I'd say the most useful in my experience is dark brown, with navy second as long as you're happy for it to look smarter. That's then followed by a host of colours like dark olive, taupe etc
The suede overshirt (or shirt-jacket, or shacket)Read the comments
Unfortunately it varies between brands and tailors. Brands use it for MTM and I've seen bespoke tailors use it. The best way to tell is probably just to try and see a half-made product, and look for the hand padding
The (55) bespoke tailors I have knownRead the comments
Hey Divesh, I don't think they've really been fashionable for a long time, but that old-school look has become more prevalent in recent years. It's often nice if not too high a contrast, like a dark-brown suede rather than tan leather, for example.
If you only had five jackets: A capsule collectionRead the comments
I think they're both very similar in terms of formality - I wouldn't say either is very casual or that suited to more casual clothing. On the construction differences, perhaps better to get all the details from the brand. I'm sure I'll miss some things
The Grand from Baudoin & Lange: ReviewRead the comments