This is my first post and I would appreciate any advice or input on a decision I'm trying to make. I found a solid, 2 button charcoal gray Oxxford suit (Manhattan II model) at Filene's Basement for a great price ($800). Its currently on hold for me and I'm trying to decide what to do. Here are the concerns I have with it: 1. The cut/styling seems not optimal. Because of my age (26) and body, it seems that the cut of regular Zegna and Armani really works well for me compared to the older feeling Oxxford. That said, it is beautiful and I would take it to an excellent tailor to bring it in at the sides and alter anything else to perfect the fit (and it fits quite well at the shoulder). 2. I already have a solid charcoal suit which is nice (Burberry) as well as a solid navy (Burberry too) and navy pinstripe (Jos A. Banks - not my favorite). I was actually looking for a deal on either a light gray suit or a charcoal chalk stripe since I have a solid one and actually found a light gray Hart Schaffner Marx gold trumpeter for $300 at filene's (although I think it may have the same styling issues as the Oxxford). Therefore, I'm not sure if this is where I should be dumping $800. Another option could be to buy the Hart Schaffner Marx, get it tailored, and then keep my eye out over the next few months for a charcoal chalk stripe zegna at discount and then buy one full price in a couple of months if I haven't found anything (really couldn't afford both right now and the light grey is better for spring/summer). Any thoughts on this? By the way, I work in a conservative busness setting.
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3/8/04 at 1:06am