ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Fashion and Beauty»
  • Clothing

The Basics of Suit-And-Sneaker Fashion

Updated on June 20, 2013

There was a time when sneakers were just for the gym, basketball players, and young boys under the age of 12. These past few months, however, we’ve been witnessing a growing trend among men to rock bold sneakers wherever they go. Pairs and pairs of them get paired up with shorts or denim, but never with suits.

Sure, men have been taught to wear proper leather shoes with formal clothing, but this is starting to change. Massively popular fashion designers themselves have been shaking up the suit and creatively pairing them off with interesting pairs of sneakers. It may not look fancy on print, but in reality, it works – especially if you know how to pull it off properly.

When you give any suit-and-sneaker combo a good look, you’ll find that there are plenty of underlying factors that make it work. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, but for this specific style’s basics, read below:

Wear your sneaker as if it’s an extension of your suit. When going for this look, keep in mind that the spotlight must be on your suit. Therefore, it is imperative that you wear your sneakers to complement your get-up, not the other way around. No one chooses a suit based on a pair of leather shoes, and sneakers will never be an exception.

Master the art of color matching. If this style is new to you, your best bet is to look for a mutual color between your suit and your sneakers. For example, if you’re sporting a classy grey suit, don’t match it up with a red pair of sneakers – unless, of course, you know for sure you can pull it off. Instead, go for the basics: black, brown, navy, and grey.

When in doubt, “white” it out. You can never go wrong with a pair of white sneakers – neat, white sneakers, that is. Even if you wear something formal, they can impeccably give your entire outfit that sharp and clean-cut look. For a more cohesive look, make sure to have the laces in white, as well.

Click thumbnail to view full-size

Consider the cut of your suit. It is unacceptable to pick a suit in random and decide to throw in a pair of sneakers. The cut of your suit is critical to pulling of the overall look. Most of the time, men go for cuts that show off the footwear. Why? Because there is no point in wearing sneakers if the pants simply roll over them. Want to look mighty fine? Then go sans-sock.

Sneakers are finally getting their fame off the court. Though there have been strict rules for formal wear, even the most traditional amongst us have been seeing the cool points in bending or breaking some of them. Be it for afternoon drinks on a rooftop or late night adventures with your friends, the suit-and-sneaker fashion is meant to be oodles of fun.

Quick Question

Would you ever consider wearing your suit with sneakers?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Solaras profile image

      Solaras 4 years ago

      Interesting and thumbs up. I need to get out more so I can see these trends emerging!

    • soconfident profile image

      Derrick Bennett 5 years ago

      Great hub I always been a fan of this look

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)