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Formal Outfit Ideas for Men

Mens Formal Suits With White Shirt And Dress Shoes
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Formal outfits are not a style that is difficult to pair or layer as long as you know the basic rules of wearing it. An oversized suit jacket, wider lapels, over loosen sleeve look the opposite of stylish in a formal event and give off the wrong first impression.

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Formal Outfits for Guys

Even though formal outfits always treated as work outfits, but the best part of a formal suit is it is not just limited to only an outfit for the office. Instead, you can wear a formal suit for an unforgettable dating night, wedding dinner, anniversary, or graduation.

Today, we are not going to share with you some guidelines for choosing a formal outfit. We are also hoping to inspire you with various types of formal suits most stylish men would own and wear.

A Guide to Men’s Formal Outfits: Fashion Styles and Color Combo Inspiration

Below you will find formal outfit ideas categorized based on different fabrics, with or without a suit jacket, plain or checked suit, with tie or with bow tie and etc.

We promise you the best and sophisticated formal outfit ideas you’ll definitely fall in love with.

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Scroll below to check out the 55 dashing formal outfit ideas for stylish men.

White shirt, blue dress pants, and brown leather shoes

White button-down shirt, blue dress pants, and brown leather shoes.

Blue shirt, stripe tie, wool dress pants, and white sneaker

Blue shirt, stripe tie, wool dress pants, and white sneakers.
You can go casual a little bit with sneakers on Friday

Light blue pinstripe shirt, black leather belt, black dress pants, and Oxford dress shoes

Light blue pinstripe shirt, black leather belt, black dress pants, and Oxford dress shoes.

Dotted shirt, printed tie, dark blue dress pants, and black leather belt

Dotted shirt, printed tie, dark blue dress pants, and black leather belt.

Blue shirt, brown leather belt, chinos pants, and brogue shoes

Blue button-down shirt, brown leather belt, chino pants, and brogue shoes.

Black shirt, black jeans, and Chelsea boots

Black shirt, black jeans, and Chelsea boots.
All black? No worries, it still looks professional. Read more monochrome outfit ideas here – Monochrome Outfit Ideas

Humble white shirt, black leather belt, light gray chinos pants, and slip on shoes

Humble white button-down shirt, black leather belt, light gray chinos pants, and slip-on shoes.
Looking for more humble white shirt ideas? Check out this article – Men’s White Shirt Outfit Ideas

Pinstripe blue shirt, sweater (on neck), blue jeans, and slip on leather shoes

Pinstripe blue button-down shirt, sweater (around the shoulder), blue jeans, and slip-on leather shoes.
Wrapped a sweater on your shoulder is going to make you look more elegant and casual.

Light blue shirt, sweater, brown chinos pants, woven belt, and white sneaker

Light blue button-down shirt, sweater, brown chinos pants, woven belt, and white sneakers.

Dark blue button-down shirt, brown leather belt, white pants, and brown loafer

Dark blue button-down shirt, brown leather belt, white pants, and brown loafer.

White button-down shirt, wool dress pants, black leather belt, and leather shoes

White button-down shirt, wool dress pants, black leather belt, and leather shoes.

Denim shirt, gray jeans, brown leather belt, and loafers

Denim shirt, gray jeans, brown leather belt, and loafers.

Dark blue suit, white shirt, dotted tie, and white sneaker

Dark blue suit, white shirt, dotted tie, and white sneaker.

Classic black suit, white shirt, black tie, and Oxford dress shoes

Classic black suit, white shirt, black tie, and Oxford dress shoes.

Dark blue suit, white shirt, black tie, black socks, and leather dress shoes

Dark blue suit, white shirt, black tie, black socks, and leather dress shoes.
Looking for casual work outfits for the fall season? Read it here – Fall Work Outfit Ideas

Blue suit, blue tie, white shirt, and brown leather dress shoes

Blue suit, blue tie, white shirt, and brown leather dress shoes.

Dark gray checked suit, purple pinstripe shirt, and pinstripe tie

Dark gray checked suit, purple pinstripe shirt, and pinstripe tie.

Black suit, white shirt, black tie, and leather loafers

Black suit, white shirt, black tie, and leather loafers.

Dark blue suit, white shirt, black tie, and leather dress shoes

Dark blue suit, white shirt, black tie, and leather dress shoes.

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Green suit, white shirt, printed tie, and double monk strap shoes.
Green suit? Not something trending but you definitely will be the focus.

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White suit, white shirt, dotted tie, and white sneaker.
This formal style is definitely suitable to be wear in the wedding. Check out more here – Beach Wedding Guest Outfits

Gray wool single breasted suit with vest, white shirt, blue tie, black socks, and Oxford leather shoes

Gray wool single-breasted suit with a vest, white shirt, blue tie, black socks, and Oxford leather shoes.

Gray wool single breasted suit with vest, white shirt, brown tie, and brown Oxford dress shoes

Gray wool single-breasted suit with vest, white shirt, brown tie, and brown Oxford dress shoes.

Black single breasted suit with vest, black shirt, red dotted tie, black socks, and black brogue derby shoes

Black single-breasted suit with a vest, black shirt, red dotted tie, black socks, and black brogue derby shoes.

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Gray wool single-breasted suit with a vest, white shirt, brown tie, and brown double monk strap shoes.

Blue double-breasted pinstripe suit, white shirt, pinstripe tie, brown overcoat, and double monk strap shoes.

Blue double-breasted pinstripe suit, white shirt, pinstripe tie, brown overcoat, and double monk strap shoes.

Gray pinstripe suit, white shirt, black tie, and double monk strap shoes

Gray pinstripe suit, white shirt, black tie, and double monk strap shoes.

Gray checked blazer, white shirt, dotted tie, dress pants, and Oxford dress shoes

Gray checked blazer, white shirt, dotted tie, dress pants, and Oxford dress shoes.

Blue checked blazer, white shirt, gray tie, white dress pants, and loafers

Blue checked blazer, white shirt, gray tie, white dress pants, and loafers.

Black & white checked suit, white shirt, and brown dress shoes

Black & white checked suit, white shirt, and brown dress shoes.

Blue checked suit, white shirt, light gray tie, and white sneaker

Blue checked suit, white shirt, light gray tie, and white sneakers.

Brown checked suit, mandarin collar white shirt, and slip on shoes

Brown checked suit, mandarin collar white shirt, and slip-on shoes.

Gray checked suit with a vest, white shirt, gray tie, and brown double monk strap shoes

Gray checked suit with a vest, white shirt, gray tie, and brown double monk strap shoes.

Gray checked suit, white button-down shirt, and leather shoes

Gray checked suit, white button-down shirt, and leather shoes.

Dark gray checked suit, black sweater, and black sneaker

Dark gray checked suit, black sweater, and black sneaker.

Blue checked suit, button-down white shirt, and derby dress shoes

Blue checked suit, button-down white shirt, and derby dress shoes.

Black suit, white button-down shirt, leather belt, and leather dress shoes

Black suit, white button-down shirt, leather belt, and leather dress shoes.

Blue suit, white button-down shirt, and white sneaker

Blue suit, white button-down shirt, and white sneaker.

Classic black suit, button-down white shirt, and leather shoes

Classic black suit, button-down white shirt, and leather shoes.

Blue suit with a vest, white shirt, and double monk strap shoes

Blue suit with a vest, white shirt, and double monk strap shoes.

Black suit, mandarin collar white shirt, and double monk strap shoes

Black suit, mandarin collar white shirt, and double monk strap shoes.

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Blue suit with a vest, white button-down shirt, and brown derby dress shoes.

Black suit, white shirt, and suede loafers

Black suit, white shirt, and suede loafers.

Dark blue suit, mandarin collar white shirt, and loafers

Dark blue suit, mandarin collar white shirt, and loafers.

Gray wool suit with a vest, white button-down shirt, and loafers

Gray wool suit with a vest, white button-down shirt, and loafers.

Oversized peacoat, black suit, white shirt, dotted tie, leather belt, leather gloves, and dress shoes

Oversized peacoat, black suit, white shirt, dotted tie, leather belt, leather gloves, and dress shoes.

Black trench coat, white shirt, black tie, pinstripe dress pants, and double monk strap shoes

Black trench coat, white shirt, black tie, pinstripe dress pants, and double monk strap shoes.

Gray wool overcoat, vest, white shirt, black tie, and leather boots

Gray wool overcoat, vest, white shirt, black tie, and leather boots.

Dark blue overcoat, blue pinstripe suit, sweater, and leather chukka boots

Dark blue overcoat, blue pinstripe suit, sweater, and leather chukka boots.

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Gray wool overcoat, sweater, white shirt, black tie, black dress pants, and single monk strap shoes.
Undoubtedly, a combo of a suit, sweater, and an overcoat is a good choice during winter.

Dark blue formal suit with a vest, bow tie, and loafers

Dark blue formal suit with a vest, white shirt, bow tie, and loafers.

Black suit with a vest, and an elegant black bow tie

Black suit with a vest, white shirt, and an elegant black bow tie. The model is wearing a wristwatch but a smart pocket watch would fit the theme nicely.

Black suit with a vest, white shirt, bow tie, and leather dress shoes

Black suit with a vest, white shirt, bow tie, and leather dress shoes.

Dark blue suit, white shirt, bow tie, brown leather derby dress shoes

Dark blue suit, white shirt, bow tie, brown leather derby dress shoes.

lack suit, red bow tie, white shirt, and loafers

Black suit, red bow tie, white shirt, and loafers.

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