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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Spend as much as you can to get the best possible one. Its the item you will reach for most in your closet. Don't cheap out on it.

 

I agree and the best one lasts for quite a long time.

post #17 of 21
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Isn't Brooks Bros a little... older-man style? Or are some of their cuts slim enough for the young brofessional?
post #18 of 21
Their 1818 blazer is in the "madison" cut which, in my opinion, is indeed a bit boxy (or "old man" if you will). The Fitzgerald blazer with the silver buttons is a slimmer cut, narrower lapels, higher arm holes, but the fabric is more of a hopsack-- a bit more casual looking (think: texture vs really smooth). That might be just what would appeal to you. I've not been able to find anything in the BB lines that combine a more tailored cut with the more "dressed up" fabrics (and would actually love a suggestion of a different brand in a similar price point where I could find both of those things-- modern cut but a less casual fabric).
post #19 of 21
Samuelson makes a very classic one, OP says he works out so a skinny cut might be an issue, Zegna Milano fits me like a glove, but when I tried a Z Zegna in the same size, it was not even close. Make sure it fits the chest and shoulders and the length is good. A tailor can clean up the waist w/o too much effort if a bit of waist suppression is desired.
post #20 of 21
The Fitzgerald is a slimmer cut, while the Milano is the slimmest with a shorter jacket length as well. The light blue Fitz. I posted is the casual looking one while the black/navy model with the silver buttons is 100% wool. I will post a pic after alterations in a bit for future reference at least.

I'm a 39" chest and 47" overarm with a true 31/32 waist at 165lbs and I took in the blades and sides because my shoulders and chest fit well.

AMProf pretty much describes it well enough but in Fall 2012 I am told we are introducing a Loro Piana wool sportcoat.

I would reccomend taking a day trip to department stores (e.g. Barneys, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales) since they carry an array of brands, including Brooks Brothers.
post #21 of 21
Good to hear, Sleven. Great to get this inside information.
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