Looking for a new suit on $500 budget

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  1. jndunn

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    I'm looking to buy a new suit and have around a $500 budget for the suit itself (budget does not include alternations). What are some good brands to explore?
     


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    Search, this is the second similar thread today.
     


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    I have one suit from Suit Supply that I enjoy. Looking for some other options.
     


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    eHaberdasher (an SF affiliate) sells fully canvassed Benjamin Sartorial Collection suits for $525.
     


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    Why not look at pre worn. There are many reputable sellers on eBay. Depending
    on your size you could get 2 canal or. EZ for $500
     


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    Full Canvas only (not Fused) "made to measure" online shops is the best + cheapest route. It's all in the cut and the design, check out their websites for ordering:

    Dragon Inside ($660 made in Bulgaria)
    Knotstandard ($1000)
    Black Lapel ($700)
    Mytailor ($800+)
    Elitesuits.com ($545 real horn + quality lining)

    IF you don't care about your suit being full canvas which is what differentiates a working suit from a once a year wedding suit, then you can order cheaper models from those MTM online shops. Matthewaperry I think is $260 half canvas.

    Benjamin Sartorial ($525 full canvas not MTM) is your best bet for straight pre-made suit that's awesome in all regards but not made to measure to your body.

    If you want premade cheaper but still awesome check the brand new Paul Smith Byard lines in Ebay for $300-350. Either full or half canvas., superior fabric, durable seams, Made in Italy.
     
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    I'm looking for a everyday day for the office. I should avoid the fully canvassed?
     


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    Quote:Haha no, not at all. He meant the exact opposite. Full canvass construction is ideal (and is what costs more).
     


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    Why? You should avoid fused.
     


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    Sounds like fully canvased is the way to go
     


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  15. Simon at Elite

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    If you're not sure about the various type of suit canvas then these two blog posts may be worth a read

    Fused Canvas v Full Canvas

    A Full Canvas Makes a Better Suit

    If you want a more unbiased opinion read any of THESE ARTICLES. They all say basically the same thing

    1. A full canvas makes a better suit
    2. The only reason you would buy an inferior half canvas or fused suit is price


    so my question is if you can buy a fully tailored full canvas suit for the same price, or in many cases cheaper, then why would you buy a fused suit?
     


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