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Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« Reply #70 on: April 26, 2008, 11:04:51 PM »
If no one else will fight the fight, I will continue to stand up for the black suit. You all seem to miss my very next line where I say you should have a black suit AND ANOTHER COLOR.

Back when I lived in Washington, you could always tell who the lawyers were - they were the white guys in the ill-fitting navy blue suits. If that's what you're going for, it's your choice.  :-[

I will say that one should never wear a black suit during the daytime in the spring/summer.
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« Reply #71 on: April 27, 2008, 12:04:02 AM »
If no one else will fight the fight, I will continue to stand up for the black suit. You all seem to miss my very next line where I say you should have a black suit AND ANOTHER COLOR.

Back when I lived in Washington, you could always tell who the lawyers were - they were the white guys in the ill-fitting navy blue suits. If that's what you're going for, it's your choice.  :-[

I will say that one should never wear a black suit during the daytime in the spring/summer.

Nah, I'll just go for the white guy in the well tailored navy blue suit.
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« Reply #72 on: April 27, 2008, 12:10:35 AM »
If no one else will fight the fight, I will continue to stand up for the black suit. You all seem to miss my very next line where I say you should have a black suit AND ANOTHER COLOR.

Back when I lived in Washington, you could always tell who the lawyers were - they were the white guys in the ill-fitting navy blue suits. If that's what you're going for, it's your choice.  :-[

I will say that one should never wear a black suit during the daytime in the spring/summer.

Nah, I'll just go for the white guy in the well tailored navy blue suit.

Yeah--I'm pretty sure that the same people who warned against black suits were also saying to have your suits well-tailored.

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Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« Reply #73 on: April 27, 2008, 12:15:14 AM »
please, tailoring is for chumps, if your pants are too long, wear it higher on the waist, if its too short, pull your socks up, if it's too loose, thats what belts are for, and if its too tight, just dont button it.

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« Reply #74 on: April 27, 2008, 12:32:47 AM »
please, tailoring is for chumps, if your pants are too long, wear it higher on the waste, if its too short, pull your socks up, if it's too loose, thats what belts are for, and if its too tight, just dont button it.

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« Reply #75 on: April 27, 2008, 12:18:34 PM »
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« Reply #76 on: April 27, 2008, 12:52:53 PM »
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« Reply #77 on: June 17, 2008, 11:25:19 AM »
tag.  and can we get some advice for the ladies?  if i were a guy, i'd all about the buttons, what color suit to wear, the proper accessories/shoes, acceptable ties, etc. 

now i assume the "don't wear black" advice is still valid for either sex, but as for the rest i'm still clueless!

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« Reply #78 on: June 17, 2008, 11:51:52 AM »
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Thanks AK, great stuff. I had already bought a dark charcoal/subtle pinstrip suit prior to reading all the advice, so I feel pretty good about that! I thought the pinstripes may of been a little too 'varsity' for me, but I think I pull it off. Yes, I'm bad ass like that... ::)

So what's the etiquette on changing the suit, if, for example, you have only a couple/three? Switch them every other day or just wear one for a week or what???



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« Reply #79 on: June 17, 2008, 12:42:41 PM »
ze tag

Thanks AK, great stuff. I had already bought a dark charcoal/subtle pinstrip suit prior to reading all the advice, so I feel pretty good about that! I thought the pinstripes may of been a little too 'varsity' for me, but I think I pull it off. Yes, I'm bad ass like that... ::)

So what's the etiquette on changing the suit, if, for example, you have only a couple/three? Switch them every other day or just wear one for a week or what???


That's exactly why you buy neutral-colored suits: navy, charcoal, black (only for winter and evening wear), slate, etc. A different shirt everyday keeps things looking (and smelling) fresh. A clothes steamer also helps keep things fresh. Steam often, so you don't have to dryclean all the time. Dry cleaning will clean the clothes for sure, but it weakens the fabric.
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