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Brooks Brother cotton Fitzgerald cut suit vs. Calibrate cotton suit question


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Sep 22, 2010
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I am trying to get a cotton suit, (my first) in a stone gray color, and want it to look kind of sporty, because I hope to pair it with some cool shirts and polos during the summer.

There is a Calibrate (Nordstrom brand) cotton suit that looks pretty decent on me and is the right shade of stone gray:


I am weighing the benefits of an off-the-rack modestly priced, well-cut Calibrate (fused) suit vs. the semi-fused made-to-measure Fitzgerald cotton suit offered by Brooks Brothers (which is a hair shade more Khaki than I want). The Fitz takes 6-8 weeks to make.

I know the BB suit will last better and probably have a better fit. And will drape better. On the other hand, I like the shade of gray with the Calibrate, plus the cut is pretty cool.

Should I get the Calibrate, tailor it slim and hope for the best with the dry cleaning, bubbles and all problems inherent in a fused suit, or opt for the better constructed BB Fitzgerald cotton suit? Cost is almost equal.

Thank you for your time and advice. I value everyone's opinion.

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