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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Stone34

    Stone34 Active Member

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    Thank you... that's what I was afraid of about the Piana.
    I wasn't planning on getting the Abboud suit but I just bought a Z Zenga suit from Nordstrom Online and the Grey turned out way too light so I'm returning it. And Brooks is shipping in a SaxXon wool suit for me next week. But today online I found the Abboud suit with the Loro Piana fabric in a Charcoal and thats the color I want. So I'm gonna order the Abboud / Loro Piana and take it into Brooks Brothers and see which one I like better.

    It will be a combination of which suit fits me best and which fabric I like better.
    Abboud I think tends to run bigger and boxier... and I like a more modern fitted suit for an athletic build. But being the Abboud had that Loro Piano fabric and I liked the color and texture of it, it really caught my eye. And you're probably right, its a Low end Piana... I mean the suit is like $850 and I've seen Piana suits go for over $4,000. So obviously NOT top of the line but it still might be really nice and it might be nicer than the Brooks Brothers SaxXon Wool?????

    We'll see, if its NOT nice I will return it.
     
  2. rollafan

    rollafan Senior member

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    Is it near impossible for me to buy a RLBL solid navy suit in 38R under $1000 at this time of the year? I swear I'm pretty good at finding premium class airline tickets cheaper but this is on another level haha..
     
  3. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Isn't the BB Saxxon line also made with Loro Piana fabric? I know the Country Club Saxxon blazer is.
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Saxxon wool comes from a particular group of sheep. Judging by my rack of suits, BB does not seem to specify which company weaves the fabric, at least in most cases.

    My guess is that the Saxxon fabric is at least as nice as the LP, maybe better.
     
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  5. Stone34

    Stone34 Active Member

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    The SaxXon Wool is a very high end wool that I believe is exclusive to Brooks. Check out the link and at the bottom there is a grey SaxXon video about the History of SaxXon Wool. Click on it. It's really interesting how it went from Royals in Europe, consequences of WWII on the sheep, and then how they ended up in Australia.

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...ort_by=newArrivals&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=
     
  6. Stone34

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    Yeah Steve you're right about how the BB suits don't say what mill house their fabric is from. But when it comes to their SaxXon line they do.

    It will be interesting to see how the lower end Loro Piana / Abboud matches up to the BB SaxXon???
    If as you say it's pretty much equal then it will be all about the fit and which looks nicer.

    Sounds like you have alot of BB suits so you must really like them. What cut of BB do you get?
    I'm getting 2 Regents sent in to check out. This would be my first BB suit and I would rather have a BB over an Abboud but the LP fabric and color got me. From what I can tell from seeing online the LP/Abboud is more of the color I want, but obviously won't know until I see it.

    I think this Abboud is a little nicer than his normal rack suits. This is what it says...
    Joseph Abboud crafts this elegant and classic 2-button suit with luxury wool from Italian textile masters Loro Piana.

    Well that sounds pretty nice and it looks pretty nice too... but still gotta see it in real life.
    Thanks
     
  7. pnin22

    pnin22 Senior member

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    I'm leaning towards buying a BB Fitzgerald suit in one of the following fabrics:


    Saxxon[​IMG] Shadow Stripe 1818 Suit
    (charcoal with faint stripe)

    Rope Stripe 1818 Suit (looks like a Navy with white stripes)

    Saxxon[​IMG] Plaid 1818 Suit (charcoal windowpane?)

    I haven't seen any of these in person, but are these fabrics versatile enough for a conservative interview suit? I would have preferred to get a plain Navy suit, but it's now out of my price range since the sale is over.
     
  8. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    It depends on the industry, etc. I would say #1 and #2 for sure. I know some here would say solids only for interviews, but I've worn pinstripes and done just fine. #3 possibly. The pictures make it look like a solid, so it would determine how noticeable the check is.
     
  9. Stone34

    Stone34 Active Member

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    Hey thanks again... here's the Joseph Abboud / Loro Piana suit. What do y'all think???

    http://www.bluefly.com/Joseph-Abbou...lat-front-pants/cat10028/317251601/detail.fly

    I just ordered it and will have it next week. I will compare it to the BB suit. Right off the bat I'm NOT 100% on the Joseph Abboud / Loro Piana suit. It looks good in the photo but now I realize it's a woven fabric and NOT sure I want that. Its hard to see that it's woven seeing the front view and from a distance it looks great and the grey charcoal color I want. But when seeing the fabric in the other photo close up next to the inner lining, the woven fabric is NOT as appealing to me. But I won't know until I see it when it arrives next week. IF NOT I'll ship it back.

    Any thoughts on WOVEN suits?
    Not my ideal choice but maybe it will look nicer in person.

    FIT...
    The other issue is, I do NOT think this Joseph Abboud / Loro Piana suit is a fitted and tapered / modern cut for an athletic build.
    So I might NOT like that but maybe a Tailor can fix it so it's NOT boxy looking. It looks great in the photo but isn't that always the case, haha. From what I understand the BB Regent is a more modern fit. When I tried that on... the Regent fit me better then any of the other BB styles.

    Thanks
     
  10. pnin22

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    I should add that the industry is science / government / legislative or executive branch (but not law or banking). Another choice is this one from Steve's thread:
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Van Veen

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    I don't think you'll have a problem with any of those. They are all real-life (rather than SF) conservative.
     
  12. brokencycle

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    +1 but as much as I like Steve (I have bought several items from him in the past), I wouldn't wear a suit with a red pinstripe for an interview.
     
  13. nolanmjj

    nolanmjj Well-Known Member

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    thanks, thought appreciated.
     
  14. ThomasPink

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    Hi my name is Kevin, I was in an Brooks Brothers outlet and i found a Makers and Merchants tie in a pile of 346's. I paid $30.00 and the price tag said $79.50. I was wondering if i got a good deal. Thank you.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  15. dammit

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    Quick question, I have a charcoal suit which came with flat front pants, they are slim style pants, very slim at the bottom opening. They have a front crease down the front of each leg. It kinda interferes with the tongue/laces of the shoe and makes the pants sit a bit strange. Is there a rule or a reason that if a pair of pants came with the front crease it was made to be worn that way/or is there no issue to just simply iron the crease out of the front and either have a side crease at the hem or ??
     
  16. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Suit trousers should always have a crease down the front.
     
  17. LWHQ

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    :nodding:
     
  19. MTB-85

    MTB-85 Well-Known Member

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    They be "Chrome Hearts" model is called "Gittin any" ... Nice!

    I flicked through some links, and the price seems to be about 400$

    - Morten
     
  20. LWHQ

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    Wow, thanks a lot! Appreciate that.

    I've been searching forever typing in on google "fleur-de-lis glasses", etc... and had no luck :(

    Thanks again.
     

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