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post #16 of 59
Just saw some Versace suits on Gilt - not sure if they are good or bad, not very knowledgeable with Versace lines - but I have a 25% off coupon - making the suits around $555.

nvm - discount max is $50 - move along...
post #17 of 59
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For Brookstone I have 100 dollars I can use from shopdiscover plus 5% off if I use my discovercard.  Something to think about. 

post #18 of 59
I'm going to second (or third) the Brooks Brothers recommendation. Go to a real store, not a factory outlet, and try on the different styles to see what you like. You will end up with a suit that will not only look great for the wedding but also one that you can use for years to come for many different events.
post #19 of 59
Your choice of a navy suit is a good one.

Have you ever measured your chest size? Is it 44 inches? If there is a big difference between your chest size and your shoulder size, you are probably better off in a bespoke or made to measure suit. For men with a big discrepancy between shoulders and chest, bespoke or MTM will be more comfortable and will look much better than off the rack. If you get to NYC regularly, you can get one at Mr. Ned for $850. If DC or Baltimore, try MTM at English/American Cut for even less.

I suggest reading this article, if you haven't already.
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/Tutorials/AntongiavanniWEDDINGATTIRE.htm
post #20 of 59
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Originally Posted by Saturdays View Post

Just saw some Versace suits on Gilt - not sure if they are good or bad, not very knowledgeable with Versace lines - but I have a 25% off coupon - making the suits around $555.
nvm - discount max is $50 - move along...

I would put money that this is a strange suit.
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post

I'm going to second (or third) the Brooks Brothers recommendation. Go to a real store, not a factory outlet, and try on the different styles to see what you like. You will end up with a suit that will not only look great for the wedding but also one that you can use for years to come for many different events.

This!
post #21 of 59
It is your wedding and you don't sound like the easiest fit. I would spend a few more dollars and get a Samuelsohn MTM. It will fit perfectly and last you a long time. Look for a trunk show in your area and you should be under $1k.

To me, it is a much better value than BB.
post #22 of 59
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I live in the palm beach area from going on the samuelsohn website it seems like they are carried by saks and another local store.  I may visit them and brooks this weekend.

post #23 of 59
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Funny I was just at a Brooks brothers factory store on Sunday.  But I am not sure that they offered those styles.  I will have to go back and verify.  Thanks. 

I live in FL as well, you need to visit the BB country club store, in Tampa. The outlet rubbish won't do.
post #24 of 59
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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post

Your choice of a navy suit is a good one.
Have you ever measured your chest size? Is it 44 inches? If there is a big difference between your chest size and your shoulder size, you are probably better off in a bespoke or made to measure suit. For men with a big discrepancy between shoulders and chest, bespoke or MTM will be more comfortable and will look much better than off the rack. If you get to NYC regularly, you can get one at Mr. Ned for $850. If DC or Baltimore, try MTM at English/American Cut for even less.
I suggest reading this article, if you haven't already.
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/Tutorials/AntongiavanniWEDDINGATTIRE.htm



I have not measured my chest, but it is as broad as the shoulders. 

post #25 of 59
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Sweet, that looks very dapper.  Thanks.

If you want to check it out you can call your local store and they can order it in for you. Then you can try it on with the others they have in stock.
post #26 of 59

If you're going to buy an off-the-peg suit the chances are that it won't fit correctly. What I would do is buy a suit of decent quality and get it made to measure. The merchandiser may offer the service or you could take it to a tailor but I would be expected to be charged up $200 depending on the work required to be done. Well worth the money in my opinion because you'll look the bee's knees.

post #27 of 59
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I live in FL as well, you need to visit the BB country club store, in Tampa. The outlet rubbish won't do.


I think I will do that.
 

 

post #28 of 59
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


I live in FL as well, you need to visit the BB country club store, in Tampa. The outlet rubbish won't do.


 



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If you want to check it out you can call your local store and they can order it in for you. Then you can try it on with the others they have in stock.


I may do that, thanks!
 

 

post #29 of 59
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Originally Posted by pgmetcalf View Post

If you're going to buy an off-the-peg suit the chances are that it won't fit correctly. What I would do is buy a suit of decent quality and get it made to measure. The merchandiser may offer the service or you could take it to a tailor but I would be expected to be charged up $200 depending on the work required to be done. Well worth the money in my opinion because you'll look the bee's knees.

You don't mean MTM, you mean tailor a suit he buys off the rack? Right?

That is a given for any suit you buy otr, unless you are lucky enough to be able to fit otr.
post #30 of 59
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

It is your wedding and you don't sound like the easiest fit. I would spend a few more dollars and get a Samuelsohn MTM. It will fit perfectly and last you a long time. Look for a trunk show in your area and you should be under $1k.
To me, it is a much better value than BB.


+1 I am getting married this summer and I have to say it will be worth the extra money, especially if you don't have a standard body shape.

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