Can I Wear a Suit to a Club?

If you are heading out to a club, you want to look sharp and stylish. More and more, you see men wearing suits to night clubs and pubs. What is appropriate attire for a night out and what should be avoided? In this post, we’ll make some recommendations on what you should wear.

When you are heading out to go clubbing with the guys or are taking your mate somewhere special, keep in mind that you want to look sharp but you don’t want to look like you just left the office either. If you are heading out to a bar with the guys after work, it is perfectly legitimate to leave the suit on and maybe loosen up that tie while you have a drink or two. When you are heading out pub hopping, you generally want to leave the tie back at home. A tie will make you look stiff and you want to appear calm, cool, and relaxed. Since the tie doesn’t help, leave it out.

Let’s start with your pants. You generally want to wear a pair of jeans when going clubbing. Now, there will be some more formal locations where suit pants will be the only appropriate thing to wear; but, to make a generalization, choose a really nice pair of jeans. If you want a recommendation, check out the following Taverniti Jeans:


Taverniti Men’s Meg 19 Premium Denim Jeans – Antique Blue


Taverniti Men's Meg 19 Premium Denim Jeans - Antique Blue
What you can wear for a shirt is more flexible. A personal favorite for us at SuitUpp.com, is a collared white shirt. It looks very sharp and if you leave the top first 2 buttons open, it’ll give you a nice relaxed look. You want to look relaxed, because looking relaxed will, believe it or not, make you feel more relaxed throughout the night. You want to be approachable and so your attire will be very important for this. Here is an example of a Hugo Boss Gilbert/Tower Suit worn with such a shirt:

You can also experiment with a number of other types of shirts. You can wear a V-Collar shirt or a simple solid colored tshirt. Wearing layers will be very important to you throughout your clubbing adventure. If you get too hot, you can always leave the extra layers at the coat check. Wearing a suit jacket or perhaps a blazer that goes really well with your Jeans is the best way to go if you are looking for layers to add on. It should be stressed that if you are not wearing a jacket over your shirt, a collared shirt is preferable over a v-collar or other collarless shirts.

For more ideas one what type of clothing is appropriate for your night out, check out the following video from BeBetterGuys.com: http://www.monkeysee.com/play/10888-Club%2DHopping%2DAttire

2 Comments

  1. 1

    Mike

    May 7, 2010

    6:30 pm

    Guys…this might be a ok start of an article, but there are some additional things here to remember…..
    1 – ignore the picture of the guy with the white shirt. And, it’s tucked in…don’t do either. A plain white shirt could not be more boring, and tucked in is for old guys. If you are going to a club, at least try a little bit here. Pick a colorful shirt, you are out to have fun! Orange, Red, purple, blue…anything but plain white. Second, you don’t have to use a normal oxford cotton shirt. Look to calvin Klein or BKE for some interesting fabrics, like linen or some texture to that shirt. Also, shoes! Don’t you dare wear tennis shoes, pick a nice leather shoe or if you can go trendier, go for a fabric covered shoe. And jackets….again go for something like a velvet or something other than plain jane, and you want it to be a little bit more snug that what you wear to work, so your cuffs show, much more trendy and interesting. Good luck!

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    Jon

    January 13, 2012

    5:39 pm

    You don’t “untuck” a shirt with a suit. Fabric shoes with a suit? Dude, your style screams low class douchebaggery. Please, don’t give any more advice. Society thanks you in advance.

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