Burgundy suits, yea or nay?

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  1. Inker19

    Inker19 Well-Known Member

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    I'm eying a burgundy colored suit that I saw on sale for a very cheap price. I already have staple colored suits (Navy, Brown, Gray w/ pinstripes to be exact), and I'm thinking about adding this to my wardrobe. I know Burgundy isn't exactly a conservative color for suits and seems pretty rare, at least in my area.

    I have slightly tanned skin (mostly Portuguese ethnicity), would that skin tone clash with burgundy or be accented by it? I think it would look very stylish, and even if it doesn't look right, it's being sold at a price where I think I could flip it for a profit.


    What I'm getting at is what are your thoughts on Burgundy colored suits?
     
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  2. Adarael

    Adarael Well-Known Member

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    If you want to wear a burgundy suit, you need to answer a very simple question first:

    "Am I a pimp, a Dick Tracy character, or Liberace?"

    If the answer is no, I suspect that it will not be as versatile a look as you might expect. Good for clubbing, but not much else.
     
  3. plei89

    plei89 Senior member

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    Yay times 2349783947343. Though I prefer them worn separately — I'd go more for the blazer though.

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  4. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    ^ How the world would be different today if victory in that contest hadn't been stolen from :foo:.
     
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  5. Adarael

    Adarael Well-Known Member

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    I swear to god I am seeing Tintin in pic #1 and Morrisey in pic #3 here.
     
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    dorolf07 Well-Known Member

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    nay as a suit, yea as a blazer
     
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    I probably wouldn't mind wearing one if I had one, but then again, I tend to dress rather dandyish when given the opportunity.
     
  8. Inker19

    Inker19 Well-Known Member

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    That's a good idea. I think I could pull off those looks.
     
  9. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    +1
     
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    Nothing wrong with burgundy as either a suit or a blazer. I like them both though I'd prefer a more classic cut. Not something I'd wear to work on Wall Street, mind, but for clubbing on Friday or Saturday night? Just the ticket.
     
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  11. IrateCustomer

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    Or at least kind of a big deal.
     
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    Tropicalist Senior member

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    My wife has one and she looks georgeous in it. I am sure you will too
     
  13. Adarael

    Adarael Well-Known Member

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    My snarky reply aside, that's actually what I meant. I have been having a very poor day and apologise to the OP for my response.

    And to plei89, looking like Tintin or Morrisey is not a bad thing. It is actually a good thing. You carry the color well, which surprised the heck out of me.
     
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    not many people can pull this off correctly.. make sue the suit is well tailored
     

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