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I'm going to be starting a new job and will be starting to wear sport coats to work. Ideally I'd like a sport coat at about $550 (Is SuSu still the best bang for the buck at this price range?)

Im thinking of picking up a navy and grey in like super 110s, maybe a flannel as well. Any recommendations would be great!

Should i stay away from patterns and stick to solids until i build a decent collection of sports coats?

post #31667 of 37395
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Originally Posted by OdusBK View Post

I'm going to be starting a new job and will be starting to wear sport coats to work. Ideally I'd like a sport coat at about $550 (Is SuSu still the best bang for the buck at this price range?)
Im thinking of picking up a navy and grey in like super 110s, maybe a flannel as well. Any recommendations would be great!
Should i stay away from patterns and stick to solids until i build a decent collection of sports coats?

Two seasons of solid navy + brown herringbone tweed (climate permitting.)
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I live in nyc so yes climate does permit tweeds...

Im not sure about the brown, i thought sticking to grey/blue sport coats and leaving the earthy tones for pants would be more of my style...

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I live in nyc so yes climate does permit tweeds...
Im not sure about the brown, i thought sticking to grey/blue sport coats and leaving the earthy tones for pants would be more of my style...

I don't care to relitigate past discussions, but grey is not the easiest color for sport coats. Are jackets (but not suits) expected or is this a personal choice? If the latter, I think brown is a better choice than grey. Grey jackets can work, but are not the most versatile or optimal choice. Another option is various shades and patterns of blue.
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That's actually kinda why I like one SC I have that happens to be grey. shog[1].gif
post #31671 of 37395
Depending on your size, you can get a NWT Sartoria Partenopea SC for less than $500 on eBay.

Way more bang for the buck than SS.
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Depending on your size, you can get a NWT Sartoria Partenopea SC for less than $500 on eBay.

Way more bang for the buck than SS.

 

+1.  D'Avenza as well, though some of their features can be a bit more eccentric (flapped patch pockets, vertical jetted pockets at waist level).  

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Noodlers, need some advice. I'll be travelling a lot for work in the coming months and will be required to a)wear a suit, b) take only carry on luggage. So I'll probably be limited to wearing one suit, sometimes for up to 4 days at a time.

Should I consider buying something cheaper (eg Suitsupply) in a robust fabric (Traveller?) or risk wearing out my nicer suits?

Thanks
post #31674 of 37395
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Noodlers, need some advice. I'll be travelling a lot for work in the coming months and will be required to a)wear a suit, b) take only carry on luggage. So I'll probably be limited to wearing one suit, sometimes for up to 4 days at a time.

Should I consider buying something cheaper (eg Suitsupply) in a robust fabric (Traveller?) or risk wearing out my nicer suits?

Thanks

That's what fresco is made for. Or will that be too cold where you're going?
post #31675 of 37395
Depending on the size of your carry-on, you may be able to sneak a second suit in there to give some relief.

Short of that, allow me to introduce this sacrilegious possibility: Get a suit with a bit of poly, one of those "technical" fabrics. Just a little bit of the devil man-made fiber, of course, but enough to let wrinkles fall out. You are about to be living the use case.
post #31676 of 37395

The lighter the better - I'll be travelling to places with high temps and humidity.

 

The SuSu 'traveller' fabric is a mohair mix that doesn't wrinkle.

 

I'm less concerned about picking the right fabric, more whether buying a cheaper suit strickly for travelling would be considered a wise investment. I'm sure wearing something nice for 4-5 days straight isn't the best move.

post #31677 of 37395

McFoxy, for travelling I wear the suit/s that are-

 

a. most comfortable

b. I feel best in.

 

Pro-tip:  Hang suit in hotel bathroom and put the shower on hot for a few mins.  Presto- the wrinkles disappear.

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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post
 

The lighter the better - I'll be travelling to places with high temps and humidity.

 

The SuSu 'traveller' fabric is a mohair mix that doesn't wrinkle.

 

I'm less concerned about picking the right fabric, more whether buying a cheaper suit strickly for travelling would be considered a wise investment. I'm sure wearing something nice for 4-5 days straight isn't the best move.

I don't know what kind of rep these guys have on StyFo, but I'd be willing to bet it's less than stellar because of the suits they make. That said, I love this bag, and intend to get one for the holidays. It's carry-on sized, and has a built in garment bag in it, plus shoe storage. I just think it's very clever.

 

https://www.combatgent.com/weekenderbag

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@Pliny    "Pro-tip:  Hang suit in hotel bathroom and put the shower on hot for a few mins.  Presto- the wrinkles disappear."

 

Most hotels I visit these days have an ironing board and iron.  I just pack a pressing cloth and do any needed touch-ups before going to bed.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


Edited by Academic2 - 11/8/15 at 6:36pm
post #31680 of 37395
Leave ur nice suits at home and take some beater suits.
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