Which watches for men in suits?
A quality men’s watch is the perfect accessory for any suit. But what watch should you wear with a suit? Choosing the right watch to go with a formal outfit can be tricky, but our advice will help you get the job done.
Discretion and elegance
In recent years, thick, bulky watches have become fashionable. A men’s watch of this size can be a real faux pas with a fine suit. For formal wear, it’s best to opt for elegance with discretion.
Choose a slim watch with a moderate diameter. Be careful, however, not to exaggerate your desire for discretion by opting for a watch that’s too small when you have a large or very large wrist. The proportions between the watch, your sleeve and your wrist should be as harmonious as possible, and don’t hesitate to have several fittings to achieve this goal.
Your men’s sports watch with a plastic strap, or your watch in steel or shiny precious metal, may not be the best option if you’re wearing a suit. The rule is, in fact, to favor sobriety when it comes to color, and to ensure that the watch is clearly visible, but not too ostentatious.
With a suit, therefore, wear a watch in deep, sober colors, ideally in shades of gray, and you can even dare to wear a black watch.
Above all, don’t forget that the rule that says your belt and shoes should be the same color also applies to your watch. So, as far as possible, wear a watch with a leather strap in the same color as your belt and shoes to avoid a lapse in taste.