Wardrobe staples are, by their very nature, something we use to fill in the blanks. And that means they're not always terribly exciting. Make like David Beckham however, and you've a surefire way to make the best of the basics (it is humanly possible, we promise).
At the Queen's Young Leaders Award Ceremony, the OBE honoree proved why every man needs a navy suit. It'll chime with a wide array of events on the calendar, sure. But in addition to the various Queen meetings and weddings and public announcements and general do-good-ery on Beckham's calendar, the humble blue suit is an easy way to flex color without going overboard.
What's more, a razor sharp fit speaks far louder than any left-field gimmick or on-trend move, and it'll age a lot better too. That means you save a few extra quid for alteration (unlike Beckham, you don't always have to head down Savile Row), and finish with all the right accessories: pocket square, a minimally detailed tie, and a Swiss watch if you're feeling extra fancy.
And best of all, you don't need to be one of the greatest football players to wear your own.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.