It’s been a long day at work, and all you want to do is to sit down and relax, but you’ve got to get ready for something else. Whether it’s a date night with the girl of your dreams, or maybe just a night with the guys; you’ve got to make yourself look good, and it takes so much effort, right?

Well, wrong. Casual is the name of the game here, and that opens up many windows of opportunity for you to try out. We’re here to give a few custom casual styles that will suit the occasion perfectly, regardless of what you have in your wardrobe.

Full-on casual

In terms of the casual style, one of the best place to flex your fashion muscles are when you’re just headed for a casual dinner with your friends and family. There’s no need  for elaborate suits and dress shirts here. The undisputed king of casual, the T-shirt and jeans, are an amazing combo that can work well for nearly any situation.

Never underestimate the simple solid T-shirt and jeans. Finish up your look with a pair of loafers or sneakers and you’ll look presentable enough without the extra hassle. Feel a bit underdressed? Try swapping out the T-shirt for a patterned dress shirt, or even adding on a black blazer or sports jacket. Keeping things simple can always work out.

Something popping up in recent years are the use of unbuttoned dress shirts as an overall, and if you have the right colors for the job, why not give it a shot? White is out of the question here, but brighter less saturated shades are perfectly suited for the job. Pink is something that (surprisingly) works on a solid white crew-cut T-shirt. Give it a shot.

Date attire

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During a date, the key is to dress to impress. You’ve heard it before, but first impressions are key, especially on a first date. We’d like to take a page out from the gentleman’s guidebook, don’t overdress. The last thing you want is to overwhelm the lady; if anything, you should be looking to flatter her looks with what you wear. Keep things simple, you’re the star of the show.

Suits are fair game, but they might be slightly overbearing for the situation at hand. For something a bit more laid back, opt out of the classic black. Dark shades are good for the morning light, but come sunset, they lose a bit of their luster. Instead, why not try out grey?

A simple white dress shirt, pressed, will be a good choice regardless, and the same suit trousers you wear to work can be a fine choice if they match the color of your jacket or blazer. Bringing along a jacket is worth it too, since the cold nights sometimes calls for some warmth, and the lady will definitely love these small shows of affection.

The keys

Things may seem easy enough, but the true keys to the kingdom are the fit. You never want clothing that looks too baggy or rough around the edges. This is where we come in. We are Instyle Bespoke Tailor, based in Phuket, and we are here to help. We’ve got decades of experience in alterations and custom tailor-made outfits. Our services include affordable tailoring, meaning you can easily get that perfect fit that is so hard to find. Why not give us a try?