Is it really a necessity for every man to own a suit? As a student who attends few social events I have absolutely no reason to own one. Not to mention I'm in Los Angeles so trenchcoats, blazers, and most jackets in general are redundant here.
Also, how often do any suit owners here actually get to wear it anyways?
If you don't have reason to wear a suit and you are over the age of 20 or so, you should reevaluate your lifestyle. Don't you have interviews? Formal events? Nice dinners? Client-facing or otherwise important work? Instances where you present in front of others?
I wear suits nearly every day, save for weekends.
That said, if you genuinely don't need one, there's certainly no reason to go get one just for its own sake.
I wear a suit 50% of the time. People treat you much nicer, women make eye contact and allow you to approach and enter into a conversation with them in public; I have worn suits in LA, San Francisco, and many other cities in the world and everyone responds positively. But make sure it is a casual suit and not something too formal or stuffy like a double breasted pin stripe suit or three piece.
Ignore this guy, he doesn't sound like he knows what he is talking about.
I'm 20 and I have a job but the only places I go are to work and school.
Never had a relationship so there's nobody to impress and I've never been fine dining because I usually just eat at family restaurants. Probably just overthinking it. Wouldn't it be a tryhard thing to do? Get fancy clothing you have no reason to wear?
>I'm 20 and I have a job but the only places I go are to work and school.
I'm assuming your job doesn't require a suit in any context?
>Wouldn't it be a tryhard thing to do? Get fancy clothing you have no reason to wear?
Nah, but there's a sort of trade-off to it. Your body is in constant flux size-wise, so there's an argument to be made to hold off on buying a suit until it'd get actual use. By way of example, you may suddenly get a lot thinner or more muscular over the year, and that could impact how the suit fits. Having a suit sitting in the closet isn't useful unless it at least generally fits you. Of course, you couldn't wait around too much either - off-the-rack is generally a bad idea (and tailoring can take up to a month depending on the tailor), and M2M can take anywhere from 2-4 months depending on the company/shipping method (assuming you order from China).
That said, if you want one, there's no shame in it. Dressing up is fun. A basic navy or light gray suit can be made casual in a lot of ways.
Try Topman, Zara or H&M. Don't get some OTR piece of shit for $600 from a department store. A $100 casual piece of fast fashion junk worn casually in LA will look great with a t-shirt. Anything more will look tryhard.
As for the suit itself, the right price/quality ratio is usually hit by made-to-measure places that are cheap but do acceptable work. Check out Blank Label, Black Lapel, Indochino, Modern Tailor, etc. Don't buy something "off the rack" (i.e. already made) - the trick to looking good in a suit is generally to have one custom made to fit you, and tailoring isn't expensive.
As for fabric? Look for something no fancier than Super 100s. For something more casual, look for something with a heavier, less shiny knit - it'll work more with other aspects of menswear.
There's also a BALLER mens' suit place called Thick as Thieves LA - try to find out if you could meet with them. They are gods.
Well either way I'll keep an eye out for something nice when it comes along
Thanks for being helpful
>Never had a relationship so there's no nobody to impress
you fucking imbecile, that's why you NEED a suit, to impress people and get yourself into a relationship. Once in a relationship, you don't need to impress.
Wearing leather grosses me out, what alternatives are there?
Doesnt really have to be too formal, I am in medicine, not business.
Something more casual like chelsea boots would be ok, even sneakers that look like CPs would be ok.
But I hope there are better alternatives than pleather CP knock offs.
Alright I don't want this thread to go /r9k/ but I've never had a desire to meet girls. It's just kinda not there.
Most people are sad when they miss someone, but I don't even know what I'm missing out on.
I know for a fact that rick owens has some shoes in vegan faux leather as an alternative. His designs probably don't pertain to what you're looking for, but I highly doubt that he's the only person who makes higher end footwear with that idea.
I'm weirded out by this thread's aversion to suits but this weirds me out more
If you're in medicine, you could wear a suit and running shoes and people would be chill.
That said, like many people mention, there's some pretty fucking awesome vegan leather out there, check it out. It's surprisingly decent, I used to have a vegan leather jacket and it looked pretty damn good.
you're a retard. you can most definitely buy off the rack if you know your sizes and can afford another $50 to get it slightly altered.
I'm the best-dressed person in my company of 2000 employees (I even got a trophy once as a joke at our annual summit), and some of my best pieces were off-the-rack.
People you know, especially older family members, are going to die. Other people you know are going to get married.
If you're not a giant or fat fuck, buy the following:
1 navy blue 2 button wool suit with 'average' size lapels. 1 or two vents is up to you.
1 decent white dress shirt. Again, stick to middle ground here: no gay ass spread collars or club collars. No collar buttons.
1 navy tie. Find something with some texture. No patterns, no goofy shit, nothing. Texture. That's it. Grenadines are a solid choice.
1 dress belt and 1 pair of matching shoes. Again, nothing stupid as far as shoes go. Simple. Cap toe, wing tip if you're feeling really bold.
1 single white linen or cotton hankerchief, use the "TV fold".
That's all you need for any funeral or wedding.
Picture attached is close, but go darker.
You can also go with a pale blue shirt. See example.
I will look into it, thanks anon. But I doubt I will find something, I have googled it thousands of times.
Yeah I know, I just wanna dress up for myself. Some people rock suits even with trainers, but I personally dont like the aesthetic of it. It should be more decent like CPs.
Dress shoes with vegan leather are just weird to me and I dont really need it. But I know the technology is there, just look at Tesla.
I sadly only know of Zaras pleather sneakers...
ah yea a 20 year old receptionist in a made to measure wool suit with a tie and pocket square in LA is a heaps better option aye mate?
fucking dumb cunt lmao. obviously never left ur hole of a country
did you read my other post? That suit is perfect for three things: weddings, funerals and professional interviews. That's it.
You don't WANT to stand out like some /fa/ggot. You want to be simple, clean and well-executed.
/fa/shion is just as much about knowing when and where to wear certain pieces. period.
he is asking how to wear a suit for every day not buying some piece of formal crap that he would wear 3 times before he grew out of it or the cut became unfashionable
read his op dude.
He recommended Thick as Thieves and MTM suits for a 20 year old receptionist who wants to wear a suit casually. He is a full blown autist. Sorry if you are too young and inexperienced to notice that.
see, you think that now, but out of nowhere someone will call you in to an interview, or a formal wedding, or a funeral, or an awards ceremony (should you be so lucky), or any other event in which you're expected to scrub up and look halfway presentable.
So instead of going to some horrible last-minute discount place to source a suit, it's advisable to get one, in a REAL fabric, that fucking fits you, in a style that doesn't make you want to claw out your eyeballs.
It's the same reasoning behind every woman having an LBD. you have to be sartorially prepared for anything that hits you in life. That's called elegance. And that sure as hell is /fa.
>Is it really a necessity for every man to own a suit? As a student who attends few social events I have absolutely no reason to own one.
Apparently you didn't read OP, friend.
He thinks he has no reason to wear one because he is a student. He has 3: interviews, funerals and weddings. Which is why every man needs to own *one* suit at a minimum. You don't want to be running to some shit local department store because grandpa had a heart attack the day before and you were asked by grandma to carry the casket.
you're an idiot. a simple, middle of the road men's classic suit has been in style since the mid 80s. Only the 60's and 70's were exceptions, prior to that it was the same deal.
Simple men's suits are not going out of style anytime soon.
Only autistic faggots and tumblrtards worry about cutting edge menswear styles when it comes to suiting.
But put your money where your mouth is: post fit. Let's see your closet. Timestamp, pls.
the fucking neets on this site lmao
what a stupid reason to buy a suit
if someone died no one is going to care what you are wearing man. I know it's hard for the spergs on this site to get that
wearing casual suits and finding the cuts and brands that work on u is a better investment for him at his age. if he just needed one urgently for a funeral he could go to a thrift store
> what a stupid reason to buy a suit
Grandpa dies, and you're showing up in Supreme and Stan Smiths?
This might be the most cringey shit I've read here in months. How old are you anyway?
Topman actually makes really good slim-cut suits. I'd say shop in early fall or early spring to get the best fabrics instead of the 100 percent polyester shit.
Um, no. Sometimes it's better to have good design and mediocre quality than mediocre design and good quality. This is one of those times.
High end: Stella McCartney
I wouldn't exactly get married in it, but it's decent
>Simple men's suits are not going out of style anytime soon
what are you talking about, trends in men's suiting have changed no less than like 10 times in the last 5 years
i can't wear a peak lapel double vented suit to work today
OP, at least get suit separates to make your wardrobe appear more adult.
Don't listen to this neet, OP. He has been browsing styleforum too much and never actually worn a suit besides his high school graduation (obviously not college educated)
>gives shit advice proving he knows nothing about the topic at hand
>gets butt frustrated and demands a fit pic as if that somehow makes what he wrote any less moronic
get a load of this little dweeb heh
Patrick Bateman is a troll who spends all day and night on /fa/. He is not a lawyer, has never posted a fit and his advice is always generic, wishy-washy crap that only impressionable teens would fall for.
Jeans with a blazer is absolute MFA fedora territory, btw.
No, for most people owning a suit isn't necessary, save for funerals - in which case you can always just rent one.
I own three suits: navy, light grey and brown. They're all in a less formal material than your average s130 wool ones, so it's easy to mix and match between them to create a number of combinations.
I'm required to wear a blazer at work at the very least though, save for some days where more casual clothes are okay.
The problem is that people who wear jeans and a blazer often go for an orphaned jacket instead of a informal jacket in like tweed, cashmere or flannel (with soft shoulders, patch pockets etc.).
Blue jeans and a black pinstriped blazer always looks bad, on anyone.
jeans and blazer can be great combo, as far as I remember someone was able to pull it off even on last Wimbledon
however you are not that guy and you will most probably look like redneck tard
Every man should have two suits in their wardrobe.
A Navy and a charcoal
Most big boy jobs will have at least two interviews too, so that way you don't wear the same suit twice.
Go to Brooks Brothers, most of the time they have a 2 suit deal, and they are known to be among the best when it comes to American suits (Don't fall for the expensive designer meme when it comes to suits for a job)