The Nordic Fit


Formal Navy Suit for Business

If you read any menswear content, you've probably read about thirty articles on the navy suit and how it's the most important thing in a man's wardrobe. With that navy suit you're told to buy a navy or a burgundy grenadine tie and a white linen pocket square. Finally, it's the black cap toe Oxfords that make the menswear starter pack complete. And while all these are perfectly valid tips, I personally quite rarely wear a combination exactly like this. Today's post is, however, perhaps the closest I go to that formal business wear archetype.

I'm wearing a Lardini wool coat with hand-altered unstructured shoulders, Berg & Berg wool scarf, Viola Milano 5-fold silk print tie, Simonnot Godard artisan pocket square, Luxire mtm shirt, Albert Thurston braces in navy and black leather pieces, Berg & Berg socks and Wildsmith Sloane Oxfords.

I love a slightly more free form tie knot and actually tend to wear one nowadays very often. A knot like this brings out the beauty in beautiful handmade ties that have the best materials that have been combined in the most optimal way. For example, Viola Milano's 5-fold artisan ties tend to create very beautiful knots like this, ones that also slightly different every time.

A bit more "vintage" white cotton linen pocket square is a fantastic detail in a very restrained and classic business look like this. The faint texture in the fabric combined with a nonchalant fold like this works great as basically the only eye-catching detail in an outfit like this.

All navy and white with some black and grey.

Finally, a slight polish does wonders to the overall impression a formal outfit like this presents. Make sure your shoes are at least well-cleaned, and if possible add a layer of Saphir if you can spare an extra 30 seconds.

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