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post #16 of 28
i got my new isaia suit for $600 on ebay.
post #17 of 28
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Thanks for all the suggestions. How do you buy suits online without trying them on?! For example, that hickey gilt sale is coming up soon in 10 minutes I think
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by Dinky89484 View Post
I second this! I went on a suit shopping spree a couple of months ago. I first bought a J Crew Ludlow. What attracted me to the Ludlow were the same reasons you listed why you liked it. Slim, looked great on the website. The look was what I was going for. While the J Crew suit was being shipped, GILT had a sale on suits so I purchased a Hickey suit (not Hickey Freeman, do a search on this forum for more info on it). I definitely regret getting the J Crew suit. Hickey was cheaper, better quality, fit was better. Even my tailor noticed. He mentioned the small details like the pitch stitchings.

Looking at GILT, I see a Hickey sale coming soon.


hmm you just confused me, the sale on gilt is hickey freeman isn't it? why did you say not hickey freeman?
post #19 of 28
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Thanks for all the suggestions. How do you buy suits online without trying them on?! For example, that hickey gilt sale is coming up soon in 10 minutes I think

Well, that's the trick. The best way is to measure your best fitting existing suit. If you don't have one you like, you can go try something on somewhere and guess based on that (e.g. try a Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald cut and use that as a base). You can also measure yourself, I'm sure there's a guide easily found via search. Might take a bit of guesswork though. Once you try it a couple of times, you'll know exactly what size you need based on the specific measurements. Make sure wherever you order from has a good return policy though. I'd avoid Gilt for exactly that reason.
post #20 of 28
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which one is their slimmest suit from hickey? might pick one up if the price is right, then decide if i'll keep it when i get it
post #21 of 28
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ah Gilt return policy not good? i was just reading it, says you can return cloths. yeah I'm pretty sure i'm a 38S for the jacket
post #22 of 28
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oh return for gilt credit only... risky
post #23 of 28
they're worth it during the occasional 20% or rare 30% off events. i have a very athletic build (40R, 32W), and the ludlow jackets fit great, but i still taper-in about an inch on both sides. the pants, however, don't fit as slim as i would like. the rise on the pants is also tad higher than my preference. if you're looking for slim-fitting off-rack separates, i found the BR monogram line to fit the best. they just had a 30% off event which ended.
post #24 of 28
I ordered a suit from Gilt, didn't fit, called the guy on the phone to return in, and he offered me a full refund (no credit). No issues.
post #25 of 28
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they're worth it during the occasional 20% or rare 30% off events. i have a very athletic build (40R, 32W), and the ludlow jackets fit great, but i still taper-in about an inch on both sides. the pants, however, don't fit as slim as i would like. the rise on the pants is also tad higher than my preference. if you're looking for slim-fitting off-rack separates, i found the BR monogram line to fit the best. they just had a 30% off event which ended.

35% off two full priced items today only, promo code H8QMM2VVBXD9.
(prob one time use)
post #26 of 28
Re: J Crew Ludlow Suit

I'm 6'1", 155lbs, 30 inch waist.

I bought a Ludlow suit from J Crew. I have a hard time finding suits with this great style of lapel, high arms holes, skinny arms, etc. I bought it for the fit, figuring it was probably on the low end of the fabric quality because of the price. I have been very satisfied with it. The fit is fantastic and I have received numerous compliments, including from my highly regarded tailor.
post #27 of 28
Problem I see with the Ludlow by J.Crew are those silly lines of dimples along the Lapel.
They really degrade the coat.
Those are good for Vegas (i suppose), but not for the workplace, client meetings, interviews, or the timeless longevity of the garment.

Second, the fabric isn't as good as a Hugo Boss.

Lastly, the cost is not worth it, ($600), for the same price you can acquire a Hugo Boss Slim/Jam when certain retailers have a sale.
post #28 of 28

forum noob move didn't even see the date on this one, sorry for reviving n old old old thread

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