bold suit linings...a cbd nonstarter? adetriment? or of no import?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by celeste_pista, Jan 3, 2012.

does a purple (or similarly bold) lining eliminate a suit from cbd contention?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. celeste_pista

    celeste_pista Senior member

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    picked up what is, for me, a grail suit...mid navy with midnight blue windowpane...ostensibly cbd, but has a purple lining.

    i am trying to adhere to one-in/one-out closet management...as such would like to jettison one or two older cbd suits...not sure if this is advisable. for me i could give two shits about a purple linign...i own a purple sportcoat...but i'm not sure how I feel about taking off my suit jacket in a boardroom to reveal bright purple...not excited about keeping my jacket on when everyone else has taken theirs off either.

    bottom line...i now have four cbd suits (counting the new one)...i need at least two...id like to sell two but can only do that if the new one is cbd approved...

    does a purple lining eliminate a suit from cbd contention?
     
  2. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    I wouldn't stress over it. I think you'll be just fine, purple lining or not.
     
  3. Skanstull

    Skanstull Well-Known Member

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    You don't need to remove your coat because others do it - especially not if they are your seniors.

    If you do, nobody would give a rats a** about the lining of your coat, though.:satisfied:
     
  4. Wolfador

    Wolfador Senior member

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    you could always have the lining replaced if you wanted.
     
  5. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    Pretty much all of this.
     
  6. OlSarge

    OlSarge Senior member

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    CYstyle Senior member

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    I actually prefer bold linings.
     
  8. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Strict CBD? No. A nice touch? Often.
     
  9. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    I would say yes, if it's faint and the shirt and tie are somber. Flannel suits with a muted windowpane are fairly innocuous.

    That said, I am curious to see what a mid blue suit with a midnight windowpane looks like...
     
  11. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    News to me, to. As for the lining, why would you remove your jacket during important meetings?
     
  12. jamesny

    jamesny Senior member

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    I hate to admit it, but I agree.
     
  13. FlyingMonkey

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    Yes. It's one of the only areas that one can get away with a touch of colour and individuality in CBD without frightening the horses, so go for it.
     
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    Agreed. OP, time for pics.:nodding:
     
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    ter1413 Senior member

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    word...
     

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