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post #7006 of 37396
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

I use the amount of shirt visible as a rough guide to gradation of formality.

By this measure, the DB is the least formal? Or the most?
post #7007 of 37396

@sugarbutch

"It's not the only game in town."

 

Any other suggestions then? 

 

Grasshopper or a little kid with ADD

post #7008 of 37396
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


By this measure, the DB is the least formal? Or the most?


Less shirt, more formal; more shirt, less formal. Shirtless...

post #7009 of 37396

I think SB and Murl are right in the end. Wait...patience...

 

Your current rotation is fine. You are asking people who enjoy their suits on a different level for feedback on your fits. Their opinions are correct, but when you walk out or in your office, most people will think you look well put together. I think you should live with that while you slowly and patiently make changes.

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

@kulata

Thanks for the suggestion. I appreciate it.
Here's a question for you. That link above is to a DB suit. What would your argument be for or against this Formosa? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I would get it in a heart beat.
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Yeah, you should. But I think you are also in a different place than Rudals.

post #7013 of 37396

Yup. I need to build up a solid staple of suits. 

post #7014 of 37396
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Yeah, you should. But I think you are also in a different place than Rudals.

My wardrobe is geared more towards my work situation and real life situation. Mostly focused on odd jackets etc. But I would think Rudals being an accountant and all will want frugal pieces so I suggested stuff from suit supply and we've seen how those work on his shoulders and also how Holdfast rocks them excellently. But a DB is a classic piece to own and it will last him a long long time, so I consider it a staple purchase.
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Hmmm...if accountants are fugal then they should take away my license right now. 

 

I am looking at this DB and saying to myself, "Yes, I need to rebuild my suit collection, but that DB is not a bad start."

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Hmmm...if accountants are fugal then they should take away my license right now. 

I am looking at this DB and saying to myself, "Yes, I need to rebuild my suit collection, but that DB is not a bad start."
I believe it depends on your financial muscles. There're indeed bigger holes to fill, but the question you should ask is; would a DB purchase slow down your purchase of other staples? If the answer is yes, then don't purchase. But if it wont affect the rate of you accquiring other staples I don't see why you shouldn't purchase it if you're going to sooner or later.

Had it been me, with a limited budget currently, I would spend my money where versatility lies. But if budget (restriction) wasn't an issue and I was planning on getting a DB either way and ran into one sooner than later, I'd get it. I'm currently experiencing the same dilemma but with SCs. I've been looking at a specific DB SC for some time, but realise there're other priorities regarding SC because of financial limitations.
post #7017 of 37396

Fudge it.

Order it. 

Take pix.

Get feedback. 

Make the decision. 

post #7018 of 37396
Even with unlimited funds I wouldn't buy it, considering the clothes you have now and that a shopping spree is never a good idea. Like I said, slowly replace your zegnas for something nicer.

You have 5 suits at the moment, right? So if you're selling one navy single breasted suit, replace it with one navy single breasted suit. Once you have replaced all ill fitting suits should you start thinking about fun pieces like DBs, 3 piece, etc.

It doesn't really matter how formal a DB suit used to be, the fact of the matter is that they're exceedingly rare nowadays, which means you will stand out every time you wear it.

Make a plan and stick to it. You want staple Formosa's, so wait until they're available. Don't go shopping for suits in between, no matter how tempting. Focus on getting shirts right for example. Maybe go for MTM shirts with nice collars.
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Taking inventory (correct me where I am wrong). I believe @Rudals has 4 navy SB suits. Replacing them with another 4 navy SB suits is kind of an overkill. If the DB works for him then consider it diversification of his style portfolio. #YOLO icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Rudals, I agree with pretty much all that has been said about holding off before buying a DB windowpane suit, lovely as it may be. As much as I love DB suits, I made sure I had a navy SB, medium grey SB and charcoal SB first and I don't have to wear suits everyday, so I have less to worry about re: wearing a memorable suit that Rudals. I realize that you do not think grey (or is it only certain shades of grey) goes with your complexion, so you should be looking at a lot of SB navy solids and stripes. Windowpane and DB suits are both rare relative to other solids / stripes and SB suits, so the suit you are looking at will be a bit too memorable. I'd also recommend that your first DB be solid. In any event, NMWA I am sure will have a great collection of suits in September or so, some of which will be more versatile and meet your needs.

Also, if you can swing it at the last minute and are open to drapier suits, Steed tailors (used by Vox, Slewfoot and some others on this forum, and after liking the first MTM suit they did for me, hopefully me a bit more in the future) will be in DC tomorrow. MTM for them is around $1,700 for half-canvassed and $2,100 for fully canvassed. Suit wouldn't be ready for 7-8 weeks or so, but it's an option to consider.
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