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post #16 of 45
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I'd love to do this, except no Saks or RL store...

Maybe next time I take a trip to Dallas...
post #17 of 45
Polo by Corneliani. Best bang for buck. I own like 10 of them. Price averaged like $200 new.
post #18 of 45
You might want to check out "The Wizard of AAHS" on ebay. I got a Marco Valentino suit from for $280 shipped (dual vents, nice lightweight tropical wool, flat front pants, subtle pick stitching, half canvassed, athletic/slim fit).


I would easily categorize this suit as being in the same class as the Zegna's and Hickey Freeman suits I saw at the Barneys Outlet.

Another option worth considering are the "Benjamin" suits offered at www.ehaberdasher.com. They run around $500 and the suits actually have a full canvas construction from what I hear.
post #19 of 45
OP: as a rider to my last post you and I are essentially the same size.
post #20 of 45
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You might want to check out "The Wizard of AAHS" on ebay. I got a Marco Valentino suit from for $280 shipped (dual vents, nice lightweight tropical wool, flat front pants, subtle pick stitching, half canvassed, athletic/slim fit).


I would easily categorize this suit as being in the same class as the Zegna's and Hickey Freeman suits I saw at the Barneys Outlet.

Another option worth considering are the "Benjamin" suits offered at www.ehaberdasher.com. They run around $500 and the suits actually have a full canvas construction from what I hear.

Checked out ehaberdasher.com. That 'Benjamin" suit looks pretty cool. And inexpensive too... we may have a winner!
post #21 of 45
I'm no expert, but I have been very pleased with the Benjamin line of suits offered by ehaberdasher. I have two suits in the Maestro cut and they fit me very well. I have also received a lot of comments on the fit and quality of my Benjamin's from others. It's a lot of bang for your buck. You can't go wrong with a Benjamin.
post #22 of 45
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Honestly, this is what I'm leaning toward, despite SF's inexplicable contempt for JAB. And there is a store in the city, and I like being able to try on the suits.
I honestly don't think there is that much contempt for JAB here; the consensus seems to be that they are good for the money when on sale (which is 90% of the time).
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You might want to check out "The Wizard of AAHS" on ebay. I got a Marco Valentino suit from for $280 shipped (dual vents, nice lightweight tropical wool, flat front pants, subtle pick stitching, half canvassed, athletic/slim fit).
I like the quality/value of the MVs, but the rise on the trousers is really low. I'm not sure it's a great choice for a larger gentleman.
post #23 of 45
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Polo by Corneliani. Best bang for buck. I own like 10 of them. Price averaged like $200 new.

Where do you get them at this price?
post #24 of 45
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Where do you get them at this price?
Would also be interested to know this
post #25 of 45
The best suit for under $500 is a used suit. Figure your size range and wait...look here and on the bay. Find something well made, capable of bein altered....I bought a Borrelli off the bay for 500 bones including shipping.....spent $125 on a tailor and now I am golden
post #26 of 45
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Tom Ford at Century 21

I hear the Century 21 in Oklahoma City rocks.
post #27 of 45
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Go try on a RLBL in 44L at Saks or a RL store. If it fits, there are a bunch on ebay last time I checked with buy it now prices around $500 or 600. Since you won't be paying tax cost will be the same as buying a $450-500 at retail. And you will be getting a beautiful, fully lined, fashion forward $1900 suit that is definitely SF approved. Provided it fits you.

http://cgi.ebay.com/2150-Polo-Ralph-...ht_3409wt_1127

RLBL is slim cut, the 44L is more of a 42R/L, he probably needs to size up to 46L

just hang around B&S for a bit, larger sized suits usually go for relatively low when they show up
post #28 of 45
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You might want to check out "The Wizard of AAHS" on ebay. I got a Marco Valentino suit from for $280 shipped (dual vents, nice lightweight tropical wool, flat front pants, subtle pick stitching, half canvassed, athletic/slim fit).


I would easily categorize this suit as being in the same class as the Zegna's and Hickey Freeman suits I saw at the Barneys Outlet.

Another option worth considering are the "Benjamin" suits offered at www.ehaberdasher.com. They run around $500 and the suits actually have a full canvas construction from what I hear.

+1 for the Wizard of AAHS suits. I ordered two suits, very well made for the price and great service. In fact, I thinking of buying another this week.
post #29 of 45
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Originally Posted by Steeze View Post
Go try on a RLBL in 44L at Saks or a RL store. If it fits, there are a bunch on ebay last time I checked with buy it now prices around $500 or 600. Since you won't be paying tax cost will be the same as buying a $450-500 at retail. And you will be getting a beautiful, fully lined, fashion forward $1900 suit that is definitely SF approved. Provided it fits you.

http://cgi.ebay.com/2150-Polo-Ralph-...ht_3409wt_1127



Clearly, you don't know what he should be looking for.



Who has had experience with the "Benjamin" suit? I'm interested.
post #30 of 45
I'm 6'2" and currently 200#. I find that most "slim fit" suits will not look good on a guy who has a good amount of muscle mass, broad shoulders, and fairly narrow waists. The shoulders and chest never fit correctly. Even sizing up to a 44 RLBL, it didn't look right.

I suggest going for something that is trim, such as Polo RL or E. Zegna, but not trendy slim. I find these to fit me perfectly in the shoulders, chest, bicep, and quad areas; however I HAVE to take them to my tailor to get the jacket suppressed at the waist and pants waist taken in (sometimes tapered at the hem too).

I do have a Wizard of Ahh's *EDIT* M Valentino suit which is actually pretty nice for the price. I find the fit to be similar to Polo RL.
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