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Polo Black Label Double Breasted Yes/No

REguy

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I tried on a Black Label Double Breasted suit today that fit me like a glove. I have a slim build and it looked great on me. That having been said, I'm a bit apprehensive about pulling the trigger given that it's DB and the color is black. With 40% + 15% off, the price seems right, but I don't want to waste the money on something that I might only wear very occasionally. Couple questions:

1) Can I rock a black, DB in a relatively conservative environment or is this something that would be more appropriate for more avant-garde evening events?
2) What kind of shirt/tie combinations could I wear with it?
 

grimslade

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I'm not crazy about the idea of a DB black suit.
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
I'm not crazy about the idea of a DB black suit.

+1


Single breasted black suits do have their place in the world, even though navy and charcoal would usually be better. I'm not even sure where one wears a DB black suit. Unless it is a "dinner suit" (tuxedo)...
 

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Do you wonder why of all the suits they have left for sale there is the black double breasted suit, and in your size too!

Because it is not versatile. Because they are counting on you to jump at the chance to get a Ralph Lauren BLACK Label
at 55% off. Remember that you are buying the suit and not the label, and the black double breasted will likely just sit in your closet, constantly remind you what a fool you were
 

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
Because it is not versatile. Because they are counting on you to jump at the chance to get a Ralph Lauren BLACK Label
at 55% off.


Not that it's a big difference, but 40% + 15% is NOT equal to 55% off. It's really 49% off.

40% off $100 = $60. You then take $15 off $60, which is another $9 off, giving you a price of $51 or 49% off.
 

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I think the Black Label DBs are slick as hell, but a black DB is probably only useful for swank cocktail parties in a city. Ask yourself how many of those you go to.
 

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Thanks for confirming my gut feeling.
 

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Originally Posted by tlmusic
+1


Single breasted black suits do have their place in the world, even though navy and charcoal would usually be better. I'm not even sure where one wears a DB black suit. Unless it is a "dinner suit" (tuxedo)...


I'd wear a DB black suit anywhere I'd wear a single breasted black suit.
 

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+1. Get the DB, but not in black.
 

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Black Label DBs are very cool. But yeah, probably not so much in black. Still, if you genuinely like it as a garment, go for it! I find if you love an item, you find reasons to wear it (and vice versa).
 

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Originally Posted by REguy
I tried on a Black Label Double Breasted suit today that fit me like a glove. I have a slim build and it looked great on me. That having been said, I'm a bit apprehensive about pulling the trigger given that it's DB and the color is black. With 40% + 15% off, the price seems right, but I don't want to waste the money on something that I might only wear very occasionally. Couple questions:

1) Can I rock a black, DB in a relatively conservative environment or is this something that would be more appropriate for more avant-garde evening events?
2) What kind of shirt/tie combinations could I wear with it?


Don't buy just because it is at a discount
 

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