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post #16 of 21

So I was at Off 5th the other day and looking at the charcoal and navy version of these suits as they have a BOGOF sales coming up which would make the suit about $350... not a bad price for a suit I can beat the crap out of.  As a background, I wear a 40S in RLBL Anthony, almost a perfect fit right off the rack (I own a black sport coat w/ silver buttons and a mid-grey suit). However, I have a very hard time finding suits that fit me as well as the RLBL... I just can't come to terms with having a whole closet full of RLBL... my middle class upbringing starts kicking in.   

 

The Saks Black label actually don't fit me bad at all.  As it turns out I am 5'7" @ 180lbs (athletic but a bit stocky w/ wide shoulders) and I look best in a short vs a regular in a trim fit suit (otherwise I have to get it taken in a lot) , as long as it's a drop 7.  A drop 6 in a short makes me look too square.  

 

If I was a little thinner, the RED label "trim fit" would have worked as well.  It also looks like a drop 7.

 

The suits I tried on were labeled as follows: 

 

BLACK 

Saks Fifth Avenue

Slim Fit

 

Made in the USA

 

w/ E Zenga cloth label

 

The unfortunately do appear to be fully fused (not half-canvassed) but admittedly, I am not an expert on this.  The SA thought it might be half-canvassed but comparing it to my one E Zenga suit (about 8 years old) and my RLBLs I would bet on fully fused.  However, the fused layer does appear softer than the Z Zegna and Hugo Boss suits out there.  

 

Inner pocket is labeled with: RN 54784 which is supposedly Joseph Abboud

 

With the all the discounts in, the price should be about $300 per suit, which for a suit that fits me pretty well without much alteration is nice to have around.

 
post #17 of 21

I forgot to add, yes the have pick-stitching.  However, on the standard navy and charcoal, it didn't look bad or too over the top.  Without it

 

 those standard suit would look a bit too bland.  

 

Here is the label

 
post #18 of 21

You will notice on the actual SFA web page that these suits are not listed.

post #19 of 21

Interesting...  If you use the iPhone mobile version of the website, a wool/silk blend suit (BLACK Label Saks) that is sold only at Off 5th (per the website) is there for $599 (three colors per fabric type - stripes, mini chevron... and one other - no navy solid or charcoal).  However, if you use the full website they are not there. 

 

 

 
post #20 of 21

I bought two suit zenja label made for Saks. This sale was buy one get one free. The price tag on one suit wa $799. The other was priced $749. They seem like they are very good quality. They are the slim fit version. I have a bonified Zegna suit in my closet that is extremly nice. These suieem O.K. Everyone seems to be bad mouthing these suits. I am a high end kind of guy who basically lives in a suit and have been buying suits for a long time.

post #21 of 21
Funny you mention it. I was in a similar outlet store and tried on a Zegna suit of theirs. I own a very nice Zegna suit that feels like I am walking around in silk, but the outlet model was not of the same quality.

That being said people spend too much time looking at labels. I could care less who made my suit as long as it fits like it was made for me and it is comfortable. I wear a suit 5 days a week so I want to look good and feel good and comfortable. Now in fairness most of my suits are expensive to some, but when it's something I wear 5 out of 7 days why not buy something that fits the bill.
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