Importance of Owning a Light Gray Suit
At the end of the day, light gray isn't a bespoke suit that every
man needs -- but it's a color than nearly any man can look good in if he
wants to. Adding a light gray suit to the closet gives you a powerful
tool for social occasions and a unique chance to stand out in a crowd.
What Man Needs A Light Gray Suit?
Light gray suits are ideal for men who wear suits by choice or have all of the foundation suits covered.
Men who wear suits out of business necessity will want to
opt for darker colors and more conservative choices; men who want to
look sharp when they go out socially can wear light grays with
confidence. The color will stand out as a consciously-thought choice
rather than a default style.
Men in hot, humid climates will also want to think
about investing in a light gray suit - especially one that is unlined
and made from a lightweight fabric. Dress codes in general tend to
relax as the thermometer climbs, meaning that a light gray suit might be
a more useful piece of business wear than it would be for a man in a
temperate climate. And the color will certainly be more comfortable to
wear on social occasions than most other options.
If you're on the go a lot, your jacket can be a virtual bat-belt,
holding papers, pens, phone, PDA, keys, cigarettes, wallet, and loose
cash all secure and readily accessible. Almost all sport coats have the
standard two inside pockets; many have additional ones for pens or
cash. A custom made coat can have whatever pocket configuration its
wearer desires, such as special pockets for a security badge, pocket watch,
or cigar. Men have even had their jackets made with an iPod pocket,
complete with a port for the headphone wire. While some claim that
putting anything in a jacket's outside pockets throws its drape askew
and should be avoided, this can usually be remedied by load-balancing:
keys on the right, phone on the left, etc. The inside pockets can hold
significant weight without affecting how the fabric hangs, but whatever
you put in them will be right against your chest with the jacket
closed, so it's not the best place for a bulky key-chain.
The sport coat is a remarkably versatile garment. It is the working
man's custom made suits and the thinking man's pullover. In this twenty-first
century, it guarantees its wearer a sharp, handsome look wherever he