Suits: 1 solid navy, 1 charcoal solid
My work environment is not super formal, so I don't need 5+ work suits. Out of work I tend to wear a sport coat (or occasionally a less formal suit) without a tie & either smart or casual trousers depending on the situation. I'd definitely feel overdressed socialising in suit + tie, with a few exceptions. I wear my SCs much more often, with casual/semi-casual pants (cords, chinos, jeans etc. Grey flannels for smarter occasions). The 3 RTW sport jackets I wear most often are a light grey with mild pattern, a brown herringbone, and a blue windowpane. I also have a blue linen suit I wear quite a bit.
So, I was thinking of the options: upgrading my jackets to 3 bespoke ones would seem good. But I was also considering getting 1 or two more casual suits, so I could double them up as sports jackets, or add the suit pants but not look out of place without a tie. I could make the 1-2 suits more summer items, and 1 or two of the SCs with more autumn/winter bias e.g. Tweed or flannel.
What about these options:
Suits: Blue linen suit; maybe a tan/light brown suit (maybe gabardine). One or both with patch pockets.
Sport coats: light grey flannel, brown herringbone, blue tweed
This would give 4-5 SCs total + 1-2 flexible suits (which I could wear at work on summer days on Fridays etc)
My main concern is that a casual suit is too casual for business, but too smart for most socialising (none of my friends wear suits at weekends or evenings), but I can always ditch the pants with a linen suit.
Any thoughts? I'd be grateful for your feedback.