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post #16 of 42
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i totally agree with db jackets having no vents. it just looks too busy if it has vent(s). then again, the above poster was right- i don't think i've ever seen a db in gq.
post #17 of 42
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Originally Posted by Jovan
DBs look fine without vents.

Half of the advice was rubbish, I have to say. Also, the example suits were pretty uninspired.
I don't understand. There is just about everything you need to know before buying your first suit and everything you need to avoid. All the basic things are covered.
You shouldn't buy a DB as your first suit, and ventless SB are indeed a bit outdated.

!luc
post #18 of 42
I don't think you read all of my second post. I explained that rather I felt it was incomplete. It gives you SOME knowledge, but not a whole lot, especially when it comes to body types which is extremely important if you ask me. Yes, for work or job interviews it's unwise as your first suit. However, things such as double breasteds, ticket pockets, three-roll-twos shouldn't be totally discouraged for the first time buyer if work is not its purpose, especially if the person in question is tall and/or thin, as all of these help that physique. I'm surprised you didn't say anything about single breasted peak lapel or one button suits, both of which are suggested and are very business inappropriate for a first suit.
post #19 of 42
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
for someone not familiar with purchasing an otr suit, and doesnt seem to know the difference between one from banana republic and from brooks brothers, this is a good starting point. i have to disagree with your opinion.
I wish I had read that advice on how to buy a suit before I started buying suits. That would have saved me from doing a lot of mistakes, such as trusting the salesperson when telling me that there is no problem in taking the waist of the pants in by let's say 5 inches...
post #20 of 42
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That would have saved me from doing a lot of mistakes, such as trusting the salesperson when telling me that there is no problem in taking the waist of the pants in by let's say 5 inches...



Now we want to know what the other mistakes were
post #21 of 42
I firmly add my voice to the no-vent camp. I have more than 30 suits and a dozen sportcoats and only one has a vent; and I'll gladly match my look on any given day with any of you who favor vents. (I'm not saying vents are "wrong" just that I've found my look to be a ventless one, and everyone must find his own look.).

I find double vents to be too busy, and flap around too much, which I find very annoying.
post #22 of 42
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Originally Posted by Jovan
I don't think you read all of my second post. I explained that rather I felt it was incomplete. It gives you SOME knowledge, but not a whole lot, especially when it comes to body types which is extremely important if you ask me.
I disagree. If the suit fits the shoulders, if the jacket is not too long and if you chose a 3 roll 2 (and they wrote all these points) it will fit all normal body types, including tall and thins. It's only a suit afterall, and it's supposed to be quite a bland and conservative attire, not a fashion statement.

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Originally Posted by Jovan
Yes, for work or job interviews it's unwise as your first suit. However, things such as double breasteds, ticket pockets, three-roll-twos shouldn't be totally discouraged for the first time buyer if work is not its purpose, especially if the person in question is tall and/or thin, as all of these help that physique. I'm surprised you didn't say anything about single breasted peak lapel or one button suits, both of which are suggested and are very business inappropriate for a first suit.
And you didn't read me either. I never wrote about a first time suit for work. Your first suit could be a single button peaked lapels, and I still think it's a wiser choice than a DB.

!luc
post #23 of 42
Fifty bucks says whoever wrote that reads this forum.
post #24 of 42
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
for someone not familiar with purchasing an otr suit, and doesnt seem to know the difference between one from banana republic and from brooks brothers, this is a good starting point. i have to disagree with your opinion.

+1

Overall a pretty good Suit Buying 101 guide. Rather surprising for GQ, but in a good way

I also happen to strongly dislike ventless SB suits
post #25 of 42
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
A center vent is all-purpose; it is both modern and traditional. You can't go wrong.

Oh yes you can.
post #26 of 42
There are two problems with ventless suits:

1. They do look so 80s.
2. They are terribly uncomfortable since they don't flow with the body and thus wrinkle easily.

I'm not much more impressed with center vents. Double vents for me thanks.
post #27 of 42
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Originally Posted by Jovan View Post
Half of the advice was rubbish, I have to say. Also, the example suits were pretty uninspired.
In my experience, GQ is usually half to two-thirds wrong in all of its guides. The fraction increases with formality.
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post #29 of 42
I have to have at least one vent in the back, although double vents are preferred. Ventless jackets just don't look right.

GQ had an issue a month or two ago where they featured double breasted suits worn by that actor John Cho:

http://www.gq.com/style/suit-guide/2...eet-power-suit



myke
post #30 of 42
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Originally Posted by IBJanky View Post
I have to have at least one vent in the back, although double vents are preferred. Ventless jackets just don't look right.

GQ had an issue a month or two ago where they featured double breasted suits worn by that actor John Cho:

http://www.gq.com/style/suit-guide/2...eet-power-suit



myke

Well, except for the part where they pinned the suit up until fabric is blatantly pulling at the buttons, and the way-high gorge and weird lapel curve, it's decent.
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