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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by mp1472 View Post

there's some luck involved yes but if you know what brands you like and what your measurements are its simply checking in frequently looking for that deal!

I got recently a pair of hickey freeman mainline wool slacks for 44 bucks bnwt (345 retail) and a pair of zanellas for 34 bucks bnwt (325 retail).

 

you have over a month to get the suit that's more than enough time


+1 get good measurements and check daily for new listings of some brands. make sure they're recent models but otherwise condition and measurements are king. You might have trouble finding a solid Navy or grey but subtle patterns are everywhere.

 

IMO some of the best brands that are undervalued on eBay are: Canali, Hickey Freeman, Belvest, Luciano Barbera, Samuelsohn, Paul Stuart, Pal Zileri

 

If you're a 40R i did the work for you: Click me you lazy noob

 

Or be even lazier nod[1].gif

A staple Hickey Freeman

A nice Sammy

A good Canali

A decent Corneliani

A neat Paul Stuart - Stuart's Choice

A fun Brooks Brothers


Edited by MZhammer - 6/11/13 at 11:14am
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by SharpandClean View Post

Isnt most of ebay just luck? I mean I need the suit by July 13th. Things like thrift shops, ebay all seem like pure luck to me

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Originally Posted by mp1472 View Post

there's some luck involved yes but if you know what brands you like and what your measurements are its simply checking in frequently looking for that deal!
I got recently a pair of hickey freeman mainline wool slacks for 44 bucks bnwt (345 retail) and a pair of zanellas for 34 bucks bnwt (325 retail).

you have over a month to get the suit that's more than enough time

Guys, let's back up. Sounds like OP is pretty new to the suit game. Do you think in an extremely short amount of time he is going to figure out his measurements, find styles that work for his body, and become versed in the hierarchy of brands? Doubtful. (if you do, more power to you).

SharpAndClean - what happens on July 13, how old are you, and where else will you wear it afterwards?

I would suggest you look for the Suit 101 thread on the main page. It takes years and several tries to figure out what works best. One approach is to do what you need for this suit, don't worry too much about the S number or canvasing or what's handstitched vs machine. Find something that fits well and makes you feel confident. Then educate yourself on what is out there and build up a knowledge base before you buy suits # 2, 3, and 4.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post



Guys, let's back up. Sounds like OP is pretty new to the suit game. Do you think in an extremely short amount of time he is going to figure out his measurements, find styles that work for his body, and become versed in the hierarchy of brands? Doubtful. (if you do, more power to you).

SharpAndClean - what happens on July 13, how old are you, and where else will you wear it afterwards?

I would suggest you look for the Suit 101 thread on the main page. It takes years and several tries to figure out what works best. One approach is to do what you need for this suit, don't worry too much about the S number or canvasing or what's handstitched vs machine. Find something that fits well and makes you feel confident. Then educate yourself on what is out there and build up a knowledge base before you buy suits # 2, 3, and 4.


Well he might have trouble determining his style etc but measurements are pretty easy seeing as I linked to the AAAC guide on how to measure.

 

And I think the point remains valid that if he finds a suit on eBay from Hickey Freeman that matches the measurements vs an Alfani he'd be better off if they're the same price. Nobody is saying go buy a nice suit at retail but if he buys a nice gently used suit off the B/S forum or eBay isn't his dollar spent better?

post #19 of 28
post #20 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mp1472 View Post

there's some luck involved yes but if you know what brands you like and what your measurements are its simply checking in frequently looking for that deal!

I got recently a pair of hickey freeman mainline wool slacks for 44 bucks bnwt (345 retail) and a pair of zanellas for 34 bucks bnwt (325 retail).

 

you have over a month to get the suit that's more than enough time

Also, the reason that I avoid buying most things from ebay because I always had the perception that most things there were fake or china made.

post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post



Guys, let's back up. Sounds like OP is pretty new to the suit game. Do you think in an extremely short amount of time he is going to figure out his measurements, find styles that work for his body, and become versed in the hierarchy of brands? Doubtful. (if you do, more power to you).

SharpAndClean - what happens on July 13, how old are you, and where else will you wear it afterwards?

I would suggest you look for the Suit 101 thread on the main page. It takes years and several tries to figure out what works best. One approach is to do what you need for this suit, don't worry too much about the S number or canvasing or what's handstitched vs machine. Find something that fits well and makes you feel confident. Then educate yourself on what is out there and build up a knowledge base before you buy suits # 2, 3, and 4.

July 13th is a wedding, but I don't only want to purchase a suit for a wedding. I want it to be universal for many ocassions  like interviews and what not. I am 19. I basically want to use it for as many ocassions as possible. So, the aspects that I know that I want are:  Solid Charcoa/Dark Gray, 40R, two buttons, and double vented

post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post


Well he might have trouble determining his style etc but measurements are pretty easy seeing as I linked to the AAAC guide on how to measure.

And I think the point remains valid that if he finds a suit on eBay from Hickey Freeman that matches the measurements vs an Alfani he'd be better off if they're the same price. Nobody is saying go buy a nice suit at retail but if he buys a nice gently used suit off the B/S forum or eBay isn't his dollar spent better?
This is going to get him in trouble. There is no way Hickey Freeman is going to have the armholes or cut he is looking for. He is going to end up with a bunch of poorly fitting high-quality suits.

OP, the reason some are suggesting Suit Supply is because their suits are trimmer fitting with high armholes.
post #23 of 28
Brooks Bothers Milano (on sale) would be a really nice slim fit choice. Just throwing another one out there to look into.
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 

Probably gonna go with a J.Crew Suit, sucks that they don't take any discounts off their suiting. Not even the student discount...

Also, there isn't a Suit Supply near me unfortunately.


Edited by SharpandClean - 6/14/13 at 9:13pm
post #25 of 28
OP needs to try suits on in person before buying anything, especially for his first suit.

Don't buy online for your first suit. Get out there, and see what you are buying, how it feels/looks on your body. Only after you have a reference, of how different brands fit you, does buying online become a great option.

Aside from that, post some fit pics of what you do get. We can surely help there as well...
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by SharpandClean View Post

Probably gonna go with a J.Crew Suit, sucks that they don't take any discounts off their suiting. Not even the student discount...

Sign up for Jcrew's emails, they are sending out more and more discounts. Just had 30% off last week, and 25% off last month.
post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 
I called J.Crew when they had 30% off ad they specifically told me they don't take any discounts off suiting.
post #28 of 28
for the price point... why not H&M, Zara, if there's one near you then Uniqlo....
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