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post #16 of 20
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hmm
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by deputamadre
I tried another store (Franco's at Shortpump) and found a Hickey Freeman that fit me pretty well in 42XL. Shoulders are pretty much perfect, small amount of room in the front. It's $895, charcoal gray with very light blue windowpanes. I may buy it, though I'm going to try Nordstrom Rack this weekend. I guess I'll look for some 42XL's up in Potomac. What type of shoes should I buy? I know black, but style-wise... wingtips?
Laceups only, no slip-ons. Black is a safe bet, and a wingtip would be fine, but I prefer a cap to without a perforated medallion. A very dark brown, or cordovan would be an fashionable alternative to black. You might find some AEs or Feragamos at the Rack. Regarding fit: A suit jacket might fit in the shoulders, but it will show that it is too big when you don't fill out the chest. I believe that is impossible to fix. If the chest is only slightly big, not too obvious (where it doesn't look like you are a little kid dressed up in his dad's suit ), then you might consider purchasing as you will grow into it. It is still a compromise. Beecroft and Bull is nor more expensive than the $895 suit you have described above. They are worth a visit, if nothing less than to cross a very good local shop off your list. There goods are superior to Brooks and the Samuelsohn is the equal of a Hickey-Freeman. If they have a choice of model, try an Austin which is more slim fitting than an Andrew or Como model. The Hickey-Freeman model that is the is the slimest fitting is the Madison. These come in two or three button single-breasted silhouettes. I had seen a few at the Rack very recently. So good luck.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by Carey
Laceups only, no slip-ons. Black is a safe bet, and a wingtip would be fine, but I prefer a cap to without a perforated medallion. A very dark brown, or cordovan would be an fashionable alternative to black. You might find some AEs or Feragamos at the Rack.

Regarding fit: A suit jacket might fit in the shoulders, but it will show that it is too big when you don't fill out the chest. I believe that is impossible to fix. If the chest is only slightly big, not too obvious (where it doesn't look like you are a little kid dressed up in his dad's suit ), then you might consider purchasing as you will grow into it. It is still a compromise.

Beecroft and Bull is nor more expensive than the $895 suit you have described above. They are worth a visit, if nothing less than to cross a very good local shop off your list. There goods are superior to Brooks and the Samuelsohn is the equal of a Hickey-Freeman. If they have a choice of model, try an Austin which is more slim fitting than an Andrew or Como model.

The Hickey-Freeman model that is the is the slimest fitting is the Madison. These come in two or three button single-breasted silhouettes. I had seen a few at the Rack very recently. So good luck.

Also, if you tried it on in a T-shirt or something of the like it may fit a bit better when worn with dress shirt/tie.
post #19 of 20
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I bit the bullet and bought the HF at Francos. It was about $900. Fits really well and is being tailored. 2-button, center-vent, charcoal with subtle blue windowpane. Although it was a great store, Beecroft and Bull had nothing in a 42XL. Time isn't on my side, so I haven't been able to make it up to the Rack...which is actually about 1.5 hours away. I'm going to head up to the Rack later this week to hopefully find some good shoes, a few shirts, etc. Any suggestions on shirt, tie colors to wear to the interview(s)?
post #20 of 20
White shirt, conservative silk tie with some blue in it.
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