Right now I have only one (non-tuxedo) suit: A dark navy Canali with a subtle windowpane pattern that fits me very well; it's a pretty versatile suit that can work for both interviews and semiformals/dinner parties. Â I'm still in college, so nearly all my suit-wearing occasions gear toward the latter, so I've been looking for a more fashion forward suit to alternate with on evenings. Â Picky as I am, my requirements are a slim cut, double vents, a ticket pocket, and a canvas front. Â Ideally I've been looking for a black or a bold-color (purple, red, etc) pinstripe, but have had no luck finding something to meet my demands. However I did recently find a pretty stylish/fashion forward suit in my size that is a great buy (this is the one I asked you about, A. Harris) and has everything I'm looking for except two things. Â 1. It's a little full cut (not huge, think contemporary Italian... but I am a guy who probably could pull off a Dior without much trouble), and 2. it's navy (solid navy, unlike my Canali, but still). Â I'm really tempted, but hesitant since suits are always a major purchase. Â Mainly, how well could problem 1 be dealt with by a tailor (chest and shoulders are .5-1 inch bigger than my Canali, waist is a few inches more) and as for 2, would it be foolish for me to buy another blue suit at this point? Likewise, can anyone recommend some brands that might have suits fitting my specification? Â The only ones I know of so far are Etro and Gucci, both of which I can't find a good selection in my price range (say $800 max, most likely at a discounted price I imagine). Â Thanks.
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8/20/03 at 4:10pm