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Alfani jacket construction?

trigirdbers

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What are they, fused, half canvas, full canvas?

How long do they last?
 

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It is Macy's brand. Fused. Will not last long. They don't look good to begin with.
 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
It is Macy's brand. Fused. Will not last long. They don't look good to begin with.

I have 2 Hugo Boss suits that have lasted for years and are fused (I think). What makes Macy's different?
 

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^not all "fused" suits are the same.

Macy's ain't no Hugo Boss.
 

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Originally Posted by bjornb17
ani


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Also, if not all "fused" suits are the same, how does one tell the difference between the good ones and the bad ones?
 

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at $200-300 it is a suit.
if it fits, it will be fine.
is it a great suit? no.
butmake sure it fits.
a well fitted shirt and a nice tie and you will look fine.
when you are ready to spend a little more money, shop somewhere other then Macys
 

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
^not all "fused" suits are the same.

Macy's ain't no Hugo Boss.


Boglioli makes decent fused suits
 

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Originally Posted by trigirdbers
?

Also, if not all "fused" suits are the same, how does one tell the difference between the good ones and the bad ones?


don't buy suits from Macy's
 

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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
at $200-300 it is a suit. if it fits, it will be fine. is it a great suit? no. butmake sure it fits. a well fitted shirt and a nice tie and you will look fine. when you are ready to spend a little more money, shop somewhere other then Macys
Yah, I'd prefer not to kick up the price of the suits until I have a job lined up. I bought the suit and took it to a very good tailor (the client in front of me was working with the proprietor to fix a bespoke Astor and Black). I kinda felt dirty giving him the Alfani, but, by the time he was done pinning here and there, I could tell that this suit is going to be something special - at least until it falls apart. Hopefully, by that time I'll be able to spend a bit more.
 

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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
at $200-300 it is a suit.
if it fits, it will be fine.
is it a great suit? no.
butmake sure it fits.
a well fitted shirt and a nice tie and you will look fine.
when you are ready to spend a little more money, shop somewhere other then Macys


Yah, I'd prefer not to kick up the price of the suits until I have a job lined up. I took it to a very good tailor (the client in front of me was working with the guy to fix a bespoke Astor and Black). I kinda felt dirty giving him the Alfani, but, by the time he was done pinning here and there, I could tell that this suit is going to be something special (at least until it falls apart).

How long you think it will last if I wear it once a week?
 

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Originally Posted by trigirdbers
What are they, fused, half canvas, full canvas?

How long do they last?


the suits are fused and will last you a good while if you wear it even once a week. itll last you a few dry cleans as well.
theyre perfect starter suits. they have a decent cut and if you take it to a tailor you can make it a bit smashing looking ive seen a guy who wore one to a wedding ( i know good looks trust me) and found out he just took his alfani suit to some tailor and got worked on it. plus he 's a good looking guy anyways.

i can find most on sale if you wait a while to around a good 120 dollars or so for a full 2 piece suit.
 

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Originally Posted by sho'nuff
the suits are fused and will last you a good while if you wear it even once a week. itll last you a few dry cleans as well.
theyre perfect starter suits. they have a decent cut and if you take it to a tailor you can make it a bit smashing looking ive seen a guy who wore one to a wedding ( i know good looks trust me) and found out he just took his alfani suit to some tailor and got worked on it. plus he 's a good looking guy anyways.

i can find most on sale if you wait a while to around a good 120 dollars or so for a full 2 piece suit.


I got it for 199, so not too bad. I tend to like to get my suits dry cleaned a lot, how many times do you think I can have the suit cleaned?

As far as the tailor, yah, the jacket won't be too bad, the pants are a disaster - I'm hoping that this guy is as magical as advertised.
 

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Originally Posted by trigirdbers
I got it for 199, so not too bad. I tend to like to get my suits dry cleaned a lot, how many times do you think I can have the suit cleaned?

As far as the tailor, yah, the jacket won't be too bad, the pants are a disaster - I'm hoping that this guy is as magical as advertised.


if your dry cleaners are competent, you should be able to dry clean them about 4 or 5 times until they start looking not decent. but you dont really have to dry clean (unless got dirty) unless once a season perhaps.
199 is not bad. i can get them that cheap because of my wife's employee discount (and i can find them a bit cheaper with harder look)
 

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