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hickey suit critique

kinggimp

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hello! wondering if i could get some advice regarding this hickey suit. currently, i only have one suit (black at that! yikes) as my job does not require me to wear a suit. i have a wedding to attend next month and am looking to purchase a fairly good quality gray/charcoal colored suit for under $500. i saw this hickey suit at off saks and would like some advice. i'm assuming that "hickey" is lower quality than "hickey freeman" suits, but i can purchase this suit for about $400. how's the fit and quality? would it be worth it at that price? thanks in advance, gentlemen!







apologies for the quality of photos, only had an iphone on me...
 

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It's a nice suit, the sleeves are a bit sort but it seems to be well fitted to your body elsewhere.
 

Maccimus

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Originally Posted by bowtielover
It's a nice suit, the sleeves are a bit sort but it seems to be well fitted to your body elsewhere.

Sleeves aint short. They are fine.
But you should hem the pant and smile a bit
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Definitely hem the pants, but otherwise, looks like a solid suit. Go for it!
 

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I think the sleeves on the suit are fine, the sleeves on your shirt might be 1/8" too long.

Suit looks nice otherwise. I have no experience with the "Hickey" brand, so I can't comment on quality.
 

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Don't button the bottom button unless it's the only button (aka a one-button suit). I'm not 100% sure but the low-res pics make itl ook like your bottom button is fastened.
 

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Originally Posted by deadly7
Don't button the bottom button unless it's the only button (aka a one-button suit). I'm not 100% sure but the low-res pics make itl ook like your bottom button is fastened.

If you look closely, I think the bottom button is undone, and is actually overlapping the other side. It's fairly remarkable.
 

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It'll need a bit of alteration, but it looks pretty good. hickey was a diffusion line of Hickey Freeman targeted at younger men. Quality isn't amazing, but it's decent, and the cut is pretty good. It's not an amazing bargain at $400, but for what looks like a pretty simple mid to dark grey suit, it's a good investment.
 

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Looks fine. Wear it with a lighter colored shirt though. That look seems a little Bridge and Tunnel.
 

Sanguis Mortuum

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Originally Posted by Maccimus
Sleeves aint short. They are fine.
But you should hem the pant and smile a bit
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+1. It's the shirt sleeves that are long, by a good 1/2" at least.
 

nycstylist

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Looks good. Sleeves are a tad long. Hickey suits are always great quality.
 

kinggimp

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thanks for the inputs fellas!
however, i've read that "hickey freeman" suits are fully canvassed, but does anyone know if "hickey" suits are as well? or half perhaps? i tried the pinch test, but couldn't really tell...
 

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