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Geoffrey Beene and Jos.A.Bank Suits


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Jan 15, 2008
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I am looking to buy a couple suits and I understand that these two might not be the highest quality compared to the thousands of dollar ones many members on here have. I am in college and wont have many times to wear them but for only 110$ and 140$ for Beene and Bank respectively, isnt this a great deal? Or are these brands no good at all?


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May 23, 2008
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The basic reply you are going to get goes like this,

1) Fit is the most important part of any clothing whether it be a suit and tie or just a button-down shirt and jeans.

2) The best deals will require both time and knowledge to acquire. Most people would be astonished at the prices that most members of this forum actually pay for such high quality garments; 75-85% off is probably about right. For example, I just purchased a $1600 jacket for under $300. However, to achieve this one must be constantly searching out deals and have patience because it can take months to find the right deal.

The first step is to check out all of your local thrift stores, outlet stores, sierra trading post (watch this forum for additional discount codes), and end of season clearance.

Realize that just because an item is on sale does not mean that it is a good price.

3) Quality will win out overall. Everyone on this forum will agree that buying something that is cheap will cost you more in the long run because higher quality clothing lasts longer and fits better. This is no folly, a pair of $300 shoes (which can be purchased for $100) will last a decade or more with careful maintenance whereas a $100 pair of shoes will last one year.

So to answer your question, everyone on this forum will tell you that unless you NEED this suit for next week, run as far away from it as you can. Learn how a suit should fit and then start looking at thrift, outlet, and clearance.

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