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New Job - New Wardrobe

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by 313Matt, May 6, 2012.

  1. 313Matt

    313Matt New Member

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    Hey guys, Matt from Michigan. I just landed a job where I will be going from wearing shirts and ties to wearing suits.

    Anyway, I've done some research on what I need but there seems to be some questions still.

    So I'm going to be buying 5 suits. I'm thinking a somewhere in the 120 thread count range. An all-season suit. So here's me: 6'4" 300 pounds... would a single breasted, low button suit work well for me? I'm really out of my element here and I don't trust the random service aid at Men's Warehouse.


    Any recommendations for me? Tips? Pointers?
     
  2. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Well-Known Member

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    Don't go to mens warehouse. Go to Brooks Brothers, or alternatively, a trusted tailor, and get ALL your measurements. If you are on a budget and need to resort to buying suits from Mens Warehouse, or Jos. A. Bank, be sure the suits fit all your measurements and look good on you.

    I'd highly recommend getting your suits of the B&S part of this forum. Another option is suit supply. They have never good quality suits that are very affordable. They also make their suits in a broad range of sizes.

    suitsupply.com
     
  3. 313Matt

    313Matt New Member

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    I'll go ahead and check out the small tailoring shop in the mall. Any specific reason to avoid Men's Warehouse?
     
  4. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Well-Known Member

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    I'd highly recommend trying suits on first. Yes, measurements are great, but there a lot of different cuts out there and just cause the measurements seem fine, doesn't mean they will flatter. Given your size, some of the fuller cuts, like say a mainline hickey or madison cut brooks brothers might work the best.
     
  5. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    brooks will start you in the right direction
     
  6. herfitup

    herfitup Well-Known Member

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    At 6'4" and 300 Jos. A Banks might be the place to start depending on your build. They offer separates on a lot of their suits. Buy one or two and see how they work out for you. They aren't bad suits just not great ones.I have trouble getting a suit that fits my upper body with pants that fit. I end up spending a fortune on tailoring the pants to fit and I'm smaller than you. I'm guessing that single breasted is going to be the only option but low button is going to be relative to the cut of the suit in the size you will need.

    Once you know what fits and find a good tailor the world is open to you,.
     
  7. BigRedLaw

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    A few years ago I bought a suit from Mens Warehouse. I actually got two because it was buy one get one free (should have been my first red flag). The sales people there are pushy (Wall St location) and the product is terrible. I went with their house brand, something feins or something similar. The suits are stiff, look cheap and feel cheap. Honestly, I don't know enough to say what it is that makes them look cheap but if I put my navy Canali, which isn't special, next to the crap I bought at MH you can really tell the difference. I have a hatred for MWH after having to wear the crap from that store for a few months... I would avoid it at all costs... Invest in a good suit that will last you a while... In the end I imagine you would end up spending the same amount of money.
     
  8. Birks and Grey Socks

    Birks and Grey Socks Well-Known Member

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    ^^ Agreed. If you are wearing suits every day, invest in good ones. If you cheap out, you will regret it later. A $250 suit is not a good deal if it sits in your closet after a while because you hate it.

    And find a good tailor. They can work miracles
     
  9. cbbuff

    cbbuff Well-Known Member

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    Matt, the info you seek is all on this site. Do a bit of searching and reading and educate yourself. They take a bit of time to try on different things at different price points. After that you can come back with more specific questions.
     
  10. knoll45

    knoll45 Well-Known Member

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    Is there even a $250 suit nowadays? That's a little scary for that amount.
     

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