Advice for shopping in Brussels & Madrid

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Cyclone141, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Cyclone141

    Cyclone141 Member

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    Hi All

    Short term lurker here who really appreciates the tips/advice lush in this forum!

    I am upgrading my wardrobe for a consulting gig and I am looking for classic but fashion-forward pieces to really upgrade my style. I live in brussels and will spend 10 days during late August in Madrid as part of my vacation; I am looking for advice on shoes, shirts and shoes.

    Shoes:
    I bought a few pairs of churchs custom grade on deep discount 50%, and I am excited to pick up a pair each of Paul Evans and Carmina shoes. Any other mid-point (300-400) euro shoe maufacturers that I should check out in my backyard or in Madrid? I am way too excited to go check out Carnina already to see their lasts in person

    Suits and Shirts:
    I am athletic build, 36 in chest 30 waist, looking for slim fit suits and shirts. I would like to check the sale rack, but I am also very keen on bespoke as well, looking for half canvas super 100 wool and two ply cotton respectively. Any recommendation for tailors to check with a good tradeoff on price/quality in brussels or Madrid? Looking for shirts <100 euro and bespoke suit at the ~500 euro price point

    This is my first post here! I am looking forward to any recommendations that fit my descriptions above, and any advice is much appreciated!


    Thanks!
    Joe
     


  2. Brovsko

    Brovsko Well-Known Member

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    Can't speak on tailors but I would definitely check out both Meermin and Carmina in Madrid. The area where both stores are located has tons of very nice shops so I'm sure you can find a good suit around there as well. Walk around, pick out a few places that look interesting, and research afterwards or post in here.

    Let us know how you make out and what you pick up!

    - Brovsko
     


  3. Cyclone141

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    Thanks for the recommendation! I haven't looked into Meermin yet- I will check out the other threads on them and will for sure let you know how I do
     


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    Bumping this one up- any bespoke tailors or highly regarded mts suits/shirts in my price point in Brx/Mad? Thanks guys
     


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    EUtroll Senior member

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    As for suits, you will need to go significantly higher in order to find a decent bespoke tailor/mtm.
     


  6. Cyclone141

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    I was basing my estimate off of suit supply, which I would guess is on the low end- what would you see as "fair" price for a half canvas, 100's wool 2 button suit?

    Maybe I will focus on the shoes and save the bespoke for 2017-2018
     


  7. Cyclone141

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    Well thank you so much for the response. I ended up with a pair of wholecut marron oxfords from Carmina, single strap black monk shoes, and country calf boots from Meermin. How did I do?

    Next year I will focus on the demi measure suits


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