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post #16 of 29
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Say thanks to your wife grimslade !

An epa, well yes and no... you see very well dressed people here in Geneva in the midtown, where the "quartier des banques" is, that is a neiborghoud full of private banks... no apartments there... just banks... but out of that the people doesn't dress up too much...

As for the tie, it is an english made 7 fold woven silk, I just thought a loud suit needs a loud tie... but I see what you are saying...

I'd try it on next time we have an important meeting...
post #17 of 29
I like the suit a lot, and have several of similar boldness.
I agree it will work best with a white shirt and a solid tie, perhaps a medium gray cashmere or cashmere/silk blend.
Should work for a night out at the symphony, a nice restaraunt, etc.
Suitability for work depends entirely on your profession. Not sure where engineering falls on that spectrum but would be great for an architect.
post #18 of 29
nice suit. I don';t think I could wear to work, but I would wear it to church or out on the town. Instead of a shirt and tie, what about a cashmere turtleneck? Maybe a warm burgandy or a nice heather grey??
post #19 of 29
BTW, go the whole nine yards and wear some nice brown shoes with this suit. Or some cherry wholecuts.
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by edmorel
BTW, go the whole nine yards and wear some nice brown shoes with this suit. Or some cherry wholecuts.

Like these for example ?

post #21 of 29
I like the darker ones better.
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by lakewolf
Like these for example ?


The captoes are hot with the suit. I love it. Some flash and pananche. Go into Saks and Domenico Spano would be all over you!
post #23 of 29
I'm with Edmorel. Your captoe/suit combo strikes me as very Italian. Great look.
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
I'm with Edmorel. Your captoe/suit combo strikes me as very Italian. Great look.

Sure, both are Italian the suit and the shoes... by the way I see on ebay.com lots of called "Italian style" shoes that are downward ugly... you really don't see that kind of ugly shoes from Italy here in Europe... maybe those are some shoes that they want to sell to the american market trying to pass them as Italian, brands I have never seen here...
post #25 of 29
The suit fits you beautifully. I'd try a test run at work and see what the reactions are.
post #26 of 29
Too bold and distracting for business.

Strictly at night or social. Its a bit much.
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by EL72
The pattern is somewhat bold but try easing it slowly into your work rotation by wearing it infrequently, on days when you're going to an event or something to justify wearing it. Depending on your business, I think it can work as a once-in-a-while suit.

I think EL72's got it right -- you need to work it in (into people's visual field and into your own comfort zone) gradually. Personality also has a lot to do with it. I've been known to wear some incredibly eye-popping combinations, combinations you wouldn't imagine would work for a conservative business environment (corporate law, finance), but generally only after I've worn pieces of the ensemble individually, piece by piece. Once you've established a reputation for being able to tame even the wildest "normal" patterns and textures (i.e., no pimp clothes) you'd be surprised how much that perception will arrest peoples' apprehensions and cause them to see you and most everything you wear as being supremely elegant. Being confident and comfortable in your clothes puts others at ease as well.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by dirk diggler
nice suit. I don';t think I could wear to work, but I would wear it to church or out on the town. Instead of a shirt and tie, what about a cashmere turtleneck? Maybe a warm burgandy or a nice heather grey??

Now that is an idea that I had not considered but it could work well.

The suit is a bit much for business wear, because it shouts rather than whispers.

But it is great looking and fits well. So whatever you do, find a place to wear it regularly.

I suppose it would work well for wear during Fora outings.

Perry
post #29 of 29
Bearer of bad news: the scale of the pattern looks slightly too large for the body build.
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