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The third suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by noremac, Sep 19, 2011.

What colour should my third suit be?

Poll closed Sep 25, 2011.
  1. Light gray

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. Navy blue pinstripe

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  3. Other

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  1. noremac

    noremac Active Member

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    I'm just starting out building my professional wardrobe. I currently have two tailored suits, a handful of tailored shirts, and a couple pairs of Allen Edmonds shoes. I've very happy with what I've acquired so far, but I'm stumped on what colour my third suit should be.

    My current suits are a 2-piece, solid navy and a 3-piece, solid medium gray (although I also have an off the rack black suit I hope to never wear again).

    I'm a public servant, so I could get away with any colour - I don't need to stick with anything too conservative. Right now I'm wavering between a light gray suit and a dark blue pinstripe. I'd love both, but the light gray is a bit more casual, and could more easily be used for going out in the evening.

    I'd appreciate some feedback. If you have a better suggestion than other of mine, please let me know!

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2011
  2. Macallan

    Macallan Well-Known Member

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    Charcoal (depends on the shade of the mid-grey suit)

    If you want something more for going out, then PoW suit without overcheck.
     
  3. AlexE

    AlexE Well-Known Member

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    Light grey seems to be more versatile for you purposes. So nothing wrong with buying this.
     
  4. noremac

    noremac Active Member

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  5. Edge89

    Edge89 Active Member

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    Prince of Wales check
     
  6. noremac

    noremac Active Member

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    Yes! I love this idea.
     
  7. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure you meant Allen Edmonds.
    Welcome to Styleforum.
     
  8. noremac

    noremac Active Member

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    Yes, I did. I was not referring to some cheap knock-off version of AE :)

    And thanks for the welcome.
     
  9. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Well-Known Member

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    I'm new here too, and in a similar situation. I started with one navy and one charcoal gray. ( I already had a black suit that i take out to funerals as infrequently as possible). I have a fourth suit that is a little odd in that it is a Navy/taupe micro check that tends to look like drywall putty at a distance. I figured at the very low price I purchased it for, I couldn't go wrong. I've worn it once in a year and a half. So my only advise would be not to do that...
     
  10. Bowtiedlad93

    Bowtiedlad93 Well-Known Member

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    Navy pinstripe all the way.
     
  11. lroberts208

    lroberts208 Member

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    I think a navy pinstripe will round up your wardrobe.
     

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