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post #16 of 24
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Thanks. Would you recommend measuring the pieces of clothing and suits I have that fit pretty well to use as a comparison, then, in addition to obviously the body measurements?


Edited by Vincente Fox - 2/4/13 at 3:05pm
post #17 of 24
Don't know whether the fit will work for you, but try eHaberdasher. Their own brand "Benjamin" is around $500, and are generally well reviewed here. Plus you can return it if necessary.
post #18 of 24
I just met with the guys from proper suit. They measure you and have a classic grey, charcoal and navy for $750. Full canvas, nice fabric and MTM with someone to guide you.
post #19 of 24
If you live in the NYC or Philly area try looking into Enzo custom clothiers. They have some decent quality MTM suits at reasonable prices, I had a suit made by them just for everyday office use and its holding up quite well. If interested check out their website they have some specials available.
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Originally Posted by Vincente Fox View Post

Thanks. Would you recommend measuring the pieces of clothing and suits I have that fit pretty well to use as a comparison, then, in addition to obviously the body measurements?

 

I don't know what point you are at in building a well fitting wardrobe, so in answer to your question I would definitely say yes, but I would also recommend that you look at some of the tailor's threads to get an idea of what a well fitting jacket/trousers looks like. In years past I thought I had well fitting items only to realize they all looked way too tight when assessed by a real tailor. Having your body measurements isn't as important as having the measurements for your well fitting clothing (unless you are ordering online MTM, which I would not recommend). People on eBay aren't going to know how your body measurements will fit their garments. They can only measure what they have in front of them. Then after that, learn what measurements are important to your fit. For instance, when I order from eBay I know that I have to have a jacket with at least 18 inches across the shoulders, 24.5 inch sleeves, 20 inches across the chest, and a length of around 30 inches from the bottom of the collar.. This generally equates to a 38 R jacket, but every manufacturer is different so I need to know the actual measurements of the item. If they aren't listed then I wont buy it.

post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by 400 Degreez View Post

You should look into SuitSupply. You can get great suits for under $500 there.

I have several SuitSupply suits and have nothing but incredible things to say about them. Nothing I have ever owned gets complimented more than my 3p grey tweed suit. Problem is they are geared more towards lanky people. I am 155# 5'10 with long arms and I fit very well into a 36 with slight tailoring on in their Washington line--I'm usually a 38L elsewhere... Check it out anyway!
post #22 of 24

The problem with e-bay is you can't try it on....you're at the mercy of the seller's measurements and they are sometimes not accurate. 

post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by dapperdoctor View Post

The problem with e-bay is you can't try it on....you're at the mercy of the seller's measurements and they are sometimes not accurate. 

 

Exactly. But there are reputable and known eBay sellers who take good measurements. 

post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by Vincente Fox View Post

Thanks. Would you recommend measuring the pieces of clothing and suits I have that fit pretty well to use as a comparison, then, in addition to obviously the body measurements?

I would go to someone who will measure you and then be responsible for doing it right. Too many guys measure themselves but really don't have any idea what they are doing.
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