Graduation isn’t just a day to get dressed up. It’s a day to celebrate all the hard work you’ve put into finishing your schooling. And given that it’s a celebration, there’s no better time to wear a suit that reflects a sense of joy and accomplishment. Find the perfect threads for this special day with these graduation suit ideas for men.
What to Wear on Graduation Day
During some of the day, you’ll be covered with the traditional cap and gown. But what happens after that? You still want to look your best.
That means you’ll want pants that will be practical and look great when you finally remove the gown. We recommend Performance Dress Khaki. The crisp look of Performance Dress Flat Front Khakis, in particular, will provide a great foundation for whatever you decide to wear on top.
Match it with a button-down shirt, or to be more formal, a button-up. The button-up will be obvious because it won’t have buttons on the collar’s corners. Once you’ve removed the gown, you can pair your pants with a smart suit jacket or a blazer to complete the look.
If you want to look a little more formal, you might consider choosing an item from our Stretch Tropical Weight Wool collection. You’ll notice some subtle details here that make the pants well-suited for graduation. The modern fit contrasts with an old-school belt cinch design, giving you the best of old and new, which is ideal for graduation ceremonies. You’re celebrating a traditional event, but looking forward to the future. Pair it with a matching suit jacket and you have yourself a sharp graduation suit!
Suit Ideas for Graduation
Let’s get specific about the types of suits you can wear:
- The navy suit. The navy suit is fast becoming one of the go-to items in any man’s wardrobe. And because it’s such a great investment in your future career, there may be no better time to secure a tailored navy suit than to use one on the day of your graduation.
- Experimenting with colors. Navy is a great color, but there’s an entire rainbow for you to choose from. From olive greens to light blues and deep maroons, you might also consider investing in a suit that will look great for those formal events in your future, especially as you’re entering an age in which many of your friends will start having weddings.
- Bow tie or traditional? Pick one that suits your style-you can’t go wrong here. But do make sure that you give your graduation suit an extra lift from the accessories with a pocket square. Match the pocket square and make sure it’s complimentary with the color of your shirt. This is a habit that will serve you well in the future.
Shop Tailored Trousers from Berle
There are endless graduation suit ideas for men, but the complete look starts with the foundation! Browse the trousers here at Berle to get a head start on designing your graduation suit.