- Dec 20, 2010
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I did a bunch of searches on this forum for info on Express Suits but came up empty. Anyone with feedback on Express Suits? All opinions welcomed. Thanks in advance!
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On the other hand, Express has some really great slim fit shirts (some colors tend to be awfully bright, so stay with the whites, light blues, burgundies, blacks, greys...etc....), and with some coupons, you can grab them really cheap.
I tried on a few Express suit separate jackets and pants a few weeks ago while strolling through the mall. The jackets fit ok and, with a little tailoring, could look decent. The pants tend to run big in the waist (30" fits like a 32") and the length of the pants are on the short side and they only give you maybe about 1" to 1.25" of extra length in the hem. If you're tall and thin, you may have a problem with the pants and may have better luck at H&M. The fabric on most suits is a combination of mediocre wool/polyester blend...etc...Even H&M's polyester suit separate jackets and pants, which you can buy for under $100, are far superior for the price.
Their dress shirts are cotton, not spandex. Also, I go through dress shirts quick and Express' slim fit shirts are slim and relatively inexpensive. As far as quality goes? You get what you pay for. At regular price, maybe not a great buy, but Express' dress shirts are always on sale. For the above average (or average) height, skinny-athletic build guy, Express' shirt ain't bad for the dough.
I disagree regarding the prohibition on black dress shirts. Black collared shirts are a great alternative to wear at night paired with black or dark charcoal dress pants.
Natural argument is if you bought decent shirts they wouldn't wear out so thin. I had a friend in school who only bought Express dress shirts and he would wear out the elbows in months. They were truly horrible.