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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Happy summer to everyone (I finished finals on Monday).    I'll be starting work at the U.S. Attorney's Office through the Department of Justice on May 17.  As such, I'm hoping to get at least one more suit -- because now I have a way to justify it.    Currently, I have a three-button khaki suit and a two-button dark navy wool-blend pinstripe suit.    The job will be in Louisiana with some travel involved, but mostly regional.  It gets rather hot down here, so something weather appropriate is extremely important.  I'm thinking two-button.  Any suggestions on type of lapel or color or even specific designer would be much appreciated.
post #2 of 19
size? i just got in a perfect summer weight/color suit in 44R (super 140s)
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
I wear a 40R.
post #4 of 19
If you don't mind the wrinkles, linen suits would work. Or find a tropical weight wool suit w/ half lining a la Oxxford. Designers depend on your tastes: if you've got the bux, you might try MTM or some such and get exactly what you need.
post #5 of 19
navy styles: it's a 44R, but i do have a 40R available, but it's barbera navy pinstripe and a kiton navy sportcoat.  a couple of pieces i thought had sold, but the buyer changed their mind
post #6 of 19
For a civil service job if you wear anything better than Men's Wearhouse, you'll be dressing better than all of your coworkers. Buy some cheap summer suits from J. Crew or something like that.
post #7 of 19
Lance: how much is the Barbera 40R navy pinstripe?
post #8 of 19
I don't know about Louisiana, but up here, light suits at a law office are a no-no. I would think this would be the case at the US attorney's office
post #9 of 19
mikef, it was $3,650, for 899, it's on ebay now at that price, first listing.
post #10 of 19
Very pretty, but I think my wife would kill me. Actually, I know she would.
post #11 of 19
With some exceptions of course, it has been my experience that light suits are standard summer garb at southern law firms (including mine) or Fed. offices. Especially in NOLA. Matlock and Atticus Finch weren't rebels, they were just wearing the uniform.
post #12 of 19
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With some exceptions of course, it has been my experience that light suits are standard summer garb at southern law firms (including mine) or Fed. offices. Especially in NOLA. Matlock and Atticus Finch weren't rebels, they were just wearing the uniform.
Judging by the Atlanta firm where I work now, it's mostly the partners who wear light suits; one of the senior partners actually strolls in with a seersucker suit pretty regularly come July or August. The associates almost always wear darker suits; the lightest I've seen has been a medium grey. Then again, the firm is fairly conservative by anyone's standards.
post #13 of 19
if the movies have taught us anything, it's that lawyers in the deep south wear white suits. new orleans should be the best place in the world to look for something half-lined, say in a cotton/linen blend. there's a navy blue linen suit at yoox right now in a size 40r if you choose to go that route.
post #14 of 19
I see a few light-colored suits around my BigLaw firm in Los Angeles, mostly during summer and rarely if ever on the back of someone who is heading to court. Probably worn by an even split between the old school guys and the younger associates. I own one lightweight wool suit in dark tan that I wear on really hot days when I have meetings, but I never wear that one to court. Everything else I own is pretty much limited to darker shades. Interesting to hear about the regional differences.
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
OK, so apparently, I've been mis-fitted. A 38R seems to work better for me than a 40R. And, in the original post, I said I was starting work on May 17 (this past Monday). It got moved back two weeks because Washington was slow with the paperwork. Anyway, I went by Rubenstein's on Canal Street and looked around to get some ideas about suits. The salesman bypassed the section including Brioni and Oxxford (thank God, that would've been a huge culture-shock). I tried on a Jack Victor, a Zegna, and a Canali. The Canali looked so incredible, I really believe the purpose of that suit is to belong to me... too bad the price doesn't agree ($1376). The Jack Victor was more towards my price range, but it was looser fitting. If you know of any manufacturers that are tapered in the waist like Canali but run closer in price to Jack Victor, please let me know. Thanks for all the help.
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