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Advice on a Lauren by Ralph Lauren suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by iPadTwo, May 24, 2011.

  1. iPadTwo

    iPadTwo Member

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    Just checked out the Macy's website and found this suit: http://www1.macys.com/catalog/produc...BRAND%3DLauren by Ralph Lauren Mens%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D23

    The description says it is a regular suit with a modern fit. What does that exactly mean? I am looking for a slimmer-cut suit and I was wondering if anyone has tried this suit on and could provide an advice as to whether this fits like a slim cut?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Buy a suit on B&S an you'll get a much better deal.
     
  3. cc3peat

    cc3peat Well-Known Member

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    Buy a suit on B&S an you'll get a much better deal.

    +1

    And $500 is very steep for Lauren by RL anyways. I see them on sale for $250-$300 all the time at my Macy's.
     
  4. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    +1 whatever

    Or, check out thick as thieves, which makes slimmer-cut suits MTM. The owner is a member here (or at least used to be), and I think most members who have purchased suits from him have been pleased. (I have never purchased one, so I have no personal perspective to provide.) I think their suits come in at about the price point you're considering, and almost certainly will be "better" (no matter what subjective criteria define "better" for you) than that Lauren suit.
     
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    Lauren by RL suits can be had for about $150 at most Marshalls or whatever they call them in your area.
     
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    Skip it, for that amount go for something from Suitsupply.
     
  8. AlexE

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    Lauren by Ralph Lauren is the trash brand of RL. Had a look at them years ago before I new much about suits. Even then they looked terrible and felt terrible. I doubt their stuff improved since then...so I would not waste money on it.
     
  9. iPadTwo

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    Thanks for the advice.
    I was considering these because they're 40% off right now, which makes it very affordable. I need a suit sometime very quickly, so I do not think MTM would be an option at this point....and I don't feel comfortable taking my own measurements and ordering online.

    I've seen a DKNY suit at Macy's for around the same price range and was considering that as well...but it was wool/polyester. Thoughts?
     
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    I've seen a DKNY suit at Macy's for around the same price range and was considering that as well...but it was wool/polyester. Thoughts?

    You should checkout Jos A Banks.
     
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    AlexE Senior member

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    Thanks for the advice.
    I was considering these because they're 40% off right now, which makes it very affordable. I need a suit sometime very quickly, so I do not think MTM would be an option at this point....and I don't feel comfortable taking my own measurements and ordering online.

    I've seen a DKNY suit at Macy's for around the same price range and was considering that as well...but it was wool/polyester. Thoughts?


    wool/polyester = terrible

    Which is your price range? Not sure where you live...are there stores other than Macys within reach?
     
  12. iPadTwo

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    I'm from NY and my price range is around 300-400. What other stores would be my option? I went to several other stores and it seems like macys would be my best choice.
     
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    Skip it, for that amount go for something from Suitsupply.

    +1
     
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    I'm from NY and my price range is around 300-400.

    Get to Century 21, you should be able to pick something pretty decent up for around $400.
    Certainly better than Ralph's diffusion brand.
     
  15. iPadTwo

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    It's currently going for about 250. Is it still too expensive? Better to get something else?
     
  16. crider8883

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    Go on Jos. A. Bank's website. There is a 70% off sale. Use the code "PFD5". Get a Signature suit - should cost you around $250. Is it great? No. But it will be a serviceable, workhorse suit. Certainly better than the Ralph Lauren you're looking at.
     
  17. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    I need a suit sometime very quickly
    Do bear in mind the fact that while you may be able to purchase a suit immediately, alterations will often take a week or more. And alterations - if only hemming/cuffing the trousers and shortening the sleeves (these being the two more common ones) - are almost always required.

    So if you need to wear the suit this coming weekend, not only should you purchase it today, but you'll likely have to find a tailor willing to do a rush job on it for you.

    Expert alterations matter. A lot. A $250 suit that's been expertly tailored and fits you perfectly, can look and feel better than a $2500 suit that's just a little off here and there.

    I second the suggestion that you go to Jos. A. Bank. No, their Signature and Signature Gold line of suits aren't fantastic, but during a good sale (as opposed to the dozens of faux sales on them every year) they're decently priced for being perfectly adequate suits. JAB tends to carry a wide range of sizes, colors, patterns, styles, etc., although as not everything is carried at all times by every store, it's sometimes necessary to order the suit you want and wait several days for delivery.

    You can get your alterations done at the Jos. A. Bank store, or somewhere else. It's not like there's necessarily any advantage to having the work done by JAB, and someone else may do a better, faster, less expensive job.

    Oh, and Lauren by Ralph Lauren, at Macy's, is no bargain, at at 40% off. And as a general thing, 100% wool is to be preferred over a wool/poly blend.

    Seriously, stop focusing on Macy's, go to your nearest Jos. A. Bank store, and buy there.
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