If you don't like the color of your suit coat, do not dye it, run it through the washer, run it through the dryer, iron it, and then expect it to look decent. Naturally that's exactly what I did to get a black jacket for my costume. I will be The Prisoner. It was a pain stitching the whitee piping around the edges and I expect no one to recognize the costume because if I quote the prisoner, I get blank looks. It's worth it though.
Be seeing you.