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How formal is a blue suit

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone,

 

I am looking to buy my third suit and was thinking of getting a Lazio Blue Plain from Suitsupply (a brand which I heard only positive things about).

 

I have my eyes set on this model: http://eu.suitsupply.com/en_GB/suits/lazio-blue-plain/P4871.html?cgid=Suits

 

My only concern is that the shade of blue of that suit might be too light, and the suit not quite formal enough for important events.

 

What would you guys think? Would you say that such a colour is versatile enough and a safe bet, and may be suitable even for the most formal events (job interviews, client meetings ...) ?

 

I have the possibility of getting the exact same suit in navy (http://eu.suitsupply.com/en_GB/suits/lazio-navy-plain/P4869.html?cgid=Suits), which I know is obviously the safest pick, but I already own a navy suit and wanted to change and acquire something slightly different (and I personally like the look of the blue suit better). However it is very important for me that the suit can also be used in a large variety of situations.

 

Apologies if my question is a ridiculous one ahah, and thanks for the answers!

Edit: direct link to the pictures of the suit, in case the link to SS website does not work in the US.

http://imgur.com/XMIiJPQ

http://imgur.com/6RLhJer

http://imgur.com/DH9sYtm


Edited by kimkiyul - 5/27/16 at 3:52pm
post #2 of 10
The first link didn't work for me. Could you post again?

I have a lighter than navy suit that's a great shade but is a bit "louder" than I usually dress. I find myself having to be in the right mood to wear it.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Here are three pictures of the suit in question:

 

http://imgur.com/XMIiJPQ

http://imgur.com/6RLhJer

http://imgur.com/DH9sYtm

 

But yes, I also do have a rather understated dress style, and certainly do not wish to make a statement each time I wear it.


Edited by kimkiyul - 5/27/16 at 4:01pm
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by kimkiyul View Post

Here are three pictures of the suit in question:


http://imgur.com/XMIiJPQ
http://imgur.com/6RLhJer
http://imgur.com/DH9sYtm

But yes, I also do have a rather understated dress style, and certainly do not wish to make a statement each time I wear it.

Don't be afraid, I feel it too.
post #5 of 10

Have you looked at the other Suitsupply lines for slightly darker blues. Sienna and La Spalla have a few more blues that may be less bold.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Yeah I have and I really like some of their blues. But they are significantly more expensive and a bit out of my price range to be honest. Thanks for the suggestion though!

post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimkiyul View Post

Here are three pictures of the suit in question:


http://imgur.com/XMIiJPQ
http://imgur.com/6RLhJer
http://imgur.com/DH9sYtm

But yes, I also do have a rather understated dress style, and certainly do not wish to make a statement each time I wear it.

From those pictures, it seems pretty versatile and safe to me. Is there any way to see it in person first? That looks fairly matte, but sometimes lighter than navy blue suits have a bit of a sheen to them.
post #8 of 10

I wouldn't buy a blue suit. It's not very formal and I would only wear it rarely.

 

I think you should take a look at that one. It's one of the most cheap from SuitSupply.

 

http://eu.suitsupply.com/en/suits/napoli-blue-plain/P3753.html?vpid=P375304

post #9 of 10
In no way is this formal
post #10 of 10
I'd get the navy first. More formal and more versatile. Odds are you'll wear the navy more than that suit if you were to have both.
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