Multi-Purpose Suit?

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  1. Knucklehead Zoo

    Knucklehead Zoo New Member

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    I want to get one really nice suit that I can wear for different occasions (wedding, job interview, functions, etc.). I'm still a student so I can really only shell out the money (credit :o) for one really nice one. Right now all I have is a black Banana Republic blazer I wear with whatever black slacks I have....

    So what brands/stores should I be looking at? Style? Color? I've heard to go with dark blue and two-button blazer, but :dunno: My main concern is I want it to fit nicely.
     
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    A navy blue blazer is a must have for any mens wardrobe.
    Black for winter, formals, fall
    Navy for spring and summer.

    Wear a striped shirt blue and white with a red tie and gold accents with off white slacks = one of the main spring and summer styles
     
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    Pics? :o
     
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    you can pick up Haggar brand suits for around 60 bucks. They are nothing fancy but they get the job done.
     
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    :squint:
    I dont have pics of me wearing the entire outfit
     
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    I bought a ralph lauren black label suit today for 1099, 30% off right now.
     
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    Yes, navy suits are probably the best for those who are only going to own one suit (for now anyways). You shouldn't have any trouble wearing it to occasions where you need to look sharp. Dark grey and black suits are an option too. For variety, you can mix and match your shirts and ties.

    Two-button is most common/stylish right now is seems, but everyone still sells three-buttons. I don't think you can go wrong with either. If you're tall, you might find yourself looking better in a 3-button.

    You need to decide on how many vents you want. I prefer double vents. It's a bit more stylish and Euro. I've heard no-vents aren't advisable. they don't look too good, and don't offer as much movement :dunno:

    In terms of fit, the jacket shoulders should hug your's perfectly. If there's one thing that fits well in a jacket, it's gotta' be the shoulders. Do not buy a suit that's too big. It should be long enough to cover your butt (usually to around your middle knuckle with your arms by your side). A lot of things can be tailored with the suit to help it fit well, but start with the shoulders.

    you could get into details like lapel styles, pleats, suppressed waists, cuffed pant legs etc etc, but I hope that helps you get started. I don't know where to shop in the States :hs:
     
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    I've always liked to try and get one buttons with slim fit
    I hate looking like im huge and have extra arm hanging from my jackets and blazers
     
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    :werd: I want one with a slim fit. Any brands that tend to have a slimmer fit?
     
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    go find one in korea or europe :hsugh:
    most here are fatman sized
     
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    guessing h&m will have a slim fit suit

    Also pretty sure zara does too.
     
  12. Tan + Blue

    Tan + Blue back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    imo, h&m's suits made me feel short and stocky (i'm 5'9" 135lb)

    they still fit right though, so i don't know what was going on there.
     
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    z zegna, zara, prada, rl black lablel, dior homme

    best value would probably be z zegna
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    Hugo Boss > *
     
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    I'm heading over to cali in a week or so and was hoping to pick up a suit from h&m :hs: But i'm 5'9" and 160 so who knows how that'll turn out
     
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    i regret not picking up some shirts at zara..i love that place
     
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    AndrewLD wearing just about what w00tah is talking about...

    edit: and fuck the tie :greddy2:
     

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