Have you got a big event coming up? If so, you’re probably thinking about shopping for a suit right about now. For men with beards, it’s especially important that you choose your suit wisely. Believe it or not, that hair on your face can either clash or enhance the appearance of a suit.
By following this guide, you’ll be able to pick out the perfect suit that will match your beard perfectly.
Keep it Classic
It’s well understood that you can’t go wrong with a black wool suit in a timeless cut. No matter your height, weight, face shape or, of course, beard style, this type of suit just seems to make every man look his very best. Of course, if you’re going to go this classic route, it’s important that you don’t skimp on quality. A black suit is only as flattering as the label that made it. So, be prepared to spend some money, knowing that you’re purchasing a suit that will make you look amazing and that will probably last you a lifetime.
Experiment with Color
If you don’t want to go the traditional route, feel free to play around with color, keeping in mind the color of your beard. The unfortunate truth is that having a beard means being aware of which colors clash with the shade of your facial hair. The key is being open-minded to different color options while maintaining a sharp eye for an unforgiving clash of colors.
For example, if you have a red beard, you don’t want to wear a suit that has a red tone to it. Red beards look best with greens, blues and grays. If you have a blonde beard, we suggest a suit in a lighter shade like gray. And, if you’re a dark brunette, you can pretty much get away with any color.
Embrace Different Fabrics
Now that we’ve discussed color, it’s time to get into fabrics. The key is finding a good balance of textures. You see, your beard adds texture to your overall look, so you’ll want to find a suit that complements that texture rather than clashes with it. So, for instance, if you have a particularly scraggly beard, don’t go with a rough-textured material as that can clash.
The style of your beard can also determine which fabric is best. For instance, if you’re rocking a beard that’s inspired by the glam rock era, you can probably pull off a suit in a lush velvet material. If you have more of a lumberjack-inspired look, a nice, clean wool can balance out your personal style.
Go for a Fade for a Clean Look
You might want to consider cleaning up your look before a big event if your beard is on the unruly side. The best thing you can do is have a barber give you a fade so that your jaw and neck look neater. This will allow your suit to really pop, especially around the collar area.
Use the Special Occasion to Debut a New Beard Style
Why not use your next big event to debut a totally new look? If your beard has been long and unruly for a while, maybe a special occasion is the time to dazzle your friends and family with a much more trimmed and shaped facial hair style. And, you’ll know that as long as you’re rocking this new style with a flawless suit, you’re going to look absolutely amazing.
Simply Looking that Fashionably Bearded Good
By following this guide, you’ll be able to rock the beard and suit combo flawlessly. And besides, a sharp dressed bearded man is sure to get a bit more out of life, if you know what me mean.