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Opinion on a men's suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by blue123, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. blue123

    blue123 Well-Known Member

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    I just recently purchased this blue plaid suit from Joseph Abboud.

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/joseph-...-suit/3190583?origin=category&resultback=4341

    I was actually looking for a slim fit suit. I am a thin set individual who wears a 40R. The classic suits tend to hang on me. However the Joseph Abboud in 38 Reg fits quite well. I haven't altered the suit yet. I am thinking of returning it mainly because I seem to be having trouble matching shirts that would go with that suit. I was wondering if I could pick up a blue or navy slim solid suit for that price instead like the one shown in line below.

    http://www.gq.com/images/style/2012/01/ewan-mcgregor/ewan-mcgregor-02.jpg

    I need it for two weddings coming up. One of them will be down in Puerto Rico in April.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
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  2. guymac12

    guymac12 Senior member

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    I would go with Ewan's look.
     


  3. blue123

    blue123 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know where I can get ewan's suit for less than $1,000?
     


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    jamesny Senior member

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    You can have it replicated with bespoke.
     


  5. blue123

    blue123 Well-Known Member

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    Won't that run me way over a 1000?
     


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  7. blue123

    blue123 Well-Known Member

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    OK so I have found another navy suit in my price range. I was hoping to find one in a lighter shade of blue, but it is becoming difficult and still keep in my price range. I also a have gift certificate to Nordstrom, thats why I would like to select from their options.

    Between the two which should I go for? Both fit me well too....

    Hugo Boss
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/boss-bl...-suit/3080085?origin=category&resultback=4293\

    or Joseph Abboud?

    http://www.google.com/imgres?q=jose...5&tbnw=101&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0
     


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    blue123 Well-Known Member

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  9. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    Why are you limiting your options to those with a pretty good budget? If you stick around long enough here you'll learn to get something much nicer for the same price, if not cheaper.

    Just a very quick example: here is a 40R Ralph Lauren Black Label, which are slim, closer to a 38/39 and are much nicer than the ones you've shown... and cheaper. It has a subtle pinstripe and it's nice. The seller is actually a member here, angelicboris, so you could talk to him. Not only is it cheaper, it's nicer, made in italy, will be cut more like you like and will look nicer.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Ralph-L...867810?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item4161c050e2

    FYI: you're looking at paying $800 for a suit at retail price that a lot of us on here wouldn't even pay $100 for. You could either take my and others' words on what I've said, you could stick around and learn why and what's better, or you could simply pick either of the two. It's up to you, but it looks like you've taken the step to at least ask here so I'm assuming you're looking for some advice.
     
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  10. blue123

    blue123 Well-Known Member

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    Mainly because I have a gift card and Nordstrom so I am limited to their options. But if you have any suggestions of something worth while that is at same price if not better than I am open to input. I would like a navy or blue suit though. I already have a grey, but my original navy is over 10 years old and falling apart.
     


  11. blue123

    blue123 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, thats exactly the input I was looking for. I am not very big on formal wear/suits so any help would be appreciated.
     


  12. Superfluous

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    What kind of suggestion is this? What's there to even replicate? :facepalm:
     


  13. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    Most importantly, you need to learn what size you really are. A lot of people think they're a bigger size than they really are. You mentioned 38/40. If you want our help determining your size, you can do the following:

    Measure your chest
    Take a picture of you in a jacket/suit you own
    Tell us the size and the make of the jacket in the picture
    Measure the jacket's chest, shoulder, length, etc.

    All four of those together would be very helpful. However, a chest measurement goes a long way.
     
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  14. blue123

    blue123 Well-Known Member

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    Yup I measured my chest and a tailor recently. I fit perfectly into a 39 Long or a 40 Regular.
     


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    height and weight? What was your actual chest measurement?
     


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