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zfish23

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I recently inherited a brown three-piece suit from my grandfather. While it is a very nice suit, I can't help but feel its dated. I attached a close up of the pattern. Am I correct in my assumption?
 

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It's more about the cut, the lapels, the pockets, the button stance, the shoulders, etc. than the color or the material. Photograph the jacket in its entirety and we'll be able to tell you better. Better yet, take a photo with the jacket on. Maybe the sizing is so off that there's no point even asking this question.
 

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That's sums it up. You can always change the fit/cut to update the look.
 

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That's sums it up. You can always change the fit/cut to update the look.

No, actually you can't. If the fit is bad (chest and shoulders), you punt and start over.
 

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I recently inherited a brown three-piece suit from my grandfather. While it is a very nice suit, I can't help but feel its dated. I attached a close up of the pattern. Am I correct in my assumption?

Pattern does not help dude, show full pic. Welcome to forum BTW.

That's sums it up. You can always change the fit/cut to update the look.

Indeed to a degree in terms of fit, but at what cost until it ends up cheaper just to buy a new suit that is modern?
 

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Yes that is a very old fashioned cloth and unlikely to have a place today. Seeing the whole jacket would help as fit/cut are also quite important,

Why not consider burning it discretely, hand me downs do not always benefit the recipient and you should not feel obliged to put up with it.
 

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why don't we take a look at the entire suit to gauge its relevance in today's fashion?
 

connor09

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let's not burn it right away, post a picture of the suit and SF will be the judge of that.
 

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Pictures please :slayer:

Failing that, it can probably be worked into a Haloween costume.
 
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If you really don't like it - give it to charity or sell it for a six pack of beer or take it to a vintage store. Burning it is just wasteful.
 

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If you really don't like it - give it to charity or sell it for a six pack of beer or take it to a vintage store. Burning it is just wasteful.

The only problem of giving it away to a second hand shop is that the donor might, by some mischance, find it there. Burning does get it out of circulation.
 

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