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Brioni super 150 suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sinou87, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. KObalto

    KObalto Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if I would buy that for my first interview/sole suit bit it is a good deal and should look nice once pressed. Have you tried Brionis on? Are you sure about the fit? Mine is rather slim.
     
  2. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, do go for it

    No one will turn their head because it is a pinstripe suit....

    Do not listen to the ignorant SF group whom have ultra high prespective clothing sense

    That applies to trainees and old asses in the business

    Plus it sound like a good deal, especially if you are certain about the fit
     
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  3. sinou87

    sinou87 Well-Known Member

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    Hi again KObalto :)

    I had a vintage Brioni suit that fitted me perfectly ... I am so sad I ripped the pants but it had almost 30 years of age but I am still keeping the jacket it is beautifully made :)


    The thing is this would not only be an interview suit but an everyday suit as well the problem is I do not know how much more I should pout on this price to get the cuffs done ... And also if the jacket is too long .

    How would you classify the Barbera - Cifonelli and Isaia suits compared to the Brioni ones ? I know Brioni is higher but I needed to know that as well :)

    Thank you again
     
  4. sinou87

    sinou87 Well-Known Member

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    Hi there and thanks a lot for your kind advices

    The length of the sleeves , the waist and length of the pants are perfect , the chest is a little large but just a little I can bear with that (I am a 21"-21.5" chest and this one is 22") The only problem will be the length of the jacket which is 33 inches from the top of the collar to the bottom of the jacket ... I will maybe find it a little long . A part from that everything is fine
     
  5. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    [quote name="sinou87" The thing is this would not only be an interview suit but an everyday suit [/quote]


    I really fail to see why a pinstripe or chalkstripe suit aren't an interview suit

    I mean both pattern are definitely classic men's choice

    Or is it just I am from a different background?
     
  6. GBer

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    Nice suit, but not for an interview....

    If it doesnt fit, you must quit
     
  7. Spurious

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    No black suits to interviews or during the day.
     
  8. KObalto

    KObalto Well-Known Member

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  9. sinou87

    sinou87 Well-Known Member

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    Hi there

    I am trying my best to answer you via the forum , but as I am a new on the forum my comments are moderated ... I loose plenty of messages through this moderation.

    So I am pretty sure about the fitting. Tu put it in a nutshell :

    I am sure about : The sleeves length and shoulders width . The pants waist and length
    I am less sure about the jacket length (32-33 inches) and the chest (22" laid flat I am more 21-21.5)

    Thanks again for your help
     
  10. sidkane

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    No need to attack people trying to give advice to the OP. The main point for an interview suit is that you look nice and your clothes not be a distraction. You can wear something like this and hope you don't interview with "old asses" or get something more conservative and not worry. It doesn't matter until it does.
     
  11. sinou87

    sinou87 Well-Known Member

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    I love all your advices :)
    The main question remains : Is it a bargain or not at this price :) ?
     
  12. GBer

    GBer Well-Known Member

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    32-33 is probably an L (long). How tall are you and your torso?

    For the purpose of an interview suit, it just doesn't work. The suit should be conservative for what you want: a solid navy or grey (a staple).

    It is an ok price for Brioni, but it's priced at that level for a reason
     
  13. sinou87

    sinou87 Well-Known Member

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    I am 6.23 feet tall . I won't take it then ... If it isn't a real bargain , I have the cuffs to make and the jacket to make shorter it doesn't worth it I will try to look out for a used but mint suit which will fit me better I think in a plain colour
     
  14. add911_11

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    How could stripes really distracts interviewer? I don't actually see pinstripe suit means turn off by interviewer...

    BTW, I am not attacking anyone, everyone including me are ultra high perspective on clothes, you can't deny it, this is a fact

    But the SF established rule about solid colour to interview is arbitrary

    I don't preceive even SF members, which are the potential interviewer, will dislike anyone when stripes are seen. The world at large should be fine
     
  15. ykurtz

    ykurtz Well-Known Member

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    It's the white and orange stripes I find problematic. Such a rare color, it will likely stand out and be remembered. However, if the OP is a redhead or strawberry blond with ruddy features, then nice touch. Until you have a lot of suits, though, something like this seems almost superfluous. I understand that you might disagree, but given our lack of knowledge of the OP, it seems safer to offer generic vs. idiosyncratic advice.
     
  16. Spurious

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    OP tries to find a reason to buy the suit, when he clearly shouldnt.
    A black pin-stripe suit should be your 11th+ suit.
     
  17. GBer

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    Don't forget the cost of alterations, which sounds like anywhere from $50-125+ for you. If you have other suits for interviews and this is your 7th or 8th suit, it works. But if still you need your first 1-6 suits, it doesn't work. The L should work for you given your height.

    Try looking at Brooks Brothers. They are having a sale at this time.
     
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  18. GBer

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    OP said:



    Unless it's Toys R Us or an internet startup, the color combination doesn't work, nor does it give a good impression. If he's looking for Fortune 500, it's CONSERVATIVE. You don't want to be dinged before you even open your mouth. We are all trying to help the OP.

    I interview people and this would not kill it, but it would be a negative. Part of the interview is your personal appearance, especially if you are in a client-facing role. There are expectations. Fail to meet them and you won't get a check in that box. Believe it or not, people often judge a book by its cover, deserved or not.
     
  19. robbie miles

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    I have 5 Brioni suits and there really is only one cut that works for me and that is Nomentano. I am broad shouldered and thin waisted. I have tried many other models and they don't work well for me. If you have th time, you might go and try on the differnt models in a local retailer and be sure that the fit is good for you. You may also need to enquire about the Drop and whether it is an R or an L. The fabric in this suit is appalling and will be difficult to adorn with anything other than a plain white shirt. I don't believe there would be many ties that would work here either so if you are intending to wear it with a tie then I would think very carefully about this purchase!
     
  20. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    Well maybe I am lucky, I had worn my chalkstripe SB suit to interview in Deutsch Bank and Law Chambers, I got the job in both of them...

    Smile and confidence are probably more important than the colour and pattern of the clothes

    In fact, where I live, stripes are just as common to solid colours for interview, it seems interviewer base on my CV and your presentation skills....

    My friend also got the internship in Deutsch, and he also worn a chalkstripe

    I guess start up jobs interview should be very similar nature for internship interview

    p.s. All I saw in OP's picture is a black and white pinstripe, not orange....
     

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