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post #16 of 31

So I have a more specific question.  I'm hard to fit in that I wear a 46R coat and a 44 Waist, which restricts me to buying separate off the rack (or going MTM) and I'm generally too big for alot of "designer" suits.  I actually used to wear a 54R, but I've lost a lot of weight and am still dropping.  But until I hit my target weight, I still need at least one decent suit, but I don't want to spend too much on something that I'm actively trying to make too big for me.  More than the fact one should have a "go-to" suit, I'll interview for jobs soon, though most won't warrant a suit for interview (academic positions), some will (if I decide to pursue industrial positions).  Any suggestions would be helpful.  Any experience with Elite MTM would also help (as would any thoughts on Modern Tailor or Indochino, which seems to be very hit and MISS).

post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by JoeFromTexas View Post

So I have a more specific question.  I'm hard to fit in that I wear a 46R coat and a 44 Waist, which restricts me to buying separate off the rack (or going MTM) and I'm generally too big for alot of "designer" suits.  I actually used to wear a 54R, but I've lost a lot of weight and am still dropping.  But until I hit my target weight, I still need at least one decent suit, but I don't want to spend too much on something that I'm actively trying to make too big for me.  More than the fact one should have a "go-to" suit, I'll interview for jobs soon, though most won't warrant a suit for interview (academic positions), some will (if I decide to pursue industrial positions).  Any suggestions would be helpful.  Any experience with Elite MTM would also help (as would any thoughts on Modern Tailor or Indochino, which seems to be very hit and MISS).

 



just to be sure - your coat size right now is 46R and your waist is 44? in this case, MTM/bespoke is your only way to go.  i do not have any first-hand experience with any MTM companies but i have heard good things about my.suit, which is located in new york. 

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post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by doctorman View Post

 



just to be sure - your coat size right now is 46R and your waist is 44? in this case, MTM/bespoke is your only way to go.  i do not have any first-hand experience with any MTM companies but i have heard good things about my.suit, which is located in new york. 

yes, 46R coat and 44 Waist.  I'm in Texas now (though I used to be in NYC)

post #20 of 31
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Ready To Wear

Suit Supply
B&M stores: New York, DC, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Atlanta, other countries
Online shopping: free shipping both ways
Main SF thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/250682/suitsupply-nyc
Style: There are several cuts, but generally it's young, short, slim
Construction: Half-canvas

eHaberdasher, Benjamin Line suits
B&M stores: Online only
Online shopping: US (see UK site for Europe)
Main SF thread: Official Affiliate
Style: Typically only 1-2 models, but ever evolving/improving.
Construction: Full Canvas

Charles Tyrwhitt, Black Label and the Luxury line
B&M stores: Online and in several us cities...unsure of selection in B&M
Online shopping: worldwide
Main SF thread: dozens, most focused on shirts
Style: CBD primarily, with some sharkskin, DB, and GP/Houndstooth thrown in. Slim and regular fits
Construction: half canvass
 

i love the novel idea of this thread and i think $500 is a good cut-off point to make the discussion challenging.

 

but please correct me if i'm wrong - one cannot find a suitsupply suit for under $500 after tax and basic tailoring, and suitsupply is never on-sale.  and one cannot find a benjamin suit under $500 either after tax and tailoring.  RLBL and other luxury line is really out of reach unless you run into a sample sale.

 

the only reasonable one mentioned above is charles tyrwhitt since they're constantly on sale.  the other item i could think of is jack victor - half canvassed and made in canada.  but the jack vicor i handled had a stiff quality but they could be had easily at around $300.

 

i recently got a black fleece for $480.  but after tax and tailoring, it came up to about $560. and last time i checked, there were dozens of them available at local century 21. i'd really like to hear what fellow SF'ers have to say about best suits under $500.

post #21 of 31
Thread Starter 
Just looked. Plenty of Suit Supply suits at $469. I don't know if that comes with tailoring if you buy in-store. But then if you're buying online you're not paying sales tax. For the purposes of this thread, price will be exclusive of tax, which varies state to state and for now is zero on Internet purchases, and tailoring costs, which will also very place to place and person to person.
post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Just looked. Plenty of Suit Supply suits at $469. I don't know if that comes with tailoring if you buy in-store. But then if you're buying online you're not paying sales tax. For the purposes of this thread, price will be exclusive of tax, which varies state to state and for now is zero on Internet purchases, and tailoring costs, which will also very place to place and person to person.


tailoring is additional even if you buy in-store.  for an average person, it'll run about 60-80 bucks. i think many people would agree (for the purpose of this thread) to leave the tax out of it.  we can also decide to leave tailoring out of it as well to simplify things. buyers ought to be aware that the true price is usually a bit higher than what we discuss here. either way, like i said, the $500 cut-off is a very good number to generate a good discussion.

post #23 of 31
Thread Starter 
I agree, it's important for buyers to be aware of all costs. I'll edit the OP.
post #24 of 31

Suit Supply is opening a store in Seattle?  puzzled.gif  

post #25 of 31
TM Lewin
B&M stores: UK cities
Online shopping: Worldwide
Main SF thread: None (several threads on their shirts)
Style: There are several cuts, but generally british styling
Construction: Fused and Half Canvassed



Marks and Spencer
B&M stores: UK cities
Online shopping: Worldwide
Main SF thread: None
Style: There are several cuts, but generally british styling
Construction: Fused and Half Canvassed
post #26 of 31
I have seen Martin Greenfield suits on Gilt for around $699. Do you guys think that might be a good value?
Any opinions about the Greenfield brand?
post #27 of 31
Thread Starter 
Did you know that 699 > 500?
post #28 of 31
post #29 of 31

Hickey Freeman (diffusion) and Hickey

Stores:  OffFifth, Nordstrom Rack

Online shopping: Discount sites like Gilt, RueLaLa, STP, MyHabit
Main SF thread: None (several threads on their shirts)
Style: Traditional HF and modern HF
Construction: Half Canvassed

 

Almost always under $500.  There are several on sale right now on MyHabit.

post #30 of 31

I love this thread :) 

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