It seems that whichever cloths A Suit That Fits introduces to it’s range, it is without question the petrol-navy of each collection which is most popular.
And whilst it is not an exact science, I would imagine what this, typically iridescent, shade invokes in one’s customers is that it is not the shade of blue associated with suits e.g. a plain solid colour like a navy, but a break from the norm without breaking entirely from tradition – a great majority of the business suits I make are blue as it is an acceptable colour for the workplace without the somber-formality of grey.
But it is for weddings in particular that the popularity of petrol-navy suiting is most evident. Tom is one such chap who chose petrol blue for his wedding suit – Tom also chose to compliment his suit with one of the brightest linings which we have; an iridescent paisley yellow!
Surprising as this may sound, it is yellow, closely followed by pink that are some of the most popular lining-colours for the blue suits my customers have made, and Tom used this accent colour to great effect;
His bespoke white shirt has yellow contrasting-stitching around each button hole. He carries a yellow paisley pocket square (not shown – as pointed out by an avid Twitter follower!). And his oxblood brogues are off-set by yellow socks, of course. They even have individually-sourced yellow and burgundy-coloured laces!
I think a golf-clap is due, given Tom’s shining example of what can be achieved when one puts one’s mind to it..