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post #16 of 22
Demeis, didn't you get Cuffthis' excess suits? How many do you exactly need for your internship.
post #17 of 22
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Is the 1818 BB line fully canvassed? Anyone, thanks.
I have a BB 1818 suit (again, untailored - right now there are about 4 or 5 untailored suits in my closet), and can't figure out if they're fused or fully-canvased.  I keep doing the pinch thing I'm probably not doing it right.  I'll like to know as well. Anybody?
post #18 of 22
1818 are fused. They have canvas lapels though, which is good. The fusing isn't the best -- much stiffer than, say, Polo blue label -- but is fairly good. I don't mind the 1818 suits. They actually have some decent fabrics -- indeed, a wider variety than the Golden Fleece, save for the 346 Madison store. At $375 for 2 suits, that's a great deal, because they do the alterations basically for free in house. If you are choosing between a $698 Golden Fleece and a $498 1818 though, I'd recommend everyone go with the GF. For the exta $200 you are getting a suit that looks at least twice as good, is twice as comfortable, and will last at least twice as long.
post #19 of 22
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1818 are fused.  They have canvas lapels though, which is good.  The fusing isn't the best -- much stiffer than, say, Polo blue label -- but is fairly good.  I don't mind the 1818 suits.  They actually have some decent fabrics -- indeed, a wider variety than the Golden Fleece, save for the 346 Madison store.   At $375 for 2 suits, that's a great deal, because they do the alterations basically for free in house.  If you are choosing between a $698 Golden Fleece and a $498 1818 though, I'd recommend everyone go with the GF.  For the exta $200 you are getting a suit that looks at least twice as good, is twice as comfortable, and will last at least twice as long.
My BB doesn't carry "Golden Fleece," but I imagine the Michgan Ave store in Chicago does. Is the GF line fully canvassed? Thanks again.
post #20 of 22
Your best bet is to get a better suit than you can afford by buying on sale. A cheap suit will never wear well, no matter the brand.
post #21 of 22
GF is fully canvassed. Decent amount of handwork. Fit is not very inspired on the American mades, but some of the Italian mades (you see these more often at the Madison Ave. store to be honest) have some very beautiful fitting ones.
post #22 of 22
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I think Brooks would be fine, if you have no problem with the styling. Try J press although I doubt you will find deals like at brooks outlet. Try loehmann's, filenes basement. But people mostly criticize Brooks bc's of what it was before, not necesarilly of what it is today. It's worth it if the price is right I would say. Is that 600 per suit or for 2-3 suits? But if thats 600 per suit and if you have some time, ebay is the way to go. I wish someone who often wears suits would expand on my lack of any actual helpful suggestions . As a side note what field are you going to intern in?
I find the quality of Brooks outlet clothing to be pretty bad. I know people have discussed it here before. They now go under the "346" label, which used to be a sort of entry level suit at the Madison Ave. store. As for J Press: they're still having a sale. You can get a very good suit for very little (less than your $600 mark). Call for catalog. I think full price on their entry suit is $550 - and you take 25% off that. If you like the Press styling (3b, relatively unstructured, flat front trouser), it could be a good thing for you. Those suits, and the Southwick 2 button with forward pleats and (usually) side vents make up most of my everyday suit wardrobe.
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