For business formals a grey and a navy suit should be your go to, in something lightweight for the long and hot summers. We always recommend buying a 3 piece (with a waistcoat) to give you the option to wear as a 2 piece suit and a 3 piece suit.
If you need to wear a suit to work every day you need a minimum of 3 suits on rotation. Add in a black suit or a different shade of grey.
If you are wearing suits on a daily or weekly basis buy a second pair of trousers. 99% of the time it is the trousers that will wear out before the jacket, by getting 2 trousers you double the lifespan of your suit.
If you are wearing shirts every day, 6 shirts to start is advisable, Monday to Friday and one in reserve. Get your basic solid colours first before patterns as these will be your go to. And getting 2 white shirts is a good idea as they go with everything.
A Casual Blazer
Something to wear at the weekend and to informal work events where you still need to be presentable. Linen is a great option for this.
A classic tailored coat to wear over your suits is a must for the cooler winter months and overseas travel. Choose something in a muted palette such as midnight blue or charcoal, these will never go out of style.
For those who go to black tie events a tuxedo is a must. Choose something classic and timeless in black or midnight blue.
Once these basics are out of the way then you can have some more fun. Add in some bespoke chinos, a tweed blazer, some patterned suits such as stripes and checks, something warmer for the winter, something snazzy for weddings, some brighter coloured suits, a second more casual coat, a velvet jacket for formal dinners. The list goes on!
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