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Dear Maria,

Can you please tell me if Italians use the word “vestito” to refer to a man’s “suit”,  or do Italians use the word “completo”  to refer to a man’s “suit”.

Thank you very much for your help.


Very Sincerely,

Rich

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Dear Rich,

both  the word “vestito” and the word “completo”  are used in Italian to  refer to a man’s “suit”, i.e.  “a jacket and trousers that are made from the same material”.

We can therefore say  ”L’uomo indossava un completo scuro” as well as “L’uomo indossava un vestito scuro” or better “L’uomo indossava un abito scuro”, since “vestito” and “abito” are synonyms.

Best regards,

Maria

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