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Black pinstripe suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by demeis, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    What are peoples thoughts. Been debating about pulling the trigger on the corneliani in a black pinstripe on STP. What are peoples thoughts on the suits, approriate for business wear etc.?
     
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    What are peoples thoughts. Been debating about pulling the trigger on the corneliani in a black pinstripe on STP. What are peoples thoughts on the suits, approriate for business wear etc.?

    [​IMG] I can't find it!
     
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    What are peoples thoughts. Been debating about pulling the trigger on the corneliani in a black pinstripe on STP. What are peoples thoughts on the suits, approriate for business wear etc.?

    I wish they had that Corneliani in my size. I would pick it up in a heartbeat.
     
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    I have a beaded Navy.

    As long as you think you'll be comfortable with the more aggressive stripe. I think it is excellent, people will take notice as the beaded stripe is not run of the mill, and is pronounced. But I think it can be very dashing.
    Some things to consider:

    1. Depends are how conservative or liberal your job is. If it makes you to self conscious having people look at your suit first sometimes.
    2. I think Navy with white beaded is better but that is a great price.
    3. The black on white is very demonstrative, I think its natty, but you will or may run across someone that thinks its a bit much.
    4. Girls will love it though. Seriously. It has a power look about it and it takes some balls to wear it.
    5. It can appear costumey to some.

    If your more conservative the charcoal with beaded is very nice and elegant.
     
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    Well with Black, you need to be careful. Now this is some image consultant talk.

    Black as a solid suit is for the most part inappropriate for business because it is too powerful or formal. Think of funerals and weddings. A solid black suit may be appropriate for the individual who always wears one and thus wants to brand himself in that way.

    The black pin stripe is more appropriate but still has formal undertones. Less versatility. That's why they say...best business colours navy and charcoal grey and variations of pattern etc...

    Thoughts?
     
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    Well with Black, you need to be careful. Now this is some image consultant talk.

    Black as a solid suit is for the most part inappropriate for business because it is too powerful or formal. Think of funerals and weddings. A solid black suit may be appropriate for the individual who always wears one and thus wants to brand himself in that way.

    The black pin stripe is more appropriate but still has formal undertones. Less versatility. That's why they say...best business colours navy and charcoal grey and variations of pattern etc...

    Thoughts?


    ---- Well I would agree that the basis of a business wardrobe is Navy and grays and charcoals. Maybe one summer khaki for those hot days as the essential summer business suit also. As needed diversion for the navy/gray the black pin is fine for business. Where else would you wear it anyway? No gangster jokes either. Edit: J already just made the joke. Case and point. You knew it was coming.
     
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    That's pretty gangsterish.

    Gangsterish?
     
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    Gangsterish?
    Yeah, as in stereotypical Mafia movie gangster looking. It's really too bold for most business IMO, unless you want to field "Don __your last name__" jokes. However, in a more creative industry, I could definitely see it.
     
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    Gangsterish?


    Just google "Black Pinstripe" Images and you'll see the classic gangster seemed to love his black and white pins.

    No Fedoras if you buy this suit[​IMG]
     
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    Here is the classic stereotype gangster suit: Black with white pins seems to be the Navy blazer and grey flannels of the gangster world:

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    It's all in the accessories.
     
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    Buttt, put Mr. Mahon in a Fadora, and maybe...
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Buttt, put Mr. Mahon in a Fadora, and maybe...
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Yeah, that picture is the counterpoint I thought of; however, that is a navy suit, and he is English, where bold stripes are more common for business.
     
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    Yeah, that picture is the counterpoint I thought of; however, that is a navy suit, and he is English, where bold stripes are more common for business.
    [​IMG]

    Navy definitely helps lessen the gangster feel, as the contrast isn't so stark. And this gentleman doesn't strike me as gangsterish, more like a summertime suit due to the lighter shade of blue, bold but not anyway gangsterish. I'm thinking our friend may want to look at the nice charcoal with more subdued pin if it is in his size to be on safer ground.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Navy definitely helps lessen the gangster feel, as the contrast isn't so stark. And this gentleman doesn't strike me as gangsterish, more like a summertime suit due to the lighter shade of blue, bold but not anyway gangsterish. I'm thinking our friend may want to look at the nice charcoal with more subdued pin if it is in his size to be on safer ground.

    I think the guy in this picture should look at a suit in his size, too.
     
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    I think the guy in this picture should look at a suit in his size, too.

    Yes, I agree, and some proper sleeve/shirt cuff would be nice too. No cuff really bugs me. and his right shoulder is showing underneath the padding. yuck.
     
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    His hand... is placed awkwardly.
     

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