Originally Posted by piscesswimmer
Thanks a lot, I am working in a UK based professional service company, where I found most people are conservative in dress. Therefore, I have to choose traditional British style. For a man who don't know the process of suit manufacturing, choosing the brand might be a good approach to select a business suit. In terms of Hackett and E & R, I would like to say they are mainly in the scope of my requirements. It is possible that my requirements are not well grounded, but that are my preferences, I just think at this stage, I can also consider Pal Zileri，Ermenegildo zegna，Canali，Corneliani, do you agree?
So you say you want British style and manufacture but then list a series of Italian brands?
Having worked in professional services into the financial services market in the City of London for more years than I care to admit to the vast majority of guys will have no idea if your suit is British, Italian, French or anything else.... most will probably be able to tell double breasted from single breasted but not much more. Most guys I know buy their suits from M&S, Austin Reed, TM Lewlin, random brand from House of Fraser or Roderick Charles. A few more fashionables/ want to show I have money will buy from Prada, Tom Ford etc
Most guys these days are in navy/charcoal/black trousers and shirt. A jacket on the back of the chair thats never worn and a tie in the top draw/locker in case they get called to a meeting with external clients or senior management. A few fashion forward younger lads will have a mid blue suit, tan shoes and a shirt 3 sizes too small and will generally be laughed at behind their backs.
Without meaning any disrespect but it sounds ultimately like you dont have much experience with suiting and perhaps it would be better to get yourself down to London on a Saturday and go round and look at these brands plus some of the RTW on Savile Row etc and see what you actually like and that looks good on you?