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34R RTW Suits - Where to buy in the UK?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spindoctor, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. AxlJack

    AxlJack Senior member

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    I went to Marks and Sparks first and asked one of the shop attendants to help me out. She gave me a plain black suit which was 36R (blazer) but it looked and felt baggy although she said it fit me perfectly! I want a suit that not only fits well but which looks good as well. I don't know about the other members here on the forum but I hate seeing people in bad fitting and bad quality suits, it makes me cringe! I am willing to extend my budget to a certain extent if you (or anyone else for that matter) could point me in the direction of good looking and quality RTW suits. I don't think as of yet ill be able to afford MTM. I'm only 19 and don't have much money! Some friends have suggested I get a suit I like even if its a bit big and then get it altered. Is this a good idea do you think? Thanks for your help!
    The shoulders cannot be altered and thats what the "34" stands for; it is very difficult to change it and would definitely destroy the suit: SF ers correct me if I'm wrong
    I've heard good things about suitsupply as well but the only problem is that I live in Nottingham! I've had a look at the M&S website and saw quite a few nice numbers but my local store didn't have them in stock! I was browsing the Austin Reed website earlier today and saw a very nice navy slim fit suit which they did in my size. What do people think of AR?
    Notts here too!!!!! Austin Reed as well: I have yet to find one that has a 34 in their Shop; Just to help you save time: Ive scanned the entire City Centre for a 34------> No luck in any of the "Men" 's Shops
     


  2. spindoctor

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    Get over to the Aquascutum outlet store at McArthur Glen, Sutton (not far from you). This week they have had a rail full of various style suits for £100! I bought myself one (my third Aqua suit) & for that price, it is like legal stealing.

    Some will need the trousers finishing but it is definitely worth a trip.

    BTW - They were also selling dress shirts (RRP £80 each) at 2 for £20. Crazy prices.


    Thanks for that I will have to go and take a look! Dress shirts at 2 for £20 sounds incredible! Are their shirts quite slim fitting? I hope they are because I've tried on a few other designer shirts in my time and the sleeves were way too baggy! I'm quite a slim lad you see. Do they do 14.5?
     


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    Thanks for that I will have to go and take a look! Dress shirts at 2 for £20 sounds incredible! Are their shirts quite slim fitting? I hope they are because I've tried on a few other designer shirts in my time and the sleeves were way too baggy! I'm quite a slim lad you see. Do they do 14.5?

    Also, check out Ralph Lauren Children. Their largest size is big enough for my friend (36/30) so I can't see a problem with your getting a 34/28.

    Added bonus: No VAT on children's clothing!
     


  4. Dickyfaulkner

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    Thanks for that I will have to go and take a look! Dress shirts at 2 for £20 sounds incredible! Are their shirts quite slim fitting? I hope they are because I've tried on a few other designer shirts in my time and the sleeves were way too baggy! I'm quite a slim lad you see. Do they do 14.5?

    Yes, they do 14.5 & in slim fit, I picked up 2 more slim fits today in 16". Said they had been 'stocked up' for the weekend so get yourself down there quick, they are going fast & the deal could end anytime.
     


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    Also, check out Ralph Lauren Children. Their largest size is big enough for my friend (36/30) so I can't see a problem with your getting a 34/28.

    Added bonus: No VAT on children's clothing!


    Thanks for that I will deffo check Ralph Lauren out as soon as I get some free time!!!
     


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    Yes, they do 14.5 & in slim fit, I picked up 2 more slim fits today in 16". Said they had been 'stocked up' for the weekend so get yourself down there quick, they are going fast & the deal could end anytime.

    I will go there ASAP!! Any chance of a few pics of your shirts and suit? I would love to see them!
     


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    Also, check out Ralph Lauren Children. Their largest size is big enough for my friend (36/30) so I can't see a problem with your getting a 34/28.

    Added bonus: No VAT on children's clothing!


    Whut he said. The youths' departments of the upscale RTW places sometimes have some really nice stuff.
     


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    I will go there ASAP!! Any chance of a few pics of your shirts and suit? I would love to see them!

    Yes, no worries. I'm just on my way out on the 'pop' so will post some pics in the morning.
     


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    Yes, no worries. I'm just on my way out on the 'pop' so will post some pics in the morning.

    Great! I look forward to seeing them!
     


  10. AxlJack

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    Thanks for that I will have to go and take a look! Dress shirts at 2 for £20 sounds incredible! Are their shirts quite slim fitting? I hope they are because I've tried on a few other designer shirts in my time and the sleeves were way too baggy! I'm quite a slim lad you see. Do they do 14.5?
    They run 14.5 but they dont change the length of the sleeves so they have standard sleeve lengths that change with the collar measurements (so if you have short arms= alter) Some of the slim fits (the ones that had a Collar measurement on the Tag) I found weird compared to other slim fit shirts: The body is slim fit but the sleeves are pretty baggy (for a skinny person). Do what I'm doing : Alter baby Alter....... Paying a bit for the Alter might be worth it given the Huge discount you're getting for the price (Little Secret: Slimming the sleeves is pretty easy you can do a search online and you'll see what I'm talking about; if you know someone whos got a machine u can get it done)
     


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    They run 14.5 but they dont change the length of the sleeves so they have standard sleeve lengths that change with the collar measurements (so if you have short arms= alter)

    Some of the slim fits (the ones that had a Collar measurement on the Tag) I found weird compared to other slim fit shirts:

    The body is slim fit but the sleeves are pretty baggy (for a skinny person). Do what I'm doing : Alter baby Alter.......


    Paying a bit for the Alter might be worth it given the Huge discount you're getting for the price
    (Little Secret: Slimming the sleeves is pretty easy you can do a search online and you'll see what I'm talking about; if you know someone whos got a machine u can get it done)


    Thanks once again for your excellent advice, it is really much appreciated! Hope you got my PM and oh it would be great if you could post pics of your shirts. That would be great!
     


  12. Dickyfaulkner

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    Great! I look forward to seeing them!
    Pics as requested - All these (bar the large Aqua check shirt) will be worn for work - url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5539559114/][​IMG][/url] Untitled by lw602, on Flickr url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5538981443/][​IMG][/url] Untitled by lw602, on Flickr url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5538981591/][​IMG][/url] Untitled by lw602, on Flickr [​IMG] Untitled by lw602, on Flickr url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5539560872/][​IMG][/url] Untitled by lw602, on Flickr BTW - No shot of the suit trousers as they are at the tailors. Total cost of this bundle - £160! Get in!
     


  13. GBR

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    I've heard good things about suitsupply as well but the only problem is that I live in Nottingham! I've had a look at the M&S website and saw quite a few nice numbers but my local store didn't have them in stock! I was browsing the Austin Reed website earlier today and saw a very nice navy slim fit suit which they did in my size. What do people think of AR?

    Travel to a larger branch - say Meadowhall - it is hardly a big deal given that you are proving difficult to satisfy.
     




  14. spindoctor

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    Pics as requested -

    All these (bar the large Aqua check shirt) will be worn for work -


    url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5539559114/][​IMG][/url]
    Untitled by lw602, on Flickr

    url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5538981443/][​IMG][/url]
    Untitled by lw602, on Flickr


    url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5538981591/][​IMG][/url]
    Untitled by lw602, on Flickr

    [​IMG]
    Untitled by lw602, on Flickr

    url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5539560872/][​IMG][/url]
    Untitled by lw602, on Flickr

    BTW - No shot of the suit trousers as they are at the tailors.

    Total cost of this bundle - £160! Get in!


    Very nice! I love the shirts and suit! You should be very pleased with yourself you got an absolute bargain!!
     


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