hey guys. Im new here, and probably for good reason. Im getting married towards the end of the year, and have been looking for a black (and yes, Ive heard the consensus regarding black wedding suits, but i digress) 3 piece suit with little luck.
A little about my clothing habits first - i dont dress up normally. not for my job. not when im at home. Im a tshirt and jeans guy. my suiting is typically reserved for events; weddings, awards shows, cruise formal nights, job interviews (and even then, in my industry, that'd be well beyond overkill).........so basically, it would probably be worn twice a year max.
That said, I'd prefer not to rent. I actually want to look good for this. And Im willing to put forward a decent amount of money towards a nice suit simply for the sake that I should actually have one. As of right now, Im leaning towards a MTM option. Namely Black lapel, or Kent Wang. Kent's stuff looks to be a good bit higher quality as far as I can tell compared to black lapel, but few things concern me regarding going this route.
first and foremost - Im a novice. Black lapel offers remakes and refunds if you arent satisfied. Kent doesnt. Not that Im looking to return this or anything, but Im not sure I trust measuring myself or trying to discuss changes and alterations sight unseen. especially when there are no refunds or remakes. Should I be concerned trying to tailor a MTM suit?
second - I may be overthinking this. do i really need a fully canvased suit with all the fixins' for a guy that doesnt dress up all that often? A mens Wearhouse suit will probably last me a decade considering how often Id wear it. Would springing an extra 300 bucks and gambling on Kent's suit actually make sense for me, despite the added quality/fabric options?
What are youre opinions on the quality of black lapel? kent seems to be highly regarded, and indochino equally disliked. where does BL fit in this scale?
Black lapel seems like its "safer"
Kent seems like he's better.
What do you guys think?
I think thats all. Thanks for all your help guys, and sorry for being long winded.