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Thanks for the response. Any other replies are welcome as well. I will probably go for it since I really do like the slim cut. I'm just worried about the quality.

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I am new member looking forward to learning more about men fashion, style, dressing accordingly for different occasions.  I also look forward to selling items/pieces members may be interested in.

I will describe style as modern fashion forward, and mordern classic.

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nvm delete this

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Need opinions on this Brioni purple tie please. Thinking about wearing it with a black suit and white shirt. Or a dark navy blue.
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Hi friends, I could really use some help think about what suit I should get next, or what are some good options down the road.

The suits are to be worn in a formal business environment (corporate law/investment banking).

I currently own a navy herringbone, and a plain navy and plain charcoal. I am looking to get at least 1 or 2 more.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by shurgen View Post

Hi friends, I could really use some help think about what suit I should get next, or what are some good options down the road.

The suits are to be worn in a formal business environment (corporate law/investment banking).

I currently own a navy herringbone, and a plain navy and plain charcoal. I am looking to get at least 1 or 2 more.

Thanks!


this is such a broad topic that almost deserves a thread all by itself.  i'm not sure if it's appropriate for this thread, which i believe is designed to answer a simple question such as "should i buy this", or "how do you spell 'cat'". quick questions.

 

the answer depends on many things.  what's your budget? how conservative is your environment? how old are you/what stage of your career? what's your body type?  some of my favs are BB golden fleece, polo ralph lauren, RLBL, paul stuart.  suitsupply and BB black fleece are two wild cards. 

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Originally Posted by shurgen View Post

Hi friends, I could really use some help think about what suit I should get next, or what are some good options down the road.

The suits are to be worn in a formal business environment (corporate law/investment banking).

I currently own a navy herringbone, and a plain navy and plain charcoal. I am looking to get at least 1 or 2 more.

Thanks!

Throw some pinstripes into the mix, and you'll also want a mid gray for a little variety. It's still entirely appropriate, but from my experience in formal settings (DC) a little less common than it would have been a few decades ago. You could also add a check somewhere in there. There are checks subtle enough to work in a formal environment, but opinions on that will vary.

You next suit should be a charcoal pinstripe, and then a mid gray, I think. And that makes 5 suits, which is an entirely reasonable rotation you can add to with whatever catches your eye- add an olive or brown to toss in twice a month, tan for summer (if that would fly at your office), whatever else.
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Need opinions on this Brioni purple tie please. Thinking about wearing it with a black suit and white shirt. Or a dark navy blue.

 

Black suit and white shirt is tough; black isn't the ideal suit colour, and with a white shirt you risk it looking either like a school uniform, or Blues Brothers tribute.  But as you have one, go with a light blue shirt, this tie and a white pocket square and you won't offend anyone.

 

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Originally Posted by shurgen View Post

Hi friends, I could really use some help think about what suit I should get next, or what are some good options down the road.

The suits are to be worn in a formal business environment (corporate law/investment banking).

I currently own a navy herringbone, and a plain navy and plain charcoal. I am looking to get at least 1 or 2 more.

Thanks!

 

I would recommend a broad navy chalk stripe and a narrow mid-grey pin stripe. 

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Should I buy this ferragamo loafer? Perhaps to be worn with chinos or jeans, never a suit...thoughts?

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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post



Need opinions on this Brioni purple tie please. Thinking about wearing it with a black suit and white shirt. Or a dark navy blue.

I think a Dark Navy Blue with a light blue or white shirt would look great.  Dark Navy Blue, if solid, and a light striped blue shirt with this tie would look fantastic!  If you need suggestions on how to mix and match ties with shirts / suit combinations, you can check out my section on color theory on my men's formalwear fashion blog at http://suitupdressup.wordpress.com/category/color-theory/

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^^ Sorry I misread the OP.  A blue suit would be better, yes.

 

GuP: don't buy it.  Firstly because it's fucking horrible, but secondly because Ferragamo is invariably a terrible waste of money.  Not because they're bad shoes - the Tramezza range is nice, and the Lavorazione Originale can be OK too (but "Studio Ferragamo" is utter K-Mart shit for suckers).  But because whatever the range, there are a hundred better shoe makers for far less money.

 

Read around here a bit more.  This is a pervert's paradise of shoe p0rn0graphy.

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^^ Sorry I misread the OP.  A blue suit would be better, yes.

GuP: don't buy it.  Firstly because it's fucking horrible, but secondly because Ferragamo is invariably a terrible waste of money.  Not because they're bad shoes - the Tramezza range is nice, and the Lavorazione Originale can be OK too (but "Studio Ferragamo" is utter K-Mart shit for suckers).  But because whatever the range, there are a hundred better shoe makers for far less money.

Read around here a bit more.  This is a pervert's paradise of shoe p0rn0graphy.

Thank you sir for reminding me what I should not have forgotten.
post #21628 of 29409
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Black suit and white shirt is tough; black isn't the ideal suit colour, and with a white shirt you risk it looking either like a school uniform, or Blues Brothers tribute.  But as you have one, go with a light blue shirt, this tie and a white pocket square and you won't offend anyone.


White is really the only good shirt color with black. Black is an intense color, and either needs something to pose a very stark contrast or something with a lot of saturation to stand up to it. And since shirts with a lot of saturation tend to be very dark, thus inappropriate in terms of formality and difficult to pair with ties (say burgundy), or very tacky (french blue), white, or white with patterns, are the only real options. Saturated tie colors are best- burgundy, dark green, ect, but stay away from the darker navies- they come across as almost, but not quite black. That purple is great to go with a black suit and a white shirt.

Also, despite the common wisdom here, black is not that bad a suit color. It's not good as a first or only suit, and it doesn't work with every coloring (if you have a light complexion, or light hair at all, stay far away), but as part of a rotation, it's a perfectly reasonable, and yes, classic, color. Black suits have been around for a long time, and have been perfectly well accepted. The idea that they were somehow verboten in the past is a modern invention.

Also, "school uniform or brooks brothers tribute"? The hell are you on about? Classic Brooks Brothers would involve navy or charcoal, not black. A black suit is in no way a traditional Brooks Brothers choice, at least in our current understanding of the style, coming out of a trad background. And school uniform? the stereotype there is a navy blazer and khakis. Black suit with white shirt won't have that connotation for anybody. You might get undertaker or secret service agent if you wore a really dark and somber tie, but the purple should take care of that.
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