1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Hey guys, would really appreciate some help with suit selection !!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Hot_Sauce, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Hot_Sauce

    Hot_Sauce Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Hey guys, I am fairly new here, I was searching for suit suggestions and I stumbled upon this forum [​IMG]

    I have an occasion coming up, its a engagement ceremony, and a very huge sparkling one, with lots and lots of people and some big personalities coming over. Now I don't want to sound like a cocky person or anything, but I want to look the best on that occasion. I have never been a suit person and never had any $ and I was always the wal-mart suit wearing guy at any type of occasion until I recently landed a nice job. I feel like spending on myself because now I finally can. Can you suggest me a good suit ?

    I have found two suits that I like very much, but I seriously don't know if they are the IN thing or not. One is plain and one is striped.

    http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...376&pid=664188

    http://www.menswearhouse.com/webapp/...51?cm_vc=40159

    Which one do you think is better and more IN ?? and would make me shine lol

    Any other suggestions are welcome.
     
  2. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

    Messages:
    3,919
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Location:
    Filthydelphia
    I have found two suits that I like very much, but I seriously don't know if they are the IN thing or not. One is plain and one is striped. http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...376&pid=664188 http://www.menswearhouse.com/webapp/...51?cm_vc=40159 Which one do you think is better and more IN ?? and would make me shine lol Any other suggestions are welcome.
    Neither. While they might look good, both are garbage. This, in solid charcoal or navy is a much beter option. After you've had this properly tailored, then, pick a nice shirt/time combo to "shine." A plain grey or navy is a great base for unique shirts and ties. You will stand out because your suit will actually fit you.
     
  3. Hot_Sauce

    Hot_Sauce Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Can I ask exactly why they are garbage ? I like the one you recommended
     
  4. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,284
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Location:
    New York
    Yes, I'll agree with the poster who said no. I work at Banana, get a huge discount, and won't buy the suits now. They're of questionable quality, and you'll be able to get a much better deal elsewhere.

    The Brooks suit is a great recommendation as they fit most people pretty well. The Kenneth Cole is absolutely shapeless, the wool quality is terrible at best, and it looks as if it will fall apart within 6 months. What is your budget?
     
  5. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

    Messages:
    3,902
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2002
    Location:
    Northern VA, USA
    wow, that is a good price for a fitzgerald BB suit! hope the original poster considers a nice navy or solid gray suit, definitely the way to go. navy might be best, since you can split it into a blazer to wear with odd trousers or jeans and a crisp white open collar shirt, as well. perhaps you can try on the suits at the BB store, to get the best size for you-- go down two sizes from what you think you might be, and work up to the size that looks sharpest on you and feels comfortable.


    Neither. While they might look good, both are garbage.

    This, in solid charcoal or navy is a much beter option.

    After you've had this properly tailored, then, pick a nice shirt/time combo to "shine." A plain grey or navy is a great base for unique shirts and ties.

    You will stand out because your suit will actually fit you.
     
  6. Mike147

    Mike147 Senior member

    Messages:
    232
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Location:
    East Coast
  7. Hot_Sauce

    Hot_Sauce Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
  8. B|aze

    B|aze Senior member

    Messages:
    341
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Location:
    Denmark
  9. Hot_Sauce

    Hot_Sauce Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Do you even read the feedback?! [​IMG]
    yeah I do, the only reason I am a bit more leaned towards BR is because I have a gift card. But it doesn't mean I necessarily have to buy it from BR, I can use it some other time too. I am very much inclined towards the BB suit the poster 2 posts above posted, but I am kind of confused
     
  10. Mike147

    Mike147 Senior member

    Messages:
    232
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Location:
    East Coast
    If you want something that will last you for many years and look very 'Adult' - get a Brooks Brothers Suit. At $475 for Banana, you are getting ripped off. You will own it / wear it for 2 years MAX.

    The two BB 1818 Regent suits I posted above, it they have your size, will provide a very good value with a more modern style that basic BB suits. The trousers are flat front and the jacket has a more narrow lapel.

    Use the Banana gift card to buy some casual clothing - their suits are not good quality. If you were paying $100 on-sale, I'd say go for it - but anything more, I think you're wasting your money
     
  11. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,284
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Location:
    New York
    Use the gift card online, specifically at Piperlime.

    What size are you? How much is your gift card for? When do you need the suit? If you're dead set on getting Banana, wait until mid January, as each Wednesday in January, one full price item will be 40% off. Get the jacket and pants one week apart.

    Furthermore, you should be looking at grey or navy and not black.
     
  12. Hot_Sauce

    Hot_Sauce Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    I am 40L. its for $100. I need the suit in the first week of February. Why grey or navy and not black ? Is that the latest trend ?
     
  13. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,284
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Location:
    New York
    You can see this further elaborated on in many of the other threads, but to give a snipet: black is really only suited for evening and more formal events. Grey and navy are best for business and daily events of the like.
     
  14. x26

    x26 Senior member

    Messages:
    637
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Like the other posters said" Get the Brooks Brothers-that fits best-Anf look Stunning:.
    The choice is yours; Don't disappoint... [​IMG]
     
  15. Hot_Sauce

    Hot_Sauce Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Also which is better, slacks with or without pleats ?
     
  16. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

    Messages:
    18,044
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Location:
    Central Booking
    I am 40L. its for $100. I need the suit in the first week of February. Why grey or navy and not black ? Is that the latest trend ?

    Agree with the other post, go with navy or deep grey! Many more options and black is more suited to formal events! I have roughly 15 suits and not 1 black one!
     
  17. Hot_Sauce

    Hot_Sauce Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Neither. While they might look good, both are garbage. This, in solid charcoal or navy is a much beter option. After you've had this properly tailored, then, pick a nice shirt/time combo to "shine." A plain grey or navy is a great base for unique shirts and ties. You will stand out because your suit will actually fit you.
    Alright guys, I finally decided that I am going to buy this suit ^ [​IMG] So which color should I go for ? The event is going to be pretty formal with lots of hotshots. Also, my chest is almost 39 inches(naked) so I know im a size 40. But my arms are almost 26 inches and my waist is almost 32 inches(naked) and my height is 6'2 with a slim build. So should I go for a size go for a size 39R/39L or40R/40L ? I know I should go one and try it out, but I cannot at the moment, so I would like some suggestions. EDIT : If I am buying a suit from Brooks Brothers (online) and I go for a size 39 or 40, how do I figure out the waist size of the pants with it ?!?!?
     
  18. Hot_Sauce

    Hot_Sauce Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Also whats the latest trend on hemmings ? The options I got are cuffed upto 33 inches, uncuffed or unfinished. Which one should I choose ?
     
  19. kortex

    kortex Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    77
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    You guys don't like the grey with stripe? I like the way it looks.
     
  20. Hot_Sauce

    Hot_Sauce Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by