(LA Guy @ May 03 2005,15:31) I think, however, that even the most conservative suit will look dated after 10 years or so, just from the accumulation of small tweaks every season in gorge height, waist suppression, button stance, lapel shape, etc...
Some forum members heads are exploding at this comment. It's true though.
Just last week I went to class rockin' my 20+ year-old, three piece, navy pinstriped Kilgours - with a taupe-colored fedora no less. I really don't know if its particular characteristics could be called 'dated', or, more importantly, if those characteristics could be differentiated from variance in manufacturers' house styles. It was the suit in my 'member's picture' -- but the file's off the host. A thread devoted to discerning those changes over the past, say 50 years would be really neat, I think... Regards, Huntsman