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BB Fitz or Benjamin Lucente

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Tbombs34, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Tbombs34

    Tbombs34 Member

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    I'm in the market for a relatively inexpensive new suit and am considering either the Benjamin Lucente or the BB Fitzgerald. At $500 for a fully canvassed suit, the Benjamin seems like a great deal, but I have more experience with BB and should be able to get a Fitzgerald suit for around $650 when the F&F sale starts tomorrow.

    Any opinions on which to choose?? Thanks!
     


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    Mute Senior member

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    The BB is a more conservative and traditional suit. While the Benjamin isn't fashion forward, it's more modern in it's cut. Quality wise, the Benjamin is a much better quality suit in my opinion. Besides the full canvassing, the construction and stitching on the Benjamin would be pretty damn good even on a suit that's retails for twice its price.
     


  3. Butter

    Butter Senior member

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    There are a couple of BB suits available at your price range in B&S.

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    Thanks for the tip but, as is usually the case, I can't seem to find anything on B&S in my size (38S), price range and choice of color/style.
     


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    s0rce Well-Known Member

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    I bought both of them and the fit is very similiar. I ended up keeping the benjamin and returning the brooks. The stiching on the benjamin was nicer and I prefer the drape of suit with full canvasing.
     


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    s0rce Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip but, as is usually the case, I can't seem to find anything on B&S in my size (38S), price range and choice of color/style.

    I'm also a 38S. People say the buttoning point on the benjamin lucente is high but i measured the brooks fitz and its nearly identical.

    The RLBL (which I can't afford) buttoning point is lower and I thought it looked nicer on me but I couldn't rationalize spending that much money and I couldn't find a nice charcoal 38S on b&s or on sale.
     


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    I understand that the BB is the more conservative of the two, but do you all think that the Benjamin would be too fashion forward for a law firm environment??
     


  8. Butter

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    I understand that the BB is the more conservative of the two, but do you all think that the Benjamin would be too fashion forward for a law firm environment??

    Nope. You're fine.


    I'm also 38s and it really is a tough size to find stock for. I got lucky and found an LVSN suit on eBay that actually fit perfectly as if it was custom made for me.

    I was thoroughly surprised.
     


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