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You're allowed 3 bespoke suits for work - what colours?

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I have a really nice suit that has a little navy in it, and wanted to add to my collection with another two bespoke suits.

The new suits will be purely for work (finance), so I was wondering what fabrics (pics if possible?) you would go for?

I always feel a little overwhelmed with fabric colours when i go to a tailors and find it difficult to picture the actual suit..
 

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gray and light gray, Maybe make one tweed or flannel
 

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I'd get a three piece navy suit (a power suit) so you can use it as a three piece or a two piece. I'd also get a grey suit, think Mad Men style. But that's just me.
 

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In finance, navy and grey. Muted pinstripes perhaps?
 

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Originally Posted by Omega Man
In finance, navy and grey. Muted pinstripes perhaps?

+1
 

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Originally Posted by Omega Man
In finance, navy and grey. Muted pinstripes perhaps?

+1. However, if you want flexibility and ease of use, I would recommend three suits of the same cut and fabric that you can mix and match.
 

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Originally Posted by Metlin
+1. However, if you want flexibility and ease of use, I would recommend three suits of the same cut and fabric that you can mix and match.

+1 so you can create a huge wardrobe with small amt of clothing.
 

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Navy worsted + mid grey worsted + light to mid grey flannel
 

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Where do you live? Do you need winter and summer suits like you would in NYC?
 

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After navy, get a mid gray herrinbone and dark gray chalkstripe. You can take any two of those suits on a 3-10 day business trip with enough shirts and variety of tie.

Fourth suit would be a summer specialist - go for a mid to light gray pin or chalk.

After that its flannels, tweeds, frescos, linens and all the good stuff.

Buy good cloth and the sh*t will travel well.

As to "overwhelmed" by the choices - just go in with what I said above and ask for guidance. You might come out with a flannel windowpane because you fall in love with it, but you want to think about building the backbone of a wardrobe and the workhorses are boring but you'll love them because they were made for you.

It's the pleasure of what's invisible to others.

Braised
 

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what's the purpose of "bespoke" in this question?
 

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Originally Posted by Metlin
+1. However, if you want flexibility and ease of use, I would recommend three suits of the same cut and fabric that you can mix and match.

I'm missing something - how do you mix and match suits?
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
Navy worsted + mid grey worsted + light to mid grey flannel

^^^What he said
 

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Originally Posted by alliswell
I'm missing something - how do you mix and match suits?
For a given color (e.g. Navy), I typically get 2 trousers for each jacket, and all the suits tend to be the same fabric, color, and style. This way, I can be agnostic about my trousers and suit jackets in that they all go well with one another. For instance, if you buy a light and a mid, you cannot wear the light jacket with the mid trousers. But if they're both light or if they're both mid, you can use them interchangeably (sorry, mix and match wasn't the right term, perhaps). Right now, I've 3 navy and 3 charcoal suits of the same color and fabric. So, I've 6 exact same navy and charcoal trousers and 3 exact same navy and charcoal jackets. All the navys can be worn with one another, and all the charcoals can be worn with one another. If you're adventurous (and I am contemplating this), you can get subtle additions/changes for some of your jackets (e.g. ticket pockets, peak lapels etc). But as long as the fabric remains the same, you still have the ability to wear them together while having differences in your looks.
 

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Charcoal Gray and Light Gray. You're not really allowed another option. I'd add a Dark Brown once you're senior.
 

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