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Suit purchase advice

literasyme

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Yoox/Ebay deadlines approaching, and I'm a little stymied.

Here's option #1, Dries van Noten on Yoox, $638: Yoox

And here's option #2, RL Black Label on Ebay, $524: Ebay

I have a navy suit and a charcoal pinstripe one, so neither would fill a major gap in my wardrobe (though the navy is two button, and not pinstripe, and the charcoal is three button, so there'd be some variation). My job doesn't really have a dress code -- anything from bespoke suits to jeans and jumpers is possible. Personally, I'm a little more inclined to the Dries, especially as the RL looks a little roomier than I would like; but it's lying flat, and given Black Label's rep for slim fitting, somewhat fashion-forward suits I wonder if it's just poorly photographed. By Dries standards, that suit is not particularly fashion forward -- from the Yoox images, it looks fairly timeless to me.

Sometime in the next two hours or so, I have to make the call, and I have a hard time making up my mind. I can't get both. Help me!
 

JohnnyLaw

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I like the Dries Van Noten suit but the button stance is not traditional. Although it's a 2-button suit, it looks like it's meant to have both buttoned.

For conservative business purposes, the RL Black Label would probably be better but I don't think that most people will notice that the Dries one is a bit unusual.
 

literasyme

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You're doubtless right re. the RL, but thankfully, that's almost negligible for my purposes -- if anything, I'm trying to avoid too conservative a look. I have a very casual Dries suit in linen, which is pretty well made, but I don't have any experience with the build quality of his more formal garments, so any input on that front would be much appreciated. The RL is Italian and likely fully canvassed, right?
 

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