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    Teachers and natives, I need your help.Which one is correct and why, based on the rules for adjective order?

    Men's customizable black suit OR

    Men's black customizable suit

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Adjective Order Question

    Do you have the adjective order rules?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    I do ...

    Determiner
    (articles and other limiters: the book, your car)
    Observation or opinion (a genuine fraud, an interesting book, an expensive watch)
    Size and Shape (tiny, fat, square)
    Age (young, old, new)
    Color (blue, sea-green)
    Origin (American, Chinese)
    Material (describing what something is made of: silk, copper, wooden)
    Qualifier (final adjective, often an integral part of the noun: vacation resort, wedding dress, race car)

    But I don't know what category "customizable" falls into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by en_buff View Post
    Teachers and natives, I need your help.Which one is correct and why, based on the rules for adjective order?

    Men's customizable black suit OR

    Men's black customizable suit

    Thanks in advance.
    What is a customisable suit?

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    Default Re: Adjective Order Question

    a suit that can be customized

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    Quote Originally Posted by en_buff View Post
    A suit that can be customized.
    So you mean a suit which you could, for instance, sew sequins onto?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Isn't a customisable suit one that can be turned inside out to be a different colour?
    If that's the case, surely it should be "A customisable men's suit".

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    Quote Originally Posted by en_buff View Post
    a suit that can be customized
    Not necessarily, but that's not the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If that's the case, surely it should be "A customisable men's suit".
    Where does the color attribute come into this, after "men's"?

    "A customizable men's black suit"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by en_buff View Post
    Where does the color attribute come into this, after "men's"?

    "A customizable men's black suit"?
    My personal feeling (still without really knowing what "customisable" means here") is that it sounds best as:

    A customisable men's black suit.

    There are obvious problems with "black men's suit". I did toy with "A men's customisable black suit" and I still quite like that.
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