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