Whether you’re a man of the world or just running from one place to another, you need a custom suit that can keep up with your style.
But which suits are worth their salt? Which ones will look good for years to come? And which ones will let you stay stylish among the trends?
We’ve got answers! Here are three types of suits that never go out of style:
The classic navy blue suit in a notched 2-button style is the bedrock of any modern gentleman’s wardrobe. The combination of a dark blue or navy and a crisp white shirt has been in style since the 19th century, and it is here to stay. This particular style is versatile enough to go anywhere.
Navy blue goes well with nearly any skin tone. And a plain suit can be paired with any colour or pattern. You can wear it with plaids, stripes, solids, paisley prints… whatever strikes your fancy!
You could pair it with coffee brown shoes and a check shirt for a day at work, dress it up with a white shirt, tie, and cufflinks for a wedding, or go for a daring coloured or patterned shirt for an evening out on the town. You can even throw on some chinos with the jacket for a dressed-down look!
The best part about this type of suit is that there are so many options when buying one. You can go for a simpler style in a classic plain navy or opt for something with a little texture. You can also frequently find them available in pinstripe or subtler check patterns.
Plus, they are incredibly durable! If you’re like us and have trouble keeping track of all your clothes when travelling, this might be exactly what you’ve been looking for. They don’t wrinkle easily, so they won’t get messed up when packed away in a suitcase or duffel bag. And since they’re made from natural fibres like cotton or wool (not polyester), they’ll last longer than synthetic fabrics and won’t pill up as polyester ones do over time!
The classic navy suit is a staple in every man’s wardrobe, thanks to its versatility and enduring style. But it can be a little business-y, so you may want to try something with more of a statement.
If you’re going to be in a room with the most powerful people in your industry, it’s best to dress for the occasion. A power suit is one of those outfits that can make you feel invincible—or at least like a prince.
To achieve this effect, your suit should have peak lapels. They’re wider than regular notches, and they give off an air of distinction and luxury. They also help define the waistline—both slimming and flattering at once.
For a more subtle effect, go for the classic staple colours: charcoal, navy, or black. If you’re looking for something different but still professional-looking, you can try the classic pinstripe for a stronger impression.
But if you’re ready to take it up a notch, statement colours are a great way to make an unforgettable impression. Don’t shy away from making bolder choices, confidence is the goal! Rich, darker colours like wine red or forest green are great options for a show-stopping suit that doesn’t veer into costume territory. Brighter blues and reds are also good options.
If you’re going to an event and the classic staple and the power dressing options aren’t right, we can guarantee our third type of suit will be the one you’re looking for.
A black suit with a contrasting, satin lapel is something we all recognise: the tuxedo. They are the most formal of the three broad suit options, usually worn with a white dress shirt, black bow tie and black or black patent dress shoes. These suits are typically worn to Black Tie events such as opera, theatre, or more formal weddings.
A peaked lapel is a classic shape, but the rounded shawl lapel style has surged in popularity in recent years. A familiar and traditional style, it’s remained a classic for a reason, as sharp black-and-white suits convey an air of suave and luxurious formality.
If you’re looking to add a little colour to your formal wear, a classic spin on a tuxedo-style suit is navy blue or midnight blue. A dark blue suit is a great way to strike out from the crowd but still provides a sense of formality and elegance.
The most important element of a tuxedo-style suit is, of course, the fit. The details are simple and elegant, which means the way to really shine in this style is to get a made-to-measure suit. We always recommend investing in a custom tuxedo for the best possible result at a black-tie event.
Get a Custom-Made Suit That Fits You Well
A well-fitting suit is an investment, and it will pay off in the long run. You’ll look sharp for any occasion, and you won’t have to worry about being overdressed or underdressed. The first step towards having a closet full of suits is learning how to get fitted correctly. So don’t be afraid to ask your stylist or tailor if you need help picking out fabrics or choosing styles!
At Briggins, we offer both ready-to-wear and custom-made suits in all three of the types discussed here. We also offer a wide range of styles and fabrics, so no matter what look you want to achieve or how much you want to spend, we can get it done!