Together with a friend I can go and shoot some pictures soon in a tailor where they sell quite expensive suits (tailor-made and all that) The owner will pay €50 for a good photograph and will buy a maximum of four, to use them as backgrounds for his suits. This would be awesome, since this shop is in one of the biggest shopping and going-out places and loads of people would see our photo's. I really wanna make this work, so if anyone has any advice for me, i'd be quite grateful!
Do you know how big you have to print these images?
We were thinking to do a couple of sessions and hoping to get somewhat of a theme, maybe four nice pictures of little details like those fancy buttons in the sleeves of a shirt (i dont know the english word) or a closeup of someone being measured, those kind of stylized images. Maybe convert them to black and white to make them not too dominant (the attention should still go to the suits i guess) and add a little continuity.
The sartorial term you're looking for is cufflinks. I'm not terribly convinced with a close up of someone being sized, but give it a go. Black and white is a dangerous way to go unless you've got that in your brief. If you're aiming for a set of images, make sure there's a definite theme. Having one monochrome image out of them may unbalance things a little.
I'm really interested in any tips I could get on what traps to avoid, what lighting to strive for (though I havent got an external flash) or any tips in general.
Well seeing as you have no artificial lighting in your arsenal, use natural light. Suits near windows on a cloudy day and such...