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26 years old, pinstripe suits, what's acceptable?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JCUSN, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. JCUSN

    JCUSN Member

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    I've recently become VERY fond of suits. So far I've bought a fantastic looking solid-black herringbone pattern suit, as well as a charcoal gray in the same herringbone pattern. The gray is great for staying somewhat conservative...and the black looks GREAT with a black shirt underneath to wear to parties/clubs.

    I just recently found another nice black suit, and it has a very thing maroon pinstripe in it, as well as two VERY VERY faint tan/yellow pinstripes on each side of the maroon pinstripe. I wish I had a pic to show:/

    My question, is a black suit with pinstripes like this suitable for someone my age, or for anyone at all!? I'm picturing the suit with a matching maroon shit underneath it. I just don't want to go out and look like a tool. I'm having this suit made to wear for my birthday celebration in Vegas.
     


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    Always felt pinstripes were a little too showy, more appropriate for someone in management level. Also you do already have a black suit which is not the most versatile of colors, maybe consider a navy to diversify the wardrobe?
     


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    You're not gonna get any love for that post. Pet hates of StyleForum include:

    *Black Suits
    *Black shirts with black Suits
    *People who post about the above when reading just two or three threads would show them how much they are hated.

    If you want to avoid a shitstorm just close the thread and read the forum.
     


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    Wow...I didn't know anyone would hate on a black on black suit. I saw Bradley Cooper wearing the black suit with black shirt in the movie The Hangover and I thought it looked absolutely pristine...that's why I bought mine.

    Perhaps a navy color would be better, however. I guess I don't need yet another black suit.

    Can anyone recommend a good pinstripe color for the Navy suit? I want something flashy, but not something ridiculous. This is for VEGAS[​IMG]
     


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    Also, are vests in style with suits? In a party/going-out environment?
     


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    Surely the vest would make you get really warm if you're out partying?
     


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    ^^ Brad Pitt always wears a vest with his black suits
     


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    Also, are vests in style with suits? In a party/going-out environment?

    They were the best things this season...

    Every designer had one or two three button suits in their collections...

    Will this 3 button galore survive next year in the fashion world?

    It is a very conservative look and I like it ...
     


  9. J. Cogburn

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    You will look great in Vegas. You will look like a putz in a professional, white-collar, suit-wearing office anywhere outside the Midwest.
     


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    ^^ Brad Pitt always wears a vest with his black suits

    With his Tom Ford suit
     


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    They were the best things this season...

    Every designer had one or two three button suits in their collections...

    Will this 3 button galore survive next year in the fashion world?

    It is a very conservative look and I like it ...


    3 button or 3 piece?
     


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    Well first congrats on adapting and becoming mroe fond of a maturer state of fashion. As afr as the suit goies black is usualy a bad choice for a suit but in thsi case with the hint of maroon in it I think it will work. Pinstripes are a great and classic style of suit and there is no age limit on that, perfectly acceptable for a man of your age. The maroon might hinder what will go with it a bit but you will look just smashing in it I suspect.
     


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    I've recently become VERY fond of suits. So far I've bought a fantastic looking solid-black herringbone pattern suit, as well as a charcoal gray in the same herringbone pattern. The gray is great for staying somewhat conservative...and the black looks GREAT with a black shirt underneath to wear to parties/clubs.

    I just recently found another nice black suit, and it has a very thing maroon pinstripe in it, as well as two VERY VERY faint tan/yellow pinstripes on each side of the maroon pinstripe. I wish I had a pic to show:/

    My question, is a black suit with pinstripes like this suitable for someone my age, or for anyone at all!? I'm picturing the suit with a matching maroon shit underneath it. I just don't want to go out and look like a tool. I'm having this suit made to wear for my birthday celebration in Vegas.


    Seems like a good plan.
     


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    You're not gonna get any love for that post. Pet hates of StyleForum include:

    *Black Suits
    *Black shirts with black Suits
    *People who post about the above when reading just two or three threads would show them how much they are hated.

    If you want to avoid a shitstorm just close the thread and read the forum.


    +1. Can't believe it hasn't started yet?
     


  15. Fuuma

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    You will look great in Vegas. You will look like a putz in a professional, white-collar, suit-wearing office anywhere outside the Midwest.

    You can't wear a striped suits in American offices? You guys are a bunch of degenerate sheepfuckers.
     


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