It's widely known that a navy suit looks great on every guy. But guess what? So do most other blues. This season, step into a less conventional shade of the color.
The Inspiration: Dries Van Noten
"When I first saw the fabric, I was very intrigued by the color. It is so fresh and crisp that it immediately makes you feel as if you have been transported on a summer holiday."
—Dries Van Noten
The Hues to Know:
Cornflower: A washed-out azure, it's a more common color for a button-down shirt than a suit and looks terrific with a darker blue like navy.
Della Robbia blue: Popularized by a family of Renaissance sculptors who used it often, it's the color of the sky on a clear day.
French blue: A purplish blue more often found in dress shirts that can also be dashing in a suit paired with a white button-down.
Indigo: The inky shade of raw denim can be a deep, rich color for a suit. Midnight blue and Prussian blue are variants.
Navy: A very dark hue, so named because it was first worn by sailors in uniform. Flatters every man, without fail.
Yves Klein blue: A vivid, almost electric ultramarine the French artist developed with a chemist in 1960. Beloved by designers.
Feeling blue? Click through our slideshow of celebs in great-looking blue suits.
—Styling by Eugene Tong. Grooming by Alejandra using Recipe for Men. Casting by Edward Kim at The Edit Desk.