• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 7: Castangia from SARTORIALE

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 6th auction is for a Castangia Suit or Sportcoat from SARTORIALE Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Geoffrey Beene and Jos.A.Bank Suits

jhenson

Active Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2008
Messages
25
Reaction score
0
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?
 

yo!

Senior Member
Joined
May 23, 2008
Messages
193
Reaction score
0
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.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 29 3.6%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 140 17.3%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 263 32.6%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 129 16.0%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 69 8.6%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 48 5.9%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 24 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 8 1.0%
  • 100+

    Votes: 51 6.3%

Related Threads

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
428,912
Messages
9,225,902
Members
193,655
Latest member
biatch1015
Top