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Cream suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Stu, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. Stu

    Stu Distinguished Member

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    I'm looking all over for a lightweight cream-colored suit for summer in either 2 or 3-button. Any ideas on where I can get one? I haven't seen anything via the usual suspects, i.e. Bluefly, E-bay, etc. My local Macy's had some decent ones from Boss a while back, but they sold out before I could pick one up. I've been checking out Web sites for Nordstroms and Saks and have found nothing.

    Any ideas? Keep in mind I am a bit geographically isolated being on an island in the Caribbean, so I can't hop into my car this weekend and drive somewhere like most of you can. I rely mostly on mail order and obscenely priced local boutiques.

    Gracias
     


  2. Nick M

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    Well, if beggars can't be choosers, Banana Republic has 'tundra'-colored linen suits and khaki cotton twill suits on their website, both in 2-button models. J. Press also has a couple of cream suits in their summer catalogue, but I've never been a huge fan of the sack-style suit. There's also a few more adventurous cream-colored suits here, which I think are pretty cool, but which others might find... odd. Caveat: I haven't seen any of these suits in person, so you'd better look out for an online store with an ironclad return policy... Nick.
     


  3. Bradford

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    Nick -

    That is a very cool linen suit by Stacy Adams. One which I would be tempted to buy.

    My only question would be, am I tall enough to pull off a 7-button jacket? I'm 6'3" with a 34-inch inseam but for some reason, a 7-button jacket just screams NBA Draft and I wonder if you need to be about 6'8" to pull off the look properly?

    Just curious,

    Bradford
     


  4. Nick M

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    My experience has told me that it really makes no difference how many buttons a suit has, provided the jacket itself is of a standard length, and the lapels of a fairly standard width. If, in order to accomodate those 4 extra buttons, a foot of extra length has been added to the hem of the jacket, then you'll probably look unbalanced. On the other hand, if those 7 buttons take up the same space as a standard 3-button, you should be okay. Also, if a jacket is a long-line, or 3/4 length, it helps if it's fitted at the waist. It's only when a jacket is extremely long, and bags at the waist, that it looks like you're wearing a bigger man's coat. By example, I'm 5'6", but I have a few 4-button, 3-piece suits, and they make me look no shorter or taller than any other suit I own. They're cut in a fairly traditional manner, with the lapel line of a 3-button suit, with some waist suppression, and a hem of the correct length - cut to the thumb knuckle when my arms are at the side, or thereabouts. And yes, a lot of NBA draft picks wear horrible suits, but I find it's the awful, awful color choices and disturbing amounts of bling bling that are more disconcerting than the number of buttons... Nick.
     


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    Well, we share both height and inseam measurements, and I don't think I could pull that look off.
     


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