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First Time Daily Suit Advice For A Pale Guy

SAguy

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Hi all, so I’m kinda in a pickle. I’ve recently been hired for a job which requires the daily wearing of suits.

Problem is before now I’ve never worn a suit or anything more than board shorts and T-shirt’s really.

I’ve gone ahead and bought myself two suits to start off with, one black and the other a lighter grey.

Could anyone recommend some shirt and tie colors which would go with these?

For reference I’m really pale, like live by the beach but still can’t catch a tan pale, with maybe a pinkish undertone. I have blue eyes and not much hair up top, the hair that is there is of the fairer variety.

Any help would really be appreciated
 

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If you can return the black suit and get a navy one instead. Black suits would make you appear even paler, not to mention that they are really reserved for funerals.

White / pale blue shirts. Navy / red ties
 

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If you can return the black suit and get a navy one instead. Black suits would make you appear even paler, not to mention that they are really reserved for funerals.

White / pale blue shirts. Navy / red ties
Thanks for your reply.

Unfortunately I can’t return the suit but I’ll definitely look at trying to get my hands on a navy one.

Already got myself a navy tie, will try to get a red one next. How many different ties would you recommend someone have for the work week?
 

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To start out, I would suggest at least 3 suits and at least 2 shirts and ties for each suit. That way you don't have the same outfit (suit/shirt/tie) in the same week. The number to avoid IMO is 5 suits - you don't want to have that repeatable pattern of the same suit on the same day of the week.
Also, a word of caution - try to keep stains from your suits. The worst thing you can do to a suit is dry clean it. That does more damage than normal wear. So, you only want to get them dry cleaned a couple times a year.
 

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