Dressed in Style by Mohini Fashions (Custom Tailor in Hong Kong)

You need to own ‘1 of each’ of these suits:

1. Plain Navy Two-Button Suit

The tailoring equivalent of the little black dress, if you buy just one type of suit, make it a plain navy two-button with a notch lapel.

Weddings, job interviews, court appearances, it’s got you covered. Especially if you choose a mid-weight fabric – so that you can wear it all year round. Don’t be swayed by high ‘Super’ numbers.

‘Super’ sounds good, but they’ll also wrinkle more, making them unsuitable for daily use.

‘Fine’ also means ‘delicate’. Stick to around the 100 mark for a sound mix of affordability and durability.

A textured fabric, like birdseye or even a light flannel, enables you to wear the jacket and trousers as suit separates with the rest of your wardrobe. (This does not work with generic shiny worsted wool). Patch pockets and contrast buttons make the suit slightly more smart-casual.

2.Plain Grey Two-Button Suit

When your navy suit heads to the dry cleaners, grey rides to the rescue.

Charcoal skews formal and wintry, while light grey is more casual and summery.

A mid-grey will give you the most scope for day-in, day-out, year-round wear. Choose a shade – and fabric – with mileage, such that you can wear the trousers with your navy jacket and vice versa.

3. Dark Double-Breasted Suit

A muted, double-breasted type of suit as your dark horse: an almost-black grey, or navy that’s close to midnight blue, in a fabric with a bit of a sheen, like a mohair, and with peak lapels.

A dark ‘DB’ is versatile enough to enter your everyday rotation. With the shape, sheen and sharp lapels, it’s also got a bit of swagger – e.g. cocktail attire invitations and weddings. Make sure the cut is trim and not too long in the jacket.

4. Dinner Suit

Black tie invitations - a swanky work party, a wedding.

If the jacket is cut slim and a tad short, you could even wear it with jeans and a T-shirt on a night out.

If you have a great tux that fits you like a (possibly velvet) glove, then you’ll find excuses to wear it.

5. Summer Suit

Tightly woven fabrics such as twill and artificial fibres may be less prone to creasing, but they restrict the amount of air that can circulate through the garment, making ultra-lightweight open-weave linen, seersucker or hopsack a far better choice.

Slightly relaxed-cut, unstructured jackets not only remove the sweat-inducing insulation of padding and linings, they speak more to the spirit of summer, as do earth and pastel tones.

6. Check Suit

Tartan, Tattersall, Prince of Wales, windowpane or houndstooth (and breathe), an all-over pattern is one surefire way to stand out from the suited crowd.

Go for more subtle patterns in tonal colours, wear the suit as separates – say, a Prince of Wales check blazer with black trousers.

Make sure the suit is cut sharp, then simply pair it with a solid shirt and tie.

Styles of Suits, Overcoats, Trousers, Shirts, Jackets

bespoke suits

Jacket Styles

  1. Acid Yellow Skinny Jacket

  2. Black Fleck Jacket

  3. Black Jacquard Skinny Jacket

  4. Black Skinny Jacket

  5. Blue Tonic Skinny Jacket

  6. Charcoal Chester Skinny Jacket

  7. Charcoal Skinny Suit Jacket

  8. Dove Grey Skinny Jacket

  9. Navy Carlisle Skinny Jacket

Suit Styles

  1. Black Slim-Fit Flecked Wool-Blend Suit Jacket

  2. Black Slim-Fit Wool-Blend Suit

  3. Blue Slim-Fit Wool And Blend Suit

  4. Drifter Slim-Fit Check Wool Suit

  5. Grey Slim-Fit Wool Suit

  6. Grey Slim-Fit Wool-Twill Suit

  7. Grey Wool Travel Suit

  8. Grey Wool-Blend Suit

  9. Hyde Navy Pinstripe Wool Suit

Shirt Styles

  1. Blue Bengal Stripe Cotton Shirt

  2. Blue Contrast-Collar Cotton Shirt a

  3. Blue Contrast-Collar Cotton Shirt b

  4. Blue Slim-Fit Cotton Shirt

  5. Blue Slim-Fit Striped Cotton Shirt

  6. Dark Blue Woven-Cotton Dress Shirt

  7. Dot-Print Cotton Shirt

  8. White Slim-Fit Textured-cotton Shirt

  9. White Swiss Dot Print Cotton-Poplin Shirt

Overcoat Styles

  1. Check Alpaca And Wool-Blend Overcoat

  2. Coat Baby Alpaca-Blend Coat

  3. Coat Boxy-Fit Wool-Blend Coat

  4. Coat Check Wool-Blend Overcoat

  5. Collarless Double-Breasted Wool Coat

  6. Contrast-Collar Wool-Blend Overcoat

  7. Cotton And Wool-Blend Coat

  8. Cotton-Gabardine Trench Coat

  9. Overcoat Austin Wool Overcoat

Trouser Styles

  1. Black Wool-Blend Trousers

  2. Brown Corduroy Trouser

  3. Corduroy Trousers

  4. Leather-Trim Brushed-Cotton Trouser

  5. Leather-Trim Cotton Trouser

  6. Navy Wool Trouser

  7. Plaid Wool and Silk-Blend Trousers

  8. Slim-Fit Cotton Trousers

  9. Slim-Fit Cotton-Blend Trouser