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post #16 of 39
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Do you really feel that Brioni is an old man's suit?
post #17 of 39
Brioni makes a beautiful suit, but really, for a young good lookin' fellow like yourself, I'd think you should go for something younger, slimmer, less serious, and better for going out. Unless you are working at an investment bank or some job where you need to impress with the handwork of your suit, I think spending the extra $$$ for Brioni at this stage in your life is a waste. The best quality is certainly a good thing to look for, but at the same time, you should enjoy what you wear. I mean, after all, you posted Jamie Foxx as someone whose style you liked; you didn't post Agnelli or one of the Dukes of Windsor. Allen-Edmonds, for example, is rightfully praised on this site as a great workhorse shoe at a good quality/price ratio. That being said, I find most of them boring as hell and that's why I don't have any in my closet. So, I think it is good to have a pragmatic approach to quality and brands. You don't want to throw your money away just for a brand name, but you also don't necessarily want to to get something just because some people say it is "the best." Maybe it is... for them. But, for you, I'd play around and explore first.
post #18 of 39
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Thanks for the advice.
Slim fitted clothes are my thing and maybe I just should stick to those for now..

How do you feel about brands like d&g, moschino and hugo boss? Big brands aren't liked very much here allthough these are my some of my favourites right now. Maybe you can recommend me some alternatives of better quality.
post #19 of 39
^There really is nothing wrong with any of the three you mentioned. At full retail, they are definitely overpriced for the quality, but in and of themselves they make a decent suit with an excellent silhouette. If you will be wearing the suit everyday, then probably Boss or D&G (the diffusion, as opposed to Dolce & Gabbana mainline) probably wouldn't be a good recommendation. A lot of guys here wear a suit to work each day, and the above mentioned brands tend to wear prematurely given a lot of wear. For going out, for evenings or parties, then I think they'd be fine. They'd give you a nice-looking silhouette (though Boss is less slim and a little boxier) and if paired with the right shoes/shirt/tie will make you look ten times better than most of your slovenly dressed friends. Emporio Armani is another I mentioned at about the same price level. CK Collection is a little more, but makes a very decent suit with a great cut. Gucci always makes a decent suit with a very distinctive look. Same with Prada. Both are high at retail ($1600-2000), but you can often find them on Yoox or bluefly at discount. Valentino Roma and RED are two others that are quite nice, I think. If you look on Yoox, there is a brand called Lardini (yes, terrible name!) that makes a good suit and is usually there for $500 or less. They make suits for Ferragamo and some of the other big names, but put out a decently slim, classy, simple suit that is good for regular wear. By the way, what's your size? I just had a few suits (one Hugo Boss, one Armani Collezioni) in a 38R that I had in the sales are that are basically brand new and were very reasonably priced. If you are that size, drop me a PM and I can send you pics. I'm leaving for Japan in a few weeks and would love NOT to have to put them into storage.
post #20 of 39
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
^There really is nothing wrong with any of the three you mentioned. At full retail, they are definitely overpriced for the quality, but in and of themselves they make a decent suit with an excellent silhouette. If you will be wearing the suit everyday, then probably Boss or D&G (the diffusion, as opposed to Dolce & Gabbana mainline) probably wouldn't be a good recommendation. A lot of guys here wear a suit to work each day, and the above mentioned brands tend to wear prematurely given a lot of wear.

For going out, for evenings or parties, then I think they'd be fine. They'd give you a nice-looking silhouette (though Boss is less slim and a little boxier) and if paired with the right shoes/shirt/tie will make you look ten times better than most of your slovenly dressed friends.

Emporio Armani is another I mentioned at about the same price level. CK Collection is a little more, but makes a very decent suit with a great cut. Gucci always makes a decent suit with a very distinctive look. Same with Prada. Both are high at retail ($1600-2000), but you can often find them on Yoox or bluefly at discount. Valentino Roma and RED are two others that are quite nice, I think.

If you look on Yoox, there is a brand called Lardini (yes, terrible name!) that makes a good suit and is usually there for $500 or less. They make suits for Ferragamo and some of the other big names, but put out a decently slim, classy, simple suit that is good for regular wear.

By the way, what's your size? I just had a few suits (one Hugo Boss, one Armani Collezioni) in a 38R that I had in the sales are that are basically brand new and were very reasonably priced. If you are that size, drop me a PM and I can send you pics. I'm leaving for Japan in a few weeks and would love NOT to have to put them into storage.

That's basically my size, maybe a little too small. But I want to go for the d&g I gues, I really fell in love with the 3rd one.
Is the website for yoox just yoox.com?

Are you a woman if I may ask?
post #21 of 39
Nope; I'm a guy. If you are wondering because I put "good lookin' fellow" in my previous post, it was sort of a joke because you have HOT scrawled across your photo. Yes, the website for yoox is www.yoox.com D&G is perfectly suitable and a fine place to start. If you get that one, you can go from there in determining whether it will fit your needs or what you think of the fit/quality/price. At the end of the day, you will be the best judge for the kind of suit you want/need. A lot of people on online fora make recommendations based on their own needs/wishes that rarely have anything to do with the OP. I remember somebody once asked for recommendations for a student on a budget, and somebody kept mentioning Borrelli and Attolini... it's like saying, "What Honda is best for me?" and somebody says, "Well, have you considered a Maybach?" Good luck on the hunt!
post #22 of 39
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
Nope; I'm a guy. If you are wondering because I put "good lookin' fellow" in my previous post, it was sort of a joke because you have HOT scrawled across your photo.

Yes, the website for yoox is www.yoox.com

D&G is perfectly suitable and a fine place to start. If you get that one, you can go from there in determining whether it will fit your needs or what you think of the fit/quality/price. At the end of the day, you will be the best judge for the kind of suit you want/need.

Good luck on the hunt!

Nah because of 'rach' and the woman on your screenpic I guess. But you know I look kinda good don't I lol just kiddin'
post #23 of 39
Screen pic is a man, Man. (from Valentino A/W 05) And "rach" is from Rachmaninov, the Russian composer with the most gigantic hands in history. He was very neurotic, but very manly. And, yeah, you're not bad...
post #24 of 39
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I appreciate your advices. Good luck in Japan.
post #25 of 39
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yoox = great site
post #26 of 39
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I like this one above. The striping will match the chinstrip.

Who is this? I like the jacket/jeans look, but that jacket is too dressy, that tie is WAAY too thick, and the shirt doesnt look right either.

Argh!
post #27 of 39
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the tie is kind of nice, but ofcourse too thick
post #28 of 39
Way too many stripes going on there too.
post #29 of 39
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yeah makes me sick
post #30 of 39
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who's that guy
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