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So I got a Hugo Boss suit at Nordstrom today... Did I make a good purchase?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cruxisfalcon, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. cruxisfalcon

    cruxisfalcon Well-Known Member

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    Here's the suit:

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/boss-bl...l-suit/3023542?origin=category&resultback=545

    I had a $150 gift card so it ended up costing me about $400 with tax and everything. I know Hugo Boss doesn't get a lot of love around here because it's fused and whatnot, but for less than $500 idk if it's possible to find anything that's fully canvassed. It fits me really well and the fabric is nice and soft to the touch. What do you guys think?
     
  2. anginaprinzmetal

    anginaprinzmetal Senior member

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    may be a little expensive and like you said fused, but if it fits and you like it who cares? :satisfied:
     
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  3. Exin

    Exin Well-Known Member

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    Lapels too slim for my taste, jacket's probably a glue job.
     
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    as you probably were able to derive from the above posts, a quality fully canvassed suit will cost you not just more than USD 500, but several times that amount, depending on what sort of deals you've found.

    i think the hugo boss is quite alright, actually, particularly if you're on the slimmer side. i've never bought a suit in the US because i was never able to find affordable (for me) suits with slimmer cuts and higher drops. you won't find much love for narrow lapels in general on this board, i believe, but i like them them for the right body types and occassions.
     
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    If it fits you and you like it, then :slayer:
     
  9. facet

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    I just purchased a Benjamin suit from ehaberdasher; it was $495, is fully canvassed and his suits generally gets positive reviews on here. However, if you like your suit and it fits you well, then I say "Enjoy".
     
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    Who cares if its fully canvassed? Obviously it wouldn't be. Personally, I like most Boss suits. Its still going to last you a couple of years. I have friends who have maintained their Boss suits for well over five years, including my father. Do you like how it looks and fits? If you do, then that's all that matters, unless you're somebody who isn't going to buy a ton of suits over your lifetime and will need this 400 dollars to last your a good 10 years. Then, I would suggest Benjamin Sartorial, for about the same price and fully canvassed. But a very different fit. Again, I personally dig Boss suits, but I get why they don't get a lot of love. I wouldn't buy one as a first suit, maybe a 4th or 5th.
     
  12. jrd617

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    I care because the fusing will inevitably dissolve with dry cleaning. Then you're left with a suit that looks messed up.
     
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    I think lots of people here will say "meh, fused", "meh, cheap" etc. But obviously not everyone can spend a huge amount on clothes, and may have different priorities.

    I've got a couple of Hugo Boss suits and I like them. They fit me quite well OTR, and I use them as work suits. I'm under no illusion that they are great suits (as I bought them since visiting starting to visit here), but I think they are fine as normal "I understand it's not going to last forever" suits. At least until I work my way up to the MTM->Bespoke ladder.
     
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    This.

    The difference between the real world and SF.
     
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    Personally, I think the suit is great for $400. If the suit fits right and looks good on you, then a $400 Hugo Boss from Norstrom's is a deal. Spending $300 - $400 for a brand new 100% wool suit is considered cheap, regardless of the brand.....and I don't think members here think Hugo Boss is horrible, just generally overpriced (normally $795 and up) for what you are actually getting....which is a pretty good, but not fantastic suit that happens to be a name brand, which is the premium that is added to the price tag.
     
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  16. JubeiSpiegel

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    U will notice the general disdain by the lack of comments from long time members. Personally, I know it cost u $400, but technically it was a $525 purchase. To much, I have seen them at Macys for $300 and change near clearance time. I own a pair myself, and while I do aspire for better quality in the future, $300 and change was a fair price in the meantime. I do like the cut of the suits though, so enjoy regardless.
     
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    I've got a Boss Suit it was my second suit and it only cost £180 with all the tailoring, I like the fit, the feel of the jacket is lovely and I just love the suit. I've had it for a year worn it every other day for 6th form and its still going strong. If you like it why not!

    Cheers Nick
     
  18. Agatha Crusty

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    It's a good suit with a nice shape which won't fall apart, but won't last forever - and that's okay considering the price. It's only a pity the trousers are unlined since this adds to how quickly they suffer wear and tear from sitting etc. You've bought it now, so make the most of it and look good!

    It's not worth listening to opinions from people who profess only to wear Huntsman and nothing less than fully canvassed, this is for rich people and dreamers. It's obviously a pity that most people never get to wear a bespoke suit as their first suit, which would end the aversion a lot of men have for uncomfortable. ill-fitting suits, but it's just not going to happen. We're all going to go through some sort of learning curve, including less than ideal purchases.

    The first rule-of-thumb should be: forget 'brand' and consider 'fit and fabric' at the right price for your pocket.
     
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    All that really matters when you are buying suits in the $400 range is how it looks on you, as other posters have said. If the cut is flattering, and the different aspects of the suit complement your body type, then you have made a good purchase. On the flip side, if it does not... well, others have spent much more money to have an ill-fitting, hand-made suit, so at least take solace in that.
     
  20. othertravel

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    Construction isn't the best, but they use good fabrics.

    Also, mention Hugo Boss to chicks, and you're gold.
     
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