Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by crimsonstained7, Apr 6, 2013.
I'm calling "bullshxt" on picture number 3.
LOL pic 3 is indeed on the MW site - it's for the "portly" men.
TS whatever you get make sure it's 100% wool, preferably 110 count if it's available. You're going to be stuck with a fused suit but it's free so no big deal.
Give the kid a break he's going to a formal for christ's sake. He'll probably still be the sharpest dressed dude there after putting in even the smallest amount of effort.
I remember not caring at all for mine, don't regret it but at least he gives a damn
according to me versace have really good suits
VinnyMac, that is, in fact, the same model they use for every portly suit.
Cataan, I'll make sure I get 100% wool. Thanks for the suggestion.
DrZeus, thank you. At least I'm not going to show up with a pepto bismol pink vest, or some other horrifyingly bright color, haha.
And whoever gave the link to three suits, the Kenneth Cole looks pretty good. 100% wool. Also, I got free Kenneth Cole shoes from my neighbor, that I use as my go to dress shoes now. That's complete the outfit
If I needed only one suit I'd hunt the local Goodwill stores. I see beau coup suits there all the time. Just get it altered to your own body and you're there!
The biggest issue is the fit. These guys like to stick you in the biggest baggiest suit possible. Whatever they say you are in size, go down one! Otherwise a cheap suit with good tailoring can be just as good looking as an expensive suit with poor tailoring.
Quadcammer, I'm sorry is my dad's 4 year unemployment, and mom's social security disability too low class for you? I don't exactly have money, which is why in getting a free suit...
Perhaps this is a step in the right direction for the tux: http://www.blacktieguide.com/
In regards to the suit, I'm afraid you won't get a keeper for free, but you might end up with something you can wear in a pinch. There's been some decent advice here on what to look for, but I'd add a reminder to make sure the suit jacket fits in the shoulders. If it doesn't fit there, there's not much a tailor can help you with at any reasonable rate.
Kenneth Cole is a popular whipping boy on these forums (and for good reason), but as long as we are talking about ubiquitous oxfords (and not the awful loafers or square toes the brand is notorious for), perhaps you have something passable.
Kenneth Cole dress shoes have a very poor reputation on here for stylistic reasons (many having unattractive square toes) and also because they tend to be of lower quality and fall apart on the faster end. Same idea with Mens Warehouse in that you can do much better for their retail prices. Obviously free is far better than full retail and you're getting some decent value with your suit.
I assume that is what Quadcammer was facepalming about and doubt that class has anything to do with it. You don't need to have money to have style. It's more that you managed to bring up Mens Warehouse and Kenneth Cole shoes, two generally disliked things on here, in one thread.
I agree fully with this, but I think OP's made up his mind on what he wants to wear to prom so you may be .
Archibald, I know that they're not the best, but there's no need to continue to provide no help at all, when I'm getting my stuff free, and didn't read ask for comment on what he commented on. I'll definitely worry more about quality when I'm buying at a price, but quality doesn't matter when it's free, in my mind.
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