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post #16 of 70
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Originally Posted by iammatt
I have played a good bit of golf with George, and he is actually a really nice guy.

I have no opinion on the clothing as I have never been in a Men's Wearhouse.

I'm curious, does he wear what he sells? :P
post #17 of 70
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Originally Posted by GQgeek
I'm curious, does he wear what he sells? :P
Worse. Typical black pants and an ugly polo shirt type of guy. I don't really know him well, so I do not know what he wears out to dinner. I have played nine holes ten or fifteen times with him as we belonged to the same club. His voice is EXACTLY like it is in the commercials.
post #18 of 70
get your measurments taken (around $15), and hit up ebay and discount websites. I got a costume national suit for $600 a few months ago, and I've seen others go for around $200/$300.
post #19 of 70
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Originally Posted by iammatt
His voice is EXACTLY like it is in the commercials.
Does he punctuate his statements with, "I guarantee it"? 'Cause that'd be awesome.
post #20 of 70
I kind of like the thread title. It seems like it's something that SFers would say at about 2 a.m., sitting at the bar piss drunk. "F*** MensWearhouse!" "Yeah, f*** 'em!"
post #21 of 70
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Originally Posted by alflauren
I kind of like the thread title. It seems like it's something that SFers would say at about 2 a.m., sitting at the bar piss drunk. "F*** MensWearhouse!" "Yeah, f*** 'em!"

Good one
post #22 of 70
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Originally Posted by alflauren
I kind of like the thread title. It seems like it's something that SFers would say at about 2 a.m., sitting at the bar piss drunk. "F*** MensWearhouse!" "Yeah, f*** 'em!"

LOL. Perhaps it'll happen at the next Sartorial Convention!
post #23 of 70
Thread Starter 
thanks for the replies fellas.

My mind is now eased at the purchase. i think ill try to sell it to someone anyway even if its for 20 bucks! Or ill give it to a bum on the street tell his ass to get a job.

And NO i did not get the job, infact i did not even get an interview. Well my initial plan was to march in there (its at a bank) and demand to see the head honcho and get an interview on the spot to get hired.

however that plan failed because i did not feel smooth in this suit therefore it never developed further...well actually i did go but the person was on vacation and my shoes were killing (also mw) so i actually ended up returning those and said F the suit.

So here I am. my next "first" suit is going to be on the high class designer tip.
If you've checked the thread about the guy showing pics of suits he got from hongkong then you know what i am looking for.
post #24 of 70
We all had to start somewhere. My first suit as a "professional" was a single-breasted, rust-coloured tweed with wide lapels that I purchased for $99 during my first year of law school 28 years ago. That suit saw me through my first job interview and for a few more years after that. Today in my closet are suits and sport coats made by such designers as Zegna, Boss, Corneliani, Canali, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Dunhill, Isaia, Burberry and Etro, (the ones I could think of), but included among the lessons I've learned since then is that while nice clothes make us appear prosperous, nice clothing does not, and cannot, replace good manners, intelligence, or character.
post #25 of 70
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Originally Posted by iammatt
Worse. Typical black pants and an ugly polo shirt type of guy. I don't really know him well, so I do not know what he wears out to dinner. I have played nine holes ten or fifteen times with him as we belonged to the same club. His voice is EXACTLY like it is in the commercials.
I'm gonna make this hole. I guarantee it.
post #26 of 70
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Originally Posted by j
And please no swearing in topic titles.

If it's up to me, no swearing period.
post #27 of 70
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Originally Posted by Smooth Genes
Well my initial plan was to march in there (its at a bank) and demand to see the head honcho and get an interview on the spot to get hired.

however that plan failed because i did not feel smooth in this suit therefore it never developed further...well actually i did go but the person was on vacation and my shoes were killing (also mw) so i actually ended up returning those and

so are you telling us you did not push through with a job interview, or rather a march and demand to the head honcho, because you were not at ease with what you're wearing?!
post #28 of 70
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Originally Posted by rnoldh
But his ads are effective, and the company seems to expand and sell more suits each year. So, apparently he has a business plan that works.

Some years back a MW opened in the local Mall. During the winter I would go to this Mall for my evening walk as I didn't want to put up with the outside weather. What a joke this place was with 3 or 4 sales people standing around and NEVER any customers that I could see.

I took a chance one day and walked in to see if there was anything worth looking at. Someone pounced on me before I could even get started looking. This is a major turn-off for me so I turned around and walked back outside the store.

As the years rolled by I would wonder how they could keep the doors open with so little business. Yes, it did take awhile but finally they did close and I can't say that I miss them a bit.
post #29 of 70
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Originally Posted by Smooth Genes
however that plan failed because i did not feel smooth in this suit therefore it never developed further...well actually i did go but the person was on vacation and my shoes were killing (also mw) so i actually ended up returning those and said F the suit.

You should sue golfin' George for preventing you from your destiny -- a career in banking. If a woman can get $400k for spilling hot McDonald's java in her lap, this has got to be worth a few mil. Just be sure to hire a jury consultant who can spot style forum types and you'll get punitive damages fo' sure.
post #30 of 70
You're not alone in this mistake. I needed a first suit for a job interview and went to MW as well. Bought their "best" quality suit and left it with them for alterations.

Right afterward my wife dragged me to Nordstrom's to look at women's stuff. Wandering around bored, I stumbled into the men's suit area and totally by chance slipped on a Canali. Oooh damn! Exactly like the day I drove my Civic to the BMW dealer and took a test drive.

I immediately took out the MW claim stub to get their phone number, called on my cell and cancelled the sale/alterations. Luckily they did not have time to start the alterations.

Wearing the Canali, I absolutely strutted into the interview just knowing I looked as good as was possible (got the job).

Now my only regret is that I paid full retail for the Canali.
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