Buying my first suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by R D K, May 3, 2013.

  1. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Lots of blue, burgundy, brown and grey ties. Blue shirts, white shirts, and shirts with white and blue stripes. Mix and match them all together, they all go together well.
     


  2. R D K

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    Thank you!
     


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    Veremund Senior member

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    And one black, shiny satin as well to wear at night.
     


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    +1 on this. Don't dress like a fat 70-year-old American from the midwest when you are a fit 25-year-old Dutchman; wear what looks good on you and what you like.
     


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    Lmao. Continental European taking style advice from Alabama
     


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    Veremund Senior member

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    I've often found Southeners to be very well-dressed. Regardless, Redboat's advice is dead on.
     
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    Alabama isn't in the Midwest. What does Alabama have to do with anything?
    Besides, most Continental Europeans dress like shit.


    P. S., your tumblr is terrible.
     


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    lmao
     


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    Good advice. I'm on the other side of the ocean and spend lots of time in high-level corporate and government settings. For the op's build, he'll look professionally well dressed in any of those suits in the SuitSupply photos.
     
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  10. R D K

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    Good to hear ;) I'm getting my suit in about two days so I'll let you guys know how it turned out.

    Also this might be a dumb question but I don't understand why a short jackets have much bigger chest and shoulder measurements than regular jackets.
    Aren't short jackets supposed to be shorter?

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  11. R D K

    R D K Active Member

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    So I'm back from Roermond!

    Suit Supply ended up only having two dark blue 46R suits (both for the full price of 300 euro's) which were both to big for me.
    The salesman tried to sell them to me like they fitted just fine though, I was a bit dissapointed with that.

    Eventually I ended up in the Hugo Boss outlet store, and found a really nice dark blue 44R suit, which I ended up buying for 335 euro's (pic's below).

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    Yes I still need to get a belt, I couldn't find one in the same color as my shoes
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    Suit Supply did have a great deal, two full silk ties for 25 euro's! (Hope the knots aren't that bad, my first time tying)
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    Hugo Bosch Slim Fit shirt
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    Pretty happy with the fit OTR, I think I just need to get the pants shortened just a bit, any thought on what else needs tailoring?
     
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  12. Veremund

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    Use a four-in-hand tie knot instead, and have the tip come down to your waistband. Also, take the label off your jacket sleeve.
     
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    Got it , thanks.
    Any comments on the fit?
     


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    Veremund Senior member

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    Pants are too long. You've got puddles of fabric around your ankles. They should just lightly touch the top of your shoe laces and have no break at all in the back of the leg. A straight line.
     


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    In the only picture of your back, your hands are in your pockets, so there's no way to tell if those lines and creases by your shoulder blades are normally there.
     


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