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post #1 of 25
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I just recently purchased this blue plaid suit from Joseph Abboud.

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/joseph-abboud-navy-plaid-wool-suit/3190583?origin=category&resultback=4341

 

I was actually looking for a slim fit suit.  I am a thin set individual who wears a 40R.  The classic suits tend to hang on me.  However the Joseph Abboud in 38 Reg fits quite well.  I haven't altered the suit yet.  I am thinking of returning it mainly because I seem to be having trouble matching shirts that would go with that suit. I was wondering if I could pick up a blue or navy slim solid suit for that price instead like the one shown in line below.

 

http://www.gq.com/images/style/2012/01/ewan-mcgregor/ewan-mcgregor-02.jpg

 

I need it for two weddings coming up.  One of them will be down in Puerto Rico in April.

 

Any suggestions?  Thanks!

 

 


Edited by blue123 - 1/31/12 at 7:30pm
post #2 of 25

I would go with Ewan's look.

post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 

Anyone know where I can get ewan's suit for less than $1,000?

post #4 of 25

You can have it replicated with bespoke.

post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 

Won't that run me way over a 1000?

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post #9 of 25
Why are you limiting your options to those with a pretty good budget? If you stick around long enough here you'll learn to get something much nicer for the same price, if not cheaper.

Just a very quick example: here is a 40R Ralph Lauren Black Label, which are slim, closer to a 38/39 and are much nicer than the ones you've shown... and cheaper. It has a subtle pinstripe and it's nice. The seller is actually a member here, angelicboris, so you could talk to him. Not only is it cheaper, it's nicer, made in italy, will be cut more like you like and will look nicer.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Ralph-Lauren-Black-Label-Navy-Pinstripe-Wool-Suit-Slim-Fit-40-R-/280812867810?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item4161c050e2

FYI: you're looking at paying $800 for a suit at retail price that a lot of us on here wouldn't even pay $100 for. You could either take my and others' words on what I've said, you could stick around and learn why and what's better, or you could simply pick either of the two. It's up to you, but it looks like you've taken the step to at least ask here so I'm assuming you're looking for some advice.
post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 

Mainly because I have a gift card and Nordstrom so I am limited to their options.  But if you have any suggestions of something worth while that is at same price if not better than I am open to input.  I would like a navy or blue suit though.  I already have a grey, but my original navy is over 10 years old and falling apart.  

post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 

Thanks, thats exactly the input I was looking for.  I am not very big on formal wear/suits so any help would be appreciated.  

post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by jamesny View Post

You can have it replicated with bespoke.

What kind of suggestion is this? What's there to even replicate? facepalm.gif
post #13 of 25
Most importantly, you need to learn what size you really are. A lot of people think they're a bigger size than they really are. You mentioned 38/40. If you want our help determining your size, you can do the following:

Measure your chest
Take a picture of you in a jacket/suit you own
Tell us the size and the make of the jacket in the picture
Measure the jacket's chest, shoulder, length, etc.

All four of those together would be very helpful. However, a chest measurement goes a long way.
post #14 of 25
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Yup I measured my chest and a tailor recently.  I fit perfectly into a 39 Long or a 40 Regular.

post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by blue123 View Post

Yup I measured my chest and a tailor recently.  I fit perfectly into a 39 Long or a 40 Regular.

height and weight? What was your actual chest measurement?
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