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Blazer good as is?  Fixes?

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What are some good online RTW suit merchants and brands? I'd like full canvas, a natural shoulder, and a BB Fitzgerald-esque fit, for under $800, ideally.

Something like eHaberdasher's Benjamin line would be good, but it looks like he's sold out in my size. SuitSupply is too slim for me, I think.
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Workhorse suit for a fresh grad starting his 1st job in August:

SuitSupply, Benjamin or BB?
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

Workhorse suit for a fresh grad starting his 1st job in August:

SuitSupply, Benjamin or BB?

I'm inclined to say BB, assuming their fits and sizing works for you. At $1499 for 2, minus 25% during a Friend and Family sale, the price point is reasonable. More importantly, a new grad presumably is less familiar with what to look for in a suit, sizing, etc. While the SuitSupply and Benjamin may be better, there's some value to being able to try on in a retail store.
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Looking for a size 15 light brown dress shoe to be compatible with a dark navy suit.

 

This is ideal color but only comes in a 13.  Monk straps are cool but not necessity. 

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cole-haan-air-madison-monk-strap-shoe/3290258?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=British+Tan&resultback=601&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_2_D

 

 

Thanks!

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUMMER-ESSENTIAL-Ralph-Lauren-Purple-Label-RLPL-100-Silk-Ivory-Pants-36-NR-WOW-/350786160222?pt=US_CSA_MC_Pants&hash=item51ac7c065e

 

Are 100% silk dress pants considered spring/summery attire?

 

I'm considering buying the above to wear to the Manhattan Cocktail Classic with a midnight blue blazer and spectators.

post #21487 of 28512
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Originally Posted by exphysresearch View Post

Looking for light brown dress shoe to be compatible with a dark navy suit.

There is no such thing. Light brown/tan look will look terrible with dark navy. You need dark brown. Or better yet, black.

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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUMMER-ESSENTIAL-Ralph-Lauren-Purple-Label-RLPL-100-Silk-Ivory-Pants-36-NR-WOW-/350786160222?pt=US_CSA_MC_Pants&hash=item51ac7c065e

Are 100% silk dress pants considered spring/summery attire?

I'm considering buying the above to wear to the Manhattan Cocktail Classic with a midnight blue blazer and spectators.

Silk is considered summery, although funnily enough it wears quite warm.
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUMMER-ESSENTIAL-Ralph-Lauren-Purple-Label-RLPL-100-Silk-Ivory-Pants-36-NR-WOW-/350786160222?pt=US_CSA_MC_Pants&hash=item51ac7c065e

 

Are 100% silk dress pants considered spring/summery attire?

 

I'm considering buying the above to wear to the Manhattan Cocktail Classic with a midnight blue blazer and spectators.


The fact that they are silk would seem less of a determining factor than the fact that they are ivory. 

The outfit you mention sounds like a good combo.  Good luck!

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Originally Posted by CalGuy13 View Post

I'm inclined to say BB, assuming their fits and sizing works for you. At $1499 for 2, minus 25% during a Friend and Family sale, the price point is reasonable. More importantly, a new grad presumably is less familiar with what to look for in a suit, sizing, etc. While the SuitSupply and Benjamin may be better, there's some value to being able to try on in a retail store.
Actually I went with Lewin. They are on 50% off retail totaling to USD $480 and my country's BB stores hardly ever have discounts, as well as no milanos/fitzgeralds in solid worsteds
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Originally Posted by exphysresearch View Post

Looking for a size 15 light brown dress shoe to be compatible with a dark navy suit.

 

This is ideal color but only comes in a 13.  Monk straps are cool but not necessity. 

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cole-haan-air-madison-monk-strap-shoe/3290258?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=British+Tan&resultback=601&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_2_D

 

 

Thanks!

 

I'm not a fan of Cole Haan or monk straps or these shoes in general, but lighter brown can work with navy.  Not trying to insult you choice- just wanted to be upfront.  I think you can get into a better quality shoe for the same price range.  If you are a fan of these shoes don't let me talk you out of them! 

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Light brown/tan look will look terrible with dark navy. You need dark brown. Or better yet, black.
 

I can't say that I agree with this 100%.

While black is the more classic/standard shoe choice for a navy suit, but I believe that in non-business settings a lighter brown shoe can work just fine.  I'm not a businessman, so I wear my chestnut brown brogues with my navy suit for dinners, church and daytime events.  For weddings or other more somber/ceremonial or evening events I'd go with a black shoe. 

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^^  I agree wtih the above (although the OP's issue seems to be more about finding a size 15 than finding something he likes!)

 

Brown and navy is fine, since Armani decided it was in 1998.  "No brown in town" is long gone.

 

I would also go for a mid brown instinctively, but if your overall look is a little less formal, perhaps even tie-less, then I would say it's not out of the question to rock your walnut strands or a tan monk with a navy suit.  Throw in a shantung tie, an Italian (deep, not too spread) collar and some interesting socks, and I think it might be pretty cool.

 

But OK, I admit, I'd still choose chestnut or darker myself.  Because I'm a reactionary old bastard who would impose spot fines for wearing leisurewear outside the sports facility, and custodial sentences for socklessness.

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Also he specified dark navy, which would be too much of a contrast with tan shoes for me. I wear mid and dark brown shoes with navy, but my navy suits tend toward the lighter end of navy.
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you guys are right about the light brown with dark navy.

 

In my opinion this:

http://cdn.niketalk.com/a/a6/350x700px-LL-a62ead2f_eqzoom85.jpeg
 

looks way better than this:

http://cdn.styleforum.net/e/e4/e420c4af_TheJournalofStyle-Grunwald-navy-suit.jpeg

 

Thank you for the advice

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
Because I'm a reactionary old bastard who would impose spot fines for wearing leisurewear outside the sports facility, and custodial sentences for socklessness.

I always get a kick out of your comments- you crack me up man.  And I also agree with you. 

post #21495 of 28512

Would it be wise to buy Washington (Suitsupply) and have a tailor change the lapels from peak to notch? I don't plan on using the boutonniere.

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