Favorites Remixed: Dressing One Cotton Suit Three Ways with EJ Samson

Inspired by his dad’s love of suits, EJ Samson, Director of Content Strategy for Hearst Digital Media’s Men’s Group, wears a suit every day to feel taller and more empowered. Learn three new ways to style a cotton suit for everything from the office to a BBQ, and shop EJ’s picks to create looks of your own!

01.

Every guy should own a navy suit. The classic color gives plenty of room to experiment with different shirt and tie combos of all colors and patterns.

Bonobos

The Foundation Cotton Suit

$450.00
02.

I try not to take the way I dress too seriously and always encourage guys to have fun, too. If you want to play around with patterns, start small with a pocket square.

Brunello Cucinelli

Pocket Square

$180.00
03.

When your suit is classic and understated, it gives you the freedom to go bold with your accessories. A floral tie is a fun contrast to a simple navy suit.

Bo Clothing

Fielder Tie

$80.00
04.

A white dress shirt should be a staple in every man's closet. A spread collar gives your look a little extra flair.

J. Crew

Ludlow Button-Down

$88.00
05.

These guys are my secret weapon. It allows me to pull off the sockless look while keeping my feet dry all day long.

Taft Clothing

Black Polka Dot Socks

$11.00
06.

The slim fit of this shirt goes great under a suit, and the textured fabric will give the entire look a cool edge.

Carson Street Clothiers

Blue Stripe Button Down Shirt

$265.00
07.

A striped tie is another classic men's accessory, but pair it with a striped shirt to give your look a more modern feel.

Hickorees

The Hill Side Neck-Tie

$85.00
08.

A solid pocket square slightly tipped with a pop of color around the edges adds a nice contrast when folded up.

The Tie Bar

Pocket Square with Borders

$10.00
09.

This polo, with its slim fit, soft shoulders and lightweight fabric, would work perfectly under a suit.

Ovadia and Sons

Knitted Ivory Polo Shirt

$225.00
10.

When the weather starts transitioning, a lightweight scarf is a great accessory to keep on standby.

Carson Street Clothiers

Lovat And Green Brown Flag Scarf

$150.00
11.

Slip on sneakers that have minimal detailing look just as chic with a suit as dress loafers.

Opening Ceremony

Canvas Slip-On Sneakers

$220.00
12.

A dyed t-shirt has a nice broken-in look. Make sure it's not too tight under a suit to avoid any Miami Vice comparisons.

Carson Street Clothiers

Green Dyed T-Shirt

$145.00
13.

Swap out your suit trousers for equally slim-fitting chinos for a more casual vibe.

J. Crew

Essential Chino

$75.00
14.

Esapadrilles are great for a day at the beach, but when the canvas upper has a luxe pattern and texture, they can easily be paired with a suit.

Carson Street Clothiers

Zabattigli Navy Espadrille

$155.00
15.

If your suit and shirt are solid colors, a striped pocket square adds a fun little detail to the entire look.

J. Crew

Oxford Cloth Pocket Square

$39.50

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