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 - 8:25pm

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

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May 28, 2016 - 11:06am

Does it matter how grey your suit is? (Originally Posted: 12/02/2016)

Looking to buy a grey or charcoal suit, but there several variants. For example, you have light grey and dark charcoal. Does it matter how grey or the variant of charcoal your suit is? Can someone get away a light grey suit? I've attached an image that shows the variation.

 
May 28, 2016 - 11:07am

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 - 11:09am

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.

 
May 28, 2016 - 11:11am
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