New Suit Advice: Colors

Hi everyone, I am an incoming first year analyst at a BB in IBD and am buying a bunch of suits before I start work. Was trying to get a sense of what is acceptable, namely on color and also pinstripes. I'm looking at these two suits from Suitsupply, and I was wondering if the first one is too light gray:

Napoli Grey Herringbone:
http://us.suitsupply. com/en_US/suits/napoli-grey-herringbone/P4297NI.html?cgid=Suits&srule=PriceAsc

Also, this one is a darker grey but has pinstripes that are pretty visible, is that a no-go?
Lazio Grey Stripe
http://us.suitsupply. com/en_US/suits/lazio-grey-stripe/P4211I.html?cgid=Suits&srule=PriceAsc

(I had to put a space before the com because I am a new user) Thanks a lot guys

Comments (10)

May 27, 2016

Just make sure you have the solid navy and solid charcoal staples before you get fancy.

May 27, 2016

Thanks! Any recommendations for a good charcoal suit to start out?

May 28, 2016

Curious about this too

May 28, 2016

If you're looking to blend in - its got to be blue and its got to be Brooks Brothers.

May 28, 2016

The lightest shade is my least favorite, but all 4 of those are 100% fine.

Any shade of grey or navy (without a bold pattern) will always be fine.

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May 28, 2016

General rule of thumb in the industry is to never go lighter or darker than 226/226/226 on the RGB scale. Pff..everyone knows that.

May 28, 2016

Depends on what you already own. If you don't have a dark charcoal grey suit yet, I would prioritize purchasing one of those. You'll be able to use it a lot more than a light grey suit. I've always thought buying a light grey suit is like buying a richer blue suit (not talking sharkskin cobalt here, but also not a boring old navy that almost looks black) - it's more of a personal style statement that you can get away with wearing during the ordinary day to day grind at work and not something for big meeting days, especially if you're a more junior employee.

If you're a prospect and are looking to buy for interviews, I would stick with a darker grey or navy suit.

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May 28, 2016

Match it to your soul.

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May 28, 2016
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