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Thoughts on this suit?

post #1 of 3
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Hi,

 

Need to replace my current suit (cheap OTR that I now realize doesn't fit me).  I don't wear a suit at work very much at all (maybe like 10 - 15 times a year).  I do usually attend like 3-4 weddings a year.  Would this navy striped suit be ok for my usage or should I go for a more traditional solid charcoal/navy with a notched lapel?  This will probably be my only suit since I don't think I wear suits enough to warrant having more than one.

 

 

 

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post #2 of 3
You'd be better off with a solid navy and notch lapel.
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Originally Posted by jonng85 View Post

Would this navy striped suit be ok for my usage or should I go for a more traditional solid charcoal/navy with a notched lapel?
Traditionally, pinstriped suits are for work, not for social events. Solid suits could be worn for either purpose.

I won't tell you that everyone will gasp in shock upon seeing a wedding guest in a striped suit. It's definitely not a horribly offensive mistake. But all things being equal, it would be far preferable for you to choose a solid suit if you're not going to wearing it very often to work, and will be wearing it on social occasions.

Charcoal and navy are both perfectly fine choices. A notch lapel is the right way to go - ideally, with the lapels being of medium width. (In the first picture in your post, the lapels on the suit strike me as being excessively skinny.)
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