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Macy's Suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jwhatti, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Jwhatti

    Jwhatti Member

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    So I have roughly $300 in gift cards to Macy's and I need a new suit. I only wear a suit about 1-2 times a month for work.

    What are some of the better suits that they carry? How are Alfani, Tommy Hillfiger, Talia?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Well-Known Member

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    I would wait for Hart, Shaffner & Marx to go on sale.
     
  3. coolarrow

    coolarrow Well-Known Member

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    I've tried on Tasso Elbe suits at the store and they fit great. Haven't bought so unsure about durability. Materials and fit and finish seem good.
     
  4. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    I had a Macy's Alfani suit for a number of years. I bought it early in 2000 for about $380, as I recall. It seemed like a pretty fair value.

    Frankly, though, these days if I had a $300 gift card for Macy's I would spend it on something other than a suit.
     
  5. HotWheelsW

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    JLibourel,
    what would you spend it on at Macy's?
    Just wondering
     
  6. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    Macy's stores vary a lot in regards to inventory, depending on location. In the South Coast Plaza Macy's men's store, I am sure there are plenty of items I could expend $300 on. They sometimes have A-Es at good prices. Their pocket squares are excellent values (not that I would blow all $300 on squares). Maybe some dress slacks, maybe some casual duds, maybe some grooming supplies--I'd really have to look hard before giving an intelligent answer.
     
  7. Pawz

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    If I were asked this, I'd buy cheap, necessary, disposable things I normally resent buying but know that I need - stay-dry polo shirts, for example: underwear, socks, cologne - that sort of thing.
     
  8. Jwhatti

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    So, even if you needed a suit and had $300 in gift cards, you still wouldn't get from Macy's?

    I'm kinda leaning that way too. But I kinda feel like I'm wasting money. I live in a 'burb of Chicago and the custom suit shops in the city have Groupons/Gilt City deals semi-often that I would like, but they are still $600. Or I can opt for SuitSupply at $500 (they have a store here in Chicago)
     
  9. red81

    red81 Well-Known Member

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    Go to Suit Supply, I got my suit there. I spent about 480 i think with the alterations, and the suit came out better than anything i could've gotten at macy's in that price range.

    I'd blow the gift cards on cologne if you're into that, or the "good" Ralph Lauren there, like a sweater or something.

    Also, keep an eye out for coupons at macy's, they often have sales. I buy work jeans there every now and then, as they have an ok Levi's selection, and i don't need to be stylin at work.
     
  10. Jwhatti

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    You'd go to SuitSupply over a "custom" suit that's a little over $100 more?

    Currently, Sebastien Grey http://sebastiengrey.com/ is having a sale on Gilt City. I can get a super 120s for $600.

    Thanks for helping with my perpetual state of indecision.
     
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    Any "custom" suit that costs $500 is garbage. Especially some place that is running Groupons.

    Seriously, there is no shortage of total disasters that come out of cheap MTM. Go read the Indochino thread for examples.

    Take your money and buy something off the rack. At least you know what you are getting.
     
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  12. Jwhatti

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    Well the "custom" suit is (supposedly) usually $1200. And the deal is through Gilt City, not Groupon (not sure if that makes a difference or not)
    But I get your point - if they were worth their salt, they wouldn't need to discount the product.

    Thanks again!
     
  13. Veremund

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    I'm guessing you're in your 20s? A suit which you need once or twice a month for work and the occasional shindig will be getable at Macy's. Do you have any suits at all now? I'm guessing some more, but you'll probably be best served with a simple, plain navy blue suit, or a charcoal grey suit. As long as the suit is pure wool, no polyester, then you'll do fine getting one off the rack (OTR). Just make sure it fits you perfectly at the shoulders. Then bring it to a trailer and have the sleeves shortened and slimmed, have the waist nipped in a bit, and have the trouser legs slimmed and shortened as well. Having a $300 suit that fits like a glove is better than dropping a grand on a suit that fits like crap.
     
  14. Thanks SF (a new me)

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    I used to be a loyal Marshall Fields customer so No. I've never been to an East Coast Macy's so I don't know what they carry, but even since they took over MF's, I don't recall ever buying anything in-store for myself (exception of 2-3 online non-clothing items) . Nothing compared to the quality of items old MF use to carry. Oh wait, I still buy Frango candies once in awhile...
     
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  15. New Shoes1

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    Go to Suit Supply. It's a big step up in quality from Macy's suits for only an additional $100 - $200.
     
  16. Jwhatti

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    I'm in my 30s. But work in advertising, so not much dressing up (except for client meetings) and never for "shindigs". I do have some suits, but all from either Macy's (Calvin Klien, DKNY) or Nordstrom Rack (Hugo Boss) and one Ludlow from J. Crew.

    All except the J. Crew are a few years old, more of the boxy style.

    I think y'all have convinced me. I'm going to try to "sell" my gift cards to my wife and then go to Suit Supply.
     
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