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post #16 of 21
You need to split fit and quality in two categories. Fit varies from person to person, someone could look fantastic in a Brioni suit while another may not, there is however no denying the quality of a Brioni suit
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post


The answer is "it depends", is it not? Who is buying and what do they want? MTM services at that price point can probably deliver good quality and fit, but the results will be better for people who know enough to constructively participate in the process, and if you don't know what you're looking for there is a risk of ending up with something pretty awful or that will look dated very quickly. On the other hand, if someone who knows absolutely nothing walks into Brooks Brothers and just lets the salesperson and tailor do what they do, they may not get the best theoretical value but the probability they end up with something horrific is approximately 0, and odds are better than even they will walk out with a perfectly decent suit that will age very well. Also, some people are lucky enough to find a particular cut from a particular brand that just fits their body very well OTR, and others are not so lucky. For different people the brands that provide "superior fit" will be very, very different.
So who is asking the question? A person looking for their very first suit, or a style expert on a specific budget? Tall, short, fat, skinny, muscular, big butt or flat butt, wide hips or narrow hips, broad shouldered or narrow shouldered? Old or young, conservative or flashy? Etc., etc., etc.
The more I learn here the less I know. YMMV.

Of course, no one can give a blanket answer, point well taken. For me personally, I wear suits 4 or 5 days a week and enjoy a modern cut without getting 'skinny'. Because of my height (5'9") I always stick to 2-button jackets and prefer single breasted. In the past, the Boss 'Jam' or 'James' jackets have fit me well with minimal tailoring required, so I've relied on them. But, I've read such negative comments in relation to HB suits that I've opened my scope up to see what is out there with superior quality.

post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by Ebichuman View Post

Relax. The point is that it is difficult if not impossible to answer your question. There are many, many threads here that tackle this issue in one format or another. It would do you good to read through them and absorb as much as you can. There is a lot to learn but it is fun.

Relax? No. You're wrong. You are the one who is missing the point. Sure, the answer to the question is as open ended as the opinion of each person who answers it, but that is still missing the point.
The point is one which is more important than anything else.

TorontoJK's was pointing out the importance of being a gentleman and possessing the ability to be courteous and kind.

I'm sure our douchbag responder only wanted to look like a wise big shot. Too bad his communication style is on the level of someone who spends too much time in online gaming forums. Cyber bullying is all the rage among those who get bullied everywhere except for when they're sitting in front of a keyboard. It's a shame the anonymity of being online has made us forget our humanity and that of the person on the receiving end of our message.

This is Esquire. Being a gentleman has to mean something somewhere online, and this is as good a place as any to begin insisting it happens

Don't ever forget a great trait of a gentleman is to stand up for others.
If I saw you speaking that way to someone in person, you and I would be having a discussion right now, and you would not be enjoying it.

Unfortunately, online there seems to be no consequences.
Until you stop to realize what you've lost if you think being a rude ass hole is acceptable or that we should all relax and let it happen.

Grow up little boys.
post #19 of 21
Lazy OP should not be entertained. SF is not a QnA board.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Dmoses View Post

Relax? No. You're wrong. You are the one who is missing the point. Sure, the answer to the question is as open ended as the opinion of each person who answers it, but that is still missing the point.
The point is one which is more important than anything else.

TorontoJK's was pointing out the importance of being a gentleman and possessing the ability to be courteous and kind.

I'm sure our douchbag responder only wanted to look like a wise big shot. Too bad his communication style is on the level of someone who spends too much time in online gaming forums. Cyber bullying is all the rage among those who get bullied everywhere except for when they're sitting in front of a keyboard. It's a shame the anonymity of being online has made us forget our humanity and that of the person on the receiving end of our message.

This is Esquire. Being a gentleman has to mean something somewhere online, and this is as good a place as any to begin insisting it happens

Don't ever forget a great trait of a gentleman is to stand up for others.
If I saw you speaking that way to someone in person, you and I would be having a discussion right now, and you would not be enjoying it.

Unfortunately, online there seems to be no consequences.
Until you stop to realize what you've lost if you think being a rude ass hole is acceptable or that we should all relax and let it happen.

Grow up little boys.

Again, relax. This is a clothing forum not a sociology 101
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by gsugsu View Post

Are you looking to buy locally, travel to NYC or buy online? Makes a difference in terms of selection. Are you looking to pay retail or are you looking for sales to extend your $1000 buying power? Klobber ha a good point regarding Samuelsohn. Pretty good quality and value for a well made fully canvassed suit. Good selection available in Toronto. A variety of cuts to choose from. Not sure what the starting point is for them in Canada. Harry Rosen JP Tilford is also made by Samuelsohn. Coppley isn't bad; half-canvassed, MTO options and readily available in Toronto. Jack Victor is a slight step down from Coppley. Read the threads suggested by your new friend. Have you checked out the Holt outlet in Vaughn Mills? Sometimes good deals are to be had.

If you travel, say to NYC, there is far more availability of brands, sales and options for MTM e.g. Suit Supply. I'm assuming you want to try something on in person rather than taking a flier on hoping to match your measurements online.

There are many threads and heed the advice to invest some time reading various threads to help guide you.

Welcome to the forum.

I'm interested in hearing where you would go, other than SS, if you were traveling to NYC.

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