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post #31 of 47
I'm sure they are. Just don't plan on owning them for very long, they will probably start pilling after a few wears.
post #32 of 47

 In that case I'll save my receipt and wear the hell out of them to see how long they last. devil.gif

post #33 of 47

I'm not sure about the JAB turtle necks because I don't own any, but I bought a few merino wool v-neck sweaters back in early 2010. They fit like absolute sacks, but after having them significantly slimmed down, they look great, and they've held up very well. My dates always comment on how soft they are. The pima cotton sweaters are great too.

 

I got all of the sweaters for $19.99 each. They're fantastic, but (after having them for $20) I wouldn't dare pay $59.99 for them. I haven't shopped their since 2010, so maybe prices have gone way up. You can probably wait for a better price though.

post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

I'm not sure about the JAB turtle necks because I don't own any, but I bought a few merino wool v-neck sweaters back in early 2010. They fit like absolute sacks, but after having them significantly slimmed down, they look great, and they've held up very well. My dates always comment on how soft they are. The pima cotton sweaters are great too.

 

I got all of the sweaters for $19.99 each. They're fantastic, but (after having them for $20) I wouldn't dare pay $59.99 for them. I haven't shopped their since 2010, so maybe prices have gone way up. You can probably wait for a better price though.


 If they fit nicely I may go ahead and get one.

post #35 of 47

This post is several years old. I'm just wondering if the preference from back then still hold true now?

post #36 of 47
They are both still garbage, if that's what you mean.
post #37 of 47
I don't think either are garbage. I like both because they carry 42-44xl. The salesman i prefer at MW, hooks me up. Finding 16.5 38/39 shirts is a hassle, Mo found me 7 2-ply shirts and hooked me up on the price. I bought 3 suits from, 2 slacks, & 2 sport coats. I received many compliments on one of the suits. They carry slim and extreme slim fit. I can't wait to wear the another one tomorrow. I also bought 2 top coats online from Jab. One coat i love, the other is scratchy.

Having said that, i dealt with another salesman at mw when Mo was busy and he put me in 2 sport coats that didn't work out.

Today i went to brooks brothers to see what was sfs about it. Well, it is special. I will buy my next suits from there. The material seems softer. They do make to measure for $600. They do the same for shirts.

Mw has a heck of a selection and i love them for that. They have from low end to okay. Jab made me sick just walking into the store. The suits looks stiff and cheap on the hangers. The salesmen looked worn-out. The presentation of the store made me want to exit.
post #38 of 47
I just saw a commercial for Mens Wearhouse's new line of Joseph Abboud suits with a "soft shoulder" and "chest piece." The commercial very explicitly shows a tailor sewing four buttonholes on a sleeve cuff. Why don't you hop on to their website and tell me which Mens W:slayer:earhouse suit has functional cuffs, if you would be so kind?
post #39 of 47

Wait...are you telling me advertising is sometimes not an absolutely clear and unbiased representation of reality?!

 

:butbut:

post #40 of 47
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Wait...are you telling me advertising is sometimes not an absolutely clear and unbiased representation of reality?!

butbut.gif

Surely that comment is sarcasm? Any vendor will portray his product in the best light, ignoring the inconvenient..
post #41 of 47

congratulations, your sarcasm detector is in full working order. ;)

post #42 of 47
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I had a few things from Bank in the 80's. They were a "mid-Atlantic" type place back then -- and I think the quality was good. They had a large catalog trade. Haven't been in since, but I think their stuff is at least conservatively styled enough that the guy who's going to buy a few suits doesn't have to replace them 5 or 10 years later with changing fashion.

They've changed. Back in the 70s or 80s JAB was a discount alternative to Brooks Brothers (the Old Brooks Brothers)
and J. Press: Trad Clothing at attractive prices.
post #43 of 47
My comment last year on the proposed merger between JAB and MW:


post #16 of 20 10/17/13


That's the apparel equivalent of the Hitler Stalin Pact.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-hitler-stalin-pact
post #44 of 47
This...

post #45 of 47

Sorry this is an old topic but if both Mw and JAB aren't that good then where do you guys recommend going to get a suit?

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