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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.
     
  2. svelten

    svelten Senior member

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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?
     
  3. Blackhood

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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.
     
  4. JCUSN

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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]
     
  5. JCUSN

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

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

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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
     
  11. KObalto

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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?
     
  12. bowtielover

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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.
     
  13. btinl

    btinl Senior 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.


    Seems like a good plan.
     
  14. Chim12

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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.
     
  16. Larson McCord

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

    be that as it may, he was talking about black suits, not pinstripe suits. Black suits suck, and keep in mind when you consider one....you ARE NOT Bradley Cooper or Brad Pitt. Go ahead and wear one to a Hollywood premier but not to work
     
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    You can't wear a striped suits in American offices? You guys are a bunch of degenerate sheepfuckers.

    The topic was black suits and the office. Should be ok if your office is where you're conducting weddings or funerals.
     
  18. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    be that as it may, he was talking about black suits, not pinstripe suits. Black suits suck, and keep in mind when you consider one....you ARE NOT Bradley Cooper or Brad Pitt. Go ahead and wear one to a Hollywood premier but not to work
    1) All the suits he listed had patterns, hell the thread's name is about pinstripes. 2) No one cares about black suits aside from SFers 3) If you've ever seen American office workers you'd know black suits should be the least of their worries; the pooling dockers, tissue boxes for shoes and cellphone clipped on their belts are way more offensive.
     
  19. Fuuma

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    The topic was black suits and the office. Should be ok if your office is where you're conducting weddings or funerals.

    This is one of the only office environments where it is really becoming a big no no; funeral conductors are now aiming for a somber, discrete look but avoiding black, well that's the tendency.
     
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    They were the best things this season...

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

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

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


    Thank you for the correction..
     

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