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Choosing The Right Suit Colors To Go With Your Skin Tone/ Complexion

 We have been getting a number of gents who need assistance on suit colours that best compliment their skin tone. Here's some thought-provoking information\.

We took the most common suit colours and paired with the skin tones they go well with. Please note that your hair can make a difference here, as can suit patterns. 

Black Suit

A fair and medium complexioned person looks good in a black suit. For a very Fair and Very Dark person we can only suggest not to wear a full 3-Piece at once.

Don’t listen to the untrue belief that black looks good on everyone, it evidently does not, sadly. Those with dark skin should minimize black, as it tends to be too much with skin that is already too dark.



Fair and medium complexioned, navy was made for you and dark skinned choose your navy shade wisely.

Navy generally looks fine on most people, giving a sense of power to the fair-skinned and clearly contrasting with those in the medium range. It’s not recommended for darker skins, since there’s a world of lighter shades that look far better.


Grey is the color that can actually work with any skin type. The wide range of grey lets you draw from the places that will best help you stand out. A simple rule to follow with choosing a grey suit is that, the darker your skin, the lighter your grey should be. And charcoal can tone down the natural hues of a darker person. Guess what Modern gentleman? We can all wear grey suit colour.



Fair and Dark can rock green without even trying so hard. and Medium skin toned modern man needs to seriously look through different shades of green suit before buying one.

Like grey, green is able to compliment different skin tones, with a few limitations. 

Going with a subdued bottle or forest green is advised for anyone who is supremely fair. A striking jade or flashy emerald makes dark skin pop out.



Blue suit works amazingly with a dark and medium skinned toned complexion. While it looks a little odd on fair or light skin toned as it tends to causes the veins in the fair-skinned to stand out like they’re lying on a slab. Blue also works well with olive skin tones for a definitely Mediterranean feel that’s best for adding a sense of playfulness, though too much blue colour will make a very fair skin gentleman look weird.



Medium and dark skin toned gentleman respect to you for going in this direction. Most fair-skinned people can’t pull this off, those with dark hair and eyes can turn this into a stunning look, particularly paired with black dress shirt. Individuals with medium skin should go for lighter hues so as to avoid looking too ruddy; people who are deeply tanned or dark tend to give this a sense of gravity that can be a breath of fresh air in a board room.


The Golden Rule to Remember: is to always look for a healthy contrast between the cloth and your skin tone, and suit colours that make your flattering natural tones jump out. Avoid items that tend to land in the same colour tones as your own skin.

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