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$500 Navy Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RL Beasley, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. kulata

    kulata Well-Known Member

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  2. TM79

    TM79 Well-Known Member

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    I would say so. It's not like Brooks Brothers is the be all end all of suits but it's a solid, middle of the road suit and you'd be hard pressed to find harsh criticism of the basic 1818 line of their stuff.

    I haven't seen the cheaper ones in person like the Brooks Cool or suiting separates so maybe those are the outlet ones? Or maybe there's even a notch below that.
     
  3. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    The BB outlet is filled with 346 suits, which you want to avoid. Pick up a suiting essentials suit from a real BB store tomorrow (May 22nd) during its corporate incentive sale for $420 or an a1818 Fitzgerald for $700. Or, just go to Suit Supply. Problem solved.
     
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    Aha... 346. I'd forgotten about them, probably for good reason.
     
  5. RL Beasley

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    Yeah. The 346 is the suit that is carried at the outlets, and it is to be avoided. But what's the deal with the suiting essentials that is on sale for $420?
     
  6. RL Beasley

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    I just looked on the web site, and it looks like that price is for the jacket only, and the trousers are another $178.
     
  7. ChetB

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    Thoughts on BB "Suiting Essentials"?
     
  8. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    Now take that $600 total and multiply it by 0.3 to come up with $420 plus tax. The corporate incentive sale is today (Wednesday) only and allows 30% off most purchases, including suits.
     
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    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    No personal experience, but SA's have said Suiting Essentials is a step up from the old Brooksease line. I had Brooksease suits a long time ago and they were fine for a starter suit for someone just out of school. FWIW, the Suiting Essentials is the Regent cut.
     
  10. RL Beasley

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    Just an update****

    Some encouragement. I should have updated ages ago, But in September I broke down and had a suit made from scratch. I called around several local tailors for pricing. I got a hold of one tailor who said his cheapest suits start at $800, but he had an overstock of a certain fabric. I told him what I was willing to pay and he made me a suit for $600. I went over my budget a bit but I am blown away by the results. I am taking custom to a new extreme. I am done with off the rack. I will only get custom shirts and jackets from here on out.
     

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