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If you like to dress to impress, then it is important to get it right when you are buying or designing custom made suits.

The fact is that choosing the right suit for the right occasion could mean the difference between making a positive or negative impact.

Most guys just go for the usual black or grey suit and this will undoubtedly work well in some circumstances, but there are times when you can afford to be a little bit more creative.

Now for most situations, a black, grey or navy suit will be the most appropriate, especially in the world of business. But if you truly want to stand out from the crowd, then it is worth exploring all of your options, i.e. getting custom made suits

A beige or brown suit for example, can help to create a sophisticated and demure look, while if worn in the right way, a white suit can ooze class and style.

So when it comes to selecting the right colours, what choices are appropriate for you?

Let’s start with the most obvious.


Black is the colour of formality. It works well at any formal event, including funerals, weddings, and meetings.

Black matches all skin tones and body builds and it can make the wearer appear to be slimmer. When worn outside of a formal occasion, the black suit can project an air of authority.

GREY Grey is another colour that generally works well in a business setting. Like black, it goes well with any skin tone and body build, although men with medium bodies look best in this color. Light grey is also a great spring and summer color that doesn’t draw attention to the wearer but instead signals a suave persona confident in his own skin.

If you are at a less formal occasion, try teaming it with a navy blue or dark coloured t-shirt for maximum effect.


This is a dominant colour that goes better with lighter skin tones. Men of all shapes and sizes look fine in the color, although it does suit thinner body shapes better. When it comes to suits, navy blue is a very common and traditional color, so you’ll never feel out of place.

But that is also its weakness – go to any business meeting and you’ll be sure that at least 50 per cent of the men have one. This can make it very difficult for your personality to come through and does not help to highlight your own sense of style.

If you have a very light skin tone, you might want to wear this with a rich coloured shirt, because lighter hues will tend to have the effect of draining the colour from you even further.


This is a less common colour and is a cross between grey and brown. It is great in that it in many ways is quite an unusual colour but still manages to maintain its professional look. It can help to compliment your finer features and is great to wear all year around.


This is an absolutely fantastic colour – if worn in the right way. Various gangster movies have associated this colour suit with the ‘pimp’ look, so you definitely want to get it right when wearing white.

This colour is not as great for the very lightest complexions, and goes very well with light, patterned shirts.

It is a colour which oozes confidence and personality, and can create a very dominant and striking look if teamed with a darker shirt such as black or navy.

However, for certain occasions such as funerals for instance, it is not as appropriate, and is more complementary for men of medium to slim builds.

There is so much to consider when it comes to selecting bespoke suits for an event, but with a little bit of creativity, you can create the right look which is sure to impress your social circle.

So why not book an appointment with us at Daniel and Lade Bespoke Menswear for professional advice on your journey to self-awareness and style and to tailor some custom made suits. Contact us to book an appointment today.

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