Thoughts on buying a light grey suit

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  1. tonio028

    tonio028 Senior member

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    Try a grey suit with a light blue shirt. That is the only way I can wear a grey suit. Otherwise I look washed out.

    I'm going with pink or with my R&B red microcheck shirt for more color and more of a spring/summery look. I'll reserve the blue for the office.
     
  2. PinkPantser

    PinkPantser Senior member

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    ralph lauren black label has a fantastic one that i'll be considering at the end of the season [​IMG]
     
  3. PinkPantser

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    I also had one from tat that I ended up selling because I didn't like the shoulder. [​IMG]
     
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    Cas Ruffin Senior member

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    I feel like none of the examples here really got the fit down right. The GQ spread with Sterling from Mad Men is a good one.
     
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    I have those gap socks [​IMG]
     
  7. Master-Classter

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    Personally I like the light grey suit, although I find it less versatile (more sort of summer style) then a mid/steel grey suit although it can go with blacks, browns, or burgundies. Once you've covered the formal navy and charcoal, then go navy pinstripe and mid-dark grey... then start adding summer/other colors like the light grey, Glenplaids, etc... As for some ideas on colors and styles, below are various pictures from forum members and a few from around the internet (Sartorialist). In particular, I'd check out Thick as Thieves as an option, and I geuss you could message some of the members for details if you really like the pics below... (As usual, if anyone wants picture removed, just message me) Movie Collateral [​IMG]
    Somebody in the stylish movie thread posted a shot from a Wes Anderson movie showing Adrian Brody in a grey suit. Look at that one. I'd go for something like that.
    Darkeeling limited - All the way on the right, personally I really like it. Marc Jacobs (http://www.sptimes.com/2007/10/27/Fa...erson_le.shtml) [​IMG] Sartorialist [​IMG] Singular [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] T.C. Houston [​IMG] [​IMG] Thick as Thieves - Personally, I like this one the best. [​IMG] Hope that helps give you some ideas of colors and styles...
     
  8. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    It's only the blue one with the stupid jean pockets and leather patch. The other ones are normal material and normal details

    again, those pants are awesome; you two are crazy
     
  9. Brutus

    Brutus Senior member

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    I was looking for that very one myself, but with no luck. Now that I got my first Shipley blazer from Mauro's last flash sale, I love their fit and I'm all about their suits so long as the bottoms are a traditional suit pant bottom and not the crazy trouser/jean bottom with thick leather patch like the blue one from current season.

    So YOU were the guy who snatched that jacket from my cart at Farinelli's![​IMG] I had to pay a little more for it somewhere else.

    (I'm wearing it today and it's great!)
     
  10. robbie

    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    h&m linen is an option, I am quite fond of mine.
     
  11. PinkPantser

    PinkPantser Senior member

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    black fleece has a nice one this season too, if you're into that silhouette.
     
  12. pinoy

    pinoy Senior member

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    I appreciate all the information and pictures everyone has shared.

    Based on what I've seen, it looks like I'll need to find a light grey suit with fabric that has very little texture. Coarser / textured fabrics end up making the suit look a lot heavier– the diametric opposite of a light summer suit. I think a cotton or cotton/wool blend suit might work well..

    Also– just wanted to follow up on this random question but does one need to be tall and slim to pull off a grey suit? Obviously a light grey suit doesn't have the slimming qualities a black / charcoal / navy suit would have.
     
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    There is an extremely nice grey suit from this season Black Fleece.
     
  14. bdeuce22

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    a light grey suit will be my next purchase, probably in a couple months. i have 4 weddings to go to this summer so it'll get some use.
     
  15. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Grey is good in a cotton...for wool I like a more charcoal wool better.
     

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