptions. Other physical differences like appropriate accessories generally only come into play when talking about traditional black tie standards.  For most modern tuxedo functions like proms and weddings, the lines between what is appropriate to wear with a tuxedo vs. suit have been blurred.  It’s common, though increasingly less so, to wear long ties and high stance vests with tuxedos.  However, this is traditionally a look only appropriate with suits.  Tuxedos are historically only to be worn with bow ties and cummerbunds or waistcoats (low stance vests.)

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  • I like men in brown suits, usually. And beards. A bearded man in a brown suit need only say "hello," and I'm about ready to throw my panties at him.

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