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Costume National Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sam, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. sam

    sam Senior member

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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).
     


  2. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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


  3. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    heh man I wish they had it in 36
     


  4. sam

    sam Senior member

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


  5. dumadiscount

    dumadiscount Well-Known Member

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


  6. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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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.
     


  7. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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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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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Dammit. I wanted that... someone already took it. Sometimes I hate the forum... [​IMG]
     


  9. sam

    sam Senior member

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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.

    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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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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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. [​IMG]
     


  11. sam

    sam Senior member

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


  12. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior member

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


  13. mack11211

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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.
     


  14. LabelKing

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    Does buying from Yoox, and Bluefly really help the forum?
     


  15. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    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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