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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ok people, My brothers want to buy topman suits for prom. I need help convincing them otehrwise, or if not, reasons why this decision isnt retarded.
post #2 of 17
Cons: mostly plastic, with horrible cut and a style that will be out of date in less than 10 months. Pros: Cheap (though not as cheap as T M Lewin, Moss Bros or Suits You) and good for very skinny kids who wish they were in Indy bands.
post #3 of 17
The prom is one of the most appropriate situations to wear a topman suit. Look like a jonas brother and you won't ruin a nice suit when it gets thrown into a pile on the ground.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post
Cons: mostly plastic, with horrible cut and a style that will be out of date in less than 10 months.

Pros: Cheap (though not as cheap as T M Lewin, Moss Bros or Suits You) and good for very skinny kids who wish they were in Indy bands.

+1

I don't think they even look trendy anymore; definitely heading towards tacky. Maybe suitable for a costume party so it suppose it would work for Prom.
post #5 of 17
I dont see why it's such a terrible idea at all. It will be cheap and probably the slim-fit cut they're looking for. If they grow out of it or ruin it, it's not going to break the bank.
post #6 of 17
They are crap really but cheap and ideal to wear when they really likely to get dirty and/or damaged. You would not be happy to wear anything better. Also take into account that your body is still growing so it is not worth investing in anything too special.
post #7 of 17
Worth noting (in the UK at least) these suits are still £180 odd. For that price I think you could get a nicer suit. It may still get wrecked, but theres no greater outlay.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by cioni2k View Post
I dont see why it's such a terrible idea at all. It will be cheap and probably the slim-fit cut they're looking for. If they grow out of it or ruin it, it's not going to break the bank.

Pretty much. Nothing wrong with that sort of thing for teenagers anyways, and a million times better than most people who'll show up in rentals.
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
yes good advice indeed. Although, would you consider indochino a good alternative to this?
post #10 of 17
There are several BB 1818 suits for under $200 in B&S. For me that is all that needs to be said.
post #11 of 17
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There are several BB 1818 suits for under $200 in B&S. For me that is all that needs to be said.

Yeah, but they aren't 30 years old, they aren't bankers, and they won't be living in the suits. $3-400 dollars from Topman sounds fine to me, although you should definitely try to do it on sale.

Of course, H&M will do roughly the same thing for 100 and change...
post #12 of 17
I was thinking of buying the tux from topman because I'm a really small guy. Small enough that anything slim fit I've ever tried on looks regular on me. Stylistically, I don't see anything trendy about it. Black, 2 button, "satin" peak lapel. All for $300. No, it's not for prom. I'm 24, only work off of internships, and it's prime time for weddings. Anyone have an opinion?
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by kapay View Post
I was thinking of buying the tux from topman because I'm a really small guy. Small enough that anything slim fit I've ever tried on looks regular on me.

Stylistically, I don't see anything trendy about it. Black, 2 button, "satin" peak lapel. All for $300. No, it's not for prom. I'm 24, only work off of internships, and it's prime time for weddings. Anyone have an opinion?

Do you have pics of the Tux?
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Makeshift_Robot View Post
Yeah, but they aren't 30 years old, they aren't bankers, and they won't be living in the suits. $3-400 dollars from Topman sounds fine to me, although you should definitely try to do it on sale. Of course, H&M will do roughly the same thing for 100 and change...
I'd say most of the 1818 line are pretty classic designs that will age well and still look fresh now. A TM suit is basically useless after the age of 21. Edit: The slim tux looks pretty good stylistically, lapels a little narrow. As said though, its a matter of quality and if you rather invest in something higher quality.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
Do you have pics of the Tux?

I don't have pics myself but here's a link to the tux.

http://us.topman.com/webapp/wcs/stor...5374&langId=-1
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