Versatile, bold, and exuding simplistic elegance, a custom, tailored Navy suit is, and always has been InStitchu’s best seller. Wearing a best seller however is no easy feat—when a garment is as popular as a navy suit, you may find yourself amongst a sea of blue at the bar, or in the boardroom. To stand out in navy, and to avoid looking like a clone of the crowd, get creative with your customisations. Here are a few pointers to get you designing a navy suit, unique to you...
Flash your lining
One of our favourites—the lining may be mostly hidden, but that’s the fun of it. Although the navy suit is a classic and on the traditional side, your lining doesn’t have to be. Twist things up with a lining with a fun print that spells out your true character. Business on the outside, party on the inside, adding an exciting lining is the cheekiest way you can twist up tradition with your navy suit.
The finer details
It’s the little things that become the big things—the little details like operational sleeve buttons and personal monograms make a suit completely unique to you and are also very recognisably as custom, in a sea of off-the-rack navy suits. Add a subtle pop of colour to your navy palette by adding a bright coloured sleeve ribbon. With the small customisations, comes a big step towards standing out in a navy crowd.
The right lapel, and accessories
Allow the look you're going for and the occasion to dictate your choice of lapel. A quick rundown—the notch lapel is almost fail safe and is appropriate for business attire and works for all body types. Peak lapels are a flashier, bolder look that can have a slimming and elongating effect. While the shawl lapel is seen as the most formal option reserved exclusively for tuxedos and formal dinner jackets.
Once you pair the right lapel with the right occasion, the final step is ensuring that the fit is perfect to create a navy suit that is sharp, sophisticated, and fitted to your body—no off-the-rack here.
Finally, throw on a bow tie, a tie with a twist of texture, or a patterned pocket square to complete the look.
InStitchu has hundreds of customisation options to choose from to make your navy suit unique, so you stand out in the crowd, and don't get lost in a sea of navy—creativity is the key, and when you mix the right customisations with the perfect fit, you're onto a winner.