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Getting married! Need a suit!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by irgator04, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    It is your wedding and you don't sound like the easiest fit. I would spend a few more dollars and get a Samuelsohn MTM. It will fit perfectly and last you a long time. Look for a trunk show in your area and you should be under $1k.

    To me, it is a much better value than BB.
     
  2. irgator04

    irgator04 Well-Known Member

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    I live in the palm beach area from going on the samuelsohn website it seems like they are carried by saks and another local store. I may visit them and brooks this weekend.
     
  3. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    I live in FL as well, you need to visit the BB country club store, in Tampa. The outlet rubbish won't do.
     
  4. irgator04

    irgator04 Well-Known Member

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    I have not measured my chest, but it is as broad as the shoulders.
     
  5. Wolfador

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    If you want to check it out you can call your local store and they can order it in for you. Then you can try it on with the others they have in stock.
     
  6. pgmetcalf

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    If you're going to buy an off-the-peg suit the chances are that it won't fit correctly. What I would do is buy a suit of decent quality and get it made to measure. The merchandiser may offer the service or you could take it to a tailor but I would be expected to be charged up $200 depending on the work required to be done. Well worth the money in my opinion because you'll look the bee's knees.
     
  7. irgator04

    irgator04 Well-Known Member

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    I think I will do that.
     
  8. irgator04

    irgator04 Well-Known Member

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    I may do that, thanks!
     
  9. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    You don't mean MTM, you mean tailor a suit he buys off the rack? Right?

    That is a given for any suit you buy otr, unless you are lucky enough to be able to fit otr.
     
  10. 4utomattic

    4utomattic Active Member

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    +1 I am getting married this summer and I have to say it will be worth the extra money, especially if you don't have a standard body shape.
     
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    +1 on double checking the chest measurement. I'm 5'7 and a 38S so reading that 44R is comfortable made me do a double take. At the very least, I would be going with a short vs a regular.
     
  12. irgator04

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    I am thinking about ordering the brooks brother suit. If I apply for a credit card I save 15% and I have a $100 gift card from my discovercard. I have half day on Friday so I am going to go in to my local brooks brothers and get my measurements before I pull the trigger.

    Thanks for all the help! I will provide pics when I get it.
     
  13. langdon20

    langdon20 Active Member

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    my brother wore a navy BB when he got married about a year ago..looked really good
     
  14. Cylon

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    +1 for samuelsohn!

    Depends on your wedding date, but samuelsohn trunk shows are scheduled for the Spring (in the USA and Canada at least)...you can get a MTM fully canvassed suit for around 1k that is of superb quality
     
  15. irgator04

    irgator04 Well-Known Member

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    Brooks brothers is having a trunk show. I have never been to a trunk show. Will I be able to save any money? I read the details on the trunk show and it says save 10% on one special order suit. Is a special order suit going to be more than an off the rack suit? Thanks for the help.
     
  16. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    the trunk show is only for MTM. and yes they are more expensive than off the rack.
     
  17. cbbuff

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    Often at trunk shows MTM suits are the same price as OTR, sometimes less.
     
  18. irgator04

    irgator04 Well-Known Member

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    I guess it won't hurt to go check it out.
     
  19. irgator04

    irgator04 Well-Known Member

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    I did double check my chest size. I am between 42"-43". I have found that most OTR 44R fit me well.
     
  20. surftb15

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    Guys,
    Here is a wedding question (hate to hijack). My girlfriend is a bridsemaid at this wedding in May. The bridsemaid dress is from David Bridal (yuck), do I need to wear a tie that matches that ugly ass dress? The color of dress is purple.
     

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