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post #1 of 60
Thread Starter 
What are peoples thoughts. Been debating about pulling the trigger on the corneliani in a black pinstripe on STP. What are peoples thoughts on the suits, approriate for business wear etc.?
post #2 of 60
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Originally Posted by demeis
What are peoples thoughts. Been debating about pulling the trigger on the corneliani in a black pinstripe on STP. What are peoples thoughts on the suits, approriate for business wear etc.?

I can't find it!
post #3 of 60
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Originally Posted by demeis
What are peoples thoughts. Been debating about pulling the trigger on the corneliani in a black pinstripe on STP. What are peoples thoughts on the suits, approriate for business wear etc.?

I wish they had that Corneliani in my size. I would pick it up in a heartbeat.
post #4 of 60
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Originally Posted by kcgreg
I can't find it!


Here, try again.


http://www.sierratradingpost.com/pro...x?baseno=48231
post #5 of 60
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Sorry didn't even think to post it. What one would you chose between these two suits

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Mens-CORNELI...QQcmdZViewItem
post #6 of 60
I have a beaded Navy.

As long as you think you'll be comfortable with the more aggressive stripe. I think it is excellent, people will take notice as the beaded stripe is not run of the mill, and is pronounced. But I think it can be very dashing.
Some things to consider:

1. Depends are how conservative or liberal your job is. If it makes you to self conscious having people look at your suit first sometimes.
2. I think Navy with white beaded is better but that is a great price.
3. The black on white is very demonstrative, I think its natty, but you will or may run across someone that thinks its a bit much.
4. Girls will love it though. Seriously. It has a power look about it and it takes some balls to wear it.
5. It can appear costumey to some.

If your more conservative the charcoal with beaded is very nice and elegant.
post #7 of 60
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Originally Posted by demeis
Sorry didn't even think to post it. What one would you chose between these two suits

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Mens-CORNELI...QQcmdZViewItem


--I prefer the pins.
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/F...TOPIC_ID=20022
A related thread to give you some perspective.

And another related thread:
http://styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=12286
post #8 of 60
Well with Black, you need to be careful. Now this is some image consultant talk.

Black as a solid suit is for the most part inappropriate for business because it is too powerful or formal. Think of funerals and weddings. A solid black suit may be appropriate for the individual who always wears one and thus wants to brand himself in that way.

The black pin stripe is more appropriate but still has formal undertones. Less versatility. That's why they say...best business colours navy and charcoal grey and variations of pattern etc...

Thoughts?
post #9 of 60
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
That's pretty gangsterish.
post #10 of 60
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Originally Posted by damonallan
Well with Black, you need to be careful. Now this is some image consultant talk.

Black as a solid suit is for the most part inappropriate for business because it is too powerful or formal. Think of funerals and weddings. A solid black suit may be appropriate for the individual who always wears one and thus wants to brand himself in that way.

The black pin stripe is more appropriate but still has formal undertones. Less versatility. That's why they say...best business colours navy and charcoal grey and variations of pattern etc...

Thoughts?

---- Well I would agree that the basis of a business wardrobe is Navy and grays and charcoals. Maybe one summer khaki for those hot days as the essential summer business suit also. As needed diversion for the navy/gray the black pin is fine for business. Where else would you wear it anyway? No gangster jokes either. Edit: J already just made the joke. Case and point. You knew it was coming.
post #11 of 60
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Originally Posted by j
That's pretty gangsterish.

Gangsterish?
post #12 of 60
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
Gangsterish?
Yeah, as in stereotypical Mafia movie gangster looking. It's really too bold for most business IMO, unless you want to field "Don __your last name__" jokes. However, in a more creative industry, I could definitely see it.
post #13 of 60
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
Gangsterish?


Just google "Black Pinstripe" Images and you'll see the classic gangster seemed to love his black and white pins.

No Fedoras if you buy this suit
post #14 of 60
Here is the classic stereotype gangster suit: Black with white pins seems to be the Navy blazer and grey flannels of the gangster world:



It's all in the accessories.
post #15 of 60
Buttt, put Mr. Mahon in a Fadora, and maybe...
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