Need advice on this suit I plan to buy

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  1. Waldrop33

    Waldrop33 New Member

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  2. powerkicker

    powerkicker Senior member

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    Is there any particular reason you want a black suit?
     


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    If you buy one piece of shit, I'll sell you another for $100. Does that sound like a good deal?
     


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    K to Wall St Active Member

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    If you wait for a "buy one get one for $100" sale, then you'll own two suits from MW for $900, or an average of $450 each.

    You can find much better suits than this for $450 or less (suitsupply is one example - but there are others).
     


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    Thanks to everyone. I am now considering the Joseph Abboud half canvassed suit for $495. Would this be a better deal?
     


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    cbbuff Senior member

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    You are getting better, but still not there. You are not getting more responses because there are so many threads on this subject. Use the search function.
     


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    Gauss17 Senior member

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    Cripes.

    Figure out your size and go on Ebay. You can get a very nice, fully canvassed suit for $500 or less there. If you are concerned about measurements, buy one with a return policy.

    Brands you might look at include:
    Hickey Freeman
    Oxxford
    Zegna
    Canali
    Corneliani
    Pal Zileri
    Samuelsohn
    Paul Stuart

    ....the list goes on
     


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    Unless you're an unpopular size you will have a very difficult time finding any of these NWT for the $495 of the half canvas Abboud. If your budget is higher then a couple of those are realistic. It'll be difficult to find some of those under $1000 (Oxxford, Canali, Zegna).
     




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    Under no circumstances should you buy it or any other suit from Men's Wearhouse.
     


  11. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Someone who was seriously considering a black $100 Pronto Uomo suit shouldn't be buying (without trying on first) from eBay or even a more reliable online website. Abboud half-canvassed for $500 - maybe okay. Jos. A. Bank Signature Gold (half-canvassed) might be available for about that, depending on color and size. Fit and other basics should be understood first.
     


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