Ralph Lauren Black Label Anthony Suit

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  1. krishnan99

    krishnan99 New Member

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    I purchased one of these suits (navy blue color) from the flagship store in Manhattan. I wore it to an important business event, which was followed by cocktails and dinner. Never before have I received so many compliments on how sharp I looked. The funny thing is that I paired it with a simple white shirt, a skinny solid navy tie and boring shoes. Such a simple outfit got so many people to compliment me. I turned a lot heads that night...stangers and friends alike.

    My question: what suit from what designer can I buy next that will invoke the same response? I know this is a hugely open ended question, but I thought you gurus would have some insights.

    Thanks!
     


  2. Rolex Luthor

    Rolex Luthor Senior member

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    It isn't about the designer or the make, it's about wearing well-fitting, well-made clothing and wearing them properly.

    Maybe you just dress badly the rest of the time, and people at the important business event were pleasantly surprised that you showed up properly attired. Your description of the shirt you were wearing as "simple" and the shoes as "boring" leads me to suspect this might be the case.
     


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    krishnan99 New Member

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    Rolex Luthor,

    You should hone your reading comprehension and logic skills a bit. How would strangers notice the difference from previous outfits if they are strangers (someone I met/saw for the first time).
     


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    TheWraith Senior member

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    You said strangers and friends alike in your initial post. I'm sure that was what Rolex was referring to.

    Perhaps you need to work on your memory skills... ;)
     


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    othertravel Senior member

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    Welcome to SF, krishnan.

    To echo the point above, a well fitting suit will get you compliments regardless of brand.

    I get compliments on my Hugo Boss suits because they fit well. Same with Isaia, Zegna, Canali, Samuelsohn, etc...

    That being said, the brands I mentioned above (including RLBL) generally use good fabrics, so that's important too.
     


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    My point was that if I was normally badly dressed, only people who saw me that way earlier would have commented/ noticed the RLBL suit. Strangers would not have seen my previous attire, and would have no comparison and no reason to be pleasantly surprised.

    I think it was the RLBL suit, and not how people saw me dressed earlier (which wasn't Walmart or Sears attire, hard as that may be to believe).
     
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    Thanks othertravel for the useful advice. I will look into those brands you mentioned!
     


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    cgo Senior member

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    I would echo that it is the fitting that really makes the difference rather than the brand itself. No RTW suit can fit you perfectly because they are not made for you (and your body is never going to be exactly the same as the model they make the pattern from). Best you can do with RTW suits is to find one brand that is as close as possible to your body. For me, this happens to be RLBL (ralph lauren black label) and it appears to be the same for you as well.

    While 90% of my suit collection is made of RLBL, I have noticed some "ill-fitting" on my RLBL (which I did not notice before) recently after someone pointed the ill-fittings to me. My point is, you are at the start of your journey to learn about proper suit fitting and it takes time (having someone/friend who knows proper fit can help speed up the process).

    Enjoy your RLBL suit
     


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    Rolex Luthor Senior member

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    I'd say you missed my point entirely, and managed to confirm it at the same time.

    My point was: You consider "poorly dressed" to be Walmart or Sears attire. I consider "poorly dressed" to be the opposite of whatever you think simple shirts and boring shoes are. But I'm glad you got some positive reinforcement on wearing the RLBL suit. You have my sincere wish for good fortune with it.
     


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