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post #16 of 45
U will notice the general disdain by the lack of comments from long time members. Personally, I know it cost u $400, but technically it was a $525 purchase. To much, I have seen them at Macys for $300 and change near clearance time. I own a pair myself, and while I do aspire for better quality in the future, $300 and change was a fair price in the meantime. I do like the cut of the suits though, so enjoy regardless.
post #17 of 45
I've got a Boss Suit it was my second suit and it only cost £180 with all the tailoring, I like the fit, the feel of the jacket is lovely and I just love the suit. I've had it for a year worn it every other day for 6th form and its still going strong. If you like it why not!

Cheers Nick
post #18 of 45
It's a good suit with a nice shape which won't fall apart, but won't last forever - and that's okay considering the price. It's only a pity the trousers are unlined since this adds to how quickly they suffer wear and tear from sitting etc. You've bought it now, so make the most of it and look good!

It's not worth listening to opinions from people who profess only to wear Huntsman and nothing less than fully canvassed, this is for rich people and dreamers. It's obviously a pity that most people never get to wear a bespoke suit as their first suit, which would end the aversion a lot of men have for uncomfortable. ill-fitting suits, but it's just not going to happen. We're all going to go through some sort of learning curve, including less than ideal purchases.

The first rule-of-thumb should be: forget 'brand' and consider 'fit and fabric' at the right price for your pocket.
post #19 of 45
All that really matters when you are buying suits in the $400 range is how it looks on you, as other posters have said. If the cut is flattering, and the different aspects of the suit complement your body type, then you have made a good purchase. On the flip side, if it does not... well, others have spent much more money to have an ill-fitting, hand-made suit, so at least take solace in that.
post #20 of 45
Construction isn't the best, but they use good fabrics.

Also, mention Hugo Boss to chicks, and you're gold.
post #21 of 45
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Originally Posted by cruxisfalcon View Post

Here's the suit:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/boss-black-jam-sharp-trim-fit-grey-virgin-wool-suit/3023542?origin=category&resultback=545

I had a $150 gift card so it ended up costing me about $400 with tax and everything. I know Hugo Boss doesn't get a lot of love around here because it's fused and whatnot, but for less than $500 idk if it's possible to find anything that's fully canvassed. It fits me really well and the fabric is nice and soft to the touch. What do you guys think?

Well, it still cost you $550. you should have used the gift card for a pair of walnut AE strands instead and done some more research.

That said, if it fits well, it will most likely last at least 2 to 3 years, and when amortized over 3 years, it ain't that bad.

Enjoy it, but recognize that HB is really a fashion brand not a quality brand.
post #22 of 45
It's a solid suit for the money. Enjoy it and don't look back.
post #23 of 45
I have two Boss suits... I purchased one of them at Macy's for $150 (marked down from $800) and I bought the other at Barney's for $250 (a three piece marked down from $1,095). I've tried not to pay too much for off the peg and I've been lucky to find good deals. I think you made a good purchase based on your circumstances. Next year I plan to finally join the MTM crowd. It's been a long time coming.
post #24 of 45
If it fits then be happy. SF does not dictate what you can or cannot wear.
post #25 of 45
don't listen to the haters...........I'd LOVE to see them in their canvassed suits and see if they look any better.

'Jam/Sharp' is a great cut, especially if it fits you well OTR.

FYI, I'd refrain from making these posts in the future because everyone here is always trying to "one-up" you, so whatever price you paid for the suit won't matter - there will always be someone who says you could have done better.

Wear it well and enjoy!!

Who the fuck wants a suit to last forever anyway?? I don't wear clothes from my teenage years anymore........they disintegrated because they weren't canvassed ;-)
post #26 of 45
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Originally Posted by Unrefinery View Post

It's a solid suit for the money. Enjoy it and don't look back.

Actually, no, it's not. That's the giant knock against Boss on this board- you can get higher quality suits for the same price. Hugo boss are fused suits with a fashiony fit- for that fit, which isn't as unique as they claim these days, you're paying a significant markup for a fused suit. $550 isn't too bad for one though, but at $800 with the quality of a $200 suit it's really an issue.

But hey, if it fits, enjoy it as long as it lasts. Don't take it in for cleaning too often, and it'll last longer. And yes, that's really quite okay to do with suits and wool in general.

@ Viral: You ask who would want their clothes to last forever anyway, but then remark that you don't wear clothes from HS anymore because they disintegrated. Would you wear them if they didn't disintegrate? And in terms of suits, which don't float in and out of style, what if your $2000 suit lasted for 20 years rather than your $500 suit lasting 3, and looked better every single time you wore it (which, all other things being equal, it would)? Is it worth it then?

Your logic seems to be that "there is no reason to want clothes to last forever because clothes do not last forever". Which is rather worthless as an argument.

And some clothes do last nearly forever, if cared for. Sturdy wools can last for decades or more. Prince Charles wears tweed jackets that used to belong to his uncle, not to mention stuff of his own that's 40+ years old (and not just the infamous shoes). On a per year basis, he's paying less for a suit then you are.
post #27 of 45
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Originally Posted by Octoberfile View Post


Personally, I think the suit is great for $400. If the suit fits right and looks good on you, then a $400 Hugo Boss from Norstrom's is a deal. Spending $300 - $400 for a brand new 100% wool suit is considered cheap, regardless of the brand.....and I don't think members here think Hugo Boss is horrible, just generally overpriced (normally $795 and up) for what you are actually getting....which is a pretty good, but not fantastic suit that happens to be a name brand, which is the premium that is added to the price tag.

$300 sounds like a decent purchase, anything more is questionable.
post #28 of 45
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Actually, no, it's not. That's the giant knock against Boss on this board- you can get higher quality suits for the same price. Hugo boss are fused suits with a fashiony fit- for that fit, which isn't as unique as they claim these days, you're paying a significant markup for a fused suit. $550 isn't too bad for one though, but at $800 with the quality of a $200 suit it's really an issue.

But hey, if it fits, enjoy it as long as it lasts. Don't take it in for cleaning too often, and it'll last longer. And yes, that's really quite okay to do with suits and wool in general.

@ Viral: You ask who would want their clothes to last forever anyway, but then remark that you don't wear clothes from HS anymore because they disintegrated. Would you wear them if they didn't disintegrate? And in terms of suits, which don't float in and out of style, what if your $2000 suit lasted for 20 years rather than your $500 suit lasting 3, and looked better every single time you wore it (which, all other things being equal, it would)? Is it worth it then?

Your logic seems to be that "there is no reason to want clothes to last forever because clothes do not last forever". Which is rather worthless as an argument.

And some clothes do last nearly forever, if cared for. Sturdy wools can last for decades or more. Prince Charles wears tweed jackets that used to belong to his uncle, not to mention stuff of his own that's 40+ years old (and not just the infamous shoes). On a per year basis, he's paying less for a suit then you are.

sorry Holmes...........most people who are especially into clothes & fashion don't want to wear something forever. The whole fused vs. canvassed argument is played out. Fusing techniques and technologies have come a long way. Of course, there is a definite difference in quality when a garment is canvassed, however in day-to-day wear it's a moot point. It's more important that something fits well so that you can achieve the look and feel you are going for.

When was the last time you impressed someone because your suit was canvassed as opposed to being fused?? And, quite frankly, if someone paid you compliment on your suit - especially and attractive female - and you replied with "It's canvassed" then you are even more of a loser than you might be aware of.

I don't care about Prince Charles (nor does the OP I'm sure) or others who are proud of how well their clothes have help up after numerous years.......I personally think that's gross and a form of hoarding. Also, I'm sure they (Prince Charles especially) are not worried about the cost of a garment if spread out over XYZ years.

Your reply to my post was not even necessary. Like I said, everyone here wants to "one-up" others...............you are no different. If you're such a savvy shopper, please show us and the OP where he can get the same fit and satisfaction at the so-called higher quality.
post #29 of 45
^ I kinda agree w the above
post #30 of 45
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Originally Posted by Viral View Post


sorry Holmes...........most people who are especially into clothes & fashion don't want to wear something forever. The whole fused vs. canvassed argument is played out. Fusing techniques and technologies have come a long way. Of course, there is a definite difference in quality when a garment is canvassed, however in day-to-day wear it's a moot point. It's more important that something fits well so that you can achieve the look and feel you are going for.

When was the last time you impressed someone because your suit was canvassed as opposed to being fused?? And, quite frankly, if someone paid you compliment on your suit - especially and attractive female - and you replied with "It's canvassed" then you are even more of a loser than you might be aware of.

I don't care about Prince Charles (nor does the OP I'm sure) or others who are proud of how well their clothes have help up after numerous years.......I personally think that's gross and a form of hoarding. Also, I'm sure they (Prince Charles especially) are not worried about the cost of a garment if spread out over XYZ years.

Your reply to my post was not even necessary. Like I said, everyone here wants to "one-up" others...............you are no different. If you're such a savvy shopper, please show us and the OP where he can get the same fit and satisfaction at the so-called higher quality.

Totally agree with you on this one. As good as fully canvassed is, only the ones who actually know about its feel and quality will marvel at it. For people who can't dish out all the money in the world for a canvassed suit, they have to do the best they can to find the right balance among quality, fit, and price. The only reason why I've ever gotten compliments for being in a suit was for the way it fit on me.
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Originally Posted by cruxisfalcon View Post

Here's the suit:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/boss-black-jam-sharp-trim-fit-grey-virgin-wool-suit/3023542?origin=category&resultback=545

I had a $150 gift card so it ended up costing me about $400 with tax and everything. I know Hugo Boss doesn't get a lot of love around here because it's fused and whatnot, but for less than $500 idk if it's possible to find anything that's fully canvassed. It fits me really well and the fabric is nice and soft to the touch. What do you guys think?

Personally, I don't like the Hugo Boss suits from Nordstrom because I feel they're overpriced for the quality and fit that they sell them for. I'm more of an athletic build, so the suits sold in department stores just do not fit on me the way I want them to. Because I can find somewhat better quality and fitted suits at around $400-$500, I shop at other places instead of buying Hugo Boss. But, like some of the others have said, if you like the way it fits on you, then don't worry about your purchase and wear your suit confidently. If you aren't, then do some more research for your next suit purchase so that you're satisfied.
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