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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Derrin33, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Derrin33

    Derrin33

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    I plan on buying a suit here in the next week or so. The suit will be used for interviews, weddings, funerals and the like. I've never owned a suit before and have a couple of basic questions. Is the best idea to just to buy a good black suit and use different shirts and ties for different functions? Are pinstripes a no-no? This suit is going to be worn maybe half a dozen times a year so I'm not trying to break the bank. Help me out folks.
     
  2. Mrs. Tink

    Mrs. Tink Semper Fidelis

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    Yes, black or dark gray. Pinstripes are OK but if you are only going to own one suit, make it solid-colored. Very versatile and as you say you can mix and match shirts and ties more easily. Men's Wearhouse is an all-in-one shop (buy, alterations, etc.) and they do good work.
     

  3. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    ...and they guarantee you'll like the way you look! :wavey:

    Plus one to Men's Wearhouse.
     
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    tbhracing Senior Member

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    ME- I have two dark grey suits with different pin stripes. For what you want, I would NOT go with black.

    Grey-
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    Get some more ideas here- www.menswearhouse.com
     
  5. Mushinto

    Mushinto Master Member

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    Black is the way to go.

    You can also wear the jacket with other pants.

    ML
     
  6. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    If you need multi-function, then buy a nice 100% wool suit. Black is not a versatile color. Black will look okay at a funeral, but you’ll look like the grim reaper in a job interview. You can’t go too wrong with blue or charcoal gray. Do not wear brown shoes with your blue suit! Unless you’re Robert Dole, do not buy a brown suit.

    A solid white shirt is versatile for multi-function. A 100% silk tie is nice. The tie colors are endless. Don’t be too outlandish in an interview unless you work in a creative industry. Dress conservatively at an interview. Mix it up for a wedding. Shop around for silk ties. A good one on sale can be had for around $15.

    I agree with Men’s Wearhouse for quality at reasonable prices. They do good alterations.
     
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    Why? Black is as classy as it gets.

    Ive got a black suit that ive worn the past 4 years.

    Shop at Ross or Burlington Coat factory. Especially for shirts and pants.

    they have name brand stuff for CHEAP.

    Found a Calven Klein dress shirt in there for under $20...and Van Huessen for $12[ive gotten the VH from other stores for over $30.
     
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    My own personal opinion, but I don't like solid color suits, or anything other than a casual t-shirt. They are just too monotone, and don't look good to me. I bought a black suit with very thin (like 1 thread thin) white vertical stripes for interviews, and that's the look I prefer. It looks similar to the pic posted above. Still looks very professional, but not stiff and boring. Often, when I go out, I will wear the suit jacket with nice jeans and dressy shirt underneath.
     
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    Another vote for Men's Wearhouse. And another vote for Charcoal Gray
     
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    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    I totally agree.
     
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    tbhracing Senior Member

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    This is why-

     
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    Get a blue leisure suit like cousin Eddie.
     
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    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    Navy blue, Single Breasted. Pin Striped if you wish.
     
  15. MO Fugga

    MO Fugga Malt Liqra® Lifetime Member

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    You finally found a reason, now you need an excuse...Suits love shoulder rigs!!!:supergrin:
     
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    Black dark blue or dark gray will work fine.
     
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    #1glocker19 venivedivici

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    Also check JC Penneys. They have some great sales. Picked up 4 American living and IZOD suits for $225 unaltered.

    You must get the suit altered no matter how well you think it fits.

    Good luck!
     
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    MO Fugga Malt Liqra® Lifetime Member

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    Gotta make room for IBW...
     
  19. restlessgun

    restlessgun BO still sucks

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    I haven't worn a full suit in years.
    When I was interviewing for jobs I wore a dark blue suit and occasionally a gray flannel suit. I wore a white shirt with solid or striped ties, no wild prints or paisleys. I kept it conservative and professional.
     
  20. Blaster

    Blaster Hunc tu caveto

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    Yeah, make sure you stay away from the flashy styles. Go traditional. Single Breasted will always be acceptable.