Pete, I think this is one of those decisions that if you can't make your mind up on your own then you need to find an honest, knowledgeable and faithful friend who will go in to the shop and give you a blunt assessment - good or bad.
In theory a navy, chalk stripe, double breasted suit sounds fantastic. I would love one myself. But so much would depend on your body shape, the fit, the cut etc that I don't think you can really crowd source an informed view (though no doubt everyone on here will have an opinion!).
Thanks Ernesto. My body shape is quite stock standard 6 feet medium build, standard torso length and lower body length, so most OTRs in size 48L will usually fit without problems. In fact, I firmly refused to try on the suit above the insistence of wifey (she was 100% sure that it will look great) and the sales assistant (who was probably 80% sure of getting his commission at that point), because I am pretty sure the fit will be fine and I will be semi-committed by then. I was just worried that it will be an overly polished look that may be unsuitable for Sydney. I am thinking hat and umbrella with mahogany saddle briefcase and oxblood Vass oxford captoes.
Edited by Petepan - 2/5/13 at 9:43pm