There's no better summer pastime than sitting in a movie theatre and treating yourself to a Hollywood blockbuster. They may not rack up the Oscars, but damn, summer blockbusters are fun. They feature killer men's suit style, too.
Wearing a suit can help men look fit for the silver screen. Unfortunately, timeless style and elegance don't come with a script. Good thing we have summer blockbusters to show us how it's done.
Top-notch blockbusters like Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse, Oppenheimer, Barbie, and the latest installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise will keep moviegoers busy this summer. But we want to look back and celebrate summer blockbusters that we remember for their slick action, larger-than-life characters and refined men's suit style. Here we go!
Choose Impossibly Exquisite Suit Materials
Let's hit the ground running with Tom Cruise's blue suit in the fifth Mission: Impossible movie. Superspy Ethan Hunt wears some fine suits in the Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning trailer, but his suit in Ghost Protocol got people buzzing.
This single-button mohair suit has an eye-catching colour and sheen, but it's also durable enough to chase down nuclear codes if needed. Here we learn not to accept suits made from low-quality materials. Choose suits made from the best natural materials like fine wool, linen, or cotton in the summertime.
Quality fabrics also refine your appearance in a suit and keep you at the right temperature, whether you're saving the world or leading a meeting in the office.
Aim for An Incredible Fit
Nailing men's suit style requires the right fit. It can make you look like a superhero or at the bottom of the corporate ladder.
Mr. Incredible's transformation from office drone to hero comes with an upgrade in office attire. He trades the short-sleeved white shirt and clip-on tie for a dark grey suit and red tie. And the fit is immaculate (although the jacket would be better with two buttons).
The length of the sleeves, the jacket, and the trouser break are tailored to Bob Parr's, shall we say, unique physique. It moves with him and doesn't tug in the wrong places at the wrong time. It helps that Mr. Incredible is animated—but we won't hold that against him.
Assemble Mind-Bending Men's Suit Style
Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer will be on everyone's watch list this summer. But Nolan's Tenet gets our nomination for terrific suit style thanks to John David Washington's protagonist.
His grey three-piece suit and purple tie are as well coordinated as the stunts in Tenet. The classic grey suit gets a small but charming detail with a tight pocket square, while the purple tie adds a splash of colour that doesn't draw attention from the rest of the outfit. It stays a cohesive and sophisticated look where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Use Accessories Wisely to Look Good Defending the Galaxy
We can't mention summer blockbusters without recognizing Will Smith's reign as box office king.
The suit in Men in Black was probably more appropriate for sombre events, but it's the use of accessories that we want to highlight.
If you want a sophisticated men's suit style, remember that the devil's in the details. Accessorize your suit with care. Choose a classic tie that complements the suit's colour and pattern. And if the occasion calls for it, don't forget sleek sunglasses to create your polished look when sipping drinks at a summer wedding (or defending the galaxy from a giant cockroach).
Raiders in the Right Suit in the Right Place
Heroes aren't the only ones who can deal men's suit style inspiration. As iconic as Harrison Ford's fedora and leather jacket are, it's best reserved for hunting down rare artifacts or Halloween.
However, one of Indy's antagonists in Raiders of the Lost Ark is a different story. Rene Belloq's linen suit worn in Cairo is the perfect warm-weather suit. He doesn't fumble around in dark colours or heavy material. He pairs his summer suit in a tie and striped blue shirt to bring sophistication to his dirty dealings.
Breaking this Rule is Downright Criminal
You can follow all men's suit style advice, but it won't make you the most polished man in the room if you're not properly groomed. A well-groomed appearance is essential to complete your overall look.
George Clooney in Out of Sight is the perfect example of how all the elements come together and become enhanced by his clean-cut appearance.
So pay attention to your grooming and opt for a clean shave (or trimmed facial hair). Style your hair and clean your nails. The confidence to rob a bank with a smile starts with feeling good about your appearance.
Bring the Superhero Swagger
Wearing a suit commands attention. But your posture and body language play a lead role in how others see you. Stand tall, with your head held high. Maintain confident and relaxed body language.
Channel your inner Tony Stark and exude an air of self-assurance. Remember that aside from fit and material, the key to looking great in a suit is confidence.
Wear your suit with pride and carry yourself with confidence. Your suit may not avenge the world, but it symbolizes sophistication, self-assurance and refinement.
That's seven men's suit style tips you can use to create your blockbuster looks. Transform your suits into outfits that radiate elegance, sophistication, and movie star confidence.
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