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post #16 of 35
get 3 brooks brothers black fleece on sale
post #17 of 35
Find an old-line, independent men's shop that sells Samuelsohn and H.Freeman & Son. You should be able to get a nice, conservative navy interview suit in your budget. If you have anything left over you can put that money toward shirts, ties, shoes, belts, etc. OTR is the way to go unless you're a difficult fit.
post #18 of 35
Personally, I would pick up navy and grey 1818 suits on sale at BB. But it you need a great suit, and you do not want to waste weeks or months trying to get a deal that you can brag about on this forum, I would buy Canali.

Great suits, fabrics, details and construction. Watch out, though. If you go this route, it will be hard to buy lesser suits to fill out the wardrobe.

I got spoiled.
post #19 of 35
Where are you and what's your style?
If you are near New York your choices are orders of magnitude
better than San Francisco, for example. As for the Nordstrom Rack, it's
mostly low-end stuff with no-name labels. Off Fifth isn't much
better, at least in my area. SF affiliate, Winston Tailors (Chipp) may
be an option for MTM.
Edited by comrade - 8/28/11 at 7:41pm
post #20 of 35
Congratulations on the milestone of graduation. Your post doesn't say what you intend to wear the suit for (presumably job interviews or a job itself, if you have passed the interview stage), nor why you are interested in only one suit. Lastly, as someone else has pointed out, you don't say whether you can be easily fitted with OTR wear. Clarification of these questions likely would facilitate useful responses.


This suggestion doesn't seem to "get much love" here, but you may want to check out Jos.A. Bank Signature and Sig. Gold suits on sale. I believe these are better that you would find in some dept. stores, and on sale, you could either get one and have money left over for other wardrobe items or get two if you decide you want to get more than one suit.

All the best.
post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by johnvw View Post

Congratulations on the milestone of graduation. Your post doesn't say what you intend to wear the suit for (presumably job interviews or a job itself, if you have passed the interview stage), nor why you are interested in only one suit. Lastly, as someone else has pointed out, you don't say whether you can be easily fitted with OTR wear. Clarification of these questions likely would facilitate useful responses.


This suggestion doesn't seem to "get much love" here, but you may want to check out Jos.A. Bank Signature and Sig. Gold suits on sale. I believe these are better that you would find in some dept. stores, and on sale, you could either get one and have money left over for other wardrobe items or get two if you decide you want to get more than one suit.

All the best.

I agree that you should get multiple suits on sale, but why would you advocate Joseph a bank? He didn't say he needs 5 suits for 200 dollars...
post #22 of 35
Every brand has its own fit (and even within the same brand, different fits) and you have to find your own fit, rather than just a good brand.

Whether it will cost you $1500 or $500, the most important thing is that it fits you well.

I've seen people looking great in $300 suits and others looking awful in Armani or Brioni suits.

Good luck with your search my friend.
post #23 of 35
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If you're using his logic, you're getting $1200 worth of 2 suits and $300 to bu a watch. For $300, the watches that you buy are mostly going to be crap, so don't waste your money.

No, they won't be automatics, which cost much more but don't actually add any practicality, and you can get some nice looking and nicely made watches in the quartz category.

Citizen's a good buy, and my nerd side loves the solar powered ones.

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I agree that you should get multiple suits on sale, but why would you advocate Joseph a bank? He didn't say he needs 5 suits for 200 dollars...

They make several different grades. Not everything they make is fused crap- the signature gold is half canvassed, and the signature platinum is fully canvassed.
post #24 of 35
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No, they won't be automatics, which cost much more but don't actually add any practicality, and you can get some nice looking and nicely made watches in the quartz category.

Citizen's a good buy, and my nerd side loves the solar powered ones.




They make several different grades. Not everything they make is fused crap- the signature gold is half canvassed, and the signature platinum is fully canvassed.

Eco drive is a fine watch on a budget IMO. Maybe a used tissot or a seiko automatic (from japan, not the US stuff)
post #25 of 35
If you're in NYC I think it would be worth it to check out suit supply MTM for the following reasons:

They offer a very good suit for the money (starts at $899 - semi-canvassed with no fusing, made in Portugal).
They offer many of the same fabrics as ISAIA MTM (Ariston)
They have many different styles including one called the Roma which has all the SF approved details such as soft shoulders, wider lapels, high gorge, more open quarters, etc.
post #26 of 35
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I agree that you should get multiple suits on sale, but why would you advocate Joseph a bank? He didn't say he needs 5 suits for 200 dollars...

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post #27 of 35
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Originally Posted by NickPollica View Post

If you're in NYC I think it would be worth it to check out suit supply MTM for the following reasons:

They offer a very good suit for the money (starts at $899 - semi-canvassed with no fusing, made in Portugal).
They offer many of the same fabrics as ISAIA MTM (Ariston)
They have many different styles including one called the Roma which has all the SF approved details such as soft shoulders, wider lapels, high gorge, more open quarters, etc.

How can it be half-canvassed with no fusing? What's the other half that's not canvassed?
post #28 of 35
Nothing - just canvassed in the chest and lapel with no fusable down the jacket front. I know that brands like boglioli use this construction on some of their higher end things that they want to keep soft. The guys at suit supply said their MTM was the same construction. I haven't taken one apart and didn't do the pull test to be sure so I"m not certain but that's what they said. Either way, I know what factory they're making their stuff with in Portugal and I own a couple jackets hailing from there and I'm very happy with them.
post #29 of 35
If you're in New York however, and thinking of going the custom route, why not give Mr.Ned a shot? From the expose recently, $1500 definitely sounds they would be within that price range, and they have received some very good feedback here on the forum.

That's assuming a location however, which I don't think we have.
post #30 of 35
+1 to this. solid grey or navy Canali is hard to beat.

Hugo Boss or Zegna won't last as long, since they're not as well made, but if one of them fits you better, buy that.

A Paul Smith London suit if you want a little bit more flash.

You'll look great, feel confident in any situation, and you'll look age-appropriate, too (ie you don't want to wear Paul Stuart!).

Really would NOT do MTM for this. I think it's terrible advice for you.
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