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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by Bexcellence View Post

Thoughts? For a guy in their young 20s, they cant be that bad right?

Note - I bought a $1,200 Armani suit and I just dont see the worth in expensive suits anymore

The problem is you haven't had experience with nice suits yet.
post #17 of 29

I tried a few Zara suits before in their store but really didn't like the way it looks on me but I do like their coats.

post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

The problem is you haven't had experience with nice suits yet.

Exactly. When I bought sportcoats from Zara I thought they were "awesome". Enter MTM and, more recently, bespoke. I don't look at RTW the same way anymore...
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by Bexcellence View Post

The key about a suit is the fit. A nice fitting suit is assumed to be expensive. I dont need to pay around a grand.

What Plei89 is telling you is that your assumptions are flat out wrong because you lack knowledge and experience with regards to suiting, and the different indicators of quality, what to look for, and the options at different pricing points.

You are correct in that fit is King. Sadly, you (myself included years ago) have fallen victim to the marketing fallacy that the more expensive the item equates to better quality. You're paying (or over-paying) for the brand.

Read the SF101 primers on suits and peruse a few of the recommended threads. For starters, Suit Supply is a very good choice because the majority of the suits are half-canvassed, and good value in terms of construction and fabric for the money. SS represent a good yard-stick to evaluate other brands at either the same or different pricing points - as you go up the scale. FWIW, you could probably pick up a suit that meets your criteria for 50% less.

There is also another decent thread discussing the working hierarchy of suits by brand.

In terms of fit, read the primers to understand what a decent fit actually means, buy yourself a tape measure, read up on different suiting companies / brands / retailers and spend a day trying on different range of suits at the same price point to get a feel for what works for your physique, and get an appreciation and understanding for construction, fabric, detail, etc to be able to make more informed decisions than spending a grand plus on marketing.

P.s. Avoid swinging to the other extreme of thinking that you need MTM or bespoke. Unless you have a physique that is difficult to fit from RTW (you need to have tried on lots of different suits o get a feel for what works and doesn't), then no need for MTM - let alone bespoke!
post #20 of 29

I have never found anything at Zara which was at all salvageable. Don't get me wrong, I am not the kind of guy who only buys expensive suits, but Zara quality is not on par with the price. Nearly all their suits that I have seen are a rough polyester blend, way too fashion forward for my taste (see: ridiculously short jackets), and are far too expensive for the shotty quality. Which is too bad because sometimes they have some jackets with really nice patterns. Just my experience, but I have always left there frustrated.

post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I have never found anything at Zara which was at all salvageable. Don't get me wrong, I am not the kind of guy who only buys expensive suits, but Zara quality is not on par with the price. Nearly all their suits that I have seen are a rough polyester blend, way too fashion forward for my taste (see: ridiculously short jackets), and are far too expensive for the shotty quality. Which is too bad because sometimes they have some jackets with really nice patterns. Just my experience, but I have always left there frustrated.

I used to go pick up Zara blazers for 10 euro in Spain, used it for maybe two weeks of solid partying, then give the blazer to a homeless musician and redo the cycle. Pretty satisfied then. Other than that though, Zara quality is a joke
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post


I used to go pick up Zara blazers for 10 euro in Spain, used it for maybe two weeks of solid partying, then give the blazer to a homeless musician and redo the cycle. Pretty satisfied then. Other than that though, Zara quality is a joke

 

Sounds about right.

post #23 of 29

Zara has great fit but the suits won't last too long.

 

If you get it on sale it's okay though.

 

I am tall and slim with broad shoulders so it's very hard to buy anything RTW in the U.S. that fits without a lot of tailoring so I buy Zara sometimes if I need something then and there. 

 

Otherwise, if you can wait, go Suitsupply or, up one more level, get RLBL Anthony on sale. 

post #24 of 29
Polyester suits are an abomination and should be avoided.
post #25 of 29
It sounds like you want to do this so...
If they're 100% wool (which I think is becoming a rarity for them) and they're on sale, then go for it. As long as you get some tailoring done.

Just by getting a suit and thinking about fit you're way ahead of the rest of the male population, where ever you may be.
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post


I used to go pick up Zara blazers for 10 euro in Spain, used it for maybe two weeks of solid partying, then give the blazer to a homeless musician and redo the cycle. Pretty satisfied then. Other than that though, Zara quality is a joke

Are you serious? 10 Euro for Blazers? What price would they go for now on Sale? When do these "sales" happen? 

 

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

Sounds about right.

Hmm,,

 

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Originally Posted by Rincon View Post
 

Zara has great fit but the suits won't last too long.

 

If you get it on sale it's okay though.

 

I am tall and slim with broad shoulders so it's very hard to buy anything RTW in the U.S. that fits without a lot of tailoring so I buy Zara sometimes if I need something then and there. 

 

Otherwise, if you can wait, go Suitsupply or, up one more level, get RLBL Anthony on sale. 

I'd like to try and get one for 2 reasons: 

- Temporary Suit for few interviews - How cheap can I get them? and When? 

- Determine the FIT that works for me and use that for an better MTM/ Bespoke type of suit 

PS: What is RL BL? 

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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

Polyester suits are an abomination and should be avoided.

I guess so. 

post #27 of 29
^^^ sale season happens twice a year in Europe, dates vary by country but maybe end of June or July and end of January time frame. Still think they would have pricing somewhat similar, it costs them nothing to make. Factory in morocco is interesting to see too if you ever head down there from spain
post #28 of 29

Are their Sizes, Fits, Models consistent across the Globe? I might ask a friend to pack one up from Spain and send it to me after I check MY Size & Fit locally. 

 

Do they have any All Wool models left? I could not find any on their website. 

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

^^^ sale season happens twice a year in Europe, dates vary by country but maybe end of June or July and end of January time frame. Still think they would have pricing somewhat similar, it costs them nothing to make. Factory in morocco is interesting to see too if you ever head down there from spain
post #29 of 29
size and fit not sure but they have different collections depending on a country taste. most of their stuff are imitation of past runaway stuff so might want to dig the original.
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