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Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 17, 2015 4:04 pm

I am going overseas to visit family next week and will be paying a visit to our tailor. I can get good-quality, custom made suits for considerably cheaper than I could in the US, and I was wondering what are reasonable colors/designs that an associate could wear other than Navy/Charcoal?

Ideally I would like suits I could wear to work, but am willing to get some more unconventional ones if anyone has any recommendations. Would Plaid/Window-pane designs be okay for an Associate? How about Browns/Olives/Tans?

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Re: Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby KD35 » Sun May 17, 2015 4:18 pm

My guess would be it depends based on the region where you work.

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Re: Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby swampman » Sun May 17, 2015 4:58 pm

Just a heads-up, especially if this is an asian country, taste in things like shoulder padding, arm holes, waist suppression, jacket length, pockets, lapels etc. is often very different from what's acceptable in the U.S., especially in a conservative environment. You could end up with a high-quality (as in nice fabric and quality construction) suit that looks pretty silly if you don't know what to ask for.

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Re: Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby Clearly » Sun May 17, 2015 5:28 pm

I'd say the next acceptable color is grey.

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Re: Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby bearsfan23 » Sun May 17, 2015 6:20 pm

White is a universally acceptable suit color. Get a white suit

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Re: Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby encore1101 » Sun May 17, 2015 6:35 pm

Clearly wrote:I'd say the next acceptable color is grey.



if you have the body type/frame for it. I don't think it looks good on people with larger builds. just imo

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Re: Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby ditch digger » Sun May 17, 2015 7:03 pm

You can't go wrong with a seersucker suit, brah

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Re: Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby Capitol_Idea » Sun May 17, 2015 7:07 pm

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Re: Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby Clearly » Sun May 17, 2015 8:03 pm

encore1101 wrote:
Clearly wrote:I'd say the next acceptable color is grey.



if you have the body type/frame for it. I don't think it looks good on people with larger builds. just imo

Never stopped to think about it, but I agree

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Re: Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby encore1101 » Sun May 17, 2015 8:32 pm

To start, you should think about your skin tone/complexion. There are some colors that look better on some complexions than others. For example, a tan suit would look awful if it matched your skin tone too closely, as opposed to if you were darker skinned.


Personally, after I started working and had more money to buy a couple of more suits, I just bought another navy blue and charcoal. Charcoal comes in a few different shades you can get, and my skin color doesn't really work with any other suit/shirt color combinations.

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Re: Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby wbrother » Sun May 17, 2015 9:34 pm

encore1101 wrote:To start, you should think about your skin tone/complexion. There are some colors that look better on some complexions than others. For example, a tan suit would look awful if it matched your skin tone too closely, as opposed to if you were darker skinned.


Personally, after I started working and had more money to buy a couple of more suits, I just bought another navy blue and charcoal. Charcoal comes in a few different shades you can get, and my skin color doesn't really work with any other suit/shirt color combinations.

Different shades of navy/charcoal seems to be the best option. I got two of each, and a weird grey/pinstripe combo that my guy promised would look legit. Usually sits in my closest unless I'm past due for a dry cleaner run.

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Re: Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby encore1101 » Mon May 18, 2015 9:16 am

wbrother wrote:
encore1101 wrote:To start, you should think about your skin tone/complexion. There are some colors that look better on some complexions than others. For example, a tan suit would look awful if it matched your skin tone too closely, as opposed to if you were darker skinned.


Personally, after I started working and had more money to buy a couple of more suits, I just bought another navy blue and charcoal. Charcoal comes in a few different shades you can get, and my skin color doesn't really work with any other suit/shirt color combinations.

Different shades of navy/charcoal seems to be the best option. I got two of each, and a weird grey/pinstripe combo that my guy promised would look legit. Usually sits in my closest unless I'm past due for a dry cleaner run.



I feel you. I have a navy pinstripe suit that is pretty much my "miscalculated dry cleaner scheduling" go-to.

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Re: Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby jbagelboy » Mon May 18, 2015 1:43 pm

lighter grey and deeper blue. I don't think young dudes can pull off brown. also it's nice to have an actual black suit for evening stuff.

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Re: Suit Colors? Already have Navy/Charcoal

Postby smallfirmassociate » Mon May 18, 2015 2:27 pm

Get a somewhat flashy black suit (seriously). Maybe some understated pinstripes. You'll probably wear it a few times a year, and it's nice to have a formal outfit that doesn't look like work clothes.




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