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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by Xenon View Post

Davemax, I answered in your other thread but it's important for you not to get too worried with fused/canvassed/super high end right now if you don't have alot of suits and are just starting off. Hugo Boss is NOT total crap and will NOT self destruct no matter how much fusing is present. I have plenty of fused suits that still look good after 10 years of use (within a rotation of course).
You CAN get much better quality than BOSS at full retail for the price but you have to do more searching and there is no guarantee that finding a top grade suit that will fit like you want will be easy to find. For instance Zegna's mid and high end suits (which are respected here) have so much shoulder slope that thay are not an option for me.
I can only recommend however is to try waiting until the Boss comes on sale (50% or more)

+1..............finally, a sensible answer!
post #17 of 32
Thread Starter 

no, this way idiots like you get have something to do.

post #18 of 32
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.

edit: forgot to quote the post.

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
post #19 of 32
Oh God I am tired.
post #20 of 32
I also bought some HB before I really knew much about good clothes. I thought the styling, fit and fabric were an improvement over boring Brooks Brothers. I have one black label, one red label and one selection.

I'm disappointed with the quality of all three. It's noticeable that the suits are glued/fused and the shoulder does not flow well into the sleeve. Even the selection is only half canvassed. I don't expect them to last very long, but then they will be out of style pretty soon anyway.

I've moved on to bespoke. I'm waiting for my first suit from my new tailor and I am expecting a big step up in quality.
post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by Xenon View Post

Davemax, I answered in your other thread but it's important for you not to get too worried with fused/canvassed/super high end right now if you don't have alot of suits and are just starting off. Hugo Boss is NOT total crap and will NOT self destruct no matter how much fusing is present. I have plenty of fused suits that still look good after 10 years of use (within a rotation of course).
You CAN get much better quality than BOSS at full retail for the price but you have to do more searching and there is no guarantee that finding a top grade suit that will fit like you want will be easy to find. For instance Zegna's mid and high end suits (which are respected here) have so much shoulder slope that thay are not an option for me.
I can only recommend however is to try waiting until the Boss comes on sale (50% or more)

That's a great answer.
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Originally Posted by ismelllikepoop View Post

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.
edit: forgot to quote the post.
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

I know. I would get suspicious when people who sell their things here on buying and selling stated something like sneakers that they recently bought were too small and they get uncomfortable when wearing. Then, I went like "why bothered buying them?"
post #22 of 32

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.

post #23 of 32
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Originally Posted by ismelllikepoop View Post

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.
edit: forgot to quote the post.
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
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Originally Posted by joeman View Post

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.
post #24 of 32
i dunno, to beat a dead horse it sounds like you bought into SF groupthink wholesale. I mean a suit you were fine with before, at least enough so that you dropped a grand on before all of a sudden now is crap because of some internet forum? I certainly respect a lot of the opinions on here, but the mob mentality on certain topics irks me.
post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by ismelllikepoop View Post

i dunno, to beat a dead horse it sounds like you bought into SF groupthink wholesale. I mean a suit you were fine with before, at least enough so that you dropped a grand on before all of a sudden now is crap because of some internet forum? I certainly respect a lot of the opinions on here, but the mob mentality on certain topics irks me.

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post #26 of 32

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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I'm willing to throw you a bone, since i actually have a couple of the Boss suits. I have not seen a Boss suit now a days in store that is not a glued canvas job, so that is your answer on that. They are slightly better quality than your average Men's Warehouse stuff (CK, LRL, DK, KC, etc...). Right now, Cladmen.com is having a going out of business sale, you can pick up Boss suits (if they still have your size) for about $208 - 250. At that price, you can't go wrong with a starter suit (code: FEBFAMILY will get you the extra 25% off).
You're welcome, now use the search button next time...


Good looking out on the CD code.

 

post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by ismelllikepoop View Post

i dunno, to beat a dead horse it sounds like you bought into SF groupthink wholesale. I mean a suit you were fine with before, at least enough so that you dropped a grand on before all of a sudden now is crap because of some internet forum? I certainly respect a lot of the opinions on here, but the mob mentality on certain topics irks me.

Just sharing my experiences trying to help people out. Take it for what its worth and spend your money on whatever you like. I just wish I would get mine back.
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by ismelllikepoop View Post

i dunno, to beat a dead horse it sounds like you bought into SF groupthink wholesale. I mean a suit you were fine with before, at least enough so that you dropped a grand on before all of a sudden now is crap because of some internet forum? I certainly respect a lot of the opinions on here, but the mob mentality on certain topics irks me.

You find it hard to believe that people become educated and no longer enjoy the things of which previously they were blissfully ignorant?

Sometimes the mob is right.
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

You find it hard to believe that people become educated and no longer enjoy the things of which previously they were blissfully ignorant?
Sometimes the mob is right.

To be fair, "the mob" is actully wearing Cole Han shoes and JAB suits. In addition, there seems to be a mob in this thread that owns stock in HB.

I also used to think that Ferragamo were the best shoes out there and that Adam Sandler moves were funny. I'm not ashamed to say that I have learned a lot and my tastes have grown up.
post #30 of 32

I suppose a black suit is ok if you're going to  a funeral

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