Originally Posted by Chris-ModaR
The format for entering the competition should be:
1. Specifications of the suit such as the cutting, the type of shoulders (natural or more structured), color of the fabric, lapel width, how many buttons, pocket styles, etc.
2. A reference photo or two so the folks here can get an idea of what you’re thinking of
3. What occasion you have in mind for the suit, your own wedding? A friend’s wedding? Everyday work? Graduation? Prom? Starting a new job? A special event coming up? Let us know to get us excited for your suit!
Your site looks good and I dig that you're offering a well-constructed suit at an affordable price.
As for what suit I would design:
I would go with a two button, single breasted suit with a soft and light construction -- natural shoulders -- with the following specs:
- light grey fabric (versatile and just a little bit casual)
- straight flap pockets
- notch lapels (3.5 inches so it matches your ties; personally dislike the trend of skinny lapels)
- mid-brown buttons
- double vents
- functional boutonniere
- functional sleeve buttons
- waist adjuster or 'waist tightener'; no belt loops
- flat front (no pleats)
- 2 inch cuff
- no break so the pants end just at your shoes
Overall it would look something like this:
For me a suit needs to be sharp enough to wear for work, but have a softness about it that lends itself to casual wear too. I think soft construction or Neapolitan style of tailoring allows for this. A light grey suit is versatile; it harmonises with most colours and can be dressed up or down quite easily. It is also quite forgiving against most skin tones.
I would wear the suit around the office, wear the jacket with jeans on the weekend or add a pocket square and lapel pin for a fancy event like a wedding.