50 Shades of Grey – Tailored Suits Editions

At least once a week we get asked the question, “If I could only choose one colour suit, what colour should it be?” This might come across as a relatively simple question to answer for some, however we promise you it’s not.

We guarantee that the majority of the public would say that ‘navy’ is the colour to choose, and maybe they’re correct. However, we’re here to argue why you should consider one of the many shades of grey as an alternative option.

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Don’t get us wrong, we still believe that navy makes for an awesome daytime and business suit. We Just don’t believe that it matches up in versatility against a grey suit.

Long gone are the days of the ‘smart relaxed’ look. Douse your collection of chinos with fuel and set a match to them because the time has come to get down and suit up!


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So we have your attention now, you’re interested in a grey suit. Good, now we’re going to tell you some tips to help you choose which shade, because there is literally 50 of them. To make this blog palatable we’re going to stick to a more definitive question, Light Grey or Dark Grey? Once you decide that then your selection process will be much easier.

Traditionally, the darker the grey the more formal the suit is considered. We’re speaking from first hand experience when we say that it’s easier to accessorise with darker suits than it is with the lighter alternative.

Take this example of formal styling for your dark grey suit:

Weddings – A crisp white shirt with a patterned tie and matching accessories.

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Funerals – A plain black shirt, high shine black shoes and your choice of black tie.

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Formal events – French cuffed, cutaway collar with your choice of bow-tie and an understated pocket square.

Business Attire – Checked Shirt with a solid tie and tie pin.

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Light grey is also very versatile and should exist in the wardrobe of any sophisticated suit-wearer. Men who sport suits out of business necessity will naturally want to opt for darker colors and more conservative choices; men who want to look sharp when they go out socially can wear light grey with confidence. The color will stand out as a consciously-thought choice rather than a default style. Wearing a light grey suit is is a great way to feel like you’re dapperly dressed without feeling like you’re in a business meeting.

Men who reside or work in hot, humid climates will also want to think about investing in a light grey suit, especially one that is lined with 100% natural fibers like ours at Made with Class Suits. It’s no surprise that dress codes tend to relax as the thermometer climbs, meaning that a light grey suit might be a more useful piece of business wear for those working in a tropical climate.

At the end of the day, light grey isn’t a suit that every man needs – but it’s a colour that nearly any man can look good in if he wants to. Many of our customers are using their light grey blazers in combinations of blue or black trousers, getting the maximum mileage out of their garment. This looks fantastic.

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Adding a light gray suit to the closet gives you a powerful tool for social occasions and a unique chance to stand out in a crowd. Here’s an example of some light grey options.

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If you’re interested in purchasing a suit through us please contact us here.



MYTHS ABOUT Tailored Suits on the gold coast

Most men we’ve had the pleasure of meeting have said that owning a tailored made suit always seemed out of their reach. They thought that bespoke suits would be out of their budget and simply a fantasy for those who could afford it. Well that may be true, depending on where you’re looking. However there are a lot of myths out there when it comes to tailored suits, and there are plenty of good practical reasons why you should consider making your next suit purchase a custom one.

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Myth: Getting tailored is time consuming.
Some people think that finding a tailor is costly and inconvenient, however Made With Class we is anything but. Our price range is affordable and our process is easy. We meet with people on a daily basis who’ve searched through countless stores hoping to find their dream suit that they’ve long envisioned only to settle for something different because they were running out of time and/or money.

At Made With Class Suits we make your suit exactly how you want it. We’re able to take your body measurements and alter them depending on what style and cut of suit you want. Due to the fact that we make your suits from scratch, we can ask you all the right questions to ensure your suit will be one of preference.

• Do you want your suit to be classic, slim or super slim fit?
• Do you want your trousers to be cuffed, un-cuffed and have a tapered finish?
• How many buttons on your cuffs, and what colour do you want them to be?
• What type of lapel do you want and would you prefer it to be thick or thin?

There are so many options, and we can go through them all during our appointment. Our point is, why look around through a bazillion stores for something that you may not find when you can do it all at once for a fraction of the time and effort.


Myth: Off the rack suits are the same quality as a bespoke suit.
This is a common misconception. We’re not saying that all ‘off the rack’ suits are bad quality, but there is definitely a difference in the level of class between the two. Off the rack suits are made according to generic sizes and processed quickly through machines on an assembly line. Even the expensive suits that you find from reputable stores were spat out by machine to fit the ‘average body type’. If you purchase a suit through Made With Class, you’re guaranteed that your garment will be overseen by a real person from our Made With Class team. We’re accountable for every feature of your suit because every detail has been specifically chosen by the customer, therefore the attention-to-detail and quality simply cannot be compared to off the rack garments.

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In addition, don’t forget that when you get a suit tailored through us you have the option of things like canvas. What’s canvas? Typically it’s a separate layer of cotton and horsehair that runs throughout the important structural areas of our suit. In essence, the canvas acts as the “bones” of your garment and will increase the longevity of your suit, especially if you’re one who will take it to the dry cleaners on a regular basis. Having your suit semi or fully canvased will improve both shape and strength, as well as mold the suit to your body. Some people will opt to have their suits fused because they’re the more affordable alternative, however isn’t it nice to have the option?



Myth: Tailor-made suits are too expensive.
Let’s be completely honest, there should be no tailor made options out there available that are cheaper than the lowest off-the-rack prices you can find. If there is than there’s something fishy going on. There’s a reason big businesses use assembly lines, and a small business like us who has decided to personalise
every suit can’t be expected to compete against those prices. However keep in mind, bespoke suits become quite affordable when you start to look at the big picture.First off, as mentioned earlier your time is valuable.tima and money

If you buy through us the chances are good that you’ll save a lot of time over trying to find an off-the-rack suit that works. Secondly, a tailored suit will last longer and is the best option for those who plan on wearing their suits on a regular basis. This will mean that you will replace them less. Many of our customers contact us hoping that we can replicate the look and style of the more popular and expensive brands. This is something that we can do with relative ease, and we do it for a fraction of the price.

If you know of anyone who needs a new suit for any upcoming events please tag them and let them know about our service. Email us now to make an appointment hello@madewithclass.com.au