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Jos. A Bank $199 sale. Anything worth it?

otacon

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http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop...ter2=&filter3=

I searched, but didn't come across anything about this sale in particular on the forum. I'll have to look over them in person of course, but I was wondering if anyone was familiar enough to give me advice. None of the suits included in the sale really caught my eye. That first tweed they have listed looks like it might be nice though.
 

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No, avoid that place. They are just going to have another buy 1 suit get 9 free sale next week anyways.
 

Kenneth Cole Haan

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Originally Posted by ChicagoMediaMan-27
No, avoid that place. They are just going to have another buy 1 suit get 9 free sale next week anyways.

Oh Gawd, I hate to start this again on the forum, newb gets schooled by stylefreaks, but what is wrong with jos bank? Something about it smells like higher-class "gap" to me, but is it really that bad? I dont get it.
 

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cheap stuff. YOu can find much better on the for sale forum here for just a little more. Personally, Id save my money.
 

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Ok then is Brooks Brothers considered a step above Jos A Bank, or is BB full-on considered STYLE?

I ask because somehow I hear BB and Jos Bank in the same sentences around here. Are they both American-slob retailers?
 

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Originally Posted by Butter
Styleforum is not friendly to folks with <$200 budget.

id go buy a suit at Express before Id buy at Jos A Bank. Fit and quality are both shit...at least express will give ya a semi-decent fit without making you look like a congressman.
 

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Originally Posted by DerekS
id go buy a suit at Express before Id buy at Jos A Bank. Fit and quality are both shit...at least express will give ya a semi-decent fit without making you look like a congressman.

Yea but would you get an additional 9 free suits?

 

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Originally Posted by sassyfras
Ok then is Brooks Brothers considered a step above Jos A Bank, or is BB full-on considered STYLE?

I ask because somehow I hear BB and Jos Bank in the same sentences around here. Are they both American-slob retailers?


Brooks Brothers is several steps above Jos. A. Banks in quality and eminently more tasteful.
 

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Originally Posted by Butter
Yea but would you get an additional 9 free suits?



hahaha. true. but Id rather have 1 suit that fits decent than even 1000 suits that fit like their off the racks do.
 

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Originally Posted by DerekS
hahaha. true. but Id rather have 1 suit that fits decent than even 1000 suits that fit like their off the racks do.

You don't know what body shape the person has. Jos Banks suit could fit certain people very nicely.

Just not slimmer/athletic guys.
 

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I love how these threads bring out such nastiness - everyone in the pool to prove your sartorial superiority!!! Their suits are probably worth about what you would pay for them when running their best sale of the year, which runs about 40% of the time. Full retail is a marketing scheme and a farce at this company.

That said, a savvy shopper can find a much better product at this price point which will include nicer fabrics, possibly a better cut and workmanship, and will not be fused as the Bank product will be. Unless you have an urgent need for a specific item and a very limited budget I would recommend spending more and/or looking for great deals on nicer goods. Otherwise, their products will not make you spontaneously combust as beleived on these forums.
 

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Originally Posted by Henry Boogers
Otherwise, their products will not make you spontaneously combust as beleived on these forums.

I disagree...I knew this guy......hahahahahaha
 

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