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J. Crew Chino Suit?

Leverandon

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Hey guys,

I'm a bit of a fashion noob and wanted to get you guys' opinion on this J. Crew Chino suit:

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Mens...4959/14959.jsp

I've been considering picking this up before summer. I live in New York and haven't seen a whole lot of suits like this being sported in the city, but I like the look and I have at least one summer outdoor daytime wedding coming up that I think this would be great at. What are your thoughts on chino suits? How about this one from J. Crew in particular?

Thanks!
 

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I thought it was going to be a rumpled suit fresh out of the washer.

For a first suit I wouldn't go cotton.
 

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I like it a lot. I bought something similar from Target for $100 and had it altered. This one looks way better IMO and I wish I had money to buy it because the price isn't too shabby.

For a first suit to wear out and about, I think it's fine. You can wear it as separates much more easily than a traditional wool.
 

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that would be awesome for summer, but yeah like Why said, get something wool.
 

Leverandon

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Its not a first suit. I already own black and charcoal wool suits. It would be a purely summer garment.
 

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Originally Posted by Leverandon
Its not a first suit. I already own black and charcoal wool suits. It would be a purely summer garment.
Try it on then. Let us know how it works.
 

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Looks nice, I'd get it. The weird stitching (?) on the lapels is kind of a turnoff though.
 

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Hmm... this is what I need for the ky derby this year.
 

why

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Originally Posted by drivel
Hmm... this is what I need for the ky derby this year.
Perfect opportunity for seersucker and you're turning it down?!
 

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Originally Posted by why
Perfect opportunity for tweed and you're turning it down?!

I dont like tweed in the spring, for the fall races it would be a perfect opportunity for tweed.
 

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Originally Posted by randallr
I dont like tweed in the spring, for the fall races it would be a perfect opportunity for tweed.

Yeah, had a brain fart. See edit.
 

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Originally Posted by Leverandon
Its not a first suit. I already own black and charcoal wool suits. It would be a purely summer garment.

Black suits are a no-no. Get a Navy suit.

As for a Chino suit, get one at Brooks Brothers. Last season's stock is on sale. You can get a complete cotton chino suit at Brooks Brothers for under $500 and it's much better quality.
 

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Cut over quality any day. Get the suit. For that price, I think it is very reasonable. Don't forget to get it tailored so you look like the model.
 

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My one knock against the jacket (and J Crew jackets for that matter) is that it's a single back...and I know it's classic Americana but I want that double vented action!
 

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