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post #31 of 41

I would say be patient, look for the right piece of cloth that will serve the purpose you wish to achieve.  Great wardrobes are like Rome, they aren't built in a day.  If you are starting from scratch, start with the basics, a navy suit and build from there. Sometimes there are reasons you find "great" deals, those deals might be even "greater" for the store.

post #32 of 41
OP, how old are you, where do you live, what do you do?
post #33 of 41
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OP, how old are you, where do you live, what do you do?

 

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I would say be patient, look for the right piece of cloth that will serve the purpose you wish to achieve.  Great wardrobes are like Rome, they aren't built in a day.  If you are starting from scratch, start with the basics, a navy suit and build from there. Sometimes there are reasons you find "great" deals, those deals might be even "greater" for the store.

 

I've taken the advice from members of this forum and have decided to invest in a suit! Thanks for the help gentleman. I might keep the suit coats I own, I might sell them for money towards a suit- who knows. The advice here was much appreciated. 

I'm 28 living in Seattle, WA going through a hospital residency program .

post #34 of 41

Do yourself a favor and have somebody who knows proper fits help you buy the suit.  Read up on how a suit (especially the jacket) is supposed to fit.  You'll be better off with one great fitting suit than with 10 crappy fitting ones. 

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Do yourself a favor and have somebody who knows proper fits help you buy the suit.  Read up on how a suit (especially the jacket) is supposed to fit.  You'll be better off with one great fitting suit than with 10 crappy fitting ones. 

I am still learning about them and think I've got the basics down. I have 2 suit seperates that fit great, however, they are seperates none the less.

Just trying to alter the modern look and see what members thought of a longer coat length.

Thanks, for all the help.

post #36 of 41

Not the same colour, no.  You're much better off wearing a different colour of pants, and wearing the jackets as sport coats.  If you wear different pants than the jacket was made with, make sure everyone can tell you did it on purpose.  The pants need to be different enough that everyone knows you chose to break up the suit.  Don't look like you're tried to match but failed; that's the absolute worst case scenario.

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Not the same colour, no.  You're much better off wearing a different colour of pants, and wearing the jackets as sport coats.  If you wear different pants than the jacket was made with, make sure everyone can tell you did it on purpose.  The pants need to be different enough that everyone knows you chose to break up the suit.  Don't look like you're tried to match but failed; that's the absolute worst case scenario.

That's what I'm going to do, great advice. I was really fighting it and persistant on trying to find matching pants but its just a hassle, wont look right and not worth the trouble.

I might be putting some of the coats for sale on here, a Turnbull Asser and Bruce Cameron Clark (Bespoke tailor from NY). I will let you fellas know if I decide to do so.

Until next time, thanks again!

:)

post #38 of 41

The obvious answer is no. We encourage people to purchase the suit jacket & trousers for the simple reason that the suit should look cohesive as a whole and so you wouldn't have any trouble pairing the coat or pants when you're rushing in the morning for an important meeting.

post #39 of 41
No: This is a silly plan and you should start getting rid of the lot and confine yourself to buying complete suits or not at all..
post #40 of 41
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Not the same colour, no.  You're much better off wearing a different colour of pants, and wearing the jackets as sport coats.  If you wear different pants than the jacket was made with, make sure everyone can tell you did it on purpose.  The pants need to be different enough that everyone knows you chose to break up the suit.  Don't look like you're tried to match but failed; that's the absolute worst case scenario.


+1. 

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That's what I'm going to do, great advice. I was really fighting it and persistant on trying to find matching pants but its just a hassle, wont look right and not worth the trouble.
I might be putting some of the coats for sale on here, a Turnbull Asser and Bruce Cameron Clark (Bespoke tailor from NY). I will let you fellas know if I decide to do so.
Until next time, thanks again!
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You're better off consigning them or listing them on Ebay. If they're orphaned suit jackets most of the posters here (as you've seen) are savvy enough to not give them a second's consideration because of what was already covered in your thread.
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