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Advice needed: is this suit appropriate?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Hi!

I'm searching for a charcoal grey business suit that I would wear to work ( law firm) and stumbled upon this one:

 

http://www.massimodutti.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/duttius/en/massimoduttins/863041/2828004/CASHMERE%2BWOOL%2BSUIT

 

The fabric seems nice, and the fit is also quite ok, but I'm afraid it's a little bit too shiny/flashy for work, what do you guys think? Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 17
From what I have seen at MD, I wouldn't call any of their clothes flashy. It might just seem shiny in the pics.

Their cuts are a bit on the contemporary side.
post #3 of 17
Nothing flashy about it
Just pinned on a slim model
post #4 of 17
Lapels look somewhat narrow.
post #5 of 17

I can't quite tell from the photo, but it looks like it might be unvented.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 

It's actually double vented :)

post #7 of 17
Too trendy , fashion forward, short , tight, etc.
At least for me, an attorney, even a young one,
should project an image of understated good taste.
This ain't it.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by garrincha View Post
 

It's actually double vented :)

 

Is it?  I couldn't make it out.  Thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #9 of 17
Quote:
[...]

The fabric seems nice, and the fit is also quite ok, but I'm afraid it's a little bit too shiny/flashy for work, what do you guys think? Thanks in advance.

 

You're the only one who works where you work.  How does it compare with what other men at your firm wear?

Cheers,

Ac

post #10 of 17
Don't stress over it too much. For every partner in a well cut suit there are several in Jos A Bank like oversized, lumpy suits. The suit you showed will be fine, just don't get it in too small a size.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ebichuman View Post

Don't stress over it too much. For every partner in a well cut suit there are several in Jos A Bank like oversized, lumpy suits. The suit you showed will be fine, just don't get it in too small a size.

And just as "several in Jos A Bank like oversized, lumpy suits." being judged scruffy by discerning clients and judges, you will be known as one who id also not of sufficient judgement to take a pride in his appearance.
post #12 of 17
You're giving lawyers too much credit, I think. My firsthand experiences across banking, consulting and legal sectors made me a firm believer that clothing and appearance at certain levels dont matter that much. Having worked for or with a number of Managing Partners and CEOs I am comfortable that my observations are correct but others, especially on SF will, with no doubt, disagree. Regarding OP's question: I see junior and senior associates dressed the full gamut from awful to very well executed; his suit choice would be perfectly acceptable and no one would think any less of him.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ebichuman View Post

You're giving lawyers too much credit, I think. My firsthand experiences across banking, consulting and legal sectors made me a firm believer that clothing and appearance at certain levels dont matter that much. Having worked for or with a number of Managing Partners and CEOs I am comfortable that my observations are correct but others, especially on SF will, with no doubt, disagree. Regarding OP's question: I see junior and senior associates dressed the full gamut from awful to very well executed; his suit choice would be perfectly acceptable and no one would think any less of him.

Here's the thing. If you're relatively junior, you don't want to give anyone ammunition to use against you. If you're a well renowned lawyer, banker, consultant, etc., you are more likely to be able to get away with wearing whatever you want. For someone who is junior, I'd err on the side of good taste and caution. Even if you can get by without it, looking good isn't a bad thing.

Nobody cares if Sam Zell walks into a business meeting in jeans because he's Sam Zell. A junior associate doesn't have that kind of pull. Especially for those times when you want to look your best, you should be understated and tasteful.
post #14 of 17
Of course. I am not advocating OP dresses sloppily or too flamboyantly - I am merely stating that the suit he proposed is more than adequate for his needs.
post #15 of 17
^ Fair.

OP, I'd also be a bit skeptical of anything called a cashmere wool suit that sells for under the price in question.
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