Usually, you see the black suit done with a white shirt and a black tie. We at Prepidemic think that look is, well, boring. It works fine for Reservoir Dogs, but if you’re looking for something new, this is what we suggest.
By using a couple different pieces, your black suit has become the canvas for something much more spectacular. Of course you’ll want a solid base, and we think that you can never go wrong with Ralph Lauren when it comes to just about anything. Moving from there, get yourself a black turtleneck as it is a really modern kind of look. What really makes this look complete is the two key components that really will separate you from the pack. First, equip yourself with a red scarf. The red will pop off of your black outfit and will get more than a few double-takes as you walk down the street. And second, ditch your simple black shoes and have some fun. As long as your pants are nice and trim, a pair of black velvet slippers will show that you have a little more panache than the regular guy.
Anthony Wool Gabardine Suit, $1600 at Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren Wool Turtleneck, $52.50 at Ralph Lauren
Barney’s Large Cashmere Scarf, $300 at Barneys
Stubbs and Wooten Velvet Slippers, $395 at Stubbs and Wootten