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40% off a Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Worth It?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jzzbn1234, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. jzzbn1234

    jzzbn1234 New Member

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    Hi All,

    I've been lurking here a while and have concluded that Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece RTW suits are a good quality full canvassed suit, but not a good value.

    I have a chance to get one at 40% off--worth it?

    If not, what would be a better value. FWIW, I live in Alaska and get to Anchorage (has a Nordstrom's) fairly frequently. O/w, I have a pretty good relationship with the guys in the Seattle Brooks Brothers.

    Jzzbn.
     
  2. coloRLOw

    coloRLOw Senior member

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    only have some BBGF shirts.
    i think they will tell you it's an acceptable price, but cannot beat ebay
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  3. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    It's an ok deal at 40% off, but not amazing. Ebay or SF is your best bet.
     
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  4. jzzbn1234

    jzzbn1234 New Member

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    I'm intrigued by the ebay and SF options, I'm around a 48R and I don't see many offerings in that range.
     
  5. joshmick

    joshmick Senior member

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    I am a bigger guy as well, and I actually think that it works in your favor. More "normal" sizes seem to get snatched up faster. Check out ebay. I just got a Canali Super 120s Blue Pinstripe suit in 48L for $55 shipped
     
  6. dreamspace

    dreamspace Senior member

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    I have a solid navy BBGF, my only grip is that the shoulders are pretty padded/constructed. (compared to my other suits and jackets....RLPL, PRL, etc.)
     
  7. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    It depends on what else you can get and your philosophy about money. IMO, you can get a much better suit at that price, but with that being said, you could do a lot worse than a BBGF at 40% off. At that price, it's at least somewhat reasonable.
     
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  8. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I got an email over the weekend about the Black Fleece sale. There was a nice sport coat for $345 (regularly $1100+). I went to my local BB store for sizing. I really wanted to like it, but I just didn't. The lapels were super skinny, the buttoning point was too high, and the jacket fit like a sack. It may be well-constructed, but the fit sure is strange.

    Edit: Just saw that this is Golden Fleece not Black Fleece.
     
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  9. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    The Fitz has pretty strong shoulders, but the Regent or Milano are softer. They also have side vents vs. the fitz' single vent.
     
  10. jzzbn1234

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    Right--that makes sense. I mentioned Nordstroms to hopefully get comments on their offerings. I know they carry Hickey Freeman, but I thought I had read HF's BBGF equivalent has much less hand tailoring than it used to and so I'm wondering if the Hickey Freeman's are still a good alternative.

    What else is worth looking at at that price-point/quality-level?
     
  11. pendragon

    pendragon Senior member

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    40% off is a substantial discount. Comparing it to used suits on eBay is apples & oranges. You'll be hard pressed to find a store you can walk into and try things on that will beat that.
     
  12. davemax

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    i thought of it too.. it would be about $1200 then for a golden fleece.
    I went with regent 1818, i know it's half canvas, but retailed at $998.00, with the 40% , it was $598.00 including alterations. Looks good.
     
  13. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Golden Fleece suiting is nice if the fit works for you. Right now they only offer it in the Fitz and Madison. Looking forward to Milano Golden Fleece.
     

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