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post #31 of 64
Leave Dior to the women.

Men go to tailors ... and they need your business.
post #32 of 64
Don't be put off by SF conservatism. Dior suits are VERY high quality, beautifully made, and importantly, will complement your figure perfectly. They're my favorite suits, and they will look cooler than your tailor's efforts, trust me.

They're expensive but not terribly so. I think they run $2400 now.
post #33 of 64
If my girlfriend bought me a Dior suit I would marry her.
post #34 of 64
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post
This is what you do.....tell her to put the $$ towards a vacation for the both of you and take a long weekend and go someplace romantic. Tell her that you would rather spend time with her that have her buy a suit for you!

he can get teh secks anytime from her. id take a suit.
post #35 of 64
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Just searched some Dior suits... wtf is this:


Heaven only knows. I have never seen such a thing/abomination before.
post #36 of 64
Dude, just tell her you'd prefer a different brand, whats the big deal?
post #37 of 64
OP, you're crazy. She wants to buy you an awesome, albeit overpriced, suit. Whatever, it's not SF-approved, but it's a GIFT from your GIRLFRIEND. It's not like she's giving you an old t-shirt that you'd be ashamed of wearing. How dare you even think of not accepting it?
post #38 of 64
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Originally Posted by Ubbens View Post
Since she is rather enthusiastic about clothes and fashion as well, I'm afraid if I tell her a suit by Dior doesn't really meet the characteristics of what I look for in a suit, it will be like insulting her knowledge on the matter.
Surely there is a tactful way to let her know that a Dior suit is NOT your thing. If you don't tell her now, when are you going to tell her? It's only going to get worse. Establish NOW that you prefer to select your own clothing.

All too many woman just assume that they'll be dressing their boyfriends and husbands.
post #39 of 64
If my woman bought me a suit, I would wear it for her all the time.
post #40 of 64
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
Surely there is a tactful way to let her know that a Dior suit is NOT your thing. If you don't tell her now, when are you going to tell her? It's only going to get worse. Establish NOW that you prefer to select your own clothing. All too many woman just assume that they'll be dressing their boyfriends and husbands.
She is not dressing him though. She wants to buy him a gift, and since he likes clothing/suits, she's buying him a suit. She probably takes the Dior brand to mean good suits and in her eye nice looking suits, so that's what she is suggesting. If he doesn't like the way they looks/fit, fair enough, I'm sure he can tell her that. But if he is merely concerned about the price/quality ratio, he can mention it, but it is still a gift and she may still want to spend the money. Or RSS is right, and she just wants you out of your more conservative suits and into something more fashionable. Have fun figuring that one out meneer Ubbens. :P Edit: Do make sure you like it, you can't just take a $2000+ suit, and hang it in the back of the closet and just take it out for her birthday or something. Well, you could, but tact and all that.
post #41 of 64
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Woah, didn't expect this thread to receive so much replies!

But yeah Acecow, you are right. As I said in my original post, I knew already that it was horrible for me to even doubt whether I should accept the gift or not. With that said however, I just wanted to know what the quality of a suit by Dior is, 'cause as much as I appreciate her wanting to give it to me (and don't get me wrong, I'm going to accept the suit and wear it every time I have the excuse of wearing a suit), I honestly wouldn't feel comfortable if she were to spend 2500$ on a suit that I might not end up liking, since neither of us have that much money to begin with. I just came here for some general information on the brand and the suits that they make, and I got that information!

and RSS, we might be going to the Dior store (or whatever store sells Dior) together, but I'd still like to have something to say about which suit to pick when we are there. In the end though, it's still her gift!

Meneer Axel: I think she's okay with more conservative suits, I once showed her a couple of pics of Tom Ford suits which I really liked (though I guess they're not completely conservative either, but that's the style I like), and she was very enthusiastic about those. We'll just have to see what we come across when we go to the store!
post #42 of 64
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
Surely there is a tactful way to let her know that a Dior suit is NOT your thing. If you don't tell her now, when are you going to tell her? It's only going to get worse. Establish NOW that you prefer to select your own clothing.

All too many woman just assume that they'll be dressing their boyfriends and husbands.

I agree, this is a step down a slippery slope. Maybe she doesn't think you are a good dresser. My girlfriend would not even think of buying me shoes, clothes, or a watch without my approval or knowing that it was something that I wanted--she knows that I am 10X pickier than she is.
post #43 of 64
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post
I agree, this is a step down a slippery slope. Maybe she doesn't think you are a good dresser. My girlfriend would not even think of buying me shoes, clothes, or a watch without my approval or knowing that it was something that I wanted--she knows that I am 10X pickier than she is.

My ex-girlfriend once bought me a t-shirt in the beginning of the relationship. It was hanging in the back of the closet with the tags on waiting to be returned as soon as we break up (which was inevitable, but not because of the t-shirt). I still appreciated it a lot, she had no way of knowing that I wouldn't wear anything less than a polo shirt outside the house. And there's no such thing for me as a nice t-shirt. I hope that nothing like that would happen to your Dior suit or gf.

On a side note, I'd try to do everything to get her to drop the idea. Not because I wouldn't like the suit or wouldn't appreciate the gesture. I just think such a present would put too much pressure on me to, you know, do the right thing and marry her.
post #44 of 64
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But yeah Acecow, you are right. As I said in my original post, I knew already that it was horrible for me to even doubt whether I should accept the gift or not. With that said however, I just wanted to know what the quality of a suit by Dior is, 'cause as much as I appreciate her wanting to give it to me (and don't get me wrong, I'm going to accept the suit and wear it every time I have the excuse of wearing a suit), I honestly wouldn't feel comfortable if she were to spend 2500$ on a suit that I might not end up liking, since neither of us have that much money to begin with. I just came here for some general information on the brand and the suits that they make, and I got that information!
Is there some reason you don't want her to know that you have some strong preferences regarding the suits you wear? It doesn't seem like a conversation that has to be an attack on her taste, especially if you frame it more that you're unusually picky about suits rather than saying you're worried about her buying the "wrong" suit ("I always like my suits to have [x, y, and z]... I don't know anything about Dior, so I don't know if they'll work for me, but we can go check them out and see if they're a good match..." kind of thing). I also agree with the growing consensus that you ought to swing by an engagement ring store while you're out looking at suits...
post #45 of 64
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Originally Posted by Ubbens View Post
I'd still like to have something to say about which suit to pick when we are there. In the end though, it's still her gift!
You'll be fine. And if you and she agree, it's a match made in Heaven! Well ... at least from a sartorial point of view.
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