Originally Posted by Stylez
I got a white suit tailored in the middle east for about $150, yes its the cheap, but the tailor was an absolute craftsman. It's a bright white linen 2 button suit. It looks absolutely stunning, but i've only had a chance to wear it twice in the past 8 months. I wish I had gone with black linen or cotton, it would have been so much more conservative, and I could have atleast worn the suit 20 times since then. Even the black tailored pants would look good on their own, but now with my white pants no one can take me seriously if I wear them without the jacket.
Twice in 8 months seems not unreasonable for a specialty suit. If it's linen, it's for summer: a black linen suit is an oxymoron. (And suits in neither linen nor cotton can be particularly conservative no matter what their colour.) It sounds like the perfect
thing to wear to summer weddings - depending on venue, you
could even get married in it! One of my regrets: I needed my first suit on short notice, but I knew that I didn't know what I was doing, so I got the cheapest thing I could find: a 50/50 poly-wool at 50%-off in some mall outlet. Unlike others' first suits, I think it at least approximately fit, but then I didn't get the jacket tailored at all.
Here's the kicker: it was black and I then proceeded to wear it to a wedding, in the daytime, in the summer, outdoors.
I knew from the start that it was going to be something I'd regret, but I don't think I realised I'd look back on it as fondly as I look back on my outfits in the 80's. At least I don't regret the amount of money I spent on the lesson.