The poster said he doesn't wear a suit to work, so he's not going for a business look, this is an evening suit; in which something cooler than a business suit would be ideal. If I ever wear a suit in the evening or for going out, my only rule is that I couldn't wear it to an office job. Something with a fashion cut or an off color pinstripe is what I have in mind. Â Â Also, there is no such thing as a "timeless" suit. At some point everything will look dated. Just look at the stuff that populates eBay. Even the most staid companies change their cuts and fabrics every so often.
I understand that he's not planning on wearing this to work, which is why I said that he should be paying more attention to fit and style, and a bit less attention to purity of construction (though, of course, a better construction will, all other things equal, result in a better fit). I disagree that an suit to wear during the evenings can't be something you'd wear to work. I guess it depends upon what you'd be willing to wear to work. I think that The Foxx would disagree that his Attolini or Brioni suits are relegated to either daytime or evening wear. I think most on this board don't get foppish suits for business wear -- a well fitting suit in a dark fabric with stylish details is more versatile than you'd give credit for. Sure, a classic Savile Row suit is not something you'd wear to a club -- but how many people wear suits to a club anyways? And are you saying that you couldn't wear a Black Label suit to the office? I think you most certainly could, depending on what your body looks like. Regarding timelessness, did you see the Fallan & Harvey suits that A. Harris was selling some time back? He had about seven suits in all, and they were made over a 10 year period from the early 1990s to the early 2000s, I believe. I challenge you to pick out which was which.