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Glenplaid Suits

Ezio

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I came across a suit on sale over the weekend. Perfect fit, loved the color, decent price. I didn't purchase it at that time (might go back) because of a disagreement with the sales person over the price they'd listed it at.

However, I was thinking... I only have a navy suit at the moment. I guess the common wisdom is that having a grey suit and a navy suit is generally all you need for your first couple of suits (which this isn't, but I lost enough weight that I needed new suits, yay me).

So, the grey glen check/plaid suit. Is it versatile enough to take the place of a medium grey solid suit? I don't wear suits too often, if that helps. Might change in the future though.
 

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Two very different garments and one is not a substitute for the other. If you only have two suits stick with the basics, cheap or otherwise.
 

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Is there a particular reason why you'd advise that over grabbing the glen check suit? Is it less versatile than the solid?
 

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A timely post as I just wore my glen plaid suit with a light rust over check today. I also like a blue over check glen plaid. Can glen plaid replace a solid or semi-solid grey suit -- no, it's not as versatile. Does it look great in a business environment -- generally, yes. If you are a London or NYC investment banker or lawyer -- no, unless it's casual Friday. Brits consider glen plaid to be a country, rather than a city suit fabric. I like mine, but make sure it suits the occasion (pun intended). I will always have one or two glen plaid suits in the wardrobe, but after the basics are covered.
 
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