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Yes, I know there've been a hundred threads on this, but I'm looking for a classic dinner jacket and trousers, around $750 or so. Wide-ish peak lapels, no venting, etc, grosgrain lapels? Would I have any hope in my range? 

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Yes, I know there've been a hundred threads on this

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i know there are 100 threads on this 

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In that price range, you will probably find the widest selection at Jos A Bank.
Not the best by any means, but if you can get it tailored to fit you correctly,
it would be perfectly fine.
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I was hoping that that the corollary "and they did not help me" would have been implicit, but I suppose not.

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In that price range, you will probably find the widest selection at Jos A Bank.
Not the best by any means, but if you can get it tailored to fit you correctly,
it would be perfectly fine.

Currently, JAB Signature tuxedos are on sale for $399. They fit the criteria the OP listed and are elegant looking for the sale price.
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80 maybe 90% of suits sold in the US are in 300.00 or so price range to 98% of men who grudgingly buy a suit because of need and and not want. The suit is worn occasionally or with no thought to style, fit or make. JAB or Men's Wearhouse cater to this market. The clothing construction and fabrics are the bare minimum to qualify them as "clothes" they are more correctly classified as "coverings". Seriously, the construction time of one of these suits is probably 20 minutes on the trouser and a little over an hour on the jacket. The manufacturing cost is the smallest cost compared to distribution, marketing and overhead. They probably cost 30 to 50.00 for cloth and make. They are made to be profitable at the sale prices. Jefferyd could qualify these points.

These suits meet a need in the marketplace but are poor value. They really are quite expensive regarding value for money spent. Almost everything in retail is on sale at some point and I would much rather buy a 700.00 suit at 50% off that has a bit of internal integrity than what these garments are. I've opened them up and there is nothing there. Not to nitpick these two brands, this happens in diffusion lines of big names as well.

I think Boyer said this in his writing. Frugal men bought the best they could afford because in the end they were better served by the quality.

Instead, tuck the flaps in.
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I'd start with this tux:
http://www.suitsupply.com/shop/1.P1109A/Tuxedo?filter_27=736

As for what choices to make with those accessories, start here and then follow all the links at the bottom:
http://www.styleforum.net/a/what-tuxedo-do-i-need-for-a-black-tie-event
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In that price range, you will probably find the widest selection at Jos A Bank.
Not the best by any means, but if you can get it tailored to fit you correctly,
it would be perfectly fine.

Jos A Bank seems to have lowered their prices yet again.

post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 

I was actually looking at the Suit Supply, but I'm not too crazy about the button stance or the vents. I do like the BB one though, could it be on sale any time soon? I'm assuming it has no vents? I was also hoping for a bit more belly but I suppose that's a sacrifice to the cost...

 

EDIT: That's just the jacket? I was saying $750 for both- really less.

post #13 of 21
That Brooks Brothers has satin lapels. And a center vent.

Polo Ralph Lauren has a tuxedo with peak grosgrain lapels. You could close up the side vents. It's $1595 retail but you might be able to find it for less.
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That Brooks Brothers has satin lapels. And a center vent.

:rage: Its going to have to be like 70% off to justify those prices.

Polo Ralph Lauren has a tuxedo with peak grosgrain lapels. You could close up the side vents. It's $1595 retail but you might be able to find it for less.[/quote]

How much less?
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