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Brown pinstripe, yes or not ?

Poll Results: Brown suit ?

 
  • 71% (5)
    Yes
  • 28% (2)
    No
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

What do you think about the following brown pinstripe suit  ? i have more than 10 suits, gray and navy shades and i am thinking to get that one. I hesitated to get it when it was on mrporter (sth like $1500) and now i think i can get it something like $ 800- $ 900 range..

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BNWT-MENS-RALPH-LAUREN-PURPLE-LABEL-1940S-INSPIRED-BESPOKE-SUIT-38R-32R-/150862306278?pt=UK_Men_s_Suits_Tailoring&hash=item2320181be6

post #2 of 12
for a brown pinstripe suit to work its very dependent on the shade of the brown and on your skin tone. My only definitive suggestion is to not wear it with the shirt and tie pictured in the auction.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

My only definitive suggestion is to not wear it with the shirt and tie pictured in the auction.

This is for sure !

post #4 of 12
I like it, and in fact bought a Canali brown pinstripe suit last summer inspired by RLPL's campaign Brown and White Elegance a few seasons ago.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

for a brown pinstripe suit to work its very dependent on the shade of the brown and on your skin tone. My only definitive suggestion is to not wear it with the shirt and tie pictured in the auction.

+1. nice looking suit, though.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

for a brown pinstripe suit to work its very dependent on the shade of the brown and on your skin tone. My only definitive suggestion is to not wear it with the shirt and tie pictured in the auction.

What do you recommend for shirt and tie? Should it be "country" colors, like green and yellow?

post #7 of 12
Blue looks great with brown -- as do pink, white, or cream.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

What do you recommend for shirt and tie? Should it be "country" colors, like green and yellow?


Oh no, no green/yellow. A shirt would be solid blue, pretty much any shade but not dark. Tie would be navy or grey. If your skin is not milk white, you can wear a white shirt with it. Even though in theory this suit is no different than its navy and grey counterparts, it is a very "busy" suit.
post #9 of 12
Ouch. Nice enough if you like in your face, assertive pinstripes. I really don't personally, but I'd say the same thing about a navy suit with a bright, white stripe like that. If it's the brown you're worried about, stop worrying. If it's the stripe? Yeah, that's a tad loud.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Oh no, no green/yellow. A shirt would be solid blue, pretty much any shade but not dark. Tie would be navy or grey. If your skin is not milk white, you can wear a white shirt with it. Even though in theory this suit is no different than its navy and grey counterparts, it is a very "busy" suit.

I agree with Ed. The suit is very busy, so go with accessories that tone it down:

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post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Ouch. Nice enough if you like in your face, assertive pinstripes. I really don't personally, but I'd say the same thing about a navy suit with a bright, white stripe like that.

How about something navy, but more subdued:

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post #12 of 12
^Lovely. I like subdued stripes- pin, chalk, whatever, I just don't like really loud ones.

However, this type of stripe tends to be more my taste, at least when I see it on myself. Fine and close:

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