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Need a 4th suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by btulls, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. btulls

    btulls Active Member

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    work as a junior lawyer.

    here are my 3 suits.

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    I'm picking up a 4th this weekend. Trying to decide on color. Not sure if I want a black one. I'm leaning towards another navy with stripes. thoughts?

    if physique matters, i'm 6'4 slim, with reddish blonde hair.

    thanks

    edit: i should clarify and say it needs to be one of these options: https://ephapparel.com/category/suits
     
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  2. gotitwenineed

    gotitwenineed Well-Known Member

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    Charcoal Grey
     
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  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Birdseye navy
     
  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Both good suggestions. You'll definitely want a solid, since of your three suits, two are patterned. I would recommend against the black. Black suits are generally not appreciated on this site, but I think particularly given your complexion it would not be a good choice.
     
  5. btulls

    btulls Active Member

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    isn't birdseye navy a pattern that appears solid?
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, but it has a subtle interesting texture that is very classic and appealing. If you have redish blond hair stay away from light grey suits.
     
  8. btulls

    btulls Active Member

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    i'm leaning towards the fundamental charcoal suit.
     
  9. gotitwenineed

    gotitwenineed Well-Known Member

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    It will even out your options
    2 bules, one solid one striped
    2 greys, one light one dark, one solid one glen plaid
     
  10. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    4th suit - plain charcoal
    5th suit - patterned navy

    by getting a charcoal suit first, you would have two conservative suits in different shades (rather then two navy conservative suits)
     
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  11. btulls

    btulls Active Member

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    i'm pretty sure i'll get this one:

    https://ephapparel.com/product/fundamental-charcoal-suit

    depending on how i'm feeling about my finances i may also get this:

    https://ephapparel.com/product/the-navy-shadow-windowpane-suit

    how does the shadow windowpane compare to a birdseye?
     
  12. Jebber

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    Go with the Fundamental Charcoal Suit
     
  13. btulls

    btulls Active Member

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    there's also a few customization options.

    i don't plan on changing anything. 2 button, regular notch lapels, modern (slim) fit. is there anything i should consider customizing?
     
  14. Jebber

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    You mentioned that you're pretty slim, so the modern fit should be ok. I'm also a lawyer, so my advice would be to keep it conservative (no slanted pockets or narrow lapels).
     
  15. CTLION

    CTLION Senior member

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    I would veto a third grey suit. Navy pinstripes is a nice power suit.
     
  16. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Charcoal grey
     
  17. CTLION

    CTLION Senior member

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    Then again perhaps you could get a seersucker suit and bow tie and then speak with a heavy Southern accent.

    "Yoooour Honorrr may I please approach the bench?"

    Sorry you lose the full effect if you aren't here in person.
     
  18. Count de Monet

    Count de Monet Senior member

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    No proper Southern lawyer would have that many R's at the end of a word. More like, "Y' Honah .."

    I don't ever recall in real life seeing a lawyer wearing seersucker and bowtie in the courtroom but the late Richard Arnold wore them in chambers most every Friday. Of course, I'd imagine if one sat on the Eighth Circuit, one could wear whatever one wanted in the office.

    I'd vote for the solid charcoal for #4, followed by a navy pinstripe for #5. Not a Prohibition-era gangster pinstripe, just a "regular" pinstripe.[​IMG]
     
  19. btulls

    btulls Active Member

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    guess i'll go charcoal. won't get that navy shadow windowpane quite yet. maybe a shirt or two instead.
     
  20. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    Robes and a wig. You'll look foreign and imperialistic and frightening. But yeah, charcoal or another solid navy.
     

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