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post #1 of 31
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post #2 of 31

Hello,

 

I'm getting married next Spring, and I'm looking for a particular style of suit that I am not entirely sure where to find. I want thick, super textured, herringbone-ish, wooly, European-feeling suits. In the second picture below, there are also lapeled vests, and that would be a very nice plus.

Does anyone know what website stores or brick and mortar stores (I live around Grand Rapids, MI) I could potentially find suits similar to these?

post #3 of 31

Hello,

 

I'm trying to find an affordable ($300-$400) light gray blazer for Fall (5-15 °C) to be worn with jeans. I've spent the last few days looking at different retailers and brands, but can't make up my mind yet. Would someone please share a recommendation?

 

Also, would something like this look too much like an orphaned suit jacket / match well with jeans? :

 

www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?prd_id=845524446727530

 

I'm wearing 38R, so it looks like a great buy.

 

Thanks !

post #4 of 31
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Originally Posted by BobLeponge View Post
 

Hello,

 

I'm trying to find an affordable ($300-$400) light gray blazer for Fall (5-15 °C) to be worn with jeans. I've spent the last few days looking at different retailers and brands, but can't make up my mind yet. Would someone please share a recommendation?

 

Also, would something like this look too much like an orphaned suit jacket / match well with jeans? :

 

www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?prd_id=845524446727530

 

I'm wearing 38R, so it looks like a great buy.

 

Thanks !

 

 

Welcome to the forum, Bob.  Have you looked on Yoox?  They have a ton of casual blazers......Boglioli or LBM 1911 would be good brands to check out.

post #5 of 31
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post
 

 

 

Welcome to the forum, Bob.  Have you looked on Yoox?  They have a ton of casual blazers......Boglioli or LBM 1911 would be good brands to check out.

 

WOW. Awesome recommendation, thanks ! I've never heard of that website before.

post #6 of 31
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WOW. Awesome recommendation, thanks ! I've never heard of that website before.

Glad I could help.
post #7 of 31
I take it you are looking for tweed?
post #8 of 31
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Originally Posted by hirschlederne View Post

I take it you are looking for tweed?

Yeah, sounds like that or a heavy herringbone. I'll post some options later tonight, @kylevegh
post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by kylevegh View Post

Hello,

I'm getting married next Spring, and I'm looking for a particular style of suit that I am not entirely sure where to find. I want thick, super textured, herringbone-ish, wooly, European-feeling suits. In the second picture below, there are also lapeled vests, and that would be a very nice plus.


Does anyone know what website stores or brick and mortar stores (I live around Grand Rapids, MI) I could potentially find suits similar to these?

Have you tried AK Rikks yet? Have not been there myself yet but they carry some great brands (Eidos, Ring Jacket,etc.). Definitely try on some suits first in person to understand your own preferences and fit idiosyncrasies before you even think of buying online.
Congratulations by the way!
post #10 of 31

Actually, I'm preferably looking for something textured like this :

 

http://www3.lubiam.it/public/lbm-1911/2015-fw/lookbook/280_2888__55070.4.jpg

http://www5.lubiam.it/public/lbm-1911/2015-ss/lookbook/275_2875__55758.5.jpg

 

That isn't cotton, that would be light gray, with fairly thin, notch lapels. I'm not a fan of 3 buttons jackets neither. The closest I could find is :

 

http://images.yoox.com/items/49/49158433nq_14_f.jpg
http://images.yoox.com/items/49/49158433nq_14_r.jpg

 

In wool, polyester and polyamide. At least, I assume that the fabric is textured and that this isn't just a printed pattern. I don't find this textured pattern that attractive though, and it's $465 on Yoox (no rebate), so I'm a bit reluctant to purchase (upper limit of budget).

 

I also have another concern !... My chest size is precisely 37" and I wear 30" pants. I've read somewhere that someone with a 38.5" chest would fit fine in a 38R LBM 1911 jacket, so clearly that seems too big for me, but on the other hand, 36" is clearly too small and I can't find these jackets neither in size 36" nor 37"... I'm not sure if I should order size 38R and have it altered or look for something else?

 

Thanks much for the recommendations !

post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post
 

New SF member and not sure where to find the answer you're looking for?  Have a quick question that doesn't belong in a current thread?  Welcome, you found the right place.

Thanks for moving my post to the proper location! New forums can be a challenge to navigate.

 

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post


Yeah, sounds like that or a heavy herringbone. I'll post some options later tonight, @kylevegh

Thanks so much.

 

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Originally Posted by breakaway01 View Post


Have you tried AK Rikks yet? Have not been there myself yet but they carry some great brands (Eidos, Ring Jacket,etc.). Definitely try on some suits first in person to understand your own preferences and fit idiosyncrasies before you even think of buying online.
Congratulations by the way!

Very excited to check AK Rikks out. I have not heard of it, and it's not very far at all! Thank you for the specific and local tip.

post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by kylevegh View Post
 

Thanks for moving my post to the proper location! New forums can be a challenge to navigate.

 

Thanks so much.

 

Very excited to check AK Rikks out. I have not heard of it, and it's not very far at all! Thank you for the specific and local tip.

 

No problem.  Hopefully you have some luck at AK Rikks.  What price range are you working with?

post #13 of 31

https://factory.jcrew.com/mens-clothing/jackets_outerwear/blazers_sportcoats/PRDOVR~05143/05143.jsp?color_name=hthr-navy

 

They have my size too which is the hardest thing to find OTR: 34/s

 

This blazer is most likely fused.. but for $188... it's kind of a good deal, no?

post #14 of 31

hi, i would like to buy some dress boots/ chelsea boots to wear with a suit and also casually. can i get some thoughts on this? is it too pointy? 


Edited by vegeta12345 - 10/15/15 at 2:04am
post #15 of 31
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post
 

 

No problem.  Hopefully you have some luck at AK Rikks.  What price range are you working with?


Unfortunately, I'm fairly poor right now, so the cheaper, the better. I'm kind of at the point of shopping around to see what types of things I can afford. I'd love to find something for >$300, but I'm realizing that is a bit unrealistic. But any help finding the sort of suits I'm looking for is still appreciated even if it's way over that price range just so I can have a better handle on the type of things I like (fits, styles, patterns, colors, materials, ~brands, etc.).

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