Looking for a decent, inexpensive slim suit, any suggestions?

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  1. Swagged

    Swagged Well-Known Member

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    H&M? Zara? Bar III? Alfani Red? preferably a wool suit... I'm 5'8, 125Lbs. Suit will we worn 4-5 days a week for work. My budget is $300 or less.
     
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  2. tommygoodkin

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    Suitsupply. All the brands you listed are going to feel like a waste of money after you do a little more research.
     


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    tommygoodkin Well-Known Member

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    If you don't intend on wearing it more than a few times, I'd pick H&M out of the choices you listed.
     
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    cadmonkey Senior member

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    Need more info for a proper suggestion e.g. budget, body type, how seldom /often you're planning to use ect.
     


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    tommygoodkin Well-Known Member

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    He made it very clear he's looking for an inexpensive and slim suit.
     


  6. Swagged

    Swagged Well-Known Member

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    Ok, why H&M out of all the choices? I actually plan on wearing the suit 4-5 each week for work. I'll check out suitsupply as well...
     
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    tommygoodkin Well-Known Member

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    If you're wearing the suit 4-5 times a week (which I don't recommend) then Suitsupply at the very least. H&M because the price-to-performance ratio is the best. You can find 100% wool suits cheaper there than 40% polyester blends at Zara.
     


  8. Swagged

    Swagged Well-Known Member

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    Understandable.
     


  9. AdamWill

    AdamWill Senior member

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    Zara's stuff is basically priced to go on sale. If you wait for the sales you can get a reasonable price/quality trade-off there. There's just about no excuse for paying their full prices, ever. (Zara makes rather more of their stuff in countries with at least some semblance of labour laws, too, if that's important to you; just about everything in H&M seems to be made in Bangladesh, India, China or somewhere similarly worrisome, in my experience).

    Still, as at every price point, fit is the most important thing. If it doesn't fit you it'll look crap. Zara's cuts do tend to fit small and slim people. Topman could be an option if you have one in your area. (Is Topman a thing in the US?)

    You might also want to check for sales in department stores, and check Ross/Marshalls/TJ Maxx if you have those around. It's a complete crap shoot but sometimes you luck out there. And again the main main main main thing is, does it fit you and do you feel comfortable in it.
     


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    tommygoodkin Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the part about discount stores.
     


  11. Swagged

    Swagged Well-Known Member

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    What about Macy's?
     


  12. tommygoodkin

    tommygoodkin Well-Known Member

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    I'd stay away
     


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    Jmm722 Senior member

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    It's unlikely you'll find a cheap suit that can withstand wear 4-5 days a week. Your pants will wear out fast
     


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    JCP is always having sales you can get two suits and a few shirts for around $300. Or go Ebay.
     


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