I'm reasonably young 25 years old, and while I have a good job and have some money to spend on suits, I don't want to be blowing huge wads of cash when my style and body could change in a relatively short period of time (I'm getting back into weightlifting after a relatively stressful year of work where I didn't have much free time and lost a bit of weight in my upper body). Moreover, I'm not sure how long I'm going to work in a place/industry requiring suits on a daily basis. So, my question is this: Does a full-canvas suit (read: totally non-fused) add to the looks of a suit or its longevity. If its adds to both, how much to each category? I ask this because people on this board always say that you can tell a fused from a non-fused suit by feeling it -- nobody ever says you can tell from the look of it. It seems to me that if you get other good construction details -- nice seems, good 120s or higher wool, nice shape to the cut, nice snug collar, rolled lapels, good armholes, etc. -- the only added benefit to a full-canvas suit is its longevity. This being the case, if you only see you needing a closet full of suits for two years or so, isn't going with fused the best option for the money (for example, even if you want to bypass Sake/NM outlets, Filenes Basement, etc. you can get a Nautica super 130s suit for like 200 bucks.). Thoughts?
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3/6/04 at 10:06am