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I bought the pink Gatsby suit from Brooks Brothers

post #1 of 22
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Exciting day for me. 

 

Most people who know me (which is most likely no one on here, given my low post count - lol), know that I am a fanatic about the Great Gatsby, in the context of literature. I've read the book about 7 or 8 times, and have written many essays in my spare time about my own arguments and theories regarding the text. I've taken a class on the novel in college, and have read countless scholarly essays by others on the piece of work. Needless to say, its my favorite piece of literature, and has been since my first read through during my freshman year at high school. It's a novel that has a special place in my heart. I'm no literary genius or analyst, its just a topic I enjoy researching.

 

Anyway, I finally bought the famous "pink suit" from the novel, from the Brooks Brother's Gatsby line. Im currently getting it tailored. I don't know if I'm going to wear it or just have it as part of my "Gatsby Collection", lol (I own a first edition copy of the novel and an autographed letter by Fitzgerald. Geek indeed). 

 

Either way, I'm happy I finally got it. Quality wise, its a nice piece. Picked it up for 800. Its EXTREMELY light; linen, I believe, with a very light white stripe. 

 

I'll post pictures when I get it back. I do have a wedding that I'll be attending early september, so I may wear it for that. Otherwise, I think it will just be a token piece for now.


Edited by AgeofTheGeek - 6/24/13 at 10:04pm
post #2 of 22

Awesome. Definitely post pics when you get it back. I for one look forward to seeing it. 

post #3 of 22

Congrats, I've always wanted to buy one, but...maybe you can answer the question that always keeps me from buying any Gatsby:

"Where the f#*k am I going to wear that thing?"

post #4 of 22
I would also like to see photos. Congratulations on your purchase. Welcome to Styleforum Geek & Sam.
post #5 of 22

I'd keep an eye out for this week's Friday challenge too - it might involve pink.

post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by Sam3L View Post

Congrats, I've always wanted to buy one, but...maybe you can answer the question that always keeps me from buying any Gatsby:

"Where the f#*k am I going to wear that thing?"

lol exactly. Luckily I go to school in Boston - specifically BU - where its not out of the ordinary to see any fashion style, no matter the season. I'm in a business fraternity (aka business club), and suits are mandatory. I'll probably wear it to a meeting when I feel like mixing it up. 

 

Pics will definitely come.

 

I do have a tough body shape. I have an athletic build and soccer legs (big strong thighs, lean/cut stomach and broader shoulders), so its difficult to fit a suit. I'm about 5 foot 8/9, 155 pounds, and I my stomach is more of a 36 or 38, while my shoulders are a 39 or 40 regular cut. 

 

But pictures will be sure to come

post #7 of 22
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Here's a pic of it in the bag before bringing it to get tailored. Sorry about the poor quality. It's sharper in person. 


Edited by AgeofTheGeek - 6/24/13 at 10:03pm
post #8 of 22
Very interested to see fit pics.
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post #10 of 22
You realize the pink suit was a symbol for Gatsby's ostentatious, oblivious-to-social-mores, trying-way-too-hard nouveau riche myopia right?
post #11 of 22
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You realize the pink suit was a symbol for Gatsby's ostentatious, oblivious-to-social-mores, trying-way-too-hard nouveau riche myopia right?
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No, it symbolized the Nick and Gatsby's gheyness.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_Nick_Carraway_in_The_Great_Gatsby_homosexual
post #12 of 22
Each to his own.
post #13 of 22
Each to his own.
post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 

thats one argument.

 

others argue that it represents how different he is from Tom, Daisy, and essentially the rest of the 1920s. Tom and Daisy representing carelessness, Gatsby representing, as Nick puts it, "hope".

 

But I bought the suit because I'm a big fan of Gatsby, and felt it was appropriate to purchase at least one piece from the line. If I'm going to drop 600+, I'd much rather get the pink suit - something that is unique to the line - than a white suit I can get anywhere, or a blue suit with some lining. 

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Here's a pic of it in the bag before bringing it to get tailored. Sorry about the poor quality. It's sharper in person. 

You could not just buy the movie poster??
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