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Funeral suit

Cameron59

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I purchased a suit from Suit Supply that is their most relaxed fit. It's mid grey. 42 R. However, it seems too "slim fit" to be appropriate for a funeral. I think I'd like a somewhat looser fit if I were to buy a new suit for funeral purposes. I'm slim. 175 pounds. 6 foot 1 inch tall. I'm 59 years old. I'd be interested to know your opinion. I certainly don't want a 1990s fit, but something more classic. How would I find such a suit of good quality? I really don't want to go the Menswear house look, Jos. Bank, etc. Are Suit Supply suit fits just too modern for a man of my age?

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I purchased a suit from Suit Supply that is their most relaxed fit. It's mid grey. 42 R. However, it seems too "slim fit" to be appropriate for a funeral. I think I'd like a somewhat looser fit if I were to buy a new suit for funeral purposes. I'm slim. 175 pounds. 6 foot 1 inch tall. I'm 59 years old. I'd be interested to know your opinion. I certainly don't want a 1990s fit, but something more classic. How would I find such a suit of good quality? I really don't want to go the Menswear house look, Jos. Bank, etc. Are Suit Supply suit fits just too modern for a man of my age?

Thanks
Yes, SuSu is not a good idea for you. You would be better served by Brooks Brothers. I wear the Regent fit, and it is slim, but still classic. For reference, I am 62, 5' 9" and 150, and the Regent fits me quite nicely. They also have a Madison fit which is a fuller cut.
 

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Yes, SuSu is not a good idea for you. You would be better served by Brooks Brothers. I wear the Regent fit, and it is slim, but still classic. For reference, I am 62, 5' 9" and 150, and the Regent fits me quite nicely. They also have a Madison fit which is a fuller cut.
Thank you. This is very helpful.
 

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Are you buying a suit only for funerals? If so, it should ideally be black. But as black suits which aren’t tuxedos have no other use unless you are a limousine driver, they are impractical for men on sartorial budgets. Which is why most of us, when called upon to grieve, choose a suit in navy or gray from our existing wardrobe—the darker the better.

The cut or style is irrelevant. As with all tailored clothing, it should fit you properly. Wear a white shirt and a dark tie. A black silk pocket square is a thoughtful and affordable touch.
 

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Get a good navy suit from Brooks Brothers. It will serve you for many years.
 

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At 6.1 I would think you would be a 42L not Reg
 

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Let me add this: how often are you going to be wearing the suit? Buying a $1500 suit doesn't make a whole lot of sense if you're only going to wear it 1 or 2 times a year to a wedding/funeral. As long as it fits fine, you're not going to realize the benefit of the higher quality cloth & canvasing. Navy is a great choice because of it's flexibility. But, I don't see paying BB prices if this is just the 1 or 2 times a year suit.
 

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