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3 piece suits info

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hansol, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. hansol

    hansol Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm new to the forum, and was wondering if you guys might be able to fill me in on a few things.

    For starters, I'm fairly "new" to the fashion world, and have no idea what name brands are decent when it comes to suits, save for Brioni. That being said, I tend to prefer quality and long-lasting over a name anyway. Secondly, I'm not a big guy, 6' 160lbs, 15" neck. Thirdly, I tend to find my taste in fashion leans more towards classic, reserved types rather than to newer, trendy things. So basically blacks/navies/greys with pleats/cuffs on the pants, white shirts with french cuffs, black oxfords, and whatever tie matches the outfit. Basically this photo sums up my tastes

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    So with that in mind, I was wondering if you guys could direct me towards any brands/tailors/whomever you feel makes decent suits, specifically leaning towards 3 piece/classic 3-button types? I'm starting work in the accounting field, and as such am in the market for a new wardrobe, but unfortunately for me I am clueless when it comes to what is decent these days[​IMG]

    Thanks very much for your time guys, and I look forward to hearing back from you
     


  2. emmanuel

    emmanuel Senior member

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    What is your budget for each suit?
     


  3. hansol

    hansol Member

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    Well again, I really don't have a clue regarding what something should cost, but I also know that there is "no free lunch" either. I would think as a rough estimate though I could do a maximum of $1000/suit, but would much prefer to hit something in the $400-600 mark.

    That being said, if that won't come close to covering the costs, then I can always go up as well.

    Basically what it comes down to is that I am uninformed as to what good quality suits cost, as well as what "names" constitute a decent suit.
     


  4. jasonsun

    jasonsun Senior member

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    Well again, I really don't have a clue regarding what something should cost, but I also know that there is "no free lunch" either. I would think as a rough estimate though I could do a maximum of $1000/suit, but would much prefer to hit something in the $400-600 mark.

    That being said, if that won't come close to covering the costs, then I can always go up as well.

    Basically what it comes down to is that I am uninformed as to what good quality suits cost, as well as what "names" constitute a decent suit.


    Why 3 piece?
     


  5. hansol

    hansol Member

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    Just personal taste is all.
     


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    Charlie Senior member

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    i like wearing my 3P suits on cold days (like today in NYC for example).
     


  7. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    i like wearing my 3P suits on cold days (like today in NYC for example).

    I wore one today in Florida. The high was in the forties.

    For the OP, you really should be sure to get 3pc suits that look good without the vest, as there are a lot of occasions in which the vest will just look fussy. Do you live in a really cold clime?
     


  8. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    I think the photo you linked was from Brooks Brothers. If you watch for a sale you should be able to get a three-piece there for around $1000.
     


  9. hansol

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    Hey guys,

    thanks for the replies so far. Yes, I live in a "cold climate". I'm up in Canada, so we tend to see our share of snow up here.

    Do Brooks Brothers make fairly decent stuff?
     


  10. polar-lemon

    polar-lemon Senior member

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    you can get the 1818 on sale for 598, or perhaps they will do another 2 for 1000 event...the one shown is an 1818 3 pc.
     


  11. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    Ted Baker is doing a nice looking three piece although quality wise you won't get canvassed construction but it would fall in your price range and is available in Canada (Holt or Harry, I can't remember). There have been the odd RLPL three piecers on EBay.
     


  12. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Why 3 piece?

    Why not?
     


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