When you’re about to make a speech at an important conference, as Leonardo DiCaprio did this week at the “Our Ocean” conference alongside John Kerry, it pays to wear a charcoal gray suit. Above all other colors, charcoal gray is serious and chic, perfect for the kind of smart-but-not-flashy appearance sometimes required in politics and business. DiCaprio’s suit, on this occasion, was less formal and boxy than some of the suits (often pinstripe or double-breasted) which he’s worn in recent times. The fact that he’s able to dress to impress for Hollywood engagements and revert to plainer styles for politics demonstrates the variety of his wardrobe.
This wasn’t the first time DiCaprio has appeared next to a Democratic politician. In the past, he’s collaborated with Al Gore on environmental awareness issues and the two appeared side by side in matching black tuxedos at the 2007 Oscars. For the record, Hollywood has loved Al Gore ever since he made that documentary on climate change in 2006 and DiCaprio is clearly no exception. Maybe one day we’ll see him run for office himself? If that ever happens, I can guarantee we’ll see more of this neutral kind of look and less of the heavyweight pinstripes and double-breasted jackets. If you’re working in a field like politics or business, it pays to wear neutral styles and colors such as charcoal gray, a notched collar jacket, two buttons and flapped pockets – just like the suit you’ll find by clicking on “Get the Look.”