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post #16 of 30
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I guess it would be a case by case basis. This is one case where I do prefer black shoes over brown, as the brown just makes it too busy for my tastes. Like a brown suits seems, at least to me to go better with black shoes; however khaki suits go better with brown shoes. Also, always seems like Ralph Lauren had a strong white stripe/navy suit also:http://www.polo.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=1760781

Purple label does, even with peak lapels.

http://www.domenicovacca.com/index.htm
Has a bold pinstripe solid it appears.
post #17 of 30
I love Mahon's suits. If you get one like it with pleats, make sure they face forward.
post #18 of 30
I like the the darker blue suit (top) with the bold stripes. The lighter of the two seems a bit much too me. Paradoxically, the stripes throw the color into sharper relief (or is it the other way around)?
post #19 of 30
The Mafia look is largely due to physical characteristics of the wearer. Without those characteristics or a long, thin frame, the striped suit is a fine choice. But boldly striped is best left to those who feel confident in it.
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by rssmsvc
I interned at a a bank in DB version of this and always got compliments from the higher ups.

There is a weird balance that you have to hit so that you don't look 1920's mafia like as opposed to a professional. I think the shoes make the difference and I usually do very mild tie , and shoes to balance the bold pattern of the suit.

I like the Navy and Black backgrounds white white or light blue stripes.

two questions regarding a black suit with bold but not wide pinstripes:

1. If you are short/stocky (I am 5'8", 210 lbs, 21" shoulders, 46R)

and

2. you get a DB suit in this fabric

will this raise me into Cosa Nostra territory automatically? My wife says yes. Part of me wants to agree with her but I kinda like the F-you attitude of these suits.....naturally I'd tone it down with as un-pimp like a shirt and tie and shoes as possible. BTW I am also 42 and balding if that plays into it....
post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant.com
The Mafia look is largely due to physical characteristics of the wearer.

I am 5' 7" with broad shoulders, but not heavy. The pinstripe does give me the mafia look, but I subdue that look with the shoulders of the suit. I got them heavily roped, so the shoulder line isn't flat. It looks more English banker than Italian mob.

I went with forward pleats on the trousers, which in retrospect, was a mistake. I can wear a pretty trim pant, and it seems like the forward pleats make more fabric move to the back of the pant. Single reverse or flat front for me next time.
post #22 of 30
That's exactly what I was looking for thanks.

GREAT avatar and screen name btw!!
post #23 of 30
THIS is what I was talkin' bout btw - too mafioso?
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post #24 of 30
No. Although the picture displays a grey chalkstripe suit, not black. Black could work but I would be careful.
post #25 of 30
Really? It looked black to me - and up close they def look like pinstripes....I only own a few chalk stripes right now.

did you mean you thought black looked cool but grey not so cool? Or, that I should watch the frankie knuckles factor with the black?

I like navy and black for pinstripes - even brown sometimes, but I am not a fan of grey striped suits. Grey flannel, yes, especially on Gregory Peck or anyone else taller thinner and more handsome than moi
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post #26 of 30
You're right about the pinstripes. It's hard to ascertain the colour from the pics; it could very well be black judging by the tag photo.

Hey if you like it, go for it. Just be judicious about where you wear it.
post #27 of 30
Great looking suit. I'd pick it up
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by whoopee
You're right about the pinstripes. It's hard to ascertain the colour from the pics; it could very well be black judging by the tag photo.

Hey if you like it, go for it. Just be judicious about where you wear it.

I would be overkillin' wearing it at work .... then again anything more than dockers is overkilling at my office.

actually with the coming summer I kinda want to wear shorts and a tee shirt to work again. Don't want the paycheck that came with that uniform however!

I imagine this is a great suit to wine and dine in...you keep the DB buttoned so no chance of being too gluttonous?
post #29 of 30
Wearing clothes is all about the attitude . If you wear something aggressive dont apologize for it either openly or subliminally. If you do, youll get flayed alive.

I have always worn whatever I wanted and it never got me into trouble excpet with a handful of people who were mentally ill anyway.

Bottom line, if you do it well and you wear it well, everyone will respond positively to suits like these.

http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/ecce-dandy
post #30 of 30
I think the suit is fine but tone it down like the first pic. with a solid color tie as the pinstripes are so bold.

Unless, you want to be the center of attention!
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