Investing in a grey suit
I truly believe if a man can only have two suits in his wardrobe, make it a navy, and a grey suit. After you’ve found the perfect color, and pattern for your grey suit, it’s time to design the suit itself. Without going into too much detail, below is a design breakdown of what I’d suggest you look for in your grey suit:
Shoulders – Lightly padded
Lapels – Notched
Front button style – Single breasted two buttons, or a 3 roll 2.
Chest Pocket – Standard welted
Jacket Pockets – Flap or besom
Lining – This is users choice, but I usually go for fully lined or quarter lined
Lining Fabric – Grey twill
Buttons – Grey, or charcoal grey colored buttons
Sleeve button style – 3 or 4 buttons
Pant front – Plain front, or single pleats
Front Pockets – If you opted for besom pockets on the jacket stay with that, otherwise on-seam or standard will do
Back Pockets – Standard button up
Pant bottom – User’s choice, but no cuff is my recommendation, otherwise always do a 2″ cuff.
That covers my design suggestions for a versatile grey suit. If you have any questions of comments let’s start a discussion in the comment section of this post. I’ll be sure to do a follow up on ways to wear a grey suit in another post.