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Guys, why is this suit so cheap? For $202, I grabbed the 52 as CN fits me really well. I figure it'd be a cool casual suit for a date/the club (yes, it's black).
 

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The fact that it's cotton instead of wool probably has a reasonable amount to do with it.
 

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Yeah, but all the other cotton CN ones I've ever seen are like ~$400.
 

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bargain. i think ill have to get a cn blazer one of these days
 

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It could be a couple seasons old as well. To be honest, I have full faith in Ennio Capasa that I would be willing to drop 200 bones on a pretty much blind deal. Plus there is a pretty telling picture - looks like a nice sillhouette, no? If it turns out to be sour and you really want the $200 back, I seriously think you could get a lot more than $200 for it on eBay. If it was in my size, I would snatch it up immediately.
 

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This is very tempting. How does a CN 40 US fit? Especially the shoulders? I really like that suit. BTW, if you're gonna buy anyway, support the forum by buying at YOOX and Bluefly through this link.
 

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Dammit. I wanted that... someone already took it. Sometimes I hate the forum...
 

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Yeah, I pulled the trigger before even posting. I liked the silhouette and figured that $200 wasn't a big deal.

This is very tempting. How does a CN 40 US fit? Especially the shoulders? I really like that suit.
CN runs small---like a 40 is 40" in the chest. People are probably going to say I'm not running true the designer's intentions, but I always size up.
 

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Okay, you're not banned then, because I probably wouldn't have fit. But if you see another 42 like that, PM me first or you're gone.
 

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j, you should buy this suit. You will stop me from buying it (unless negative bank balances are good).
 

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Aren't the trousers huge? Looks like something cut for women.
 

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CN is very narrowly cut.

I take a US 40 normally but feel uncomfortable in a CN EU 50 and therefore would go for a 52.

Perhaps this is the way the designer wishes it to fit [there was another thread on this], but I figger you pays yer money and takes yer choice.
 

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Does buying from Yoox, and Bluefly really help the forum?
If you buy through those links, I get a bit of the proceeds. Keeping me alive (and out of debtor's prison) helps the forum, because if I die, who will call Texas when it goes down, or ban the next incarnation of you-know-who? Plus, I'd like to be able to start paying Steve and at some point the other mods as well for their work keeping the place up.

So, yes, it does.
 

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