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I just made a trip to chicago and while I was there I picked up one of Pradas new fall suits from their boutique there. It's a navy colored suit with a very interesting design. It's a 2 button single vent suit - which is normally pretty conservative- BUT it has some really interesting accents to it. Pradas new collection has brought the inside of the suit outside, the pockets have the shiney liner material on the outside and the sleeves also have this material at the ends giing it a "french cuff-like" look to it. It is very hard to describe. I tried to find pictures but I couldn't. What I was wondering was this, I have never owned a navy suit before- what colors go well with navy? what kind of shirts could I wear under this to give it a different look?
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I haven't seen that particular suit, but I've seen a Prada overcoat based on the same principle: i.e. turned inside out. I presume you have already two dozen sober suits, then, and only then, can you get away with such a fun-suit. (Only suitable for parties or receptions, not for business.) Keep the accessories as conservative, plain and sober as possible. White shirt, Alden shell cordovan shoes, burgundy Hermes tie. Wearing that suit, you will make a statement that you are a fashion victim, you don't want to scream it.
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I've seen some of the new "inside out" Prada collection, which is sort of a funny twist on deconstructionism. I suppose you could wear an inside-out dress shirt with a backwards necktie, but I'm not sure what you'd do about shoes...maybe wear the socks over them. (OK, maybe not.) All sorts of colors work with navy. Browns and tans work, in a low key way, while bright colors can really bring out the color in the navy instead of leaving it looking like it's "off-black." Of course, if you're running for office, you can wear a white shirt and a red (or burgundy) tie, but, otherwise, I'd leave those dull choices behind.
post #4 of 7
I know the suit you're talking about. I think that it looks pretty interesting - you probably saw that Prada did some of their outerwear like that too. Paul Smith did something similar too, but I'm a little uncertain how the idea will catch on. I like my clothing, and especially my fall/winter clothing a little sturdier and warmer looking, and will probably pick up Costume National's moleskin jackets and Neil Barrett's wool flannel cardigan/jacket instead. The suit you describe is pretty unusual, so you'll probably have to experiment a bit (although I know that Prada has some textured cotton shirts this season that are "made to match"). I tend towards a slightly bohemian, slightly Carnaby street style, so I might match a slim, mod-style navy suit with, an open collared shirt in a very light beige with with a loose knit tiean, or a Paul Smith candy-striped or embroidered shirt. A paisley (Etro and Sandy Dalal both make some great ones) or a western style shirt might lend additional visual interest. I would finish the look with an interesting, tooled belt (although western belts are becoming a little too common) and suede chelsea boots. Conversely, if you want to wear the suit as Prada intended you to, pair it with a solid cream or striped cream and powder blue shirt, a slime belt with an elongated, solid buckle, and slim shoes. Skinny tie optional.
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pstoller, As usual, you read my mind, or maybe we're just thinking along similar lines. I wrote my reply as you were writing yours; and I think that your reply probably generalized what I detailized (it's Friday, I'm allowed to make up words).
post #6 of 7
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I haven't seen that particular suit, but I've seen a Prada overcoat based on the same principle: i.e. turned inside out. I presume you have already two dozen sober suits, then, and only then, can you get away with such a fun-suit. (Only suitable for parties or receptions, not for business.) Keep the accessories as conservative, plain and sober as possible. White shirt, Alden shell cordovan shoes, burgundy Hermes tie. Wearing that suit, you will make a statement that you are a fashion victim, you don't want to scream it.
Yes, I have many more conservative suits. I wanted this one to have for parties.
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Thanks a lot for the help you guys
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