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Opinion on suit, shirt, shoe brands please


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Jan 22, 2011
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Hi all...this is my first post. I'd be interested in your opinions on quality suit, shirt, and shoe brands. I'm located in Connecticut, so my options have been limited to a few specialty clothing stores and then the big name department stores. I travel to New York fairly often, but haven't done much shopping there. Here is a quick description of what is in my closet. I like everything, but am looking to expand my horizons.

- Samuelsohn - love the suit, a little too much rise in the pants for my taste but that could just be the fit
- Coppley - MTM with one of their "newer" cuts, just got it and am pleased
- Hugo Boss: Hugo Red Label - I've read the reviews here and realize they don't get much love here. Got them on sale and they fit like a glove. Just had to have the jacket brought in at the waste. Perhaps this gives you an idea of the fit I like.
- Hugo Boss: Black & Selection - accumulated a handful of these over the years
- Indochino - tried this once, not that impressed, get what you pay for

- Eton - slim fit shirt just needs to be tapered a bit, these have been my go to shirt lately
- Thomas Pink - slim fit had to be tapered, like the shirts, but I think Eton has the edge
- Turnbull & Asser - don't have any yet, but am looking forward to getting fitted in NYC

- Magnanni - I've been addicted to these lately, love the styles

I'd prefer to stick to the $1,200 to $1,500 range on suits, around $200 on the shirts, and $300 to $500 on the shoes. Would be interested in any opinions. Thanks is advance for your suggestions.

P.S. anyone have success picking up quality suits on eBay. Saw a Tom Ford I was interested in, but have no clue how to tell if it is authentic or a knock off.

Thanks again


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Jan 28, 2009
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For your budget, you can do much better than all the suits you mention: Canali, Corneliani on the highstreet or even Kiton, Attolini, Borrelli etc on the B&S of this forum.
T&A is my choice for shirts, generally considered best in your pricerange.
For your budget, I'd look at C&J shoes, or maybe Church's

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