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post #61 of 103
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Originally Posted by 4utomattic View Post



How often does Mr. Porter have big sales like this?


Mr. Porter is a fairly new operation so it's hard to tell, but it's looking like they'll have big sales biannually right now. Similar timelines as Louis Boston - post Christmas and sometime in the summer. Mr. Porter is the most descriptive when it comes to actual measurements, which is why I love them.

On a sidenote, I do have one Hickey suit and it's OK. Too much padding in the shoulders but good fabric and fit for the price. If you can get one for 300 it's worth it, but don't pay more.

Not sure of your build but if you're in shape and thin to average build I would steer clear of BB. Their fits are much too full. Milano might be the exception but I tried a Fitzgerald, which they claim is more "modern," and still found it too baggy.
post #62 of 103
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Originally Posted by knowsnothin View Post

Try on the brands you like and find out what size fits you best. Remember your size. Then look around on ebay and other online sellers for suits in your favorite brands in your size. If you don't see a suit in your favorite brands in your size, and in a color and syle that you like, look again the next day. If you find a color and style you like in your size, see If the seller allows returns. If yes, then buy a suit. If you don't like it after you try it on, then return it. Repeat until you find a keeper.
Never, ever pay retail.

You're never sure about the fit of something unless you buy this specific item. I say buy less, buy cheaper brands but buy what you can try. I understand that the goal of what, 90% of MCers, is to get good deals on internet isaia or whatever because that makes them feel good (branding + the feeling of a good deal) but chances are you'll look better in a H&M that fits you well (cause you tried it). When the OP knows better he can get additional items online.
post #63 of 103

RL, Hugo Boss. You really have to take time and fit the suits to tell if you like it or not.

post #64 of 103
Thread Starter 

Just wanted to update all of you who were so generous with your help. I ended up purchasing this Corneliani from Stephen Muldoon.

 

http://www.stage.stephenmuldoon.com/products/Corneliani-Cream-Two-Piece-Suit.html

 

it arrived last weekend and is being altered. After the VAT was removed I only ended up paying $597, $200 less than the fused Hugo Boss I was considering. I am obviously thrilled. When I get it back I will post pics. Once again I really appreciate everyone's help. This website is a tremendous resource for those of us beginning our journey in fine clothing.

 

PS: I highly recommend the website I bought my suit from. Very accommodating and obviously great deals.


Edited by bigtimebuck4 - 3/21/12 at 9:21am
post #65 of 103

Go for a suitsupply suit.  You wont regret it.

post #66 of 103
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Originally Posted by bigtimebuck4 View Post

Just wanted to update all of you who were so generous with your help. I ended up purchasing this Corneliani from Stephen Muldoon.

 

http://www.stage.stephenmuldoon.com/products/Corneliani-Cream-Two-Piece-Suit.html

 

it arrived last weekend and is being altered. After the VAT was removed I only ended up paying $597, $200 less than the fused Hugo Boss I was considering. I am obviously thrilled. When I get it back I will post pics. Once again I really appreciate everyone's help. This website is a tremendous resource for those of us beginning our journey in fine clothing.

 

PS: I highly recommend the website I bought my suit from. Very accommodating and obviously great deals.


Looks nice and a good deal, although it doesn't look cream at all to me. Looks grey or brownish, it will be interesting to see how the color looks in person when it arrives.

Also, the retailer is curious - He calls himself "Bespoke" but does not actually offer bespoke, only MTM via Pal Zileri. Misleading to say the least.
post #67 of 103
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

Go for a suitsupply suit.  You wont regret it.

For all the praise suitsupply receives people tend to overlook the fact that all of their RTW offerings have working cuffs. If their sleeves wre your EXACT desired length, they're a great value.
post #68 of 103
^ this is a great point. You have a little leeway, but not much.
post #69 of 103
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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post

Can we stop spreading shit like this? Nothing listed retails for under $1200. That kind of deal pops up once in a blue moon, and then there's no guarantee that you'll find your size or a staple cloth/pattern/color.

This couldn't be further from the truth. I live by an Off Fifth and Last Call, and I routinely find Isaia (charcoal and a lot of non-staples) and Zegna (staples and non-staples alike) for around $800. Hickey Freeman mahogany go for about $400 (the Beacon is a nice model of which I purchased 2 at this price, one charcoal with subtle pinstripes and one navy with subtle pinstripes). The Last Call tends to have a few Brioni as well, although these usually to go for about $1100 to $1500 and range from solid navy to bizarre patterns.
post #70 of 103
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Looks nice and a good deal, although it doesn't look cream at all to me. Looks grey or brownish, it will be interesting to see how the color looks in person when it arrives.
Also, the retailer is curious - He calls himself "Bespoke" but does not actually offer bespoke, only MTM via Pal Zileri. Misleading to say the least.


I already received it and yes it is in fact cream. The cream is dark enough I could wear it March-October/November. Regardless, an excellent value at $600 shipped.

post #71 of 103
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Originally Posted by toxicchill View Post

sorry, don't mean to steal your thread.  i'm also in the same situation as i am also looking for a suit in the 500-800 range.  Barney is having their warehouse sale and they seem to be dumping a lot of hugo boss for about 500. is that a good buy?  i'm also thinking about woa but have read mixed reviews.  i'm in no rush, but am looking to have something by april.  (p.s.  my other suits are crappy jab executive line which looks horrible on me).  anything input will be greatly appreciated.  thx

If the reason the Executive suits look "horrible" on you is that you have a slender build, you (and the OP) may want to check out the JAB Joseph line, which is slim-fit. You and the OP may want to check into the Signature and Sig. Gold lines on sale, as well.
post #72 of 103
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Originally Posted by johnvw View Post

You and the OP may want to check into the Signature and Sig. Gold lines on sale, as well.

ORLY?
post #73 of 103
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post



Nordstrom house brands are hit or miss.  Some of the John W. Nordstrom suits/sport coats look cheap, while the John W. Nordstrom Signature Line and Napoli di Nordstrom lines are very nice.

 


I picked up a fully canvassed Hickey Freeman suit in charcoal Loro Piana fabric for $650 last week at my local Nordstrom. It fit shockingly well off the rack--just sleeves and trouser cuffs. If you have a local Nordstrom, go in during a slow time and ask if they have anything on sale...

Mark
post #74 of 103

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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

Here is a similar, recent thread for reference. For him, Suit Supply was the answer and might be good for you if you want a retail store. BB on sale is good. For $800 you can get a Samuelsohn MTM, which is fully canvassed and probably the best value of the bunch, especially if you don't fit a standard size well.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/288373/new-on-the-forum-looking-for-some-advise-my-1st-post

 

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post



Where can you get a Samuelsohn MTM for $800?  I was quoted $1,300 for a  basic navy solid MTM Samuelshon at Mark Shale in Chicago.

 

 

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Originally Posted by 4utomattic View Post



 

The Samuelsohn MTM trunk show is on right now, if he can get himself there it might be his best bet.

 

http://www.samuelsohn.com/trunk_shows.php


I would certainly recommend Samuelson willing to listen; IMO they have the best value for the money of any (semi-)domestic brand around, however, I am quite certain there prices are higher than has been stated and what the OP is looking for.

 

I bought a sport coat at their trunk in SF today which ran about $900. In fact the lowest-priced "A" book fabrics run $800 for just a coat. While it's true they are offering a 20% discount on MTM during the trunk show, I think it's a stretch to say you can get a suit from "Sammy" for less than $1,000.

post #75 of 103

When on sale, that range can be plausible.

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