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Why is it so difficult to find suits in staple colors?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by 604Coast, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. 604Coast

    604Coast Senior member

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    I can't for the life of me figure it out. I've been looking for a staple suit for almost a year. Solid navy or solid charcoal, canvassed, 2 button, notch lapel, side-vented...for a reasonable (under $600) price. To no avail, I finally ordered a Benjamin Sartorial out of sheer frustration of searching B&S for something that fit the bill. (didn't work out due to weird fitment issue)

    Now I'm not a crazy hard size to find, a 40R...likely the most common if anything. I'm just lost as to why the suitmakers don't make more suits in solid colours. I understand the need for variety in pinstripes, checks, etc but why aren't the majority of suits made in staple colors? Secret conspiracy to create demand? Am I just terrible at looking? What is going on?

    Discuss.
     
  2. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    Staple colors are staple for a reason. They sell well and the manufacturers/stores don't feel the need to create incentives by offering sale prices.
     
  3. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    +1 to acecow, and:
    why aren't the majority of suits made in staple colors?
    They are. B&S is the very opposite of a representative sample.
     
  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    They are. B&S is the very opposite of a representative sample.


    Wait, you mean what I see online is not all there is? [​IMG]
     
  5. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    Wait, you mean what I see online is not all there is? [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Then again, even "what I see online" would have been a better starting place for the OP than "what I see in SF Buy&Sell" ...
     

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