foodrepublic.com - Interview with Kirk Miller:
What’s a good everyday suit color?
Gray! You can never go wrong with anything charcoal down to mid-gray.
To someone who doesn’t want to invest in a full custom-made suit, what would you recommend for a single piece?
Jacket, depending what you do. I would get a navy hopsack or a heavier wool in grey, brown or olive. You can do anything with those — dress them up or down, and they will always be in style. Get a neutral lining, of course!
Can you help demystify the rules of caring for a suit? How frequently should one get cleaned, provided there are no stains or damage to the fabric?
As little as humanly possible! Have your suit pressed, not dry cleaned, and if you do need to have it dry cleaned, make sure you go to a good service. All of the details of a proper suit are what is lost at a terrible dry cleaner: lapel shape, firmness of the canvas, structure of the coat.