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.
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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.

 

 

Photographer Appreciation Post

Big thanks to Infinity Faith Photography and Set in Stone Photography.

Time for an appreciation post!!! Both Infinity Faith Photography and Set in Stone Photography recently helped us complete our first ever styled shoot without piggy backing off our sister business Made With Love Bridal.

The idea and vision of this shoot was to break away from the wedding scene and exhibit some our newest designs in a way that would be more appealing to our male customers. Despite it currently being winter in Australia, we wanted to show our versatility by unveiling some of our summer suits. Picking a suit for your wedding that you wish to wear after the fact is something that you should consider when shopping for your wedding suit.

Photographer Appreciation Post

Nathan from Set in Stone Photography.

Before we could shoot we needed to decide on a location. I rung Nathan from Set in Stone photography to see if he
knew off any cool places to complete the shoot.

Specializing in adventure sports photography, Nathan was aware of many cool locations and hidden gems local to our Made With Class Showroom. He’s best suggestion was Pizzey Park Skate Bowl. With a mix of old school graffiti and clean concrete skate bowls he knew that it would be the perfect location.

I was so pleased that Nathan had suggested Pizzey Park, and was absolutely blown away when he offered to be the second shooter for the day. Nathan and the team at Set in Stone Photography are passionate about all things photography and he was keen to play an active role in helping our vision come to life.

The lead photographer on the day was none other than Gerhard from Infinity Faith Photography. We originally became aware of Infinity Faith Photography through Made With Love Bridal who had used them numerous times on previous shoots. We absolutely loved the work they put together for our sister business and adore their photography portfolio.

 

 

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Infinity Faith’s Portfolio

Gerhard gave us a pep talk prior to the shoot and made us clarify exactly what the purpose of the shoot was. He asked us questions like “what is the feel” and “who is the buyer”? Infinity Faith Photography wanted to make sure that not only were we clear on what we wanted, but how exactly he could assist us portray the look we wanted through his photographs. Gerhard is a dream photographer and knows how to direct a model and shoot with ease. He had the ability to direct and make constructive suggestions which in our opinion made the shoot a complete success.

We couldn’t be happier with how the shoot went. We’ve already received such great feedback, and orders of our new products. We couldn’t have done it without such enthusiastic photographers. Thank you Infinity Faith and Set in Stone. You’re absolute legends!!!

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Matty & Alex Skating.

 

Below are some of our favorite pictures from each photographer.

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Pictures of the Alex suit taken by Infinity Faith Photography.

Pictures of the Alex suit taken by Infinity Faith Photography.

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Pictures of our Ryan suit by Infinity Faith Photography.

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Set in Stone Photography capturing some awesome behind the scenes shots.

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Set in Stone capturing the different looks of the versatile Ryan suit.





MADE WITH LOVE, CLASS AND STYLE

Click the following link to see what White Magazine had to say about us.

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We’re all about dashing specimens in tailored suits – intricate, hidden elements that become apparent at just the right time. In this styled shoot for Made With Love Bridal’s newest addition to the family – their brother company Made With ClassDream Destination Weddings capture the contours and seamless fits of the designs, evoking a real sense of suave style. There’s a fresh, crisp feel to these garments for both the groom and bride, the rich, deep colours of the suits reflecting the richness of the lace details in the gowns. Subtle details like the contrasting threads in the buttons of the shirts give new life to the idea of groom’s fashion, and we’re loving that the custom designs are making real headway, with the focus shifting from perfecting just the bride’s outfit to ensuring our man also comes up nicely.

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