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Shave off and suit up: A guide to looking dapper in Indonesia

Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Thu, August 29, 2019  /  03:05 pm
Shave off and suit up: A guide to looking dapper in Indonesia

Smart casual: While black suits are the most common, Aditya Suharmoko of A&E Tailors considers navy and grey to be more versatile in terms of styling. (Instagram/AE Tailor)

Suits have normally been associated with formal, stuffy events like boardroom meetings and funerals, but a well-tailored suit can become as fashion-forward as anything on the runway. A black suit often becomes the main – if not only – choice for many men, either for boardroom meetings, weddings or funerals. Some would say that black is a practical choice or makes them look slimmer, but, as Aditya Suharmoko of A&E Tailors noted, the color’s versatility is often overestimated. “Many said that the black suit is appropriate for funerals. The thing is, it’s very much a Western trope. Not many wear black suits to funerals here in Indonesia, at least in my experience. “In terms of mix-and-match, the black suit is a bit tricky because not many colors look good. For example, shirts are mostly white, grey, or pastels and your shoe option is also ...