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Do you own more than one Navy suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieselman89, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Wolfador

    Wolfador Senior member

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    1 Navy suit and two navy blazers.
     
  2. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    This is an amazing selection. Where do you purchase most of your suits in Atlanta, Saks? Also, are you paying full price for those suits?

    BTW thanks for all the replies. This thread has turned out nicely.
     
  3. Ivon

    Ivon Senior member

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    I have four:

    Dark Navy worsted, lighter true navy in plain weave, a chalk and a pinstripe, I prefer stripes wider apart, about 3/4 apart on average. Very versatile, black shoes for formal situations, brown shoes to show a bit of self expression. Lose the tie, instant cocktail attire. My true navy has horn buttons, doubles as a blazer/SC in a pinch. Haven't owned an actual navy blazer in years.
     
  4. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Solids - two. Worsted wool and Linen. Stripes - two Pin (worsted) and Chalk (flannel)
     
  5. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    one single breasted one double breasted
     
  6. cincydavid

    cincydavid Well-Known Member

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    One 2 button, center vent, pleated and cuffed trousers. I strongly prefer dark gray, always have. I will admit to 3 dark blue blazers with brass buttons.
     
  7. cptjeff

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    Yes, but those CEOs probably aren't the ones hiring image consultants.
     
  8. shilleck

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    two navy solids DB, one pinstripe
     
  9. Octoberfile

    Octoberfile Senior member

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    Two solid navy and one pinstripe. I used to have two navy pinstripe suits, but I got rid of the one of them.
     
  10. CYstyle

    CYstyle Senior member

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    1 solid navy 2btn, 1 navy micro? stripe 3 roll to 2, 1 solid navy linen suit 2 btn, one lighter herringbone 2btn, and one lighter linen 2btn.
     
  11. dragon8

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    I own 2 solid navy and 2 navy pinstripe
     
  12. lasbar

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    4 solid single breasted , 1 double-breasted flannel chalk stripes, 2 pinstripes single breasted and 1 tennis stripes..
     
  13. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

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    Eight solid navy in all weights, weaves, and configurations.

    E.g., 8 oz. to 18 oz., SB, DB, 2 piece, 3 piece, flannel (both heavy and light), herringbone, serge, twill, and worsted.

    Although navy is the building block of a man's wardrobe, I am coming around to Will's thinking that grey looks better as one's hair starts greying. See Will at http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2012/01/complement-your-coloring.html
     
  14. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    This is interesting. I'm certainly noticing that colors which previously looked good on me when my hair was very dark brown now seem a bit too strong. Meaning very dark charcoal, once looked great on me and now that I'm passing 'salt and pepper' and ranging more into 'salt' it just seems overpowering.
     
  15. Gdot

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    For years (too many) I have worked with same sales associate at Saks. My routine (which I came to Styleforum to break) has been - every spring and fall when the previous season's suits are being pulled off the racks the SA calls me. I buy one suit, 5 shirts, perhaps a sport coat and trousers as needed. A pair of shoes if needed, etc. etc. Because I buy in just these two seasonal 'sessions' it is worth the SAs time to make note to call me and I often get everything for at least 25% off. Yes it's a bit of a hefty twice a year purchase - but it's done and over with.

    I HATE to shop so this has pared it down to the barest minimum of time possible in terms of shopping - twice a year - period.

    I'm pretty sure lots of business men take this basic approach - my father certainly did.

    That being said - I came to SF six months ago because I have grown weary of the predictability and particularly disappointed in the shoes available via the department stores.
     
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  16. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Only one, although I'm always drawn to a second now.

    Single, two button for the record. How could one do anything else!
     
  17. fwiffo

    fwiffo Senior member

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    I have three solids. I know it's weird but I got a Zara one four years ago with the skinny lapels. Then I got an Aquascutum one. Finally I bought one off a member here last year - Corneliani. One is peak lapel, 2 are notch lapels, all side vents. I guess I should retire some. Otherwise, I have navy pinstripes too, one cotton and one wool.
     
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  18. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    Saks in Phipps is unbelievable. They really have a great set-up and I only visit once or twice a year for their sales, and I am always surprised how they do such a good job keeping up with the trends and maintaining a high-class store. I've visited dept. stores in NYC and Chicago and Saks Atl is top notch.
     
  19. Testudo_Aubreii

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    +1 to the first.

    Not so sure about the second. Prominent and successful career politicoes who enjoy clothes wear suits that fit. Joe Biden, for example. I think it's more that politicians who don't care about clothes are willing to heed such advice when it is given, and are just sloppy dressers anyway. I'd like to see evidence as to how widely given such advice is.
     
  20. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    I have 1 but am considering a 2nd now that I've rounded out my other suits to my liking. For those of you with multiple, would you suggest that I go with a different brand and therefore different styling, or better to first go after a slightly different shade of blue?
     

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