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post #16 of 25

I'd still give BR a shot.. they still have some stuff (10%) worth wearing, but you need to be careful on quality and price.  also check TJ Maxx and Marshalls for some high-end suits.. I've found Gucci, Prada and BB there.. at 1/4 the price.  Personally I'd never spend over $500 for a suit (since on sale that's a $1500 suit).  Deals are found all the time at L&T, Bloomies and Nordstroms.

post #17 of 25
For an infrequent suit wearer a charcoal solid and a navy solid are all you really need. You can go anywhere at anytime, just add shirts and or ties and you'll always be appropriately dressed.

Now once you have these 2 basics you can add pinstripes in blue and grey.

I would not buy a linen suit for second suit.

I've heard there are 50 shades of grey, after the 4 basics I would focus here.
post #18 of 25
Thread Starter 

^^ You mentioned that the suit runs kinda short... should i go for one that is longer?

post #19 of 25

If you are set on grey or taupe I'd go grey.  But if you are looking long term I'd suggest that Navy is the best choice and more useful.  Grey should be a second or third suit and taupe or tan. khaki, stone, whatever, should be further down the list, after a linen suit.

 

I say this from experience- I had a tan suit bespoke in Thailand years ago and I have worn it about 4 times.  It was my first good suit and sadly it ended up being not very useful. 

 

I would start with navy blue or medium grey.

 

I'm 6'1" 230 so I'm right there with you.  I find that my navy suit helps me keep a crisp look, despite not being thin or small or whatever.  Big guys can look great in suits as long as it fits well, so be wise and get a good tailored suit!

 

Good luck!

post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by hellah fresh View Post

^^ You mentioned that the suit runs kinda short... should i go for one that is longer?


Figure out how you want a suit to fit, then buy one that fits that way. Based on the size charts from SuitSupply, I'd end up going up a size and a length (so from a 36R to a 38L) to get clothes that fit properly. Get accustomed to the silhouette you want -- the way shoulders should look, where the jacket should hit in terms of length, the chest and waist fit.

post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 

Hi guys! Well i decided to just wear my charcoal suit to this wedding that is finally coming up in 2 weeks. I was wondering just keep it simple with a white button down and a solid color tie with no vest?

post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by hellah fresh View Post

Hi guys! Well i decided to just wear my charcoal suit to this wedding that is finally coming up in 2 weeks. I was wondering just keep it simple with a white button down and a solid color tie with no vest?


No vest. A shirt is only a button-down if the collar has buttons to hold the points down. Otherwise, it's just a dress shirt, with a point or spread collar. I'd go for a spread or a point collar for an event like a wedding. I (along with most people on here) prefer a spread to a point.

 

Solid ties are very nice, but you should get a nice one. Grenadines are popular on here, but a twill would also be nice. A stripe or some kind of subtle woven or printed pattern would also be fine.

 

The traditional wedding tie is a black-and-white glen plaid, but I would not be exaggerating if I said I have never seen somebody wear one at a wedding -- and I worked for a while in a studio that did wedding photos. That said, it's an elegant choice.

 

http://www.kentwang.com/ties/glen-plaid.html

post #23 of 25
Thread Starter 

I was thinking the same with no vest lol. I never knew simple suits have so much little detail that i tend to miss like the collars and such. Yeah i was looking for some ties online right now... just dont know which kind to go with. Im not trying to get anything from Express or whatever so im still looking. The tie that you linked looks nice. I suck when it comes to formal menswear.

post #24 of 25

A grey suit looks better and at the same time practical. You can wear it at the wedding and beyond that.

post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 

^^ Thanks! Its charcoal but i need to get a regular grey suit sometimes.

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