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Any opinions on suits from the Joseph Abboud Collection at Men's Warehouse?

P12OFIT

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I know Men's Warehouse is frowned upon, but has anyone had any experience (either positive or negative) with suits from the Joseph Abboud Collection? I have been told by multiple associates that these suits are fully lined. I know something like Suit Supply may be a better alternative, but unfortunately I am on a timeline and haven't moved to NYC yet. My plan is to buy two (at $500 per) and then fill out the rest of my rotation with something like Suit Supply. Here is a link to what I am considering. Any opinions are appreciated, I do not want to make a costly mistake.

Edit: I ordered from Suit Supply and it arrived overnight. I am much happier to take this route and appreciate all of the comments that helped steer me in this direction. Thanks!
 
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First of all, take anything you're told by the salesmen with a grain of salt. Not saying they would deliberately lie to you or mislead you, but they may just not know much about how a suit is made to be authorities on the matter. My best advice would be to determine whether you consider the suits a good investment would be to try them on and see how they fit you. I know that sounds like glib advice, but at a lower price point, you just aren't going to get a masterpiece of hand tailoring, nor is that something you necessarily need if you are just looking for a suit that fits you well and looks good on you. Brooks Brothers makes a decent entry level suit and with the number of sales and other types of discounts you can get, might offer a reasonably good alternative. Good luck..
 

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I know Men's Warehouse is frowned upon, but has anyone had any experience (either positive or negative) with suits from the Joseph Abboud Collection? I have been told by multiple associates that these suits are fully lined. I know something like Suit Supply may be a better alternative, but unfortunately I am on a timeline and haven't moved to NYC yet. My plan is to buy two (at $500 per) and then fill out the rest of my rotation with something like Suit Supply. Here is a link to what I am considering. Any opinions are appreciated, I do not want to make a costly mistake.

Fully lined is something completely different from fully canvassed. AFAIK, the Joseph Abboud Made in USA suits are half canvassed.
 

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If you are set on going to Men's Wearhouse, they have a suit drive until the end of this month. If you donate items, you get a coupon for half off your next purchase. I'm not affiliated with them, so check their site for more info.
 

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I will assume that the Abboud suit is made in their factory in new Bedford, MA.last time I saw one was about 2 years ago in the JA apparel showroom, before mens' warehouse bought the name back for "Joe the crybaby"

it was a nice clean suit.
half canvas.
decent american made garment.
not amazing, but if it fits well, you will look just fine.
 

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