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  • bruschetta
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    It can absolutely be done. If you're a peasant.

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  • ryan3
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    As for the thread topic of brown shoes with black suits... I have seen it done, and quite successfully. See here:


    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10150589946945825&type=1


    That is Aaron Marino, image consultant. That is his facebook page for his company, Alpha M. Image Consulting. I have used his services and he is great. He is really down to Earth guy and has a keen fashion eye.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    For law, here's your most classic look: http://www.upunique.com/suits/navy-b...-suits-for-men

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  • Sissi Yang
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    I'm a first-year law student about to buy my first suit...and I'm trying to go as plain/classic as possible so that I get my money's worth.


    The suit I'm considering is off-the-rack suit or custom suit...which one is more "standard"?


    Here's the suit I'm thinking of: http://www.upunique.com/suits

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  • forbritisheyesonly
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    I'm going to purchase this: http://dappered.com/2011/08/in-person-the-j-crew-factory-suit/


    The gap between lapel and top button looks more severe in Joe's picture than the picture on the website:


    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_factory_category/allnew/PRDOVR~39603/99102292031/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~205+16+4294962883~15~ ~~~~~~/39603.jsp


    By the way, would any of you ever purchase a Ben Sherman suit from the official website? Most thread on SF said that people buy them from Nordstrom Rack.

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  • alan
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    Macy's carries a Tommy Hilfiger 3 piece suit in that range. Some people don't like the shoulders on the Macy's Hilfiger suits, but I own one of their 2 pieces and it works for me.

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  • forbritisheyesonly
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    Was there ever a time where the 3 piece came under $300? or there was a coupon for 30% off of ANY suit?

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  • nicholascrawford
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    Wow - I didn't understand a thing in that first review.

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  • trash
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    The waist suppression on that suit looks a bit ridiculous to me. I'd even say the whole thing looks too slim (especially the arms), but I guess that's the norm for GQ these days isn't it? I'm all for properly slim clothing but that suit looks like it would be uncomfortable to move around in.

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  • Chareth
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    FWIW, "Manton" is Michael Anton, author of this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Suit-Machiavellian-Approach-Mens-Style/dp/0060891866


    If you're looking for the traditional rule of suiting, he's your guy. My guess is that by "DB" he meant double-breasted.

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  • forbritisheyesonly
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    @BenR:

    Actually, I was thinking of wearing that suit without the jacket JUST as much as with it. I saw Tim Gunn on How I met Your Mother in slacks, plaid shirt, and a vest and it looked GREAT.


    @nicholas:

    Options =] I want the 3 piece because I don't think they sell it separately.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    @Alan, I would hope that he meant double button, but I've never heard that expression. I think that guy means double breasted, which is fine for one guy, but it's not a look for everyone.





    I think it looks good on this Shawn Cannon-look-alike, but if you've got a big chest and belly, a double breasted suit will make you look positively enormous around the midsection.


    Three-piece suits? I'm a lover. I think it helps break up my height and give me more dimension, and I wouldn't hesitate to wear it at night. It has more of the 1920s and 1950s look that I like. That said, there's something perfect about a 2 button, 2 piece suit.

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  • LesserBlackDog
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    Personally, I don't like waistcoat lapels on "formal" waistcoats, but I'm ok with them on more "western" looking vests (like the one Nicholas linked to). For a waistcoat designed to be worn with a jacket over the top, I just feel like the multiple lapels can get really busy, really fast. If the vest is meant to be more of a standalone garment, though, then that's not a problem.


    Also, unrelated, the model in that Indochino pic looks like a mob hitman. Just sayin'. (It's probably the gloves.)

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  • nicholascrawford
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    I love waistcoat lapels. I wear this one as part of my personal uniform. Loads of compliments every time.


    Seen in action here:



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  • alan
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    I'll be honest... You're approaching foreign territory for me. I don't actually own any so it wouldn't be fair for me to start spouting off on the matter with any sort of authority. :-S

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