Giving your loved one the gift of bespoke clothing isn’t a common practice, but perhaps it should be. One of our patrons gifted his girlfriend a bespoke piece for her birthday, to be made to her specifications. This young lady is an accountant in the financial district with an eye for detail and colour. The vibrant blue of the Jodek cloth she chose complements her while the cut of the suit flatters her figure. We decided to keep it versatile by making both trousers and a skirt. This way the bespoke suit jacket could be worn with either or paired with a dress for more of a evening look.
Cobalt blue is a colour with a long history. Long before being this season’s hottest colour, cobalt was used to dye Chinese porcelain with commercial production of the pigment starting in 1802. It has also been long regarded as the colour that now balances masculine and feminine, as blue has historically been a women’s colour and only become masculine towards the 20th century.
We didn’t neglect to include the ultra-feminine pink in this suit, either. The lining is a paisley in both candy blue and neon pink while the buttonholes on the lapel and cuff feature a pink bar-tack. We caught onto this when we saw our patron’s candy-pink nail polish and we knew that a bright lining would give the suit a lot of personality. We also knew that the bright colours would complement any jewelry and accessories she might wear with it, whether they be cool metals or bright floral brooches.
In a world where most suits are grey, navy blue or black, it’s refreshing to see bright, bold colours like cobalt. They celebrate the summer, capture the eye and make us stand out in a sea of monochrome. A little bit of fun reduces the sobriety of the financial world and allows one’s personality to flourish, standing out boldly from the preconceptions of Bay Street business.