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My next suit....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by msart84, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. msart84

    msart84 Well-Known Member

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    I've had my first job out of college (in finance) for about 6 months now, and I finally am ready to get another suit. I have two navy's and one gray, both wardrobe staples that have served me well. I'm thinking about making my next suit a navy chalkstripe or a glenplaid/pow. Any suggestions for my next suit since I have the navy and gray staples already?
     
  2. cbbuff

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    You are pretty much open to go in any direction you choose. You have the basics and have been in your working environment for long enough to judge what is appropriate. Probably got to see a few things you like as well. Pinstripes/POW in grey and navy are logical next steps.

    I have been pounding the Samuelsohn MTM drum pretty hard lately, but that is what I would do if I were you. Wait for a trunk show in your area and get fitted, pick a cloth you like and for $1000-1100 you will do very well.
     
  3. msart84

    msart84 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reassurance. I've never heard of Samuelsohn, but I work a few blocks away from the NYC showroom so it looks like it is definitely a possibility. [​IMG]
     
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    cbbuff Well-Known Member

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  5. Quadcammer

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    I'd probably add a pinstripe before a plaid/pow.
     
  6. msart84

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    I keep thinking about a pinstripe db with peak lapels and patch pockets. Will the pockets be too much?
     
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    I personally picturing it in my head would find that odd. An odd db jacket or blazer I'd say go for it. But patch pockets on a pinstripe db for work can't say I recommend it
     
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    I had a few navy and grey suits when y I first started working an d then eventually ventured into a few patterns such as pinstripes probably after a year or so.
     
  9. NiceGuyTom

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    If your grey suit is solid go with a medium pinstripe.. or vice versus. Light grey.
     
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    If you're unsure whether to venture into new colours or patterns yet, you can also start by playing with textures and materials.
     
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    The patch pockets are to get through the 99% incognito?
     
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    my point exactly.
     
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    Dont put patch pockets on a suit like that. Unless your going a bit 30s and you do a wide leg.
     
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    +1. Just a DB is unique enough.peak lapels, yes. Patch pockets, not so much.

    A pinstripe should probably be your next move. Good Luck!
     
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    +1. Just a DB is unique enough.peak lapels, yes. Patch pockets, not so much.

    A pinstripe should probably be your next move. Good Luck!
     
  16. mensimageconsultant

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    A pinstriped peak-lapel DB suit sounds too flashy for a junior employee. (Whether it goes with the body type is another issue.) Maybe a glen plaid instead, or a herringbone or a subtle windowpane. Even a solid SB suit in a different non-light shade of gray, perhaps with different styling, a different weight, and/or slightly different fabric.
     
  17. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Well-Known Member

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    I'd get a navy pinstripe now, then grey pinstripe, then POW later. What if you get a check/plaid SC now and full suit later?

    Also, my 2 cents, as a 22yo in finance, don't get a DB. The higher ups will wonder "what the hell is this kid wearing?" You want to stand out because of your analytical skills, not your clothes.
     
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    I usually advocate wearing whatever you like as long as it fits and you can pull it off, but pinstripe DB really is hard to pull off. Anyway My 2 cents about career is that more important than your analytical skills, you need to stand out with your relationship with others, especially the ones who are responsible for promoting you. Not by kissing arse - they can smell it from miles away - but actually establishing a relationship. Getting very off topic here...
     
  19. ajmanouk

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    Not to be boring...but charcoal?:embar:
     
  20. Liquidus

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    You wear suits everyday at your job? What do you do?
     

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