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post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

I sadly at the moment only have one suit from Wal Mart... Parents bought it for me when I did technical theatre in High School. I wore it probably 125-150 times for the past five years and every time machine washed and iron... Still looks the same as the day I bought it.

~Kurt

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post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by eddiecibrian View Post

i hear all this, my suit falls apart after a season or after a few wears, is this really true? and what does it mean to fall apart? someone told me if i bought a suit from someplace like Zara it would fall apart after a season, how many wears is that? im starting to think suits are like condoms, use once and dispose

What exactly are you planning on doing with said suit? If you are just wearing it for the office then i doubt it will literally fall apart. But if you are planning on going all james bond and wear it while driving around a tank, shooting guns, catching grenades, and fighting people with knives then YES you do need a Bespoke/Brioni/Tom Ford rotflmao.gif
post #18 of 33
Go into any thrift store. You will unboubtedly find any number of cheap suits from the 90's in decent condition.
post #19 of 33
I bought a literally $120 Lauren by Ralph Lauren suit (made by peerless in canada i presume) when I was a freshman in college. I wore it for interviews, school functions, a few internships, dates, whatever, and it still hangs in my closet today looking pretty good. It has some wear around the edges, but it is still 100% presentable (in a non-sf setting of course).

That was approximately 10 years ago.
post #20 of 33
Pants, yes. Jackets, no.
post #21 of 33
You'll be walking around one day and the arm will simply fall off.
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by Tony Romo View Post

You'll be walking around one day and the arm will simply fall off.



No wonder you're so determined to get a bespoke bathrobe.  Need something handy for when a sleeve falls off.  smile.gif

 

post #23 of 33

I had a Brooks Brothers 1818 grey herringbone suit where the pants really did almost literally fall apart.  I had it for about a year and the fabric in the seat wore straight through  -- there were large holes on both sides on the inside of the pant legs. 

post #24 of 33

The end of the sleeves fade away,

post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Pants, yes. Jackets, no.

Pants fall apart because they are pants, not because they are cheap.
post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by connor09 View Post

The suit will lose its luster if not cared for accordingly. Dry clean less often and keep them hanged in your closet without a garment cover.



Wouldn't a garment cover be useful to keep the suit safe from moths?

post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

I sadly at the moment only have one suit from Wal Mart... Parents bought it for me when I did technical theatre in High School. I wore it probably 125-150 times for the past five years and every time machine washed and iron... Still looks the same as the day I bought it.

~Kurt

wait whaaaa? Impossible!
post #28 of 33

It did shrink a bit, never fit right. But I see no fading or rips. Collar stays in position find and pockets are in good shape. The inside lining, I see no tears to memory. I have not seen this suit in a good six months. I will pull it out this weekend to snap pics. But it look cheap on the hangers under fluorescent lights, and looks cheap to this day in a box.

 

~Kurt

post #29 of 33
A nice suit that has aged has charm. A cheap suit that has aged looks like a cheap crappy suit.
post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

I sadly at the moment only have one suit from Wal Mart... Parents bought it for me when I did technical theatre in High School. I wore it probably 125-150 times for the past five years and every time machine washed and iron... Still looks the same as the day I bought it.

~Kurt

How good did it look then?
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