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boss suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by musiczone, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. musiczone

    musiczone Member

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    Where is a good source for Hugo suits($795 retail) on the internet? Thanks
     
  2. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

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    Ebay -- the question is why?
     
  3. cloud9eleet

    cloud9eleet Well-Known Member

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    I know the forum members are not big fans of Boss suits, but I own a couple and I think they are quite nice fit, finish and style. Granted they are not the best you can get, and maybe not always the best in their price range, I think it is silly to always bash them. You can usually find them on overstock.com or smartbargains.com at a discount.
     
  4. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Well-Known Member

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    JN3--some people like the cut and look of Hugo Boss suits, and don't know or care about the construction details. I have a friend who gets them at a very low price from a relative in retail, and he considers them to be his workhorse rainy day/warehouse doc review/cigar lounge type suit.

    Muziczone--in addition to being available on eBay pretty regularly, Hugo Boss suits are frequently available on Bluefly, Smartbargains, and overstock.com for about the same prices as you'd pay at an outlet store or Barney's warehouse sale. IMHO, they aren't worth the $400 you'd pay online, let alone the MSRP price. But if you really like the styling, I'd say to dig on eBay or Bluefly.
     
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    demeis Well-Known Member

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    You could always check out the Baldessarini by Hugo Boss much better deal and there are a few on ebay now.
     
  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

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    As Mike C. has pointed out, the Boss from the Boss boutiques or from Europe have radically different cuts and styling from Bloomingdales Boss suits. The latter have no "styling" at all -- they are just ordinary, fused junk. So the argument about liking the styling of those suits just doesn't fly with me.

    If you want a Boss suit that is cut like a Boss (whatever that means), and you want it for cheap, I'd go to a Boss Outlet. The ones on Bluefly and smartbargains, those aren't Boss Boutique Boss suits. They are just department store crap.
     
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    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's harsh.  While I am no great fan of Boss suits (although I am wearing a Baldessarini suit right now), the ones I have seen have a highly structured cut that flatters the athletic build.  Preferable in my opinion to a Jos. A. Banks suit.
     
  8. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about that supposedly "new cut". I've *heard* that BOSS had changed its cut to a much slimmer figure.
    But for me Boss suits have always been "the suits that fit fat bankers".
    Yes, cut for "athletic figures", whatever that politically correct bullshit means ...

    Luc
     
  9. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Well-Known Member

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    Now that's what I call damning with faint praise.
     
  10. gorgekko

    gorgekko Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised you would say that. The American Boss suits are certainly cut fuller compared to the European Boss suits -- which we get here in Canada -- but the suits you see in Europe are relatively slimmer fitting. I would hardly imagine black label Boss fitting a fat banker.

    At any rate, I like Boss suits for the styling. I bought a nice navy Boss suit on Saturday actually.
     
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    How is that politically correct?
     
  12. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Well-Known Member

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    (Luc-Emmanuel @ Mar. 30 2005,16:23) Yes, cut for "athletic figures", whatever that politically correct bullshit means ...
    How is that politically correct?
    The "athletic" cut is not particularly athletic. The "normal" cut is for folks with butter IVs.
     
  13. musiczone

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    jn3, Thanks for your reply(and everyone else's too). I know that most of the Boss suits are fused ,however I don't wear suits regularly.I was at Brooks Brothers today and looked at suits there,then I went to Bloomingdales(just like you said) so the Boss suits appeared to have a little more 'styling'.I'm not thin(44reg) so I can't wear just anything.What would you recommend?
     
  14. Luc-Emmanuel

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    Well, having lived in the usa for a bit of time, I have to say the average suit buyer american male and the average suit buyer french male tend to substantially differ in size and figure. Add the almost hysterical tendancy and social pressure to "work out" and stay in shape, and you end up with very different cut and perception of the same brand from both sides of the atlantic.
    In fact, the average french suit buyer fits into a Paul Smith (london) suit, if that's a basis of comparison.

    Luc
     
  15. Brian SD

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    Until very recently in fact, I have always considered BOSS to be a fat man's suit, now they seem to be biting the slim style that's been going on for awhile, like Calvin Klein and Kenneth Cole. I tried on a Boss suit at a Boss boutique, expecting to hate it, and it was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Still, a little too conservative a cut for me.
     
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    "Suits for fat men or game show hosts" was my perception, too. But I also recently tried one and wound up buying it (at deep discount) for the fit, which was nearly perfect--and I'm a 36S. The styling isn't distinguished, to say the least, but it has a fairly high gorge and button stance, both of which fit my needs.
     
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    At any rate, I find the European Boss suits to be a decent fit. The suit I bought on Saturday was a slimmer fitting one, particularly for a 6-2, 240 man.
     
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    What would be good basic suits? Just list a few brands.
     
  19. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    (Luc-Emmanuel @ Mar. 31 2005,02:42) Well, having lived in the usa for a bit of time, I have to say the average suit buyer american male and the average suit buyer french male tend to substantially differ in size and figure.
    At any rate, I find the European Boss suits to be a decent fit. The suit I bought on Saturday was a slimmer fitting one, particularly for a 6-2, 240 man.
    Well, 6-2/240 is what I call "fat", believe it or not. Luc.
     
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    Sorry Gorgegekko,

    I think that 6'2", 240 is fat unless you are a serious athlete with 20 + inch shoulders and you have a drop of 7 or more.

    I'm 5'11" and 165 with a 7 inch drop and that is pretty close to what I call normal. I would say that at 6'2", a fit (but not really athletic) man would be about 200 lbs, tops.
     

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