Every time I walk in a JAB store, I get a creepy feeling. I'm not sure why.
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BB's non-outlet stuff is miles ahead of most JAB in quality and JAB has always had a fuller cut than most. BB 1818 and GF are good quality. I work with a lot of guys who patronize JAB and they are always complaining about how quickly the suits show wear. Then they go back and buy 3 more for $500 or whatever.The trim cut suits are a recent addition.
I disagree. IMO, the quality of JAB's top line product is on par with the BB items that you're referring to. The guys who you mentioned are probably buying JAB's middle of the road or lower end crap. If they bought BB's lower end and middle of the road crap, they'd have the same problems, but they'd pay more. I don't shop at either JAB or BB because I think that they're both wastes of money. I'm not surprised to read that JAB has a new slim-fitting suit, because the "tailored fit" was crap. I will be surprised if the suits actually are slim though.
It's not new. They've had "tailored fit" clothing for years. Maybe they have an "ULTRA tailored fit" line now. I haven't shopped there in years, so I can't comment on that, but I bought "tailored fit" clothes from them in the past and they still fit me like a rain tarp. In the end, I paid to have them significantly taken in. They've held up well.
I'm 6ft and I workout pretty frequently. My drop is about 12 inches. If you're shorter, and you only need something that's slightly....SLIGHTLY more slim than usual, then "tailored fit" may work for you.
Gotcha, thanks for the info