leobowski wrote:Kimberly wrote:I just love this thread. It is so interesting to eaves drop on men talking about their suits... not a common conversation for men, I imagine. Though, I will give you unsolicited advice from a woman who loves fashion and pays attention. Based upon the things I have read herein:
1. Suits are SOOOO not stuffy! Women love to see men who clean up well. And, people in general will respond better to you.
2. Navy blue suit is not a good suggestion. Dark charcoal or light charcoal.
3. To help with a more casual and down-to-earth feel, choose a white based shirt with a very lightly colored pattern (stripes or grids) and no tie. For a more sophisticated and get-down-to-business feel, go with a solid color (please, for the love of God, NOT BRIGHT BLUE! Everyone does that and it looks cheap). Light gray is not a bad shirt color but dark gray is too gimicky. One suit and lots of shirts makes for lots of outfits!
4. If you are thin and/or well built (AKA in-shape) think about a Theory suit. They have some very well-priced suits that are nicely made and fit well-put-together bodies quite nicely. If you are "chubby" or pudgy, you gotta choose baggier fit pants and really make sure that your jacket isn't too long! When a wider man puts on a longer jacket, it just makes them look like a box, or like they are wearing a bell on top because their belly projects the suit outward. Get it slimmer on top and baggier on bottom- gets closer to atleast tricking the eye to believe that you are buff on top and thinner on bottom.
Thats it. Carry on, gentlemen.
Navy suits are great, light blue shirts are fine, patterned shirts are generally a bad idea, and theory suits are overpriced trendy garbage. Carry on.
+1. Goddamnit theory is fucking awful. Hugo Boss is just as bad, fucking awful shitty fused suits.