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When is the Next Brooks Brothers Sale? - Page 517post #7742 of 81694/6/16 at 8:28pmpost #7743 of 81694/6/16 at 9:37pmI never know what to get at bb. The only thing that interests me are some of their green or peal&co shoes. Anyone else have any suggestions? I don't like their ties, suiting is half canvassed and not the most flattering cuts, not a fan of Oxford cotton button downs, shirts have that box pleat if I'm not mistaken, no experience with their trousers I guess. Idk. Just seems overrated. Any ideas?post #7744 of 81694/6/16 at 10:03pmQuote:Originally Posted by jonathanS
I never know what to get at bb. The only thing that interests me are some of their green or peal&co shoes. Anyone else have any suggestions? I don't like their ties, suiting is half canvassed and not the most flattering cuts, not a fan of Oxford cotton button downs, shirts have that box pleat if I'm not mistaken, no experience with their trousers I guess. Idk. Just seems overrated. Any ideas?
You're not wrong. Brooks Brothers is "entry level" menswear, so to speak. It's fairly good quality stuff in general, but there's always better. If you've graduated to full canvas suits and simply won't consider half canvas, well, I guess BB is out of the question. Though if I'm not mistaken, BB's top of the line suits are indeed full canvas--or at least they used to be, I think. I agree that their ties are not really worth it. I do think you should reconsider OCBDs, though, especially their "new" old shirts with unlined collars that produce a lovely roll. Shoes are always a good option from BB, but then again these are simply other brands making shoes for BB, such as Allen Edmonds, Peal, Alden, etc. Then there are other third party offerings such as Filson bags. Some other accessories are worth considering, too. So there are good things to buy at BB, especially given their frequent sales. Just depends on what you need. Don't write off BB completely.post #7745 of 81694/7/16 at 6:09ampost #7746 of 81694/7/16 at 6:35am"Brooks brothers is an entry level suit" Uh..wrong!
"Their suits are half canvas" Again wrong!
It amazes me that on a forum that prides itself on understanding style and how to maximize it's potential. That we have "some" people that fail to do their homework on any given brand. Now, it could be that BB SA did not give you the the correct info or you did not ask the right questions? Maybe you have a price point that you are willing or not willing to pay?
My SA and experience with BB has been on all accord positive. He has been open to all question and also offer the best for me. "All" my suits are fully canvas and with horse hair and hand sewn out of their South wick factory. As far as fit? Well it is totally on point as it was made for me through their MTM program. So no, the fit should not be an issue for anyone that purchase a MTM Golden fleece suit. If you have some serious fit issue like a bad posture due to a medical illness they can actually produce what they call a "Shell" and build a suit that can address most issues.
The entry level comment is purely suggestive to one's finances. However, I do not believe 1800 to 6000 dollars can be called entry level. Especially, when you are looking for sales to drop the price before you buy. The amount of fabrics you have to pick from is anywhere 500-750 and you can have anywhere from super 120 to super 180. Additionally, the mills they have access to are some of the same ones top suit manufacturers use. Loro Piana and Drago and many more. Again, you have to ask the right questions and open your pocketbook.
I am not trying to sound mean or be disrespectful. Just trying to correct the misinformation that sometimes I find online. To were someone looking for advice for a product or brand gets the right info.post #7747 of 81694/7/16 at 7:59amMost 1818 suits I have seen are half canvased, so maybe that is what he was referring to, especially in relation to the website. Golden Fleece I understand is always full canvas, but is available sparingly on the website.
I did not know that BB offered suits in the 6K range, what would the specs be on such a suit? I'm use to BB suits being in the 1.5K - 3K range. At the 6K price there are better alternatives IMO in both bespoke and MTM/RTW.
However, as much as I like BB, for me it's strictly for basics and outerwear. From my experience on this forum, quite a few people have BB on their basics / or entry level list. Nothing to discourage people that categorize BB in a different way, but that is the scale that quite a few people on SF grade on.post #7748 of 81694/7/16 at 8:05ampost #7749 of 81694/7/16 at 8:08amQuote:
Yeah, it's strange.
That said, @JubeiSpiegel is correct. 1818 is half canvassed. And GF is usually within 1.5 to 3k. To hit 6k you'd be looking at MTM with high end fabrics.post #7750 of 81694/7/16 at 8:52ampost #7751 of 81694/7/16 at 8:52amAs someone already said, it comes down to the fabric/mills you chose. The suit I order that was made-to-measure was a Golden Fleece super 180 from the Ermenegildo Zegna books the cost was 5700.00. So I also have 2 suits Golden Fleece suit from the Drago Lanificio ( Wallace) that were around 4500.00 each
So, I guess I would take exception with a person tell me I have a basic suit line. I also own a few RL purple label suit and while I am not fashion expert I believe I can tell what makes up a good suit from my studies in fabric design, regardless of my post count or time on forum "if" that is what the gentleman was referring to in regards to my previous post.
The validity of my statements can be checked by calling any BB store. You have the mills and Micron count. I do NOt buy online so I cannot tell you what they have there. Only what I saw when I actually visited the store. Maybe that is where the breakdown in communication and facts stem from? So just stop in a ask instead of assume. I would rather get it from the source than second hand so do not take it from me do you own research.
Edited by Alpha11 - 4/7/16 at 9:51ampost #7752 of 81694/7/16 at 9:19ampost #7753 of 81694/7/16 at 9:46ampost #7754 of 81694/7/16 at 10:05ampost #7755 of 81694/7/16 at 10:52am
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