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bold suit linings...a cbd nonstarter? adetriment? or of no import?

Poll Results: does a purple (or similarly bold) lining eliminate a suit from cbd contention?

 
  • 17% (3)
    yes
  • 82% (14)
    no
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
picked up what is, for me, a grail suit...mid navy with midnight blue windowpane...ostensibly cbd, but has a purple lining.

i am trying to adhere to one-in/one-out closet management...as such would like to jettison one or two older cbd suits...not sure if this is advisable. for me i could give two shits about a purple linign...i own a purple sportcoat...but i'm not sure how I feel about taking off my suit jacket in a boardroom to reveal bright purple...not excited about keeping my jacket on when everyone else has taken theirs off either.

bottom line...i now have four cbd suits (counting the new one)...i need at least two...id like to sell two but can only do that if the new one is cbd approved...

does a purple lining eliminate a suit from cbd contention?
post #2 of 15
I wouldn't stress over it. I think you'll be just fine, purple lining or not.
post #3 of 15
You don't need to remove your coat because others do it - especially not if they are your seniors.

If you do, nobody would give a rats a** about the lining of your coat, though.satisfied.gif
post #4 of 15
you could always have the lining replaced if you wanted.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by Skanstull View Post

You don't need to remove your coat because others do it - especially not if they are your seniors.
If you do, nobody would give a rats a** about the lining of your coat, though.satisfied.gif

Pretty much all of this.
post #6 of 15

+1 !

post #7 of 15
I actually prefer bold linings.
post #8 of 15
Strict CBD? No. A nice touch? Often.
post #9 of 15
Windowpane suits are CBD?
post #10 of 15
I would say yes, if it's faint and the shirt and tie are somber. Flannel suits with a muted windowpane are fairly innocuous.

That said, I am curious to see what a mid blue suit with a midnight windowpane looks like...
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Windowpane suits are CBD?

News to me, to. As for the lining, why would you remove your jacket during important meetings?
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post


Pretty much all of this.


I hate to admit it, but I agree.

post #13 of 15

Yes. It's one of the only areas that one can get away with a touch of colour and individuality in CBD without frightening the horses, so go for it.

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post

That said, I am curious to see what a mid blue suit with a midnight windowpane looks like...

Agreed. OP, time for pics.nod[1].gif
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by CYstyle View Post

I actually prefer bold linings.

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