Classic gray suit

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  1. slider07

    slider07 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to add an off the rack or MTM gray suit, 2-button, no pleats, no stripes. I am looking for the classic gray suit look. However, there are many shades of gray (or grey if you prefer). What shade and style would you consider the classic suit?

    Thanks!
     
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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    i dont know what it is called (if there is a word for it) but there is a mid to dark grey with a sort of greenish or brownish tone to it (in certain lighting) i find that a classic grey or businessy. these greys work well with chalkstripe /pinstripe.

    there are other greys like a mid to dark grey that has more of a purple tone to it that i reserve more for social occasions /night events.



    a light grey is also classic. but not a dove grey or a heather grey
     
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    slider07 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice suits! The first one is the classic charcoal gray. Do you think a lighter gray is a good business suit? I was thinking of something like this:
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    I like it. Personally I like the grey suit that Cary Grant wore in North by Northwest.
     
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    Kudos on going against the grain with the peak lapel. Who is the maker?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Jason from TAT, son.

    Actually every single one of my suits are single breasted peak lapels. I guess it is my thing.
     
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    runner-guy Senior member

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    That is a pretty sweet suit patrick. I'm looking for a nice charcoal suit right now myself.
     
  10. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Very nice suits! The first one is the classic charcoal gray. Do you think a lighter gray is a good business suit? I was thinking of something like this:

    I'm actually wearing an almost identical suit today at work.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That is a pretty sweet suit patrick. I'm looking for a nice charcoal suit right now myself.

    Yeah, I am actually getting a charcoal suit made as we speak, this one is actually like a medium grey, it comes out looking darker in my dreary office...
     
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    I love the shirt...T&A?

    Charcoal and dark grey are great suit colours.
     
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    I recently ordered a MTM suit in solid Cambridge Gray--a slightly lighter shade than Oxford Gray. After I ordered it, I had second thoughts--should I have gone with the darker shade? When the suit arrived, I could not be more pleased. I have quite a few dark gray suits--all with pinstripes. The new suit is just dark enough to be be "dressed up" and light enough to stand out in a crowd. The solid color enables me to wear any tie and any shirt pattern--any color. Gray goes with everything. A great investment.
     

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