The 3 Foundations

The 3 Foundations

Every gentleman, without question, should have a base rotation of navy, grey and charcoal suits. These are the suits, no matter what your profession, will be worn time and time again. Not only are they appropriate for every professional engagement you might find yourself in, they will serve you well for the inevitable social occasions such as weddings, dates, graduations and the like.


Without question, a navy suit should hang in every man’s closet. The navy suit is a blessing to all men. It is the suit that your grandfather, yourself and your grandchildren will wear. It is not only appropriate for all occasions, but it is versatile enough to be worn with either brown or black shoes and accessories and any color shirt and tie. Grey and charcoal are also appropriate for many events, and together with the navy suit they make the cornerstone of your suit wardrobe. No matter which color shoe you prefer, you will undoubtedly require a pair in both black and brown by the time you own your third suit, though.


Because these first, foundation let us call them, suits will be worn with some regularity, we suggest a conservative, soft-spoken design to start. We also suggest purchasing a second pair of trousers in the same fabric. Because you will be wearing this suit quite often, you don’t want to wear your trousers down and return for a second pair only to find the fabric is no longer available or does not match the jacket exactly. This is a common occurrence among our clients and it is this kind of knowledge and forethought our designers will be able to provide you with.


Understandably you might have some anxiety about the amount you will initially be spending, but you must think of these first suits as investments. When chosen wisely and tailored correctly, they will last you for years and through countless formal and semi-formal professional and social engagements. Do not forget, though, when paired well, your trousers, jacket and waistcoat can take a more causal turn. So do not feel you are purchasing just a single garment, but rather two or three in that seemingly simple, yet timeless suit.