What to wear to a graduation
by Slaters Style February 21, 2020
Okay, so this is a biggie! In some senses, it’s formal and ceremonial, but it’s also a great opportunity to make a statement of style, and show that there’s way more to your wardrobe than the casual garb you’ve been sporting for the last three years or so.
It’s going to be the big day before you know it, so let’s get started on what to wear to a graduation. We’ll focus on the main man, but we’ll explore some guidance for the proud fathers and brothers in attendance, too.
So, graduate. Let’s certify your style…
It might seem like a simple case of ‘suit’. But if you want your threads to lift your day and impress your family and friends – and know that ‘that photo’ isn’t going to make you cringe forevermore – take note(s).
Just to confirm – wear a suit. Resist the temptation to wear a mankini or a superhero outfit. If only for your poor family’s sake!
There is any number of ways to approach the graduation suit conundrum, as the day will be a rollercoaster of ceremony and celebration. But if you look like a high achiever in your outfit, you’ll feel confident and comfortable throughout the day and night.
It’s probably wise to match suit and trousers, and slim or skinny fits are both on-trend right now. A 2 piece suit with a white shirt is a steady bet and a straightforward statement, and a good-fitting ONESIX5IVE will serve you well. The well-known Slater Menswear brand also features an excellent 3 piece suit for just £89, which literally adds another layer of style. There are plenty of alternatives that fit the brief, too, from in-house and high street names such as Charlton Gray, Ventura and Fellini. Also, there are some classy cuts in our Performance range that will be ideal for future formal engagements and job interviews, too.
Colour-wise, plain black is the go-to for graduation – for suits or carefully matched blazer and trouser combos. That said, don’t overlook a dark blue or charcoal if it makes you feel good and looks the part. Maybe don’t mix the colours, though, and perhaps save the stylish check or pinstripe for your next Slater Menswear-curated outfit.