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8 Groomsmen - Need Suit Help!!!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lankale, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Lankale

    Lankale New Member

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    I'm trying to buy suits for 8 groomsmen trying not to spend more than $250 for each suits. Sharkskin grey super 120. i'm fine with buying online...any help would be greatly appreciated. It's been heck. I'm scared to buy online and any good sale I find don't have the sizes (the guys range from 5ft 6 to 6ft 4...that's my dilemma. I live in the chicago area. ANy thoughts?
     


  2. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Yah, you don't have to use extra-large font to ask your question unless you're partially blind and can't read what you're writing.
     


  3. Lankale

    Lankale New Member

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    I'm actually almost blind...sorry didn't have my glasses on...can you help or you only have a problem with the font size? [​IMG]
     


  4. wetnose

    wetnose Senior member

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    Do a search for the seller of m valentino on ebay. SF consensus is decent. Suits your budget, excellent workmanship, good materials. Contact him directly and he can hook you up with a discount.
     


  5. beau nash

    beau nash Well-Known Member

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    +1 on contacting Jeff at Wizard of Aahs on ebay. He should be able to meet your price point.
     


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    videocrew Senior member

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    Yah, you don't have to use extra-large font to ask your question unless you're partially blind and can't read what you're writing.

    I'm actually almost blind...sorry didn't have my glasses on...can you help or you only have a problem with the font size? [​IMG]
    HAHAHAHAHAHA. He made you look like a jerk.

    Seriously though, Wizard of Aahs gets good reviews for that kind of $$.
     


  7. Finsen

    Finsen Senior member

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    First solution: Go to stores like H&M and Zara and get some decent fitting and cheap suits. Suits there cost around $250-300

    Second solution: Go to stores like Ross, Marshall's, Men's Warehouse and get them super cheap, clearance suits. Then save the money and get yourself a besoke tuxedo.
     


  8. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Second solution: Go to stores like Ross, Marshall's, Men's Warehouse and get them super cheap, clearance suits. Then save the money and get yourself a besoke tuxedo.


    When have you ever gone to a clearance sale with 8 suits of the same brand and style being there at any one time???
     


  9. jsqfunk

    jsqfunk Senior member

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    Hi
    Try this, I am assuming that the 8 guys are spread out over the country? So pick a nationwide chain like Men’s Warehouse or Jos A Bank. Go to the store and buy one of the suits you want everyone to wear. Get all the suit info, like model name or id number so everyone can go to their local store and buy the exact same suit. Buy a gift certificate for the amount of each suit and send that out to each guy (maybe write the suit model on the certificate so they can’t mess it up!)

    Good luck
     


  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    How the heck did you wind up with eight groomsmen? Did your fiancee 'need' to have eight bridesmaids and then demand that you match numbers?

    Anyway, if you're going to buy everyone a suit, don't pick the exact same thing for everyone. Ideally, each guy would man up and have his own suit ready to go. If not, I'd consider each suit an individual gift to each groomsmen and specifically aim to not have them wind up looking like clones.
     


  11. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Also, there's no rule stating that the groom buy ALL items of clothing for his groomsmen.

    Is it nice? Sure, but hardly required.
     


  12. Lankale

    Lankale New Member

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    I assume the guy/girl asking how i ended up with 8 groomsmen is not married....The guy always matches the girl's number...i dont have a choice..She has 8 friends, so I just try to match the number…but anyway…I’m not buying their suits for them…I just need a really good suit and they must wear the same type…the problem is the number of guys…I called men’s wearhouse, but the colors they have is limited to the number of suits that I need, the same thing with Jos a Bank..they don’t have everyone’s size…The ebay guy you mentioned (Valentino or Aahs- which would you recommend?...would it even be possible to get a swatch sent to me or is that asking too much?)
     


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    Check out esuit.com. They have the exact suit you want for 2 for $550. http://www.esuit.com/sean_john/index.htm. Plus it's free shipping. Give them a call and see what they can do. I used to shop with them. Very reputable place.

    Oh, and they are suit separates, so it will work great with many different sizes of friends.
     


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    i'm fine with buying online... I'm scared to buy online

    Make up your mind.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I assume the guy/girl asking how i ended up with 8 groomsmen is not married....The guy always matches the girl's number...i dont have a choice..She has 8 friends, so I just try to match the number...but anyway...I'm not buying their suits for them...I just need a really good suit and they must wear the same type...the problem is the number of guys...I called men's wearhouse, but the colors they have is limited to the number of suits that I need, the same thing with Jos a Bank..they don't have everyone's size...The ebay guy you mentioned (Valentino or Aahs- which would you recommend?...would it even be possible to get a swatch sent to me or is that asking too much?)

    I am married, actually. No, you don't have to have the same number of groomsmen and bridesmaids. My wife and I didn't; we still got married, the stars did not fall out of the sky, and nobody at the wedding gasped, "But it's uneven!!!"

    Anyway, I digress: you got the number you got. But why do all the suits have to be the same color and style? It looks strikingly artificial to have eight guys lined up in exactly the same outfit. Moreover, as you point out, it is very, very difficult to find one suit in one color that will fit eight different men.

    My groomsmen each wore their own suits. I just asked them to not wear black. They all chose some form of grey, one with a windopane. It looked natural, like my closest male friends and relatives got dressed up in their best to witness my marriage, not like a pageant or costume party. They each wore a white shirt and a different wedding tie, which I gave to them.
     


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