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Right, a widespread consensus among relative experts is of no value whatsoever. Makes sense.

A widespread consensus amongst a closeted community of extremely like-minded individuals highly susceptible to other's opinions (e.g. an internet forum circle-jerk) is of very limited value.

"Widespread consensus" also indicates you should have your pants cuffed with 4" cuffs so you look like a complete idiot.

Black suits are worn daily and nightly in major cities all across the world as standard attire.
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Right, a widespread consensus among relative experts is of no value whatsoever. Makes sense.

A widespread consensus amongst a closeted community of extremely like-minded individuals highly susceptible to other's opinions (e.g. an internet forum circle-jerk) is of very limited value.

"Widespread consensus" also indicates you should have your pants cuffed with 4" cuffs so you look like a complete idiot.

Black suits are worn daily and nightly in major cities all across the world as standard attire.


why the fuck are you here?

post #18 of 25
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Black suits are worn daily and nightly in major cities all across the world as standard attire.

By undertakers, priests and waiters.
post #19 of 25
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A widespread consensus amongst a closeted community of extremely like-minded individuals highly susceptible to other's opinions (e.g. an internet forum circle-jerk) is of very limited value.

"Widespread consensus" also indicates you should have your pants cuffed with 4" cuffs so you look like a complete idiot.

Black suits are worn daily and nightly in major cities all across the world as standard attire.

Agree, and paired with a brightly colored tie are striking - and, in my experience, stand out favorably in the non-wedding and non-funeral workplace. I just bought a solid black Blanc Blu Super 180s Kiton that is perhaps the nicest suit I own - and I own some beauties. I got tons of compliments over the years (in the non-wedding, non-funeral workplace) on my solid black Zegna in the coveted serge fabric.

Go black.
post #20 of 25
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A widespread consensus amongst a closeted community of extremely like-minded individuals highly susceptible to other's opinions (e.g. an internet forum circle-jerk) is of very limited value.
Ok, that's true. I'm not sure that describes SF though, and this opinion about black suits is not exclusive to SF.
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"Widespread consensus" also indicates you should have your pants cuffed with 4" cuffs so you look like a complete idiot.
I have never heard of such a thing.
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Black suits are worn daily and nightly in major cities all across the world as standard attire.
If you mean as uniforms, then maybe. Other than that, no.
post #21 of 25
Don't fear the black suit.

I have a black double breasted Canali suit that I wear regularly. I've worn it to the office, to work meetings, to court, on dates, to funerals, to church, etc.

I wouldn't choose a black suit as my only suit, but black is a versatile and useful color.
post #22 of 25

I think I picked up the same suit ... it's got a cut label inside (probably an offseason product by one of the dept stores).  Here's how I felt:

 

1 - It's a great deal for 699.  I needed a black suit for interviews and formal occasions, and by far the most conservative look at my field is achieved with black.  I've got a plaid, prince of wales, and a grey striped flannel suit but none are what I would wear for an interview.

 

2 - The model is 11xxxx.  I can say it is one of the *worst* fitting suit I have ever tried on.  The fit is terribly boxy, and the length of the jacket goes down almost to my thighs.  I wear 38R (40 slim) and it feels like a 38LLLLLLLLL ....

 

3 - The pants' waist is actually spot on, but the rise is so high I felt like I was wearing mom's jeans.  It has at least a 11" rise which I thought would be OK but turned out to be insanely long.

 

4 - The material is awfully nice.  It flows really well and felt luxurious to the touch.  I can see the positive comments for this brand in this forum.

 

All in all, I'm sure a 6' 4" guy with a body shape like bender from futurama will look good.  I'm 5' 9" and the jacket ends below my crotch ... wth.

 

Well, at least it only costs me 3.99 for this attempt.

 

I will stick with my God awful EA suit for now (yeah, fused crap (rolleyes)) but fits me like a glove at 40R.

 

Any recommendations for Canali model numbers or other brands that resemble a slightly trimmer fit? (close to Paul Smith London, as an example, but equivalent to Canali quality)

post #23 of 25
Thread Starter 

So I ended up keeping the charcoal suit I got on this buy (or a later one, I cant remember. Had a partially cut label which I can fetch later). 50R IT feels boxy, but that's because apparently with Canali I'm a 48R IT (5'9"-5'10" here too). Lesson learned.

 

Added note: I've found a local department store (remaining unnamed) willing to tailor it. Perhaps you'll have similar luck. They tailored the pants and offered to tailor the jacket, so I'll probably take them up on it.

post #24 of 25
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I think I picked up the same suit ... it's got a cut label inside (probably an offseason product by one of the dept stores).  Here's how I felt:

1 - It's a great deal for 699.  I needed a black suit for interviews and formal occasions, and by far the most conservative look at my field is achieved with black.  I've got a plaid, prince of wales, and a grey striped flannel suit but none are what I would wear for an interview.

2 - The model is 11xxxx.  I can say it is one of the *worst* fitting suit I have ever tried on.  The fit is terribly boxy, and the length of the jacket goes down almost to my thighs.  I wear 38R (40 slim) and it feels like a 38LLLLLLLLL ....

3 - The pants' waist is actually spot on, but the rise is so high I felt like I was wearing mom's jeans.  It has at least a 11" rise which I thought would be OK but turned out to be insanely long.

4 - The material is awfully nice.  It flows really well and felt luxurious to the touch.  I can see the positive comments for this brand in this forum.

All in all, I'm sure a 6' 4" guy with a body shape like bender from futurama will look good.  I'm 5' 9" and the jacket ends below my crotch ... wth.

Well, at least it only costs me 3.99 for this attempt.

I will stick with my God awful EA suit for now (yeah, fused crap (rolleyes)) but fits me like a glove at 40R.

Any recommendations for Canali model numbers or other brands that resemble a slightly trimmer fit? (close to Paul Smith London, as an example, but equivalent to Canali quality)

Try the 18000 series (I.e. Milano fit). It's a drop 8 and fits very slim. Have you tried suspenders with the trousers? It's a classic look with high-rise trousers.

I like Canali but they have something close to 5 different models (two drop 8s, a drop 7 with soft AND structured shoulders and a drop 6). There might be another one or two. So ordering online is a gamble as you won't know which one you're getting.

It's not as simple as Zegna which has 2 models (Milano and Torino).
post #25 of 25

I haven't tried it with suspenders but I fear looking like Lumbergh from office space.  It's tough to find a dept that carries a wide range of Canali suits where I'm at (SF Bay Area)  I will spot 18xxx series as you advised if I come across them in the future.  I don't need something ultra slim, but just a tad more waist suppression would be nice.  I've mentioned Paul Smith London as their fit would be typical of what I'm looking at (not Burberry anorexically slim)

 

On a related note ...

 

Do Zegna suits (the ones selling at major dept stores like Saks/Neiman) fit similar to Canali, or are they a tad trimmer?  Would give them a try if the discount is decent.

 

Thanks!

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