- Dec 26, 2015
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As the title states, I’m planning to do my first proper suit purchase because I bought a suit before without really knowing what I want on my suit.
Background: I’m a 19 year old (soon 20) with a slight darker Asian complexion. Current living in LA for my education. As most might know LA is a city where suit is not worn often around my age range, so I never bothered to get a proper suit. My style is more toward SLP, with some different style time to time. Recently, during a conversation between me and my gf, she wanted me to get a suit for an event coming next year summer-ish (I know it’s still a long time, but I just like to take time and research and find what I like) with no details whatsoever. Also, I feel I need one sooner or later next year as I will be going to interviews and sometimes formal events.
Color: since it’s my first suit, I’m thinking of the color blue or brown (rich dark brown, or darker brown) , as I feel both compliment my skin complexion really well. I personally do no prefer grey over other 2 colors. I’ll still give a try
Cut/silhouette: I want a suit jacket that have little or no shoulder pad, Maybe a little shorter jacket as I’m 5’9”, slim silhouette. Basically a modern suit jacket cut. Italian or French style. I’m willing to take recommendations.
Fabric: I want a lighter weight wool fabric or wool fabric with a loose weave or wool blend fabric because LA is just warm year round and I sweat a bit more than usual. I don’t know why I’m not attracted to worsted wool, it feel plain and too smooth for my liking, so texture is a bonus.
Structure/details: I want a medium-large lapel. Notch or peak. Full or half canvassing. 3 holes 2 buttons preferred. I think unlined or half lined would work best for me, but I don’t have much knowledge about it. I really like high-mid rise pleated pant but I doubt it will be found in RTW suit pants...
Price range: under $1000 or slightly above if really worth the money. Since there is a lot of time I don’t mind waiting for sale. I really want a quality suit that fits me well. I love wearing suit but I don’t get the opportunity for it.
I current have a black blazer for my body shape reference
I want some recommendations of brands that might satisfy my requirements of my first suits from the classic menwear forum. I really hope I would able to find a suit I love that can last me a long time. I’m open to different configurations for my suit.