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Cheap/Mid Level(<$500) Slim/Tailored Cotton Suits. Is anybody making them?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by deveandepot1, Mar 14, 2012.



  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Have you looked at Banana Republic's Mad Men cotton suit? Don't know how slim it is in RL, but it looks fairly trim in the ads.

    Also, J. Crew always has them.
     


  2. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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  3. alphabravo

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    I'm actually looking for the exact same thing for my wedding this summer. The J. Crew is my top choice right now, but I'm hoping more will be coming out soon? BR only has one in chino right now but they've had more in the past. Uniqlo didn't have any up last time I looked. Seems like either this year is weak on the light suit options or they're still coming out.

    Express also has an affordable cotton suit option that's really decent for the price. I'd probably get it myself, but my future brother-in-law wore it for his wedding last summer. So, yeah. And there's always H&M.

    If anyone has a line on anything else though I'm more than eager to hear about it myself.
     
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  4. Off My Rack

    Off My Rack Senior member

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    Am I the only one that gets annoyed with stores using "tailored" as an indication of a slimmer fit? Not annoyed with the OP here - just venting a bit. In my book, an item is tailored once you purchase it, take it to a tailor, and have it adjusted to fit you.

    Or more appropriately, it has been tailored once you purchase it, post pics here, then tell a tailor what the real experts say you should do.
     


  5. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    The lapels on the Regent and Milano are too thin. Unwearable.
     


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    Birks and Grey Socks Senior member

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    Your local tailor.
     


  8. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    I disagree. If you are considering Banana Republic or J. Crew, the lapels are going to be in the same league.
     


  9. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    True.
     


  10. Made in California

    Made in California Senior member

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    Calvin Klein...
     


  11. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Banana Republic Tailored or Trim (whatever they call it now) suit will look good. It's fused, and not the quality that SFers like to talk about, but it'll look cool for a little while.
     


  12. MyOtherLife

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    Doc, are they made in USA or out-sourced?
     


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    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    The mad men stuff from last season were outsourced.
     


  14. ultramantaro

    ultramantaro Senior member

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    since when has jcrew or br suits been made in the US? I've almost haven't seen anything from them made in the US for the last 10 years.
     


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