Peter Rabbit Checkered Dress @ $24

Polyester viscose

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All of the suits I buy for myself are 100% wool. Someone gifted me a polyester/viscose blended navy suit. I remember that when I was first buying suits I was told to avoid anything not made of 100% wool like the plague; that synthetic suits were indicative of low class and create an unprofessional look.

The suit fits me perfectly, but I am having second thoughts about wearing it in public. Should I avoid the synthetic suit? I wear a suit 6 days a week.

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Based on your OP, chuck it or save it for a costume party. You'll never feel comfortable in it so it's not worth it.

Location: Up North

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A photo would be helpful to determine just exactly how the suit looks. For many people the word "polyester" hearkens a mental image of John Travolta doing a disco dance. But they have come along way with synthetics since the mid 1970s.

If the suit looks nice there is no reason to assume that people would look down on it. They have no idea how much it costs or what it is made of. If someone does ask, tell them it cost you almost $1, 000 at some big-name store, or say it is a designer suit. Nobody is really going to know the difference.


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and big, cheap, plastic buttons

Location: Detroit, MI

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Mighty Pelican - Does it fit? Are the sleeves the right length? Shoulders right? Is the fabric matte or shiny? Wear it to church or something not work related and see if you get treated any differently. If they send you to park cars...but I bet they won't. Then wear it to work. If someone sneers at you, maybe it's their problem not yours.

100% wool suits are nice but they aren't the be-all and end-all of suits. Viscose adds lightness and a bit of stretch which you may find rather comfortable.

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Originally Posted by Pear Martini It is amazing what quality buttons can do to spruce up an inexpensive suit.

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