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post #226 of 291
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Originally Posted by binge View Post
If you really like it and can afford it, buy it.
For JMRouse. This. Which you did. For 300 bucks, fine. You know what you are getting in to as far as BOSS not being anywhere near worth full retail. You aren't buying it for the brand. Hey, if it looks good and you like it, great. Especially for the money you spent. I've no idea on the canvasing issue, but for the money you paid, even if it's fully fused, I say fine. EZ
post #227 of 291
post #228 of 291
very bad quality for the price...too many wannabes wear it
post #229 of 291
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Originally Posted by EZETHATSME View Post
For JMRouse. This. Which you did. For 300 bucks, fine. You know what you are getting in to as far as BOSS not being anywhere near worth full retail. You aren't buying it for the brand. Hey, if it looks good and you like it, great. Especially for the money you spent.

I've no idea on the canvasing issue, but for the money you paid, even if it's fully fused, I say fine.

EZ

I don't disagree. Again, I am curious. I research the hell out of things, it's my personality type. When I make a big purchase (even $300), I want to know exactly what I am getting.

The suit's tag said it retailed for $900, FYI.
post #230 of 291
^The fit always comes first, everything else is a bonus.
post #231 of 291
Totally see your point, JM. I'm the same, I tend to totally research things, especially a suit, so I'd be doing the same! Hopefully someone can help you out with more info on the canvasing question. I have come to realize that entero's comment is true, as a result of learning from SF. A cheap suit that fits good will look better than a Kiton that fits poorly (within reason of course.) EZ
post #232 of 291
I'm a hard fit with suits. 6'6" with a semi slender build and naturally broad shoulders. This suit fit me surprisingly well OTR. Other then getting the pants taken in a little and MAYBE the sleeves shortened 1/3 an inch, I was happy with the fit. I know some people complain that BOSS is boxy, but the suit was very modern and slim. The pants were perfect down the leg too.

Hopefully someone will know the answer to my question.
post #233 of 291
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post
I'm home now and really am just trying to figure out if it is really 1/2 canvased. I had always heard BOSS are fused, but I did the full pinch test on several areas of the chest and it had the floating "canvas."

I wouldn't sweat the fusing vs. canvas too much. It's all well and good to learn about this stuff, but once you've satisfied your curiosity -- forget about it and enjoy wearing the suit.
post #234 of 291
I don't know if I'd buy a Hugo Boss suit (especially after discovering SF!), but I DO like the Hugo Boss overcoat I bought last year at a garage sale for $5
post #235 of 291
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Originally Posted by entrero View Post
^The fit always comes first, everything else is a bonus.

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Originally Posted by binge View Post
I wouldn't sweat the fusing vs. canvas too much. It's all well and good to learn about this stuff, but once you've satisfied your curiosity -- forget about it and enjoy wearing the suit.

Agreed. For $300, I would buy a Hugo Boss suit if the fit is great.
post #236 of 291
I have a couple of HB suits that I bought prior to discovering low end m2m.

I believe knowledgeable buyers can do better for the money.

Honestly, I don't know if there's much in nearby well known stores I would have bought over them for the same money. I didn't look for a hugo boss suit in either case, I walked into a harry rosen or similar and said 'i need a single breasted suit in grey/blue' and its what I was offered that fit well.

The style is looser then I'd like going forward, but honestly, they fit me well.

I do not have the same build as some of the other posters who said HB fit well, but I notice a lot of us are tall. My suspicion is that HB OTR fits tall guys better then a lot of other brands in that price point with high distribution. They are not the only thing by any means, but if you walk into a store that sells men's suits in the 600-2000 full retail here, its likely the boss stuff will end up fitting better then most if you're tall.

I'd guess the HB hate is centered on people having bought boss stuff thinking it was the shit and then feeling like they got ripped off when they learned what else they could have had for the money.

Their shoes are fugly.

The HB shoe equivalent is probably AE. You'd think from some posting here they were the worst shoe in the world, when in reality, they are just the worst shoe discussed by members of SF.
post #237 of 291
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
+100. Their shoes are crappy both in terms of fit and quality.

You can't really make such generic statements about fit. My Boss loafers are unbelievably comfortable:

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Originally Posted by CashmereLover View Post
I haven't posted in this thread before, but here we go:

I have a pair of Hugo Boss loafers (made in Italy), and guess what, they are way more comfortable than my Alfred Sargent loafers. As much as this fact only means that the Boss last is better for my feet than the AS last (thus not generally making the Boss loafer a better shoe), one more fact remain: The leather of the Boss loafers seems nicer than the AS leather.

Sure, the AS are from the entry level Classic Collection, but still... the Boss is nicer.
post #238 of 291
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Originally Posted by ktrp View Post
They are not the only thing by any means, but if you walk into a store that sells men's suits in the 600-2000 full retail here, its likely the boss stuff will end up fitting better then most if you're tall..



I agree with the first point but not the second. I am only 5'6" but boss is usually the best fit OTR (compared to any zegna, canali, samuelsohn ect.) and the reason for this is shoulder slope. Boss has the least shoulder slope of any make OTR and they fit my square shoulders the best. I would never pay more than 50% though.

If your shoulders are normal to champagne bottle shaped (lots of slope) don't even bother with Boss at 100% discount unless it is thier fully canvassed Black Label. The black label seems to fit more like other makes (more shoulder slope)
post #239 of 291
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I agree with the first point but not the second. I am only 5'6" but boss is usually the best fit OTR (compared to any zegna, canali, samuelsohn ect.) and the reason for this is shoulder slope. Boss has the least shoulder slope of any make OTR and they fit my square shoulders the best. I would never pay more than 50% though.

I think you're right. I have a hard time finding suits that fit me well in the shoulders, but most HB fits perfectly. I also have broad shoulders relative to chest/waist and with a few alterations their slim fitting stuff, at %50 off retail, is better for me than anything else at similar prices.

I'll take a fused suit that fits over a canvassed one that doesn't.
post #240 of 291
I have a 3/4 length Boss black coat that looks fantastic, and most importantly makes me feel great wearing it. It's also pretty hardwearing.
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