Best Designer Slim Fit Suit?

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  1. XeF4

    XeF4 Senior member

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    slim fit is timeless.
     


  2. apropos

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    Here is a thread I can finally vent on this. I am getting sick and tired of this obsession with a slim fit suit. Its a fad, you will blow a wad of cash on one and in a couple of years you are going to look stupid when everyone realizes that these slim fit suits make us look like 14 year olds and skinny toothpicks or extras on the set of Mad Men. It seems to me that this slim fit suit business (and especially these thin ties) is nothing more than a bunch of us trying to differentiate ourselves from those "other" suit wearers and somehow pin a fashion label on ourselves that we are somehow right for the moment. My opinion is that slim fit is not smart. Slim fit suits look foolish, they did in the 60's and do today in the same way that leisure suits never were going to work. Additionally, the slim fit suit only works on skinny people (they dont even work, they make you look even skinnier). Have you seen one on a muscular or even just a tad overweight person lately? Oy vey, its like a fat woman in a mini skirt and blouse with hordes of clevage exposed. Plus they fit like shit, make your feet look like gunships and are constricting as hell.
    I think when many Americans say 'slim fit', they are thinking of an 'European fit'. Which means well-fitted. I mean, no offence to trads, but straight-sided sack, dart-less suits are just deplorable.
     


  3. absolut3

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    Here is a thread I can finally vent on this.

    I am getting sick and tired of this obsession with a slim fit suit. Its a fad, you will blow a wad of cash on one and in a couple of years you are going to look stupid when everyone realizes that these slim fit suits make us look like 14 year olds and skinny toothpicks or extras on the set of Mad Men.

    It seems to me that this slim fit suit business (and especially these thin ties) is nothing more than a bunch of us trying to differentiate ourselves from those "other" suit wearers and somehow pin a fashion label on ourselves that we are somehow right for the moment.

    My opinion is that slim fit is not smart. Slim fit suits look foolish, they did in the 60's and do today in the same way that leisure suits never were going to work.

    Additionally, the slim fit suit only works on skinny people (they dont even work, they make you look even skinnier). Have you seen one on a muscular or even just a tad overweight person lately? Oy vey, its like a fat woman in a mini skirt and blouse with hordes of clevage exposed. Plus they fit like shit, make your feet look like gunships and are constricting as hell.

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  4. mrbowtie

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    As someone who tends to only wear slim suits, I would point you to Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Dior Homme, Lanvin, Ralph Lauren PL, Duncan Quinn.

    My favorite fitting is Dolce & Gabbana as it has a great slim trouser and nice shoulder and armhole.
     


  5. s4usea

    s4usea Well-Known Member

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    Im looking to get a nice Slim Fit suit for christmas and want to know what designer makes the best slim fitting suit i black or grey for less then $2,000. I despise baggy clothing so it must be slim fitting. Thanks for the help. Please note I live in North Carolina and we dont have any good stores for suits.

    At that price point D&G and Z-Zegna are decent choices.
     


  6. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    marc jacobs all are slim fit suits. a couple of styles 65% off right now at bloomingdales. who knows after christmas.
     


  7. sajohnson05

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    Since you live in NC I would recommend going to see the Billy Reid suits. They are slim and for a good price.
     


  8. James Bond

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    Additionally, the slim fit suit only works on skinny people (they dont even work, they make you look even skinnier). Have you seen one on a muscular or even just a tad overweight person lately?


    6'3", 210. Certainly not skinny.

    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...&postcount=234


    You were saying?
     


  9. joeygladstone

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    I am fat


    You have no taste either!
     


  10. BrianVarick

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    I think you will be safe with pretty much any "fashion" brand. ie. prada, gucci, dolce and gabbana, bottega veneta, dior, z zegna, ralph lauren black label.
     


  11. anonymouz

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    Or you can just go with Thick as Thieves
     


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    One word: Tom Ford.


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    One word: Tom Ford.


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    Three words: Check out some higher end department stores or outlets and see what you like best....[​IMG]
     


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