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To some it may seem strange but if you ask me it was a strategic decision to the run the liquidation sale before Black Friday.

Anyone that has been following SM knows that the majority of those pieces have been discounted for a while. By reducing the prices before Black Friday I expect Rick and his team were hoping to cash in on buyers who may or may not have been on the fence. As you've already indicated, the discounted prices were better than 20% off which is typically the most that SM will discount. Any savvy follower would have picked up a piece (or two or three).

Most retailers are competing for the same limited 'available' funds for Black Friday/Cyber Monday and with everyone holding out for that 'steal' all they did was just try to get in on that bank earlier.

I hope this doesn't negatively affect your opinion on the SM brand because inflating 'original' or discounted prices before a sale is absolutely not a practice they follow.
It's really simple. A retailer wants to train their clients not to procrastinate or wait for further discounts as if the prices just keep going down every month then everyone would be sitting on their asses not shopping until the shop goes bankrupt then they vulture in for the sweet wooly (or silky) carcasses. This way the ones who didn't shop prior to the BF 20% would be biting their teeth on missing out of getting those pieces that have been sitting in their wishlist for months since they're out of stock or are simply just $50 too expensive for their budget. I'm not blaming those who wait. It's a gamble and I'm guilty of such shopping strategy but in this crisis everyone is on waiting mode. Thank you Brooks Bros for giving me those impeccably Italian made $1500 overcoats for $235.
 

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Whose dress shirts do you guys prefer between BB, SS, and S&M

Does Brooks Brothers still make good shirts even? About 60% off with their sale and an extra code

Recently saw this shirt and its very nice. SS has a similar one, but double the cost iirc.

 

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Whose dress shirts do you guys prefer between BB, SS, and S&M

Does Brooks Brothers still make good shirts even? About 60% off with their sale and an extra code

Recently saw this shirt and its very nice. SS has a similar one, but double the cost iirc.

Twillory at $33 down from $99 just cuz it fits me better than SM's current cut. S&M also has better cut imo maybe just because they're so used to making shirts for working pros for decades but only a few pieces per season worth buying. No experience on BB shirts, but the hopsack jackets made by the recently closed factory are far more comfortable than SM while remaining slim.
 

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Hi. Would appreciate some advice on custom shirts.

For those with 38R SC: what sleeve length do you pick?

For button down shirts: which BD collar gives the nicest roll? C22 (italian button down)?
 

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Same issue for me (and a couple others here), which is why I will be returning my suits sadly
What... issue?



(say 99.5% of thread viewers)
 
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Hi. Would appreciate some advice on custom shirts.

For those with 38R SC: what sleeve length do you pick?

For button down shirts: which BD collar gives the nicest roll? C22 (italian button down)?
Everybody’s body is different. Some people that take a 38R SC may take a 34, others a 35. Sleeve length also changes a tad between cuts due to the yoke being larger or smaller. My recommendation is not go custom shirts unless you already know your size in their OTR shirts, or can measure one of your current shirts that fits you great. The benefit of going custom, is you can adjust various things, like maybe a larger yoke and a half size sleeve (i.e. 34.5” sleeve) along with many other things
 

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It's really simple. A retailer wants to train their clients not to procrastinate or wait for further discounts as if the prices just keep going down every month then everyone would be sitting on their asses not shopping until the shop goes bankrupt then they vulture in for the sweet wooly (or silky) carcasses. This way the ones who didn't shop prior to the BF 20% would be biting their teeth on missing out of getting those pieces that have been sitting in their wishlist for months since they're out of stock or are simply just $50 too expensive for their budget. I'm not blaming those who wait. It's a gamble and I'm guilty of such shopping strategy but in this crisis everyone is on waiting mode. Thank you Brooks Bros for giving me those impeccably Italian made $1500 overcoats for $235.
Went looking for those BB overcoats, but couldn’t find them. What I did find were those Harris Tweed Walking Coats. Really like them, but I am sure there are better out there than $499USD after discount. Also nice duffel coats. May have to pay attention to them alongside S&M
 

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A FEW NEW DROPS. That burgundy pin-dot SC looking fly...wish it was Neo. Still might cop.
 

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Suede jacket coming too right. What style again? Like a valstar?
 

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A FEW NEW DROPS. That burgundy pin-dot SC looking fly...wish it was Neo. Still might cop.
Would definitely have copped it if I hadn't ordered the Marling & Evans burgundy hopsack MTO last month.
 

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Would definitely have copped it if I hadn't ordered the Marling & Evans burgundy hopsack MTO last month.
That one looks like it has strong brown undertones. Have you posted any IRL pics? What do you think?
 

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