Alright guys so I've been wanting to buy a complete, and well put together suit for quite some time now. I've decided to use part of my christmas bonus, and gift money to finally buy one. I have several nice pairs of pants and jackets/sportcoats but no actual suit.
Reasons for wanting a suit:
-I have to dress nice for work and although we aren't required to wear a suit and tie, almost all of my coworkers wear them to our corporate meetings we have every few months. (I work at an Audi dealer ship as one of the service managers.)
-Although I'm only 22, I usually prefer to dress nice; What I mean by nice is dress shoes, nice button up long sleeve tucked in to some nice jeans, and some sort of nice sport coat or jacket. I also frequent operas and formal occasions in town on a regular basis.
Ok so moving on. From what I've gathered, it's a good idea to get navy blue as the color of your first suit. I would like to hear everyones personal opinion on this. Also just from my general knowledge of suits, a two button, single breasted jacket is also more preferred for a first suit.
I'm 6'1" and 165 pounds. I'd say I'm thinner than the average person, but with broad shoulders perhaps.
I really like more traditional style dress clothes. I only wear Allen Edmonds shoes, most of them being their more classic styles. I don't like to be flashy and arrogant looking, just "nice" "gentleman like."
That being said, I really really like the look of a nice vest buttoned up in a suit. I'm definitely getting a suit with a matching vest. I think it adds a whole new level of style to the suit.
I'm a bit partial to Nordstroms as I have nothing but good things to say about the quality of service I've received from the employees there. However, I've been looking at Brooks Brothers suits for a while and they seem to offer more of a niche style of clothing, and maybe a bit more unique.
I can't decide on which of their styles to pick a suit from, but I think judging by my size, age, and what I'm looking for, I think the Fitzgerald or the Regent is going to be my best bet. Honestly, the only difference I can think of in the Fitz and the Regent is that the Fitz may be a little bit more in the middle as far as the cut and shape of the suit and trousers. So I need some help deciding on what would be more appropriate for me. I know that I need to just go there and pick them out, but I'd like to have an idea as I don't want to spend all day picking out a suit.
So, in summary. 22 years old, 6'1", lanky - and this suit will be for occasions at work and a couple of nights a month for special events and parties. Greatly prefer having a suit with a vest or maybe getting a vest to match the suit if it doesn't come with one. I live in Houston, TX and I don't know if BB has different types of wool but I guess Worsted or Tropical would be best.
So if anyone could point me in the right direction of what style from BB to buy, what color, or if you think I should try somewhere else... etc. Any advice or rambling would be great. I really want to make this purchase a good one that I will be glad I made for years to come.