Suit & Trainers Guide

Written by Kimberley | 13/04/2016

If you are someone who thinks trainers and suits are about as fashionable as socks and sandals you couldn’t be more wrong. If it’s in Vogue its ticked off by the fashion world. Another bonus is the suit and trainers look is much easier to pull off.

With this guide we will have you looking like Mark Ronson, rather than the guy in the office who forgot to change his trainers after the gym. Men’s footwear contains a vast range of choices. There are boat shoes and espadrilles that are perfect for summer. For a formal look there are loafers and brogues. But for wanting to combine comfort and style it has to be trainers. This can even be teamed with sleek business attire.

Keep the Combination Classic

You are guaranteed to make a statement with your trainers, so keep your suit simple. The more minimalist the better, start with a slim cut, navy suit and white trainers. Guarantee your trousers are slim or skinny fit, boot cut of flared will not work.

Don’t Get Technical

There are a lot of “ugly” trainers around. These tend to be the technical sporting shoe. Avoid choosing these to be worn with a suit.

The aim for this look is to take some of the formality away from the tailoring. Experiment with fabrics to make your suit more relaxed. Here is what we would advise:

Trainers Suit Collage

Don’t buy Cheap

As any work shoes, quality counts even when it is trainers. This is essentially important with tailoring. So don’t scrimp hand stitching and the fine details are important.

Show The Trainer Off

Follow the rule of your trousers should hit your laces with a crease in the fabric in front of you shin. Take some length out of your trousers, so the hems sit just above the tongue.

Dodge the Rainbow of Colours

Neon trainers are a no go. These are to be worn with sportswear, with a suit they just look like your work shoes got stolen out your gym bag. Our rule is you should never even consider wearing shoes you’d exercise in to work.

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