I normally get myself a new suit or sportcoat every autumn and spring. For this autumn, I wanted something different, of reasonable quality, easy to combine and useful when travelling, both for the business meeting (I am a patent attorney and at least here in Europe, sportcoats are OK, I think) and for an informal dinner (with our without tie) in the evening. I had thoughts about a charcoal-coloured chalk-striped sport jacket (with "fuzzy" stripes separated by about 1.5 cm; I saw that fabric and I loved it), but reading other threads I understand that this would not be the right thing to do. I do not like blazers and I do not want anything blue. Rather, I was thinking in black, charcoal, terracotta, or similar. Also, I would like something rather original (that was why I was thinking of stripes, and, frankly, I like stripes a lot when it comes to suits), but not too original... (By the way, I never tried the Zegna MTM, and this time a was thinking about trying it...) Suggestions? What about the trousers?