The summer will soon be here and men are already starting to look for their summertime formal wear. In a surprising change of events from the otherwise dated world of blacks and navies, ivory is entering the equation this season and fashion minds couldn’t be happier. Ivory has long been a staple in the wedding and funeral scene, but it hasn’t really made much of an impact in the event world. That is, not until this upcoming summer season. Let’s take a look at how to wear ivory this summer and how men can stay ahead of the pack when it comes to wearing this long forgotten color.
Yes, it must officially be the summer season in order to wear ivory and it’s for good reason: this rule closely follows the style guidance for white tuxedos. A black tuxedo should never see the light of day, which makes it difficult for men to wear tuxes to a summertime event. This is where white made its fashion debut and less formal events requiring formal black tie attire can also benefit from an ivory suit following the same principles. Similarly, men should only look towards wearing an ivory suit to an outdoorsy event. It’s still not truly appropriate for office wear or other conservative parties, but summer dinnertime events and social gatherings are more than acceptable places to don ivory.
Ivory suits are fashion pieces, so this idea must be reflected in the cut. Slim fits are a good option for less-built men, but any sized man can wear an ivory suit well so long as it is tapered to his particular physique and its personal requirements. Two button suit jackets are a safe bet for blending in with a more formal crowd, but it is equally acceptable to wear a single buttoned jacket to all but the most discerning formal events in the summer.
Choosing a Suit
Unfortunately, choosing an ivory suit is problematic for men since there are so few places that stock it as a part of a regular line up of suits. However, this does often lead men to bespoke tailors and this is truly the best possible option when it comes to searching for an ivory suit as men can rest assured their clothes will fit their bodies perfectly. At the moment, the MS Bespoke Style 28 by GvS Clothiers is the leading option when it comes ivory suits thanks to its timeless design and bespoke customization. Men won’t go wrong choosing this suit for themselves!