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Hi, it's been a while.

I am looking for a suit, maybe 3-5K but I want it to stand out a little - only a little. I know TOM FORD suits have those iconic lapels but cheaper suits also have those or you can get a tailor to make you an imitation.

For example, the Rolex Jubilee bracelet is functional aesthetics - you know it's a rolex, or suspect it is, just by the bracelet. So clearly other men, not just me, like or at least aren't against subtle telltale signs. However, is there a suit that's similar without actual logos or branding.
 

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Many bespoke tailors have a distinct house style. But only people who are into tailoring would pick up on the subtleties.
 

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Hi, it's been a while.

I am looking for a suit, maybe 3-5K but I want it to stand out a little - only a little. I know TOM FORD suits have those iconic lapels but cheaper suits also have those or you can get a tailor to make you an imitation.

For example, the Rolex Jubilee bracelet is functional aesthetics - you know it's a rolex, or suspect it is, just by the bracelet. So clearly other men, not just me, like or at least aren't against subtle telltale signs. However, is there a suit that's similar without actual logos or branding.

By "stand out" it sounds like you are thinking that you want some (I am guessing 'successful', by some metric) people to be able to recognize the maker of your suit without obvious branding.

This is tough - by and large, the people who can do this are menswear nerds who pay close attention to subtle details. The average investment banker, Silicon Valley venture capitalist, or other conventionally "successful" person is not really going to notice these things. Also, there are plenty of people who don't look great in [name your maker] suits, since everyone's body is different.

My advice is to focus on determining the suit silhouettes that flatter your build. The best way to 'stand out' in a suit is by looking great in it.
 

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By "stand out" it sounds like you are thinking that you want some (I am guessing 'successful', by some metric) people to be able to recognize the maker of your suit without obvious branding.

This is tough - by and large, the people who can do this are menswear nerds who pay close attention to subtle details. The average investment banker, Silicon Valley venture capitalist, or other conventionally "successful" person is not really going to notice these things. Also, there are plenty of people who don't look great in [name your maker] suits, since everyone's body is different.

My advice is to focus on determining the suit silhouettes that flatter your build. The best way to 'stand out' in a suit is by looking great in it.
That’s excellent advice
 

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Dunno, maybe Isaia with their red Coral lapel pin ?

Phillip

By "stand out" it sounds like you are thinking that you want some (I am guessing 'successful', by some metric) people to be able to recognize the maker of your suit without obvious branding.

This is tough - by and large, the people who can do this are menswear nerds who pay close attention to subtle details. The average investment banker, Silicon Valley venture capitalist, or other conventionally "successful" person is not really going to notice these things. Also, there are plenty of people who don't look great in [name your maker] suits, since everyone's body is different.

My advice is to focus on determining the suit silhouettes that flatter your build. The best way to 'stand out' in a suit is by looking great in it.

I linked an article looking at the various tailors.

Am I the only one who likes these subtle telltale signs, such as Rolex’s jubilee bracelet - which is a functional aesthetic feature…?
 

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Am I the only one who likes these subtle telltale signs, such as Rolex’s jubilee bracelet - which is a functional aesthetic feature…?

There is a reason why high-end watch brands like Rolex are so successful. You’re not alone. It’s just a lot harder to have such distinctive branding elements on suits. You could maybe pull something like this off with Loro Piana or Brunello Cucunelli outfits since the ‘understated luxury’ look is popular now.

Besides watches, eyewear and footwear are other ways for you to signify status.
 

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Am I the only one who likes these subtle telltale signs, such as Rolex’s jubilee bracelet - which is a functional aesthetic feature…?
I enjoy subtle styling details, but not for signalling wealth or taste. It's just because I enjoy clothing as a form of self expression.

There is a reason why high-end watch brands like Rolex are so successful.
Restricted stock, wealth signalling, and FOMO.
 

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I enjoy subtle styling details, but not for signalling wealth or taste. It's just because I enjoy clothing as a form of self expression.


Restricted stock, wealth signalling, and FOMO.

So you wouldn’t go for a jubilee bracelet?

Although it’s functional aesthetics, it’s not immediately necessary even thought the design might be a slight improvement functionally..
 

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