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Is a polyester/rayon suit a bad idea?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bsinge50, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    To OP - consider used. Hit a goodwill store for 100% wool suit. If you find one that fits then have it cleaned in time for your interview.

    Avoid the polyester suit unless you have no other option.
     
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    Slyh, on his first post on SF bumps a 2 year old thread, and the ever-helpful others forgot to check the dates [​IMG]
     
  3. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    I have a 3 piece polyester suit I bought before I knew better. Its a great beater suit to wear downtown. I had it tailored, and it's good to have a suit I don't have to worry about. I spent maybe $100 total on it.
     
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  5. mattyb123

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    i thought this was a 'STYLE' forum..who the hell was asking about buying a suit from TARGET??? was it next to the diapers or the lamps? if there are no stores near you go online and get a used quality suit...an ERMEN ZEGNA, CORNeliani, brooks bros, JOS A BANK (gold/platinum only) or isaia, or oxxford.. if its anything other than wool or wool/cashmere, dont buy it.
     
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    You just bumped a thread from 2009. Good work.
     
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    Welcome to SF mattyb. We look forward to your posts. cAPS lOCK?
     
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    :lol:
     
  9. Todd Victorson

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    I understand you may not be at a point where you can afford a hart schaffner marx or Brioni suit, BUT, you don't want to show up for an interview in a cheap poly/rayon suit. They don't breathe, you will be uncomfortable, and you want to put your best foot forward especially in an interview.

    You should be able to find wool or wool blend suits at somewhere like JCP, or Kohl's, for example. In clothing, as most things in life, you get what you pay for.

    The ultimate fabric combo is silk/wool/linen. It looks, and feels expensive. It will also not wrinkle very much and keep you cool and comfortable even when the weather is warm.

    Synthetic materials like poly/rayon don't breathe so they trap heat and sweat in. That is why they are so cheap is because they are so cheap to make.

    And stay away from 100% linen- while it does breathe and is lightweight, it wrinkles very easily. If that doesn't bother you, then certainly a 100% linen jacket would be better than some poly/rayon blend.

    Another good bet would be Nordstrom's half yearly sale in June/July when they have really nice sport coats like Hart Schaffner and Peter Millar for great prices.

    Hope this helps!
     
  10. Todd Victorson

    Todd Victorson New Member

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    If you are only going to wear it a couple of times, it's ok. Poly/Rayon looks ok on the surface, but they don't breathe. In life you get what you pay for, and that is definitely true with suits/sport coats.

    if you look online or elsewhere, you will see nice looking suits/sport coats very cheap that are made with synthetics like polyester/rayon. I've fallen into that trap myself, and anytime I purchased a poly/rayon it just sits in my closet.

    You want wool or silk and wool for example. They breathe, are durable, and you will feel like a million bucks wearing it. Also, you can wear them in warmer weather with minimal discomfort.

    As some of the other people responded, you DON'T want to wear anything shiny, especially on a job interview.

    If you see a sport coat or suit advertised at a very cheap price, you can assume it was very cheap to make and will look cheap on you.
     

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