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Need Advice on Suits - What brand/label/store to look?

Tambu

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to purchase 2-3 new suits for work. I wear a suit 4 days a week. I'm 31, a lawyer, and want something with a more modern fit - not "slim" but something that fits well. Since I work in a law office, I'm looking for something that's more "classic" than "trendy" if you know what I mean. But just want it to fit well and not be too baggy, etc. I'm 6'0'' and 175 lbs.

My question, is what brand/label/store should I try? I.e., what do you think would work best? I live in Manhattan so the options available are endless.

For price, I'm willing to spend up to $2k per suit, but if given the option, i'd prefer to spend less if the price/quality ratio isn't worth spending that much. $1.5k would be more ideal, but I'm willing to pay for something if it's good quality and will last a long time.

Does anyone have any advice as to where I should go or what brands/stores/labels to look at and try? The suits I have no are mostly from BB (Fitzgerald fit). Although they've done well over the last few years, the fit is not the best and I'm ready to "take a step up" if the option presents itself.

Please let me know if there is any other information I can provide.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

TM79

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Do you need them immediately?

If not, you could look into a couple made-to-measure options such as Kent Wang and WW Chan.

Kent Wang would be on the lower side of your budget - Chan on the higher side of your budget.

And depending on which city you live, other very good made-to-measure options may be available to you.

You could also try the Golden Fleece line from Brooks Brothers which is at the top of your price range per suit.
 

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Thanks, Appreciate the response. I live in Manhattan, so I'm sure there are a lot of good MTM options (which is part of the problem - so many options!).
 

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I am not from NYC and have not been a patron to any of the following vendors. But based on what's posted here and other sites, you might want to look at:

SuitSupply
Michael Andrew Bespoke
Imparali Custom Tailors

I believe all have MTM options and SuitSupply has off-the-rack.
 

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Go to Paul Stuart. They have high quality RTW (much better than Brooks Brothers) and also offer MTM.


If not, you could look into a couple made-to-measure options such as Kent Wang and WW Chan.

WW Chan is formidable and an excellent recommendation, but they do bespoke and not made-to-measure. Hence, they will develop your individual suit pattern from scratch, rather than adjusting a standard pattern. Hence, you will have to do multiple fittings to get a perfect result, which means that you either have to fly to Hong Kong or do the fittings when they are on tour (in the latter case the process will take very long).
 

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I would second the Suitsupply recommendation. The Sienna and La Spalla fits would certainly suit your needs. If nothing else, I'd drop by one of their stores.
 

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Have heard great things about Suitsupply but I'd also look into RLBL. I think it's a modern classic look but nothing I'd call too trendy. They are around $1.5k price point.
 

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Have heard great things about Suitsupply but I'd also look into RLBL. I think it's a modern classic look but nothing I'd call too trendy. They are around $1.5k price point.
RLBL is a great suggestion
(Ralph Lauren Black Label)

check out some of the suits on RL's website
nice stuff
 
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