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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

For someone who wears a suit four days a week, I think I'd want more than four three-season suits before branching out into summer suits. Five might be good, because then you can have one out of the rotation (at the cleaners, etc.) and still be able to let your suits rest for a week between wearings. Six is probably better.

With spare trousers, a rotation of four suits would last a fortnight. If suits do need to get dry cleaned, do two at a time and that still leaves a week's rotation (2 jackets, 4 trousers).

Work trousers take a 'battering' compared to the jacket, even if one keeps their jacket on. I would never get a work suit without spare trousers, the only except possibly being summer suits (which are not really needed in the UK anyway except for a few months at best)
post #17 of 24
Perhaps OP can tell us if he is in the market for RTW or MTM. That would help narrow the ideas.
post #18 of 24

Mid-grey, maybe with a bit of pattern or texture e.g. herringbone, sharkskin, flannel. Dark charcoal pin-stripe (subtle stripes, fairly close together) would be another sound choice. Double-breasted could be an interesting option. 

 

If you're in a hot climate or more relaxed dress environment, then tan, light grey, or dark blue linen are worth considering.

 

I'd stay clear of windowpane - IMO this looks very loud and garish on a full suit, and is rather inappropriate for business. Windowpane patterns are great for sport coats, but on a suit they make you look like a bit of a lounge lizard. 

post #19 of 24
Thread Starter 
I'm interesting a Navy or light grey linen suit, but do you guys think they'd be suitable for a somewhat conservative business environment?
post #20 of 24
In most conservative environments, you can probably get away with a navy linen suit during the summer. I love the idea of a light grey linen suit but it is not for a conservative business environment. Definitely a good piece to have if you do not care about how practical or versatile it is, but not for the purposes you describe.
post #21 of 24

Why not a Blue birdeyes?

post #22 of 24

You can add to your collection a mid-grey color and navy pinstripe.

post #23 of 24
Navy pinstripe. I like medium gray on others but not on me.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by cruxisfalcon View Post

I'm interesting a Navy or light grey linen suit, but do you guys think they'd be suitable for a somewhat conservative business environment?
I have both navy and gray linen suits that I wear on typical business days in summer, but if I have high-level meetings or events, then I wear my worsted suits.

For your next suit I'd consider navy pinstripe.
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