Need Recommendations for Suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rudals1281, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    I just switched jobs and I have to wear suits everyday. So far I have:
    RLBL solid black
    RLBL solid navy blue
    E.Zegna solid dark navy blue
    I need more since I am not giving these 3 suits enough time to rest.
    Any recommendations? Colors?
     


  2. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    The black shouldn't be worn on the job (unless it's an unusual profession). Are those suits regular wool and single-breasted? Work or body type would make double-breasted unwise? Medium and dark gray suits would be obvious choices. A subtle pattern such as herringbone ought to be okay, too. Advice-giving would be easier with pictures and more information about the man in question.
     


  3. ter1413

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    Skip the black for work.
    Try grey....Blue chalk. Blue pin. Grey chalk. etc.
     


  4. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    I love black and I will wear it even if Tom Ford comes at me with a pair of scissors.
     


  5. johnvw

    johnvw Senior member

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    +1. More information about the location and nature of the work environment would be helpful, too. What kinds of suits color- and fabric-wise will your co-workers wear? Is the price range for the suit purchases within which you are comfortable commensurate with the RLBLs and E. Zegna you already have? Would suits at this quality level be considered "overdressing" for your new job?

    Pending further information, it would seem that at a work environment that requires suits, solids and pinstripes in the mid- to dark grey range and navy pinstripes would be safe choices if the two solid blues you have now are appropriate.

    All the best at the new job!
     
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  6. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    (Ignore the tie and others since this is before alterations and the tie was what I had on for navy blue.suit)
    I ordered this just this past Sunday. It is called the Torino(?) Cut from E.Zegna.I think I have enough (3) of traditional colors and trying to dress less boring.

    About me? I am 31 years old and work in the finance field as a mid level manager. I manage 5 people directly so looking somewhat like a manager would be something to consider. But I don't want to dress in boxy suits. I am 6' ft and 165lbs. I guess I am a slim built. I wear 38r at Zegna and 40r for RLBL but need to trim the pants since they're too big. Hope this is enough. I almost got a charcoal grey suit but wanted to try something a bit more stylish.
     
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  7. mensimageconsultant

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    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    That probably is slightly tight at the waist, which would explain why the bottom of the tie shows. Other than that, the jacket's cut looks good. The outfit does not look boring, albeit a darker, more "boring" tie might be a better choice for a young manager. Also, the shirt looks yellowish, but that might be the lighting.
     
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  9. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    If navy and gray is too boring, then you need to shop the Etro's and Phineas Cole's of the world. Nothing says I'm ready to be promoted like a few FU suits.:slayer:
     


  10. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    Yellow shirt is definitely lighing. Was in a dressing room. The tie, like I said, I had on a navy blue suit and happened to walk into the Zegna store. But most importantly, your comment about the tie sticking out.This is not appropriate?
     


  11. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Sorry, didn't notice the "ignore the tie."

    Anyway, no, the bottom of a tie isn't supposed to show when the jacket is fastened.
     


  12. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    Wow! You're good! I didn't know that. Any suggestions on what color ties wud go with suit if I go white shirts?
     


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    Standard answer: whatever flatters the little-known personal coloring. In this case, since it would be for a young person in management and finance, usually stick to darker shades thereof (but not black). Of course, stripes, dots, etc. could be in lighter colors.
     


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    As far as suit colors are concerned, you're relatively limited. Navy, charcoal, mid grey and the like are classic staples for a very good reason. If you want to add a but of variety, try chalk stripes or pinstripes on these color backgrounds, or perhaps a windowpane. It's a lot easier to add some visual interest with the right shirt and tie, IMO, if for no other reason than shirts and ties are so much cheaper than suits. Use your best judgment with respect to what combinations will work in your office, but I really wouldn't try to get too creative with your suits at this point.

    As for ties and a white shirt (asked about in another post), check out this thread:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/309772/how-to-wear-a-white-shirt

    Good luck.
     


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