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.



Gold Coast Weddings Suit Tips | Wedding custom suits

Gold Coast Weddings Suit

Gentlemen, it’s time to face the facts: When it comes to weddings, it’s all about the bride. This shouldn’t be alarming news for you. From the instant you propose right through to the reception you will be on the outskirts of the spotlight.  And then of course, there’s the wedding dress.  Good food and tear jerking speeches will generate some buzz, but one thing’s for certain, at the end of the day everyone will look back and think about THAT DRESS. As gentlemen we wouldn’t want it any other way, but surely theirs something in it for us?  Lucky for you, we have some tips.

Invest in a quality suit. Avoid renting.

Somewhere down the line someone thought it was a good idea to rent a
suit or tuxedo for the big day. If this is you, we don’t totally blame you for it either. After all you’re only going to be wearing the suit for a few hours. However, we’re gentlemen now, this isn’t your high school formal. Seldom does a rented suit fit perfectly, nor is it exactly the type of suit you imagined. Not to mention, if you rent you’ll be wearing the exact suit as someone else wore on their special day.

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Leave the corporate suits for work. 

So often we have customers who will design their suit to be one that they can wear after their wedding day. Deep down we can see some who want to be outlandish and different but fear what others may think. Take a risk because you want to look like you’re getting married, not doing a PowerPoint presentation?

Suiting up is one of man’s finest luxuries. Why should you have to settle for your business suit or off the shelf rental? Be bold, mix things up and jump into something that you’re not normally used to. Throw in waistcoat or a different colour lining! Give your suit some personality and character, we guarantee it’ll pay off!


Let the suit do the talking.

Look at your budget and see where your money is going. This is your big day and it only comes around once (unless you’re Kim Kardashian). You’ve worked hard leading up to this momentous occasion and deserve to feel amazing whilst wearing your suit. We can tailor a bespoke suit to your measurements for a fraction of the big name brands. An affordable but perfectly cut suit will look like a million bucks. Unfortunately the same can’t be said about an expensive ill-fitted one.

Not long ago we walked into a reputable store the other day who were advertising a discount sale on their suits. After factoring in the discount the suit was still going to cost us more than $1000. This suit did not fit well at all. I felt like a complete clown. We asked the shop assistant if they had an alterations team who could take in the jacket and raise the sleeves but we were told that alterations would need to be arranged by us at our own expense. We walked away from the store feeling unsatisfied with the customer service, thank goodness we only wasted our time and not our money.

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A tailor’s magic can only do so much. Even the best tailors need quality fabric to construct a spectacular wedding suit. A baggy, shapeless composition will leave you looking like a prepubescent teen trying on his big brothers clothes. 

A quality cloth, on the other hand, will do just the opposite. Consider upgrading your suit to be canvased instead of fused, improving the longevity and shape of your jacket. Cutting cost now will cost you time and money in the future!

In conclusion  all the wedding guests will be staring at your beautiful fiancé/wife. However there will be a time throughout the ceremony where you’ll steal a few glances from your family and friends and you are going to make it count! Good luck gentlemen, have fun in the back seat but don’t let her walk completely over you haha.

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Contact us now about booking your suit fitting on the Gold Coast today hello@madewithclass.com.au

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.

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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!!!


Matty & Alex Skating.


Below are some of our favorite pictures from each photographer.

Photos from Infinity Faith

Pictures of the Alex suit taken by Infinity Faith Photography.

Pictures of the Alex suit taken by Infinity Faith Photography.


Pictures of our Ryan suit by Infinity Faith Photography.


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


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


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


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.




In memory of Ronald Close

In the early hours of Sunday, 15th of March 2015 my wife and I received some saddening news. Carla’s ‘Popsie’ had passed away. The end of a lifetime for a wonderful husband, a caring father and a beloved Popsie.  Ronald was an amazing person and made me personally feel like I needed to be a better man every time I left his presence.

In that later months of his life, Ronald struggled speak let alone move. However this didn’t stop him from being a respectful gentleman to those around him.  Despite Popsie’s difficulty to move, he would insist on standing to greet a lady or carry their bags even though they were more capable than he was. When Popsie first entered palliative care he moved slowly around the home  introducing himself to everyone he laid eyes on with the most stern handshake he could muster. Popsie was proof that chivalry still exists, and I for one have never met such a gentlemen.


There were three qualities in Popsie that always made me smile. 1) Popsie loved to eat his chippies before the family meal, this reminded me so much of my wife. 2) No matter how he felt, or what his circumstance Popsie would never complain. Ever! From this day forth whenever I hear the words “I’m fine thank you” I will always be reminded of Popsie. 3) The love he had for his wife Kath. A few weeks prior to Popsie’s passing Carla and I transported Gran to see him, and to sneak him in his favorite meal. When we entered his room he looked straight through me and Carla as it seemed he only had eyes for Granny. With eyes widened with glee and a smile beaming with love, you could tell that the two were the definition of soul mates. After our visit Popsie turned to me and Carla and said, “thank you for bringing my angel”. I was brought to tears watching Gran and Pops try to kiss each-other goodbye. With all his remaining strength Popsie was able to lean over close enough to receive a kiss on the forehead from Gran. “Good-bye my precious… good-bye my angel”, said repeatedly until their hands eventually separated.

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Gran spent the last two weeks sleeping next to Popsie whilst he was in care. She insisted that she be next to him as he took his last breath, and that’s exactly how it happened. I told Gran that there was some comfort to be found in the fact that Popsie passed away with his true love by his side. Granny just smiled and said she wouldn’t have it any other way. I have such admiration for Gran and her ability to have stayed so strong throughout this entire ordeal. We’ve lost such a great man, but aren’t we lucky to have had Ronald in our lives.

To our Popsie

To our dearest Ronald, a humbling man you’ve been.

You’ve been the finest gentleman, to that I’ve ever seen.

I will miss you very much, just like all the rest.

We’ll miss you around the dinner table because you were simply just the best!

From your first grandson Grantie, to your darling Brittney Bate.

We were all barracking for you in your fight against ‘the fate’.

I’m sure your biggest worry was how your Kath would cope once you leave.

We all know you’ll be watching over her, giving her comfort as she grieves.

Don’t worry Popsie, we’re here for Granny. So in these words I’ll make a toast.

Just like your surname, we will always keep her Close.

Rest in Peace Ronald

J+C xx

We made a decision prior to Popsie’s death that we would name our finest suit after him. If you wish to view the ‘Ronald’ tuxedo click here.