Whisper it quietly, but if you want to upgrade your suit this summer and give your tailored look a real edge, we’ve got one huge tip for you: just add trainers. To show how to nail the look, we’ve hunted out the best tailoring with trainers from around the globe – featuring a few famous faces and plenty of authentic street style. If in doubt, just copy the guys below.
The rules of dressing for the office are the same as they always were – you need to look sharp, professional and ready for business. So when you’re picking trainers to wear with your suit, make sure they’re every bit as smart as a formal pair of shoes. To get the look, go for a plain two-button suit and clean, simple trainers – your aim is to not look like that guy with the gym-branded backpack and knackered running shoes, who promptly sticks his brogues on when he gets to his desk.
Wiz Khalifa, Grimmy, Labrinth, Dan Rookwood, Douglas Booth. What do all these men have in common? Yeah, yeah, apart from the talent and the adoration and all that. The characteristic that really binds them together is their success in styling summers suits with grade-A sneakers. From high-tops to slip-ons, these icons have been bold in their choices – often layering t-shirts under their jackets – before completing the look with their well-selected informal footwear.
Ideal for the office, great for occasions, perfect for just hanging around on the street looking cool – grey is one of suiting’s most versatile shades. If you’re no stranger to grey tailoring, check out how these guys have made formalwear feel fresh with their contemporary take on suit styling.
From windowpane checks to classic pinstripes, just because your suit’s got more going on, doesn’t mean you have to play it straight with your footwear. Take inspiration from these suiting aficionados – men who aren’t afraid to mix it up in the name of menswear. And, yeah, we know we’ve got Grimmy and Labrinth in here again…but what can we say, those guys know how to wear a suit!