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We like to use prints and/or texture if you're choosing a solid suit and shirt combo.   perhaps a plaid http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0347/3225/products/IMG_0060a_1024x1024.png?v=1396432395   maybe something more fun, light-hearted http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0347/3225/products/Row_13_1679_Berkshire_Abstract_Navy_Turquoise_grande.png?v=1418876201   stripes - slightly more...
We advise our clients to monogram their trousers (and other clothes) because you never know when you need to make a hasty getaway from a bedroom ... apartment ... or other place that could compromise your character. *wink, wink*   Thanks to one of our earliest clients for that bit of counsel, when we founded our online tailoring business.
As you said, you're ordering 5. Beside your choice of the traditional and risk-adverse navy and gray (charcoal), we advise dark grey herringbone classic stripes revenge in grey  wool / cashmere revenge is a nice wildcard    You may want to invest in some slightly flamboyant accessories since you're obligated to wear such conservative-colored suits.  Enjoy!
Don't under-estimate inter-personal relationships and quality control in countries you're targeting to manufacture your shirts. From our experience, invest in at least one shareholder travelling to meet with factory owners / management. You really want to establish a comfortable level of trust as well as your expectations (and consequences for failing to meet those standards). Being on the ground helps you to think through logistics as well. No operations work as smoothly...
Recently we've been following The Dark Knot on twitter. We're there are other online tie purveyors... but we like some of the content we've seen and read. Let us know you opinion of them.
A good clothing brush ought to do the trick... steaming if part 1 doesn't is completely successful.
First faux pas: Don't store in an airtight bag. You'll find unpleasant surprises like mold or moths. If you’re using a suit bag, leaving the zip open a bit to let air in and out.    Always keep your suits hung upright on a suit hanger. We advise cedar wood hangers. They repel moths and absorb moisture. They don't stretch out your suit. Dried lavender leaves sealed in pouches and kept in pockets also repel moths. Regularly cleaning and vacuuming your closet is the best...
We favor the messenger bag for more frequent use. Macbook and misc items fit nicely. Shoulder strap allows us to easily open and access contents inside.If you're travelling, the backpack could be better -- two straps bear the weight better than the strain a single strap. Backpacks don't necessarily scream student. 
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