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post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 
Need advise please. Pharmacy school interview in less than two weeks and a sorority formal in a month. Looking to buy my first suit on a college budget. Would like a "60s Mad Men/Take Ivy" style with slim lapels and 2 buttons. I do not have an H&M, Zara, etc. near me so am looking online. (And staying away from MensWarehouse like a good little Noob SFer) What do you think of Target Merona? http://www.target.com/Merona-Premium...ank&rh=&page=2 On sale for $110 and free shipping. "Charcoal/Blue"...which are two different colors but at least not black. 100% wool but with Rayon and Polyester. Yay or nay?
post #2 of 36
it will probably be cut fuller than it appears on the model. they are suits made for the masses...
post #3 of 36
Go with the sharkskin one. Here is me wearing one to an xmas work party:



this suit is unaltered in the jacket which is very rare for me as I normally wear a 40-42R and a 32 pant. The cool part is you can order separates. A bit of advice, order one jacket size down from what you would normally wear, they run big. Overall I think you will be very satisfied and will be hard-pressed to find better for the money.
post #4 of 36
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Originally Posted by trailer36 View Post
Go with the sharkskin one. Here is me wearing one to an xmas work party:



this suit is unaltered in the jacket which is very rare for me as I normally wear a 40-42R and a 32 pant. The cool part is you can order separates. A bit of advice, order one jacket size down from what you would normally wear, they run big. Overall I think you will be very satisfied and will be hard-pressed to find better for the money.

That looks quite good.
post #5 of 36
Thread Starter 
That does look very nice, but unfortunately they don't have my pants or jacket size in Sharkskin. Would you say that the Merona premium wool suits fit exactly like the one in your picture?
post #6 of 36
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Originally Posted by inquirer89 View Post
That does look very nice, but unfortunately they don't have my pants or jacket size in Sharkskin. Would you say that the Merona premium wool suits fit exactly like the one in your picture?

I think that is a fair assumption. I cant say for sure though. They have another one that is a cool brown plaid that i will probably order too.
post #7 of 36
I was given one in a medium brown 100% wool fabric as a costume for a friend's movie production. My bit part had me getting tackled into a swimming pool. I still have the suit. It actually spent a coupe of days hanging on a clothesline. It's still decent. I think the tags said it was about $150 for the two separates. Fit seemed big even before it went into the pool, however.
post #8 of 36
I think you can do better. Find out if there's a Syms nearby. For the price you're paying for the Target suit, you can get a better suit at Syms or any other off-price store. Try hitting up Marshall's as well. Also get on the Jos. A. Bank mailing list. Occasionally there are sub-$200 deals depending on how slow sales are at JAB. Also check the clearance section of Jos. A. Bank's website. I have a JAB Executive suit and it's ten-fold superior than what you can find at Target. I paid $180 because it was a clearance item.

It takes a bit of shopping but you can get more for your money if you scope out what your resources are and spend some quality time shopping.
post #9 of 36
The problem with those suits is the cut. The cut on this suit is actually quite nice.
post #10 of 36
Thread Starter 
I don't have a Syms around, but did stop by JosABank this past weekend. They had a sale with the cheapest suits going for $200, but they didn't have my pants size nor did I like the cut and style. Same with Macys and Belk.

Unfortunately, time is not on my side to keep searching so I went ahead and bought the Target suit a few moments ago. It should arrive in 4-5 business days, and that may be enough time to stop by the tailor if I need to make any alterations. Thanks everyone for the input.
post #11 of 36
Let us know how you like it when it arrives. I've heard quite good things about the Target stuff, given the price. I dont own a suit, I do own one odd jacket I found at a thrift store with the tags still attached.
post #12 of 36
That Target suit does look pretty good. I remember noticing them first in the tv ads and thinking those guys looked pretty good. My experience with the clothes has also been positive (the proenza schouler for target jeans are still my fave pair)
post #13 of 36
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Originally Posted by The Snob View Post
That Target suit does look pretty good. I remember noticing them first in the tv ads and thinking those guys looked pretty good. My experience with the clothes has also been positive (the proenza schouler for target jeans are still my fave pair)

I agree. They make great workout clothes. I really wish they had Target when I was younger and had no money.
post #14 of 36
If Target made a 36R, I'd be all over that suit.
post #15 of 36
Someone posted a reply re: Marshalls/TJ Maxx, I dont see it, perhaps it was edited or deleted.

Around here, Marshalls and TJ Maxx dont normally carry suits. I think I've seen ONE over the years.
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