Perhaps the first thing that pops into your mind when preparing to make a tailored suit is the matter of colour. But do you know how to choose the optimal colour to suit your work, style and purpose?
Selecting the perfect colour fabric depends on the colour of your skin tone, the level of formality of your environment and, in some cases, the season in which you will be wearing the suit. Almost men would stick to grey and navy; while a wedding client might get a little adventurous and opt for cream-coloured linen or diamond-crushed navy.
“Colours have the power to express a man’s character, attention to detail, and even professional routine. It’s important to get it right.”
Grey and Navy are the go-to neutral colours to choose from when selecting the cloth for your tailored suit. If you are looking for your first tailored suit (for work, special occasions, etc), then opting for one of these colours is your best bet. They’re versatile and appropriate for most events. If you wear a suit regularly to work or require a more formal wardrobe, go for these colours.
If your work environment allows it, switch things up by wearing charcoal or Prince of Whales check to the office. For the first tailored suit, charcoal is likely the best option that will take you from work to special occasion without any fuss – it’s just as easy and versatile as dark navy. On the other hand, for your summer or destination wedding, stand out in a light grey two-piece suit that reflects the natural sunlight of the venue where you’ll say your “I do’s.”
A navy tailored suit is a modern alternative to grey. It’s a great way to make a more stylish statement and to break away from the classic grey at formal events. Similar to grey, the navy suit is extremely versatile and is continually being worn for most business or special occasions. Unlike a grey option, however, the navy blazer also has a more casual side and is great for mixing and matching throughout the week!
A brown tailored suit has a casual appearance and likely won’t work at formal events. For business lunches or more lenient workspaces, however, brown is the perfect option. Most men look great in earthy tones, but since, these days, suits come in a variety of shades of brown, finding a shade that works for your skin tone can prove a little challenging – and this is where our consultants should step in! If you like a brown suit, a good starting point is chocolate brown, which has a rich hue and can really make a bold, but sharp, statement. Deviating to darker or lighter shades would depend on where you want to wear the suit and how casual you want to appear – note that anything tan is more casual and less versatile. Don’t think the brown colour is old. As long as the suit’s tailored to fit you properly, the brown colour will be wonderful.
Greys, navies, and browns are easy-to-wear colours that, when styled correctly, can enhance your sophisticated and professional character. They can complement any skin tone – depending on the shade. If you’re going to an event where your grey, navy, or brown suit will be appropriate to wear, then don’t hesitate to stand out in one of these coloured suits!