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Burgundy suits, yea or nay?

post #1 of 39
Thread Starter 

I'm eying a burgundy colored suit that I saw on sale for a very cheap price. I already have staple colored suits (Navy, Brown, Gray w/ pinstripes to be exact), and I'm thinking about adding this to my wardrobe. I know Burgundy isn't exactly a conservative color for suits and seems pretty rare, at least in my area.

 

I have slightly tanned skin (mostly Portuguese ethnicity), would that skin tone clash with burgundy or be accented by it? I think it would look very stylish, and even if it doesn't look right, it's being sold at a price where I think I could flip it for a profit.

 

 

What I'm getting at is what are your thoughts on Burgundy colored suits?

post #2 of 39

If you want to wear a burgundy suit, you need to answer a very simple question first:

 

"Am I a pimp, a Dick Tracy character, or Liberace?"

 

If the answer is no, I suspect that it will not be as versatile a look as you might expect. Good for clubbing, but not much else.

post #3 of 39
Yay times 2349783947343. Though I prefer them worn separately — I'd go more for the blazer though.

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Here's an ensemble together:
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post #4 of 39
^ How the world would be different today if victory in that contest hadn't been stolen from foo.gif.
post #5 of 39
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

Yay times 2349783947343. Though I prefer them worn separately — I'd go more for the blazer though.
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Here's an ensemble together:
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I swear to god I am seeing Tintin in pic #1 and Morrisey in pic #3 here.

post #6 of 39

nay as a suit, yea as a blazer

post #7 of 39
I probably wouldn't mind wearing one if I had one, but then again, I tend to dress rather dandyish when given the opportunity.
post #8 of 39
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

Yay times 2349783947343. Though I prefer them worn separately — I'd go more for the blazer though.
 

 

That's a good idea. I think I could pull off those looks.

post #9 of 39
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Originally Posted by dorolf07 View Post

nay as a suit, yea as a blazer

+1
post #10 of 39

Nothing wrong with burgundy as either a suit or a blazer.  I like them both though I'd prefer a more classic cut.  Not something I'd wear to work on Wall Street, mind, but for clubbing on Friday or Saturday night?  Just the ticket.

post #11 of 39
only if your ron burgundy

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post #12 of 39
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

only if your ron burgundy
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Or at least kind of a big deal.
post #13 of 39
My wife has one and she looks georgeous in it. I am sure you will too
post #14 of 39
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

Nothing wrong with burgundy as either a suit or a blazer.  I like them both though I'd prefer a more classic cut.  Not something I'd wear to work on Wall Street, mind, but for clubbing on Friday or Saturday night?  Just the ticket.

 

 

My snarky reply aside, that's actually what I meant. I have been having a very poor day and apologise to the OP for my response.

 

And to plei89, looking like Tintin or Morrisey is not a bad thing. It is actually a good thing. You carry the color well, which surprised the heck out of me.

post #15 of 39

not many people can pull this off correctly.. make sue the suit is well tailored

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