Suit pattern = dated suit?

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  1. klewless

    klewless Senior member

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    In need of a new cheaper suit, I pick something up at recent sale. After bringing it home, I am having second thoughts as I am concerned that the pattern looks dated. I fear that this will diminish the amount I will actually wear it, as I will feel that I am stuck in the '90's.

    I have added a few shots of the fabric below, and would appreciate any thoughts regarding the suit. TIA


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  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    It's textured. Nothing wrong with that, it just takes the right pairings. It wouldn't be my choice as a first suit but it has it's place. Unless of course it's polyester. Then I'd burn it.
     


  3. Ivar

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    Looks like it might be a birdseye or nailhead weave (hard to tell), both of which are infinitely more stylish than yer boring plain weave. Wear with pride!
     


  4. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Second for nailhead. Hard to tell from here though.
     


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    add911_11 Senior member

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    I always prefer a textured weave for plain colour.
     


  6. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    How old are you? That would look dated if you're really young, but if you're 25+ you can pull it off. It's more about the cut though...full pictures would help.
     


  7. Ivar

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    Please elaborate.
     


  8. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I disagree. I think this can be a perfectly fine look for a young person or something with perhaps a few more grays. I am in my mid 30s and I would wear it.
     


  9. FlaneurNYC

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    This. The gorge height and other design features will date it more than a simple texture.
     


  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the pattern and visual texture. This would be nice in rotation with a solid colored navy suit.
     


  11. klewless

    klewless Senior member

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    Thanks for the comments so far....here is quick and dirty shot of the front of the jacket. The weave is nailhead, and I am early 40's....

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  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think how it is tailored and the accessories/shirt and shoes you wear with it will determine if it looks contemporary. That should be easy to do.

    For starters:
    Solid spread collared white, pink and blue shirts would work.
    Consider a narrow black silk knit tie. Maybe one in a burgundy.
    A white linen pocket square
    A simple black belt with silver metal buckle
    Black captoe oxfords

    You don't need to jazz this up with too much color or pattern. A simple, minimalistic, classic approach will look best. If you don't like that approach, then take back the suit and get a solid gray or navy to use as a base for adding more patterns and colors.
     


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