Made-to-Measure: Crafting Your Perfect Autumn Suit in 2024

It’s only natural that this is the time of year that we put our wardrobes under a magnifying glass. With a slight chill in the air, we want to make sure that we’re prepared for the season that’s to come - both from a practical point of view and from a sartorial one.


And it’s for this very reason that we’ve put together the Oscar Hunt guide to a perfect made-to-measure suit for Autumn (and well and truly beyond).


Let’s get into it!


Now, obviously, made-to-measure suits come in many shapes and sizes. To help slim down the options at hand, we always recommend starting with an audit of your own collection. The foundation of any suiting wardrobe should be a navy and a charcoal suit (plus a tuxedo if you’re that way inclined).


If you’ve already got these essentials sorted though, you may very well be wondering ‘where to next?’


For Autumn, we suggest investing in a classic lounge suit. Done in the right colour and fabric, this is a piece that’s highly versatile, appropriate for both a day in the office or a night on the town. Choose carefully, and you may even be able to wear it as separates.


From a tailoring point of view, opt for a more relaxed cut of custom suit as this will heighten the piece’s versatility and tends to create a more flattering silhouette.



While the traditional palette is alive and well in the world of tailored Autumn wear - think browns and greys - over the past year or two there’s also been a brightening of hues that inject energy into what can sometimes appear quite drab.


Our recommendation is to dabble in both, choosing a more traditional base - think a chocolate brown suit - and pairing it with brighter accessories or shirting - think rust, burgundy or even mustard. To offset these warmer tones you might also look to explore greens - a brilliant foil against yellow based shades.


Fabric and pattern

When considering the cloth itself, our recommendation is to play in one of two categories: pattern or texture. The current trend in Autumn suit styles is to opt for subtle patterns that don’t over power the wearer. Think pinstripes and small houndstooth that adds depth to the look. In a similar vein, we’re also seeing an explosion of richer, more textured fabrics like velvet and corduroy. Tactile and luxurious, these are particularly well suited to those who are looking to make a sartorial splash.


If you’re looking for an even more personalised suiting experience, be sure to read our piece on choosing the perfect tailored suit for your Autumn wedding.