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"Graduating" from Hugo Boss Suits to Canvassed. Need recommendations

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by mrbrady3324, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. mrbrady3324

    mrbrady3324 Member

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    Hugo (red label) and Boss (black label) suits have always been a perfect fit for me. Very minimal altering needed off the rack which has allowed me to buy plenty of suits on sale for $400-$550. While the suits fit great, I've noticed some treasure wear around the crotch on my grey suit (which is the suit I wear most). It is now a few years old.

    I would like to graduate to Full Canvassed and Half Canvassed suits going forward. I am looking for the following

    1. "Everyday" suits for Sales meetings - $300 - $600
    2. "Fancy" suits for weddings, events, etc - $800-$1500

    I do not know my full measurements, but so you have an idea

    Jacket - 38S - Typically shorten sleeves a tad, and bring in the area just above the waist a tad.
    Neck - 15
    Sleeves - 32ish
    Waist - 30
    Heigh - 5'9
    Build - Slim, thicker thighs

    Can you recommend some brands that I should take a look at? While I love the fit and style of Hugo, I am willing to try on some more traditional style suits from other brands. How are Ted Baker suits? I do like the style and have many other articles of clothing from Ted Baker that seem to be of great quality
     
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  2. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    "Everyday" suits. Budget too low,

    Ted Baker - crap: Quality is not a word know to this enterprise., cheap is however.

    Present suits, ill-fitting if wearing in the crotch. Should not happen at any time.

    But if you value Hugo Boss I am sure that a different label might be fine.
     
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  3. mrbrady3324

    mrbrady3324 Member

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    Thanks for the heads up regarding Ted Baker. I am definitely looking for an alternative to Hugo Boss. Sure, I could go for their Black Label Tailored suits but I think my money is better spent on another brand.

    The crotch wear might be due to the fact that the suit is about 5 years old and I have had some weight fluctuation in my thighs during that time.

    As for everyday suits budget.. $600 is not enough to find at least a half-canvassed suit on sale?
     
  4. lexxdeleon

    lexxdeleon Well-Known Member

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    For budget friendly suits try, SuitSupply, ehaberdasher, Spier & Mackay and theres plenty more. Do some browsing and searching on the forum; you'll find plenty of half-canvassed options in your range.
     
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    Moving this thread to the Menswear Advice forum....

    All good recommendations above.
     
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  6. mrbrady3324

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    Thank you for the recommendations. What I am having a hard time finding on the forum is half or full canvassed brands that have similar fits to Hugo and Hugo Boss. I will check out SuitSupply for sure as there is a store in Chicago, but I am not sure where to start for higher end brands.
     
  7. AlgisLT

    AlgisLT Well-Known Member

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    The good thing about Suitsupply is that they have different models, which suit different body shapes so, you might be able to find suits that fit you and only need minimal amount of alterations.

    Another thing is that they also have they premium Jort line and Red Line, both of which use higher quality fabrics and have hand-made details. You should check them out too.

    And the third thing is that they also make MTM suits. So, lots of options there. You should definitely check them out.
     
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  8. Caustic Man

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    Do you have regular access to Chicago? You might check out bespoke tailors in the area. Many tailors start at $1000 for a suit, depending on fabric, and of course it will fit you. I agree with the others, your budget for everyday suits is too low if you want full canvas. You may be able to find a little on the high end of your budget, but probably not much.

    If you are interested, do a search for "Nikiforos" and "Richard Bennett".
     
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  9. mrbrady3324

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    I do. I will absolutely check them out. Are Nikiforos and Richard Bennett generally know as the best?
     
  10. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    Oh no. In Chicago that title undeniably goes to Chris Despos. With Mr. Despos you'd be paying a minimum of $3500 for a suit, in all likelihood. Nikiforos and Richard Bennett are very capable, however.
     
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  11. mrbrady3324

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    Do you know what price range Nikiforos and Richard fall into? Doing a quick search for other bespoke Tailors, price ranges seem to start at $899, but if Nikiforos and Richard are well respected, I rather visit them for a bit more $$$.

    Any recommendations in Cincinatti or Louisville? I am in both of those cities frequently and won't deny the chance to save some cash.

    I will be checking in with SuitSupply, Nikiforos and Richard over the next few weeks. Thanks so much!
     
  12. Caustic Man

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    I believe they both start around $1000.

    For Louisville I can recommend Ace Custom Tailors. Harry is very easy to work with. He too will start around $1000 for a full suit, however. Come to think of it, I can't imagine any great savings by going to a bespoke tailor in a smaller city.
     
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    Brooks Bros., Jack Victor, Hickey Freeman, Samuelssohn for SFA.
     
  14. Iwest

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    ^ +1 to the Hickey Freeman recommendation if you're willing to spend a hare more. You should be able to find a good HF suit for ~$1,000. Also being of a seemingly similar build to you, they tend to fit nice and slim.
     
  15. mrbrady3324

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    Thanks for the recommendations. I decided to try a MTM suit by Nicholas Joseph in Chicago. The initial fitting and consultation was very good IMO. We went into a lot of detail about fit, style, what I carry, etc. I was pretty impressed.

    I am going to check out SuitSupply and Hickey this week as well
     
  16. Simone1

    Simone1 Well-Known Member

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    I have worked with Hugo Boss as a suit specialist for quite some time, and I personally purchase Suitsupply for a way better price, but also find the quality to be better. Details like half canvas, functional buttonholes etc. are very valuable to me.

    The Tailored Hugo Boss suits are great, but they are not worth buying if you are from US (pricing policy).

    I would recommend purchasing Suitsupply, and when you get to know your models etc, I would get them proxied from Europe to save money.


    This suit is: 259 euros in Europe. http://eu.suitsupply.com/en/suits/n...d=Suits&prefn1=styleFit&prefv1=Classic-Napoli

    http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suit...d=Suits&prefn1=styleFit&prefv1=Classic-Napoli

    Same is 400 dollars in US.

    259 euros that I am paying is equivalent to 286 dollars, meaning that I save 120 dollars or 30% by buying them in Europe.
     

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