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If I was building a suit wardrobe with a navy or black suit and had only $400 to spend...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jake Volmer, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Jake Volmer

    Jake Volmer Active Member

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    Would Jack Victor be a better investment than Banana Republic? Or is neither a good investment? I'd like to have this suit for weddings, interviews and possibly hospital work.

    I am a very slim guy, wearing size 36 with a 38'' chest. It's hard to find something that looks right on me. I know banana republic suits are fused but the cut fits well on me. I just don't know about quality vs Jack Victor. Also is Jack Victor slim/tailored for a more modest silhouette?

    Thanks and sorry if this sounds like a dumb question.....
     
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  2. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    meh at that price, neither is an investment, its a temporary piece only.
     


  3. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Get navy, not black. Where are you located?
     


  4. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    ^ Truth

    Neither will be with you for very long (especially if you've now found your way here).
     


  5. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    I wouldn't call a $400 suit an "investment." At that price, it's either a steal or a quick fix. I don't have experience with either of those brands, but I've heard decent things about BR.

    PS: Get the navy suit. Don't buy black.
     
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  6. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Since it seems there is little difference in quality, I would go with the Banana Republic, since it fits you better. As the others suggested, get navy or charcoal, not black.
     


  7. joeverns

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    Agreed. It is really just something temporary as they probably will not last long with you.
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  8. Jake Volmer

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