Accessories can be an important part of any slim fit suit. One of the most important accessories is the watch. Now there are many discussions on what type of watch should be worn with your fitted suit, and we think we can provide some insight pertaining to this matter.
Normally the regular watch size should be between 36 millimeters and 40 millimeters. Apparently anything thing bigger than this should not even be considered. Actually the size of 39 millimeters is considered the perfect size for a man’s watch.
When choosing a watch, the size of the wrist should not considered, what is most important is that the watch fits comfortably on the wrist whilst wearing the slim fit suit.
Normally because of the close cut of a these types of suits for men, a equally slim watch would be a good choice. It isn’t ideal to have a watch that seems bulky and overly visible. The watch should be an accessory and not the highlight point.
A watch that can be covered by both the dress shirt and the jacket cuff is what would be ideal. Now because of the nature of fitted suits for men and the shirt worn under it, the watch will still be seen, but this would be to varying degrees.
Unfortunately the size and how the watch fits is not the only aspect to keep in consideration when choosing your watch. It is true that everyone has preferences but it is a basic convention that when someone wears brown shoes, a brown belt should be worn. This is also the case with a watch. We will start with leather banded watches. If you have the ability to chose the band of your watch, it would be ideal to match up the color band of your watch with the color of your shoes and belt. This simply means brown shoes and belt would mean a brown leather band on your watch. This is also the case with a black leather banded watch. A precious metal band is normally accepted on a watch that could be worn with a suit.
I would say that when looking for a watch one should stay as close as possible to the following suggestion:
A watch with a simple face in a thin gold case preferably with a leather band having roman numerals or possibly stick markers. This would be most ideal to be worn with a slim fitted suit.
It is always important to remember that the watch is not the main attraction. It is the icing on the cake, It is there to add some personality to the fitted suit, not completely overshadow it. Always attempt to be subtle with your time piece.