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Why let a pushy sales guy take advantage of your lack of fabric knowledge to sell you something inferior? We've boiled down everything you need to know into 5 simple techniques to guarantee you pick the best fabric for your next men's suit. The first of these is colour.
When it comes to selecting a fabric for your next men's suit, there's almost an infinite amount of information to digest, much of which is twisted into a slick pitch by pushy sales people.
One thing we've learned in our experiences in the custom tailoring industry is it all comes down to these 5 simple things. Remember these, and you're guaranteed to get top quality at a great price.
In this article, we'll explain the importance of colour.
Colour is the obvious place to start because the colour is usually the first thing anyone notices about your men's suit. We can all agree first impressions are influential, and that's why the colour of your suit needs careful consideration.
However, choosing the colour for your men's suit need not be a daunting task. Follow these simple rules to make colour selection an easy task:
Almost every man's wardrobe includes a few staple colours, which are used primarily for business suits. Every man's wardrobe should be built off a selection of dark suits as they are appropriate in almost any circumstance.
Specific colours depend on the wearer's preferences, but as a rule of thumb, you should own one of each of the foundation colours:
There are probably many social occasions on your calendar that require a dressier look than that bland old business suit you've always worn to work. Why look like you've just left the office when you could seriously turn heads in a suit made especially for special daytime wear?
These special occasions, like the races, garden weddings, and daytime social events deserve different coloured suits. The safest choices for these events are:
For the gent who's more of a dandy, brown can also be a good option.
For very special occasions like gala or charity events and black-tie or white-tie dinners, you might wonder if you could venture away from traditional workplace suit colours into other colours for dinner suits and tuxedos. However, since such occasions generally impose strict dress codes and standards, the safest option is to choose a suit made from black or dark navy blue (often called midnight blue) fabric.
The only special event that breaks the colour rule above is your own wedding. You are free to choose any colour you wish for your wedding suit, and it's not uncommon forsuits for grooms to be made in sky blue, greens and even reds. As crazy as it seems, on your big day, it's all about you and why shouldn't you be able to do whatever you like?
If choosing a suit fabric colour still seems like too much of a chore, relax! At Montagio, we've got your back when it comes to fashion and style.BOOK YOUR FITTING and allow us to custom design a personalised style just for you.
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