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I would like a solid mid grey suit that I can also split up and wear as separates. Any recommendations up to $600? I'm open to used as well.

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I would like a solid mid grey suit that I can also split up and wear as separates. Any recommendations up to $600? I'm open to used as well.

Just as a warning, wearing the suitcoat as a sportcoat is generally a bad idea. It will always scream "I'm an orphaned suitcoat." Especially at that price point.
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In the "should I buy" dept.....

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=22674121&color=004&itemdescription=true&navAction=jump&search=true&isProduct=true&parentid=M_SHOES_DRESS

I tried a pair on at my local shoe store (but this was the best link for photos), but they need to oder my size so I have some time to think about it. They are in their Limited line which if I am correct is between their standard line and the Imperial line. I am looking at the grey ones....so my question is would that be a good buy or is there something out there that would be of better quality for more or less the same price. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I would like a solid mid grey suit that I can also split up and wear as separates. Any recommendations up to $600? I'm open to used as well.

For that money you can get an 1818 suit on sale from Brooks Brothers and have change left over to buy pants and a jacket. If you can find one on B&S you can get it for around $300.

FWIW I don't think it is a solid plan to wear your suit as separates. It makes more sense to buy an odd jacket, which can be had very inexpensively. JMO but a patterned odd jacket is more interesting anyway.
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Just as a warning, wearing the suitcoat as a sportcoat is generally a bad idea. It will always scream "I'm an orphaned suitcoat." Especially at that price point.

I agree. Too often, the solid or pinstripe orphan puts the wearer in a gray area--WTF is that guy doing? Does he think that mid gray orphan is a blazer?
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Can anyone recommend me a good online source for cuff links or London based brick & mortar shops (I'd prefer online shops).
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I'm looking into purchasing my first M&S brogues but I'm completely confused with the sizing. I wear a UK 8 in sneakers (new balance, adidas, nike), my footlength is 25 cm, should I go with 8 in brogues or size down one? Could anyone help me please?
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Just as a warning, wearing the suitcoat as a sportcoat is generally a bad idea. It will always scream "I'm an orphaned suitcoat." Especially at that price point.


 

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For that money you can get an 1818 suit on sale from Brooks Brothers and have change left over to buy pants and a jacket. If you can find one on B&S you can get it for around $300.
FWIW I don't think it is a solid plan to wear your suit as separates. It makes more sense to buy an odd jacket, which can be had very inexpensively. JMO but a patterned odd jacket is more interesting anyway.

 

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I agree. Too often, the solid or pinstripe orphan puts the wearer in a gray area--WTF is that guy doing? Does he think that mid gray orphan is a blazer?

 

 

Thanks, guys. You are, of course absolutely right. A suit jacket is a suit jacket and a odd jacket is an odd jacket. Usually nothing good comes of trying to make one into the other.

 

 

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Are the lapels on this jacket too wide? They measure about 3 3/4" at the widest point, so I know they're on the wide side, but I'm wondering how they look given the rest of my proportions. I usually wear a 40R.

Thanks
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^ The jacket is too big.
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Are the lapels on this jacket too wide? They measure about 3 3/4" at the widest point, so I know they're on the wide side, but I'm wondering how they look given the rest of my proportions. I usually wear a 40R.
Thanks

Lapels are ok. Shoulders look too big though. Hanging off you a bit. Also, couldn't hurt to take in the jacket at the side seams a bit to give some shape.

http://gentlemansgent.blogspot.com/
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Thanks for the feedback. I was under the impression that if the shoulders don't fit, it's difficult and expensive to have a tailor alter this. Would I be better off just returning it, or is this something a tailor could fix?
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Thanks for the feedback. I was under the impression that if the shoulders don't fit, it's difficult and expensive to have a tailor alter this. Would I be better off just returning it, or is this something a tailor could fix?

Provided you have someone you trust could do a good job fixing it...I would consider these things:

How much you like it (the piece in and of itself)
How much you paid for it
and How much it would cost to have it fixed.

If you really like it, then if what it would cost to get it fixed (plus the original cost) wouldn't cost more than finding a similar jacket, then go for it.

With that said, if you can take it back and get the same jacket in a smaller size and the smaller size fits better, then take it back. smile.gif
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I would wear shoes.
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