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When is the Next Brooks Brothers Sale?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, May 12, 2011.

  1. sjmin209

    sjmin209 Well-Known Member

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    THE website often reports incorrect stock on BBBF merchandise. From what I understand, the BBBF website is maintained separately, & is famous for its problems.
     
  2. JOHNNY.L

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    I am very short(5 feet 5.5) so basically only TB or BBBF work for my little stature.
     
  3. JOHNNY.L

    JOHNNY.L Member

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    Good to know that, I think I should head to the Bleecker Street instead.
     
  4. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    It's fine for business, I interviewed conservative consulting and banking in BBBF and got offers just fine
     
  5. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Well-Known Member

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    Specifically, what makes a properly fitted BBBF suit inappropriate for an interview?
     
  6. mcbrown

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    Nothing and everything. As usual, generic advice is useless in these situations. It depends on role, level, industry, etc. If someone interviews for a senior client-facing role at my firm, they'd better be dressed in something close to CBD, because that is what our clients will expect to see. If someone interviews for a programming role, I don't really care what they're wearing as long as it can be vaguely described as "clothes".
     
  7. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Well-Known Member

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    I find the whole thing rather fashion forward. But to each their own. Also this is coming from someone who owns a black fleece suit.
     
  8. Winston S.

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    I think your height being very short is subjective. Not sure why you think you can only wear TB or BBBF though. I've bought suits from other brands that work fine.
     
  9. JOHNNY.L

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    I've just been back from Bleecker Street. Mostly, they are out of size 0 and don't have too much items left...Any suggestion for other brands that work for tiny frame?
     
  10. JOHNNY.L

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    I was informed that their inventories are out of stock even in other stores, so I am pretty sure that the inventories in their BBBF website is pretty much inaccurate.
     
  11. Winston S.

    Winston S. Well-Known Member

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    You're probably better off asking in this thread, but I've never had any issue with any brands due to my height, but I also don't have a tiny frame.

    I have suits from Brooks Brothers, Donna Karan, Valentino, Calvin Klein, to name a few.
     
  12. Stylish Fellow

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    Hey guys, I need advice on sizing. I am starting at a professional position and need some dress shirts. I've been wearing 16/33 slim, but they are too baggy in the waist for my liking. I see the extra slim fit is 3" narrower in chest and only 1" narrower in waist. I feel this would be too tight on me. I'm 5'11", 170lbs, 40" chest and 33" waist. It would be nice if the extra slim fit was 1" narrower in chest and 3" narrower in waist. I went by my local store but they had ZERO extra slim 16/33 shirts in stock. Other advice or ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  13. musicmax

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    I'm 6', 172, 42, 35 and the ESF works for me.
     
  14. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    It all depends on your chest and shoulders. I have to go with the slim fit because, while ESF fit me in the waist, it is too tight in the chest and shoulders. FWIW, I wear a 16/34 in the slim fit and am 6'2 and 190 pounds. Also, the BB stores keep try-on shirts in every fit and size so you can see if the ESF works for you. If your SA did not suggest this, you should go back and ask to try on the ESF in your size.
     
  15. hellodocks

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    I also ran into this issue. I owned a dozen of the ESF shirts. I wore them in 16-35 even though my true neck size is half an inch smaller, simply because with the 16 the point-to-point measurement was minimally more generous. Wearing the ESF, I experienced fairly severe button strain from the second to fourth button, so in June during the Semi-Annual, I bought a dozen of the Slim shirts in 15.5-34 and simply took them to a tailor to have darts put in. I do not understand why there is such a marginal difference between the Slim and ESF in the chest relative to the bigger increase in the waist measurement.

    I think your only potential solution is to either buy the Slim shirts and pay your tailor a visit or go bespoke. The only issue with the latter option is that if you continue exercising and further develop your physique, you will become even more musclebound and begin outgrowing your custom clothing as I sadly have.
     
  16. TiberiasUSA

    TiberiasUSA Well-Known Member

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    If you try to ESF try the slim fit in a 15.5, see how the body fits, they can move the button on collar .25" making it like a 15.75" but it'll slim the body down. Might not fit, but worth a shot since you are trying on a shirt anyhow.

    But as hellodock mentioned, you can always get the shirt slimmed in the body or go mtm/bespoke
     
  17. urfloormatt

    urfloormatt Well-Known Member

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    Question about Milano jacket fit in the chest vs. Fitz. Is it the same, or do people size up? I'm a 39R in a Fitz. Am I a 39R in a Milano or a 40R?
     
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  18. musicmax

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    I'd size up. And if you're between R and L go with L. Milano runs short as well as trim.
     
  19. dguild

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    I have a question about the current selection of outerwear. Should I be holding my breath waiting for some of these to go on clearance or will the prices hold until the next storewide sale? I have read through the posts from the early part of 2012 and don't see anything.
     
  20. othertravel

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    I'm roughly the same size in the fitz; definitely go up to a 40 in the Milano.
     

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