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Buying a Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Architect11, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Architect11

    Architect11 New Member

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    My parents are wanting to take my brother and I suit shopping next month over my college break. They are thinking Brooks Brothers. I am 6'1 and weigh 160 lbs soaking wet while my brother is 6'4 and 160 lbs. My chest is 38-40 with a 30 waist and long sleeves/inseam. In other words we are long, lean body types with some chest. Does Brooks Brothers have a slim cut that will fit us right or will another chain have better options? I also think they are not going to paying a lot for suits, but I'm willing to chip in for the right suit.

    Any suggestions would be great.
     


  2. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Welcome to SF. I'd encourage you to use the search function as you may find a lot more information that way. There are a fair amount of threads on different BB cuts that might help you out.

    BB Regent has a 7 inch drop vs. the normal 6 (i.e. a 39L jacket will come with 32L trousers). This may be helpful for you and your brother. Milano is a very slim cut, though I am not sure of the drop, and with its skinny lapels, it is a bit fashion forward for interviews and more conservative settings. Regent's lapels are certainly not huge but they are more within a classic range. You will likely need to get the pants taken in and maybe the jacket, but any decent tailor can do that. BB usually has a 2 for $1,600 or so deal on its main 1818 line, which would work if both you and your brother get a suit from there.

    Other relevant facts to help get better advice would be your location and budget. "Not going to pay a lot" could mean $300 for some people, much more for others. Also, if this is your first suit or main one you'll be wearing, get solid navy or grey.
     


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    Thank you and I will search. And by paying a lot, I meant over $8-900 so the BB deal falls within that range. Thanks
     


  4. EvilTuna7

    EvilTuna7 Well-Known Member

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    Considering you live in Chicago, I would give the Suitsupply store a visit.
     


  5. Superfluous

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    you're not going to find anything that fits off the rack, especially not at 6'4 160 pounds.
     


  6. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    If he is actually measuring then 8 to maybe 10inch drop. If he is going by pant size then almost certainly a lower drop.

    Lets accept he measured. Those aren't that out of bounds . Avoid the portly cuts. Have the pants taken in a couple of inches. He just needs to find a real shop that stocks longs.
     


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    OP, where in PA are you located?
     


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    6'4 160 pounds would need a 36XL...
     


  9. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    That'll work well with the 40 inch chest
     


  10. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Presuming limited beginner knowledge, probably any suit jacket also will need to be taken it (at the waist). It shouldn't be hard to find a suit that only needs waist-related alterations, presuming there is nothing else unusual about the physique.
     


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