Fourth Suit Suggestions

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  1. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Have a bespoke solid navy and solid charcoal worsteds being made, what would you suggest as a third? Navy Chalkstripe? Tweed? Flannel?
     


  2. Newlaw

    Newlaw Senior member

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    What context will you be wearing the suit?

    Business?
     


  3. Doc4

    Doc4 Senior member

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    ... depends on your local climate. If you live somewhere perpetually warm, a summer suit would be a good next choice. Linen or fresco-style light wool, in a lighter colour. That might be a good choice generally as it's easier to wear an extra t-shrit or long undies to make a summer suit work for the fall, but a thick suit can't work in the heat no matter what.
     


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    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Medium Grey

    FTFY and +1
     


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    dragon8 Senior member

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    FTFY and +1

    or light grey
     


  7. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    I'd go light grey as well. More versatile than pinstripes.
     


  8. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    I have a medium grey, not bespoke, that I still wear. This suit would be used for weddings, engagements, parties, work and in crazy insane New York weather, navy pin/chalkstripe 3-piece a no-go?
     


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    Matt S Senior member

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    I have a medium grey, not bespoke, that I still wear. This suit would be used for weddings, engagements, parties, work and in crazy insane New York weather, navy pin/chalkstripe 3-piece a no-go?

    Stripes are a no-go for weddings, engagements, and parties. If you want something heavier how about a grey flannel in a subtle plaid or windowpane?
     


  10. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    Medium or light grey
     


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    chasingred Senior member

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    Light or mid grey, but with some kind of subtle PoW check.
     


  12. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Let me rephrase, what would you get as a fourth suit? Navy, Charcoal and Med Grey Covered
     


  13. DoTheGrownup

    DoTheGrownup Senior member

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    Let me rephrase, what would you get as a fourth suit? Navy, Charcoal and Med Grey Covered

    Tan/Khaki lightweight wool, maybe in a subtle herringbone.
     


  14. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Mid-grey or RAF blue flannel around 13oz. Mid-grey could have a very subtle windowpane. Or, if you're feeling slightly more daring, a nice, subdued flannel PoW (predominantly grey or tan, I'd say). Or you could do a blazersuit in a blue hopsack of sorts.
     


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    You have the basics covered. If you want a navy chalkstripe, go for it; but just know that it is a work suit. You have 3 others you can wear to the weddings, parties, etc.
     


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