How to Pull Off a Seersucker Suit. Some men have a hard time pulling off a seersucker suit. Seersucker suits are made from a light crinkled fabric, usually cotton, with an alternating vertical striped pattern between white and another color. If you would like to wear this suit without coming off looking like a total nerd, there are a few ways to do it.
Things You'll Need
- Seersucker suit
- Shirt in a matching color or in white
- Neck tie that isn't too busy
- Plain brown leather belt
- Shoes that fit the occasion
Choose a color that won't make everyone stop, look at you, and throw on a pair of sunglasses. Men's seersucker suits come in a variety of colors striped with white such as red, peach, aqua, and pink. Pick these colors only if you have a deep desire to attract attention, no matter the kind. The best colors are blue-and-white, cream, gray-and-white, or brown-and-white.
Choose a shirt that goes well with the suit. You can't go wrong with a white shirt, or a light shirt that matches the suit. Avoid shirts with any a pattern as they will clash with the already striped pattern on the suit. Please, do yourself a favor and don't wear a polka dotted shirt with this suit. A shirt with a conservative collar is best instead of a wide collar, which will make you look like you stepped out of the 70s.
Pick a tie that isn't too busy. Again, overly-busy patterns will clash. Instead choose solids or conservative patterns. Bow ties are fine too, but a regular neck tie is best if you wish to avoid the nerdy look.
Wear a plain brown leather belt instead of that thick white one you were thinking of.
Wear almost any shoe, from brown brogues for a fancier occasion to white or brown bucks. You can even wear tennis shoes to casual events if you are wearing your seersucker jacket with jeans.