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post #16 of 23
Neither. Bespoke is the only option. A person can not hope to be well dressed unless they have their pieces commissioned. One best move to a warm climate and go nude for the five years it will take to save for a blazer.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post


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You can get full canvas stuff for $650. Stay away from fused BR junk
Just know your p2p measurement (~40 to 40.5 inches, if your true chest is 38) and shoulder measurement


I am unfamiliar with suits.  Where would I find B&S and what do you mean by "fused" in terms of BR?

post #18 of 23
If you're a fan of the slim aesthetic, why not give Thick as Thieves a whirl? If I recall, they're a little south of $500, and the company is run by one of the forum regulars.
post #19 of 23
If you want to use the suit in the future for interviews, don't get a one-button suit as it's still considered a bit too "fashion-forward" by most employers.
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by Kilofighter View Post

If you want to use the suit in the future for interviews, don't get a one-button suit as it's still considered a bit too "fashion-forward" by most employers.

He said something about school interviews, which I'm assuming means grad school. As I mentioned before, if this is law school (don't think interviews are a big part of the process) or business school then it really doesn't matter. I doubt anyone would care for med school, dental school, liberal arts masters programs, etc.
post #21 of 23
The BR and J. Crew stuff is way overpriced unless they are on steep sales (even for $400 they are probably overpriced compared to other stuff).

Would recommend checking out Yoox. I'm about the same size as you (slightly shorter) and over the last month I grabbed a solid charcoal Corneliani leader, a solid light grey Caruso, and most recently a solid navy Costume National Homme (mainline) suit from Yoox. All were half canvassed, slim-fitting, and around $400-450 each. Quality on these will blow away the monogram or ludlow lines.
post #22 of 23
The most difficult jacket alteration is the shoulders. Get the one with the best fitting shoulders. You can do better on-line but must know your clothing measurements. Shoulders are more critical than chest. If you look on-line, you may want to check out the Benjamins at ehaberdasher.com.
post #23 of 23
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@ Timeless style there's a whole thread about suitsupply which IMO are a cut above JCrew. Their Milano cut is half canvassed for about $450 and the Jort is full for about $999.

Not sure if the lining causes Ludlows to be 'noisy' but they do have bemberg lining not some nylon crap. I got one brand new off eBay for $150 which I consider a huge bargain despite the snootiness of the SF elite!biggrin.gif

I didn't say the lining was crap. However they were made caused a distinct rustling with movement, Bemberg or not. This is based on owning three jackets. Hopefully this is no longer the case.

You got a good deal. Enjoy!
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