Mix high fashion and low fashion with this style board from Well-Groomed

Updated Oct 12 2015
Guest post by Darren
Well-Groomed Guide: High meets low
Well-Groomed Guide: High meets low

When trying to come up with a suit-alternative, the key is mixing and matching. Branch out to different brands and price points to create a look that's an unexpected show-stopper. Budget-friendly, patterned skinny pants get a dose of calm from a high-end blazer. Ditch the tie and leave a couple of buttons undone to up your swagger ante. If you opt for a tie, pick a wide one to keep the proportions of the wide lapel right.

With pants this busy, practice restraint elsewhere. An inexpensive hexagon watch mimics the shapes and colors without drawing too much attention, and the deep greens and blues on a pricey pair of monk straps are a restrained marriage of the entire look's elements.

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