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Best suit for wedding under $1000?

post #1 of 39
Thread Starter 

I'm getting married in six weeks and want a new suit for the occasion. Its not a "traditional" wedding in the sense that I will not be wearing a tux, nor will there be any groomsman or best men.

 

Here's what I'm looking for:

  • Slim fit, contemporary look
  • Something I can use for the ocasional business meeting and social event (i do not wear suits for biz very often) 
  • Color: Prefer black, but my bride thinks its "funereal", so charcoal or dark blue could be options)
  • Under $1000

 

So what do folks suggest? Do I have to buy off the rack or is custom a possibility in my price range? I live in the Los angeles area if that helps.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Best,

Pablo

post #2 of 39
what size are you? What brand do you currently own or have your eye on?
post #3 of 39
If you have an outlet store like Saks off 5th near you I would start looking there. Maybe you can find a zegna suit in that price range.
post #4 of 39
Thread Starter 

I think I'm a 40 short (its been a while since I bought a suit, so I could be a 38)

 

Suits I like (the look of, at least...not sure about the quality)

J. Crew Ludlow

Hugo Boss jam sharp 75 (http://store-us.hugoboss.com/Modern-Fit-2-Button-'Jam/Sharp'-Suit/hbna50203681,en_US,pd.html)

post #5 of 39
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Originally Posted by MensQE View Post

If you have an outlet store like Saks off 5th near you I would start looking there. Maybe you can find a zegna suit in that price range.

If you're near an Off 5th, you can probably grab an Isaia that will fit all your requirements for ~$700-$900 during one of their fairly regular 40% or 50% off suit sales (their normal price is around $1,400 if memory serves). OP, that's ~$2.5k-$4k suit for the same price of the Boss you posted. Quality of Isaia vs. Boss not even worth trying to compare. Plan on ~$100 for alterations.
post #6 of 39
Thread Starter 

Thanks, sounds like a killer deal, but there are no Saks/Off 5th in California. 

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post #8 of 39
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Originally Posted by PL92106 View Post


If you're near an Off 5th, you can probably grab an Isaia that will fit all your requirements for ~$700-$900 during one of their fairly regular 40% or 50% off suit sales (their normal price is around $1,400 if memory serves). OP, that's ~$2.5k-$4k suit for the same price of the Boss you posted. Quality of Isaia vs. Boss not even worth trying to compare. Plan on ~$100 for alterations.

Isaia at Off 5th? tongue.gif

I hardly doubt that man.
post #9 of 39
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Originally Posted by pabloweho View Post

Color: Prefer black, but my bride thinks its "funereal", so charcoal or dark blue could be options

Your bride is right, avoid black.
post #10 of 39
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Originally Posted by Saturdays View Post


Isaia at Off 5th? tongue.gif

I hardly doubt that man.

Strange but true. Noticed a rather large amount of Isaia suits at my local San Diego location over the past year my size at least 40R. Don't tell me I gotta take pics next time to prove it. They might have trickled some up to the LA area for OPs benefit, but I'd call the various locations first to avoid driving in LA in vain.

EDIT: OP, make sure you call the various locations first. While mine has them, I remember walking out of the Desert Hills one looking back up at the sign making sure I wasn't just in Express for Men vs. Off 5th. Core selection is generally the same (bad) but high end stuff varies by location. I've had best luck in larger cities that generally are less style focused (i.e. San Diego).
Edited by PL92106 - 8/3/11 at 9:05am
post #11 of 39
Thread Starter 

How'd I miss that? Thanks!

post #12 of 39
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Originally Posted by PL92106 View Post


If you're near an Off 5th, you can probably grab an Isaia that will fit all your requirements for ~$700-$900 during one of their fairly regular 40% or 50% off suit sales (their normal price is around $1,400 if memory serves). OP, that's ~$2.5k-$4k suit for the same price of the Boss you posted. Quality of Isaia vs. Boss not even worth trying to compare. Plan on ~$100 for alterations.

+1

i see them at the one near me at that price point very often. and they usually have a pretty good selection also.
post #13 of 39
Thread Starter 

Guys, how about Bluefly? They've got a bunch of luxury names in the $1200 range (I could be be persuaded to increase my budget)

http://www.bluefly.com/Designer-Mens-Suits/_/N-7qk/list.fly

 

At the other end of the spectrum, Macy's has 50% off deals on some cheaper suits (DKNY, Calvin, Tommy, etc.)

 

http://bit.ly/p7LSqp

http://bit.ly/nwTs1O

http://bit.ly/njtv2F

http://bit.ly/nUgSTI

http://bit.ly/nVsBDI

post #14 of 39
Why not just listen to the good advice you've gotten and forget about Bluefly and Macy's?
post #15 of 39
Thread Starter 

Just looking for options. Off5 is a bit of a drive for me. Second, they may not have Isaia in stock for my size/color. 

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