Originally Posted by ismelllikepoop I too own a pre-SF HB suit that I probably paid $1,000 for. On the plus side it in made in the U.S. On the negative side it is utter crap. I think I work it twce in the past 12 months. I could start with all of the things wrong with it from the absolute lack of drape to the machine made "pick stiching". However, the thing that really pothers me the most about it are the crappy shoulders! The few times I have worn it, the jacket comes off ASAP.
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I get confused by posts like this. If it is utter crap when you wear it, then why would you buy it in the first place
Originally Posted by joeman
It is pretty funny - to buy a $1000 plus suit - then diss it to say it doesn't fit well - don't the stores have dressing rooms nowadays? that's the whole point of fitting it first - so you can gauge if it fits or not.
Hmmm, it seems some missed the point of my story. The very first line was mentioned "pre-SF" I did not know WTF I was doing and I thought HB was great quality and that it was nice and slim fitting. I also owned HB shoes--what a waste of money that was.
Since discovering SF and owning full canvas suits and jackets in addition to learning about shoulders, details, drape, etc I find my HB suit to be pure crap and I never wear it any more and I now think it looks like monkey shit. Do I regret buying it and wish I could get my money back? Hell yes!
The point is to warn other would be purchasers that this is NOT a good suit or brand. I made that mistake but there is no reason why others should suffer through the same expense. How does that saying go? "A wise man learns from his mistakes but a wiser man learns from the mistakes of others..." I think I can add that a foolinsh man buys suits based on bad internet advice.
I don't "hate" HB and I don't merely go along with SF group think. I, unfortunately, had to learn the hard and expenisve way. As far as the suit not fitting well, it fits better than the absolute crap that I see 90% of men wear. However, I hold myself to a higher standard--as pretty much everyone who has a SF account does.