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post #14971 of 28232
Milano is mainline. So the normal stuff. Above it is Couture. Below it the diffusion line.

The thread on labels should show the various labels.

Trofeo means the wool won the Zegna trophy. It's supposed to be better then the average Zegna wool fabric.
post #14972 of 28232
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post

Milano is mainline. So the normal stuff. Above it is Couture. Below it the diffusion line.
The thread on labels should show the various labels.
Trofeo means the wool won the Zegna trophy. It's supposed to be better then the average Zegna wool fabric.

Thanks for the info, do you have the thread to the link on labels?
post #14973 of 28232
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After doing some research my search for a good suit has only gotten harder. I'm looking to get a solid navy suit, as it is a staple.
I'm a fan of the fashion suits, thin fit, narrow lapel... However, now that I am more informed, I'm having a tough time finding the right suit.
I started with a Jam/Sharp Boss, and now, well, that is out of the question. Next was a Benjamin from eHaberdasher then a Jort from Suitsupply, but the styles weren't quite right.
My budget can handle up to a $1000 suit, and the only store nearby is MW (so no help there). This is going to have to be purchased online, and tailored at either MW or a local tailor I don't entirely trust.
At this point, I just need some direction, where can I find a well made suit (preferably full canvas) that is still the fashion look without overpaying for the name?

Why is the BOSS Jam Sharp OUT??? 

I am strongly looking at a Jam Sharp Navy on sale for $500.  I know its fused and I really want a Full Canvas but the Boss fits me really really good.  I have an older Boss suit that still looks great.  So why have you decided the Boss is out?

post #14974 of 28232

http://www.anothermag.com/current/view/635/Adam_Kimmel

 

Does anyone know where I can find these frames? They are made by cutler and gross, but I can't seem to find the model number.

post #14975 of 28232
After searching the forums, the general consensus (or at least from what I have read) is that they are vastly over priced at the $799/899 price point; even on sale, at $500, it seems people do not recommend them as they feel they are worth more in the $350-400 dollar range. Like you said they are fused, but beyond that, I'm not sure, I do not remember the exact reasons given. I would do some searching, I ran into these types of comments throughout multiple threads; mostly people explaining that you are paying for the name and that they are cheaply constructed with poor materials.
post #14976 of 28232
Buying this online, can't touch it, bought it anyway, see what I get
post #14977 of 28232
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Thanks for the info, do you have the thread to the link on labels?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/63972/zegna-labels-ids-for-ebay-purchasers-graphic-intensive
post #14978 of 28232
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Originally Posted by hoth View Post

After searching the forums, the general consensus (or at least from what I have read) is that they are vastly over priced at the $799/899 price point; even on sale, at $500, it seems people do not recommend them as they feel they are worth more in the $350-400 dollar range. Like you said they are fused, but beyond that, I'm not sure, I do not remember the exact reasons given. I would do some searching, I ran into these types of comments throughout multiple threads; mostly people explaining that you are paying for the name and that they are cheaply constructed with poor materials.

 

Yeah I heard the same things.  But I do have a Boss Suit from a few years ago and it still looks really good.  I need a new suit quickly and I'm trying to get one from Thick As Thieves but he can't make it for a while.  So the Boss Navy Jam/Sharp at $500 might be the one.  I won't need it forever but hopefully for 6 months to a year while I build up my suit wardrobe.  

 

That being said, I might buy one from SuitSupply online.  They sound like they get really good reviews and are Half Canvas I believe.

 

I will say this again, despite all the criticism the BOSS suits fit me really well.  You said you're looking for a Navy suit.  Did you try on the Boss Jam/Sharp Navy with the Stretch in the arm area?  I really loved that little stretch.

 

But I'm in need for a quick fix new suit, so it's Suitsupply or Boss for $500.

I do like that I can at least try on the Boss in the store as I have and I know it fits really great compared to ordering blind online.  But even with all that, I'm leaning towards SuitSupply since they get pretty good reviews and sound constructed much better.  I'm calling them tomorrow or Thursday.

post #14979 of 28232

I just bought two OTR suits and they look ok but still a bit off to me. I was thinking of bringing them in to ask the tailor how I could get it to look better (although I don't know what I actually want done to it since these are only my second and third suit with the first being one I bought 6 years ago). Is this bad etiquette or is it pretty normal?

post #14980 of 28232
Stone, another one to look into is a Benjamin suit from eHaberdasher. They are $500, full canvans and people on here seem quite fond of them.
post #14981 of 28232
How does the Alden Plaza last compare to standard AE lasts? TTS or does this run large?
post #14982 of 28232

What do you guys think of men who run a daily style blog diary? I am thinking of starting my own but I am afraid that I'll seem cocky or too assuming of myself. Lately I've been following style blogs like Catch's Style Blog and Iv'e been so inspired to start my own... Do you guys run a stye blog?

post #14983 of 28232

I might be getting 3 shirts for the BB Corporate Discount and was wondering which ones I should buy?

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatSectionView.process?IWAction=Load&Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=1052

I know the staples would be one white and one blue (light or not)? I'm not really into the stripes and I prefer no buttons on the collars. Which third color should I get and which shirt types? (I cant distinguish between http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=1052&Product_Id=1448658&Parent_Id=662&default_color=BLUE&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize= and http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=1052&Product_Id=1448629&Parent_Id=662&default_color=WHITE&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=)

post #14984 of 28232

Noob question.

 

I got into mens fashion about four or five months and I've amassed quite a few dress shirts since then (about 15). I realize that they are just commodities and are going to get "damaged" as I keep wearing them. However, I keep having issues with getting marks on my shirts. Two of my shirts I got pen marks on them. Unfortunately, that is unavoidable as I work as a statistician and often have to write and solve equations on a white board. There is also another shirt from BB that I bought last week which after two wears, I noticed had some odd (but small) mud stains on the arms. I've machine washed them and hand washed them, but no luck. 

 

So my questions:

 

1. How do you keep your dress shirts spotless?

2. What do you do with dress shirts with small marks and stains? (by small, I mean less than a centimeter).

 

I wore two of the shirts even with the stains just because I like them. Plus, I paid money for them and don't see a reason 

not to enjoy them. I'm a new college grad who's in his first job and I don't have the money to constantly replace these shirts.

post #14985 of 28232
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

Noob question.

 

I got into mens fashion about four or five months and I've amassed quite a few dress shirts since then (about 15). I realize that they are just commodities and are going to get "damaged" as I keep wearing them. However, I keep having issues with getting marks on my shirts. Two of my shirts I got pen marks on them. Unfortunately, that is unavoidable as I work as a statistician and often have to write and solve equations on a white board. There is also another shirt from BB that I bought last week which after two wears, I noticed had some odd (but small) mud stains on the arms. I've machine washed them and hand washed them, but no luck. 

 

So my questions:

 

1. How do you keep your dress shirts spotless?

2. What do you do with dress shirts with small marks and stains? (by small, I mean less than a centimeter).

 

I wore two of the shirts even with the stains just because I like them. Plus, I paid money for them and don't see a reason 

not to enjoy them. I'm a new college grad who's in his first job and I don't have the money to constantly replace these shirts.


For getting out the stains, try getting some OxyClean, dissolving it in a bucket, and soaking your shirts overnight. Then machine wash them.

 

How noticeable are the pen marks? I wouldn't recommend wearing a shirt with stains/marks on them that others can see. I would have a hard time enjoying the shirts like that. Maybe you could get a blazer and wear that if it covers the pen marks?

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