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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Ok...I'm going to a wedding in three weeks and am in the market for a new suit. The only one I have is a rather boxy Men's Warehouse affair that I really don't like. What I'm looking for is something slim yet classic. Perhaps three-buttons. Almost 60s in style. Maybe black - but I am open to suggestions. I can spend about $600 - but, honestly, would prefer to spend less. As the name implies, I'm in NYC - which you'd think would be a help but in my price range seems to be more of a hindrance. Anyone have any suggestions? thanks.
post #2 of 9
Get yourself to the Woodbury Commons Premium outlets in the Central Valley (drive, or take one of a million buses there). You can get an Emporio Armani suit for under $400. This is the biggest outlet mall in the world, as far as I know. At $600, you might even be able to swing yourself a Gucci or a Prada, or one of a hundred different premium brands at the stores there (which range from Barney's outlet to Saks of fifth to Zegna to Iceberg to Etro.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Right...I didn't even think of Woodbury Commons. Thanks. Any suggestion of brands/designers that have the clean 60s look i'm after?
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I'm in NYC also and just bought a skinny black Valentino suit at Century 21 for $250. Go to either of the locations they have. One in Brooklyn and one downtown in the financial district. Just make sure you bring it to a tailor afterwards, so the suit looks like you bought it at Bergdorf's. The most expensive suits they have their aren't even over $500, and for this price you can get Canali, Fendi, Valentino, Boss, Cerruti, ect... Plus, this save you the trip to Woodbury, which is great also.
post #5 of 9
Classic Sixties style huh? Like the Kennedy suits? Well, Polo actually used to make a suit called the Kennedy that was a pretty good classic suit. But makers I would look at for a slime, modern, black suit are Gucci, Prada, Helmut Lang, and Jil Sander. All of these are pretty pricey though, even at the outlets. As I've posted before, for moderately priced suits, I always recommend Emporio Armani. I just bought a suit there for $360, and for $600, you could probably swing a pair of shoes or a shirt and tie and a belt too.
post #6 of 9
If you're into Zegna or Canali, may I suggest Riflessi on Madison Ave? Not pretty- but great deals. E-mail me offline, and I'll be happy to provide contact info.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks all for all the advice. This was my first time posting to the forum - and it's been a good experience so far.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks all for all the advice. This was my first time posting to the forum - and it's been a good experience so far.
post #9 of 9
A neat classic style....Joseph Abboud. For an all purpose, "natural" shoulder look, why not try Brooks Brothers?
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