FYI - Samuelsohn sale at Nordstrom

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    Thanks for the heads up! I just ordered 2 of them!
     


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    I stopped by the local Nordstrom and looked at what they had, they didn't have my color but they sure fit nice. Can't beat fully canvassed for $650
     


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    I ordered blind and hope they fit close to standard. I got the grey plaid and the blue windowpane. Hope they fit!
     


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    I have a platinum series HSM and a couple Express suits in 40R. I have tried the new HSM "New York fit" in 40R and it fit well. I am a 39R in Brooks Fitzgerald, but other than that,.basically everything I try in 40R fits well or only needs minor alterations. The Samuelsohn 40R was spot on. It was after work and I didn't have time to try the pants, but the coat was perfect. Per the salesman, the Sammy was slightly trimmer on me than the HSM New York coat. They didn't have a grey in stock otherwise I would have likely walked out with it. I suppose if I buy online and don't like the pattern I can return...

    I am 5'10", 165# athletic build if that helps
     
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    Okay, first time posting, here we go!

    I'm in the market for a new suit, and was about to begin some reading here on the forum, but 50% sure catches the eye.

    Would I be a fool for pulling the trigger? There is a Nordstrom where I live, in Vancouver. Perhaps I should visit the store first?
     


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    $650 is still a substantial amount of money. Were I you, I would pop in and check them out. The gent above me bought two and I went online and purchased a gray plaid that wasn't in the store in my size. I tried one on in the store and it fit great. If it fits and you like the color/pattern, I would hardly call you a fool for buying a Samuelsohn for 50% off.
     
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    Haha! I appreciate the advice. Thanks!
     


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    I would be interested to learn what makes you say something like this. Is it the patterns used in the suits that Nordstrom carries or your assumption that they are not built to the same quality standards/fabrics as suits carried at other retailers?
     


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    I would be interested to learn what makes you say something like this. Is it the patterns used in the suits that Nordstrom carries or your assumption that they are not built to the same quality standards/fabrics as suits carried at other retailers?




    I am not an expert on the relative quality although, I wear high end tailored clothing, eg Isaia,
    Belvest, Sartorial Partenopea, Battistoni, H. Freeman .and wore Samuelson from Paul Stuart in the past.
    The suits and jackets at Nordstroms, look like, well, Nordstroms... a mid American take on current trends.
    Nothing distinctive in fabric and or cut. Paul Stuart in New York has more style, elegance, etc. even
    though I regret their further evolution from their Ivy League roots. O'Connell's is true Ivy League
    with distinctive offerings in pattern and texture, although even O'Connels will special order such features
    as side vents.
     
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    Thanks Comrade. I just didn't know if you saw something in the suits that were substandard in terms of quality of workmanship or materials. The fabrics offered on sale wouldn't have been my first choice provided I had many other options available, but at that price point for a fully canvased suit from Samuelsohn I thought why not. I am in and out of cars and airplanes for my job so I am pretty hard on my clothing. Most of my clients offices are business casual so I rarely wear suits to their offices any ways. But I figured I would wear these suits to some of my more conservative clients offices when I visit and if they last me 3-5 years it will be worth it. Thanks for the response!

    Oh, and O'Connell's is on my radar as a place to visit next time in Chicago (which isn't part of my region, unfortunately). They look very traditional offering single vented suits and sports coats which I prefer.
     


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    Unfortunately, O'Connels is in Buffalo, NY.
     


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