When Apple introduced the Apple Watch in 2015, the rules of formal wear began to change. Tech-insiders, athletes, and artists suddenly all caught the iFever.
Apple Watches have become one of the most popular accessories because they can fit beautifully with any attire, including formal and camp suits.
You can spot a fair amount of Apple Watches at the most exclusive events nowadays, including the Met Gala and Oscars.
And the smartwatch is not just sitting comfortably on the hands of Tim Cook and the Apple crew. Idris Elba, Pharrell Williams, and many others match their Apple Watch with tuxedos, suits, and over-the-top outfits.
Matching Your Apple Watch with a Suit
Today’s dress codes are fairly liberal. Nobody will deny you entrance to an event if you mismatch your belt and shoes. Men can freely reach for more colors, sporting a burgundy or navy-blue jacket and black trousers at formal events.
If you’re brave enough, you could pull off a Jared Leto’s Met Gala appearance and walk down the red carpet holding a silicon replica of your head. Hmm, maybe; maybe not. We should leave this one to Mr. Leto.
Luckily, you don’t have to go that far to leave an impression.
The devil is in the details. Suits are usually bland in color and rely on stylish details to attract attention. Besides choosing the shoes and the belt, one detail can make or break your entire style for the night — and that detail is your watch.
No suit is ever complete without a matching watch.
Should You Wear an Apple Watch with a Suit?
Internet is a place of conspiracies and controversy.
Some still believe that technology and smartwatches have no place in high society and formal events.
We understand why some may feel this way, but only to an extent.
You shouldn’t match just about any watch with your formal attire. If you’re going to a wedding, conference, or a life-changing meeting, you don’t want to appear unprofessional and clumsy. Attention to details matter. Important people will notice what you’re wearing before you say a word.
The suit makes a (hu)man in this sense. It’s the first impression that opens the doors to the rest of the conversation. And good impressions last.
Matching a metal dive watch with a suit is generally not recommended. The pattern, material, and general intent may seem like you couldn’t be bothered to find the right leather strap for your suit. It may look lazy.
On the other hand, leather bands look stunningly well when paired with a night jacket. It’s a match made in heaven.
Apple Watches have an incredible feature that lets you change between straps in less than 30 seconds. Why not use it to its full extent? Find a matching band for every occasion.
If you’re unsure how to unstrap your watch, check out our special guide on how to change your band in a few quick steps.
How to Wear an Apple Watch with a Suit
If designers can rely on the Golden Ratio as the age-old rule of good taste when putting elements together, then fashion has a Golden Triangle.
Stylish people usually dress up following a pattern. If you’re wearing a suit, keep in mind to match the shoes, belt, and watch. Aim to either match all three in the same color or completely mismatch the three to form a 3-color flag (i.e., red-blue-white). If unsure how to wear a watch with your suit, always default on the Golden Triangle.
Here are a few extra steps to help you match an Apple Watch with a suit and create that perfect look:
- Choose a classic and neat face on your watch
- Find a stylish leather band that will match your suit
- Check if the band complements the belt and shoes
- Go out, breathe and leave an impression
Avoid combining a suit with a sports band of any kind. Leave dive bands and fully metal bands for another occasion too.
The Color Pallet for Matching an Apple Watch with a Suit
Master the most popular color pallet with our quick guide on how to match your suit with an Apple Watch. Save this post for later, or write these down so you can check it out before formal events.
- Beige suit works well with black, misty gray, and whiskey brown leather bands.
- Gray suit is perfect for black and mahogany leather bands.
- Black suit blends well with black and misty gray bands.
- Blue suit matches mahogany and whiskey brown bands.
- Mint Green suit will pair beautifully with pink and snow-white bands.
- Khaki suit will pop with black and crimson leather bands.
Match Your Apple Watch with a Suit
Apple Watches are more popular than ever, making it easy to mismatch a sports band with the gala and formal attire. This can create a huge problem for individuals who want to wear their Apple Watch on every occasion. Luckily, we have a solution for your woes.
Match your Apple Watch with a quality leather band in the right color.
Longvadon’s leather Apple Watch bands will match your suit or any other outfit you’re wearing. The best part? You’ll look like a million bucks while enjoying all the convenience of wearing a smartwatch.