TM Lewin, for size 52r there are four suits, the cheapest £249
Have you considered light grey and mid-grey in tropical wool.
I think your normal work attire is fine. I was staying in the biz district in dubai last year & they have a bit more relaxed attitude to work attire due to the weather.. If I was there I would wear button down shirts with chinos or more likely tropical wool in light shades like light grey and tan. I would not wear a jacket on a daily basis.
I have over a dozen G&H shirts. They are good shirts but not at £125 each. They used to have shirts on sale for '3 for 2' when their shirts were £75-95 depending on cloth or 3 for £150.
They used to have more variety in terms of style: sinle button cuff, two button cuff, sone casual shirts had buttonsin different positions, differrent collars, most shirts had subgle neck button but some had two.
The current sale 2 for £150 is nit that great. Go ti Bicester Village £50...
I do not see an issue with, especially when you consider some people wear navy blazers all-year-round
I have a dark brown sports jacket (quarter lined) that I do wear in the summer (spring and early autumn depending on weather). I can understand why people are against it very dark shades; however, consider if the cloth does not wear 'warm', combined with light coloured trousers (e.g. light grey, sky blue, tan ,etc) and a light shirt.
Cloth is very important too, you...
It seems you have three things to consider: 1. rtw Scabal altered, 2. Scabal mtm & 3 CATD bespoke
The reasons why I mention Scabal rtw are because you liked the suit, you could consider this route and get the suit altered; and taking your deadline into account. The disadvantage being if you can ask something specific outside their rtw styles
In terms of the other two, CATD will give you a fitting for the jacket whereas the mtm will be made to finish. The disadvantage...
White shirt - yes
Black shoes & belt - yes
Black tie - depends, on the pattern and the suit cloth. It can work but it can go completely wrong too
Personally with a plain white shirt, I would suggest a patterned navy tie if the suit is plain
I am not talking about Duchamp's styling or dandy status, the question is about their quality. I like Duchamp pocket squares and own many but most of their range (clothing, shirts, ties, etc) is not my taste.
The reason why I mentioned the sale prices is because currently Duchamp have a sale, the sale prices can be ignored and we can look at Duchamp at their retail prices.