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post #17236 of 30606

I am looking to get a bespoke suit but I am a noob.  I am willing to spend ~$500 and would like some guidance from the tailor (I know I want charcoal).  It is important to me that there is someone guiding me through the process and I'd like to be measured (don't trust myself).  I also work during the week so I would need to go on a weekend.  There is no real rush, but I'd like to get measured as soon as possible.  Any recommendations?

 

Thick as thieves is booked through october and proper suit seems a bit pricey.

post #17237 of 30606

Question:

 

Which suit to keep/buy?

 

1. http://store-us.hugoboss.com/mens-suits/ryan/win-suits/hbna50230185,en_US,pd.html?cgid=21100#!color=021_Dark-Grey

Caveat: 55% Virgin Wool/42% Viscose IE Wool blend suit? (Is this a caveat?)

Price paid with tax: $277 - No alterations done yet. Estimated final price: $320

 

2. Indochino MTM Suit

Pro: 100% wool, Alteration credit

Con: Takes awhile, Learning curve

 

Anything I'm missing here? Is that Boss suit really that bad even if it's a wool blend?

 

My budget is under $350 including alterations so no canvassed suits for me (yet). Trying to get the best option for my money.

 

Thanks!

post #17238 of 30606
Hi gents,
Just bought this blazer (the price was too good). Now I have been searching in Google for some ideas on what pants to wear with this jacket. This is Steel Grey Velvet jacket. Can this jacket be worn in the day time to work as smart business casual without attracting too much attentions ? I am thinking of a pair of Dark navy pants and light sold shirts and may even layer it with a navy v neck sweater . Is it too pimp-ish ? I also have a solid navy dress shirt which has a tiny bit sheen .... will it work under this blazer ? Your feedback will be much appreciated.
First pic is the blazer I purchased. Second one I found on the net.


Edited by md2010 - 9/2/12 at 5:45am
post #17239 of 30606
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Originally Posted by aftermath View Post

I am looking to get a bespoke suit but I am a noob.  I am willing to spend ~$500 and would like some guidance from the tailor (I know I want charcoal).  It is important to me that there is someone guiding me through the process and I'd like to be measured (don't trust myself).  I also work during the week so I would need to go on a weekend.  There is no real rush, but I'd like to get measured as soon as possible.  Any recommendations?



 



Thick as thieves is booked through october and proper suit seems a bit pricey.



I think you mean a made to measure suit. You cannot get a bespoke suit for $500.
post #17240 of 30606
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Originally Posted by JiXin View Post

Got a new tie and pocket square -- wondering if they are too "matchy"  

I didn't match the pattern, but they are both red (veering towards purple) with yellow accents.  The red is a little different in each (the square being a little "redder" than the tie)


Thoughts?  I'm wearing this with a dark suit.





Thanks for any advice.

I think they're too matchy. I'd wear one or the other but no both. Wearing both with a dark suit would draw other people's eyes to both pieces, preventing the eyes from focusing on either one.
post #17241 of 30606
Quote:
Originally Posted by aftermath View Post

I am looking to get a bespoke suit but I am a noob.  I am willing to spend ~$500 and would like some guidance from the tailor (I know I want charcoal).  It is important to me that there is someone guiding me through the process and I'd like to be measured (don't trust myself).  I also work during the week so I would need to go on a weekend.  There is no real rush, but I'd like to get measured as soon as possible.  Any recommendations?



 



Thick as thieves is booked through october and proper suit seems a bit pricey.



Whatever you do, get measured by an actual tailor and never ever get a made-to-measure suit online. No matter what anyone says, those never work out. Spend a little more and get yourself measured and the suit made at an actual tailor shop in person.
post #17242 of 30606

Hey all, I am a SUPER skinny guy (6'1", 142 lbs) really hurting in the oxford department. Just about everything I try fits like a trash bag. Any suggestions on slim fitting, casual oxfords/shirts that could be worn untucked? The cheaper the better but I'd be willing to shell out the dough if it's going to last me in the long run. 

post #17243 of 30606

Keeping in mind that the only shirts that are meant to be worn untucked are square tailed, it might be difficult to find anything that fits well if you are really that skinny unless you try MTM or bespoke shirts. You can actually get some good deals on places like modertailor.com and ravistailor.com. They can make shirts to your measurements at good prices.

post #17244 of 30606

Thanks for the quick response. I have had some success with Gant Ruggers but they are difficult to find around my neck of the woods, Will give tailoring a shot, thanks. 

post #17245 of 30606

If you have already found a shirt that fits you well try moderntailor.com. They will show you exactly how to measure a well fitting shirt and they will recreate the cut for you in whatever fabric or style you want. I think they have a special where you can try out one of their shirts for 19.99.

post #17246 of 30606

Does anyone recognize the shoes in this pic (brand or model)? I know it's not much to go on but it's from the Hook & Albert website (hence the laces) and they don't give a fashion credit for the shoes. 

 

post #17247 of 30606

Ok, so, this is my first post, and I'm fairly new to all this.  Been lurking for a while but had a couple questions about some shoes.  I really like the look.  So I'm curious, are they actually good looking shoes?  And what color would you suggest for an everyday shoe?  I tend to like the light one.

 

Colors: http://www.westleyrichards.com/show/courteney_product_vellie.html

 

More views: http://www.westleyrichards.co.uk/Shop/Mens-Footwear/Courteney-Vellie-Boot

post #17248 of 30606

They always say match the tie width to the lapel... but what about those thin knit ties? I'd like to try one, but most of the ones I see for sale are 1.5 inches and my lapels measure 3" at their widest.

 

Can I do do this?

post #17249 of 30606
What's less offensive at a business formal event? No cuff or too much cuff?

(Talking about shirt sleeve cuff under suit sleeves, of course)
Edited by krspdla - 9/2/12 at 11:54pm
post #17250 of 30606
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Originally Posted by Quarmac View Post

They always say match the tie width to the lapel... but what about those thin knit ties? I'd like to try one, but most of the ones I see for sale are 1.5 inches and my lapels measure 3" at their widest.

Can I do do this?
Straight knit ties are always going to be thinner because they don't widen at the tip like normal ties. I think you can just safely assume that the rule doesn't apply to them, as long as you don't wear a narrow knit tie with massive 4+ inch lapels or something.
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