David Beckham is currently touring Asia to promote his latest business project: a fine whisky called The Haig Club. His most recent appearance was in Vietnam, where he stepped out in a navy suit, surrounded by huge numbers of onlookers and press.
Let’s check out that suit.
Someone once said that the secret to a good life is to become a “connoisseur of water.” What they presumably meant by this is that enjoying the simple things in life is better than indulging in the finer things. If you become a connoisseur of water, wine will taste even better when you do taste it.
I like to apply this idea to the navy suit. In our search for something exciting – a new cloth, a new design, the season’s latest colour – we can sometimes overlook the beauty of a standard, two button, navy suit. The dark blue colour is not always seen as the most exciting thing to wear. But the fact is, it’s a tried and trusted classic – and few things look better on a man than a navy suit.
Successful men wear navy
Think about it. Prince William, Obama, David Beckham, David Cameron: all of these men are consistent wearers of the navy suit.
So what is it about navy, exactly, that attracts such powerful, successful men?
Well, it’s a masculine, business-like colour, a powerful, deep tone of blue, it suits everyone, and it’s one of the best colours to wear over a classic white dress shirt. Arguably, no colour combination is better than navy and white.
The suit Beckham wore in Vietnam was his typical navy affair: very slim fitting, two jacket buttons, flapped pockets, narrow lapels, and four buttons at the cuff.
Beckham paired the suit – for the win – with a white shirt, and his narrow collar featured a suitably skinny tie.
A Suit That Fits feature a large range of navy cloths. For a tailored, two button, navy suit like Beckham’s – completely fitted to your measurements – you can expect to spend around £449.