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post #16 of 27
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I wouldn't pay $1000 for a Corneliani suit, esp when you can find these on ebay NWT all day long for $150-200 and at Marshall's for $250-300. I would go with one nicer suit on ebay (if you are the right size and know how to find them, you may be able to swing NWT Brioni, Borrelli, etc...) for $500-1000, and a couple fused suits, I don't think Z Zegna is a bad idea, I quite like their suits (their leather goods suck though)
These prices are not possible if you're a 40R, as I've ranted about on another thread.  For $1500, I would try to get 2-3 NWT Cornelianis/Canalis/Zegnas from eBay or Bluefly.  The idea of a law student wearing Borrelli or Attolini strikes me as completely absurd.
post #17 of 27
Try being a 36-38S drop 7-9. RTW is nearly impossible for me, unless I buy designer and I can't afford 1k for a Costume Nationale suit on sale.
post #18 of 27
I guess I'm spoiled, as I can wear suits ranging in size from 42 to 46R which seem to be some of the easier sizes to find. I usually don't have a problem finding what I'm looking for on ebay. It's fairly amazing how much suits on ebay can vary in size by the tags, I think an average 44R would probably fit me best, but some brands have chest measurements approaching 50" in 44R while others have 45" chest measurements. It's quite interesting.
post #19 of 27
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Try being a 36-38S drop 7-9. RTW is nearly impossible for me, unless I buy designer and I can't afford 1k for a Costume Nationale suit on sale.
Maybe it's the weak dollar, but I remember that only a couple of years ago, it was pretty easy to score a Costume National suit at 50% off for about $500-700 at Traffic, Barneys, or in the Costume shop on Melrose. Yoox also has Costume suits for relatively low prices. I scored a tux for $530, and that was without a markdown. End of season, you should be able to do well there.
post #20 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks very much for all the information - this place is fantastic. I'm basically looking to get a size 40. I'm slightly smaller than that (just under 39), but allowing for just a little growth. =) After mulling over what everyone has said, I think I'll probably try and spend up to about $1000 (maybe a little over) and get a couple of good quality suits. I'd really like one of them to be a charcoal grey pinstripe, but am easy as far as the other one goes. If anyone comes across anything (on eBay, retail, or in real life) let me know. Thanks very much johnnynorman3 for the offer of shipping something to me; I might have to take you up on that. Getting closer...
post #21 of 27
I think it would be better to go for a good fit for the suit rather than getting something bigger for the slight growth unless you are not intending to wear it often. Without a good fit in a men's suits can make any man look sloppy in it no matter how good quality it is.
post #22 of 27
Thread Starter 
Of the suits I've tried 40R has been fine; I'm pretty confident it's generally the right size for me.
post #23 of 27
You may want to check out www.mensuitsnewyork.com
post #24 of 27
Sorry to hijack the thread, but you're in Perth, WA? Used to live there for about 4 years studying at Curtin Uni, but unfortunately at that time I didn't have much clue about quality (Roger David was good enough). I'm pretty sure some Australian members here could chip in more info, or alternatively you could buy from some of our trusted members. What uni are you at, if you don't mind me asking? Ferry
post #25 of 27
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Samuelsohn is full canvas, and that would be a good option.  But where is he going to find a Sammy suit online?  Maybe from one of my Ebay auctions, sure -- but I don't believe I'll be getting any more Samuelsohn suits in the near future to auction off, and again he would be limited by selection.
I wonder if Press isn't carrying Sammy as their new manufacturer. If so, you can get a decent (and I think pretty good) suit for US$550 less 25% off (their sale is on now), and have it shipped to you. Or you can get their top of the line for about $795.00. Both lines are made in Canada. And worn by penny-pinching WASP in the USA.
post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 
pfunk, thanks for the link. For anyone else interested, its actually www.menssuitsnewyork.com. I quite like the look of this charcoal Zegna pinstripe - http://www.menssuitsnewyork.com/store.p...._detail - but it's out of stock. FCS - ok, wow - I'm at UWA, actually. Didn't know we had Australian members - maybe they'll make an appearance. =)
post #27 of 27
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Does anyone have any ideas as to where else I might find a Zegna charcoal pinstripe (pictured in the last post) online? Also, does anyone have any experience buying at menssuitsinnewyork.com? pfunk? Cheers.
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