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Getting an inexpensive, good quality suit in London?

red120

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Hey everyone, I am looking for a good place in London to pick up a suit.

Not surely to be getting it in UK, though, since I am on exchange study here from Toronto, and don't absolutely have to buy it, I could get it in my home country if it turns out to be cheaper. So, that's something I am keeping in mind, if it is more expensive across the board in London, as I have found for so many things, I don't really have any other choice but to wait til I return to Toronto.

Looking for somethin that's slim cut, my frame is 5'5 and I am about 140lbs, but very slim fit, I wear small in almost everything. Looked at Paul Smith line in a local store (As I am in Bath, UK) but the price is 400GBP for just the PS London line.

Are there any stores in London that will give me a better price? I will be going on November 12th to London to catch a filght to Marrakech (Morocco), so I will go get measured, I suppose, and pick up the suit on my way back if there is a good price.

Looking to spend about 300-400GBP, but really want some good quality suit that I can wear in both social or work setting, since I don't have decent formalwear in my closet.
 

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topman, zara, h&m any of these high street shope will give you a half decent suit for the money!
 

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I would say anything you're going to find in London, even if it is from H&M/Zara/etc., is going to fit better than anything you'll encounter in Toronto. If you can I would hold out until you get to Hong Kong and go to Jantzen or the myraid of other tailors there.

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The U.K. is pricier than the U.S. though I'm not sure about Canada.
 

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then the next question is what is your budget? if money is not an issue you could try dior homme in the sales jil sander or any of the soho tailors on berwick in the west end (london) criss cerr at mr eddie's will make you a top suit!
 

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Originally Posted by Aaron
I would say anything you're going to find in London, even if it is from H&M/Zara/etc., is going to fit better than anything you'll encounter in Toronto.
I do not understand. I thought Zara and similar firms used to sell the same stuff all around the world. Are you really sure that Zara and H&M produce better stuff for their London shops than for their Canadian shops? I really doubt it.
 

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Originally Posted by epa
I do not understand. I thought Zara and similar firms used to sell the same stuff all around the world. Are you really sure that Zara and H&M produce better stuff for their London shops than for their Canadian shops? I really doubt it.
Well they do. I've heard H&M does stuff for localized markets like Spain, Italy, and NYC. I've been to Zara stores all over North America and Europe and the European stuff fits far slimmer than anything in North America. I've also noticed that in Europe they stock more basics. I'm still kicking myself for not picking up a wonderfully fitting merino wool crewneck sweater while I was in Rome.

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Originally Posted by epa
I do not understand. I thought Zara and similar firms used to sell the same stuff all around the world. Are you really sure that Zara and H&M produce better stuff for their London shops than for their Canadian shops? I really doubt it.

i think he means better in terms of fit for slim people, not better in terms of item quality.

north americans are heavier people. clothes, like food portions, are bigger. european cut clothes would be better if you are slim fit.
 

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You could try Roderick Charles. There are outlets on Jermyn St, Chancery Lane and Bow Lane. They are well made but quite conservative.

If you can't find something there for your budget, try Marks & Spencer (although their cut might be a bit too loose on you). Alterntively there's TM Lewin whoo always have their £500 suits on sale for £250. No idea about the quality though.
 

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