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Suit Recommendations for Modern/Slim Fit Developing Professional in 30's for $500-$1000

stylefrog

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Hi folks,

I posted this thread earlier today but it no longer exists for some reason. If I violated any rules and it was deleted, my apologies.

I'm 31, I'm sick of poor fitting suits and I need help from the experts (of which I clearly am not). I'm graduating medical school in 6 months and I need a nice slim suit that complements my body type for medical residency interviews. I'm a short, skinny guy with an athletic build, (5' 7.5" height, 165 pounds, 38-39" chest, 15.0 neck, 32 sleeve, 32 waist, 29 inseam). When I buy coats I usually buy a 40 short.

Any recommendations of slim/modern suits between $500-$1000? I value quality, not quantity so I am looking for just one good suit (I'd rather have one nice suit than 5 mediocre suits). I like the J. Crew Ludlow look, but I've read negative to mixed reviews on this forum and the consensus seems that for $600 I can get a better value elsewhere. I was going to order IndoChino for a M2M suit but thankfully I read horror stories on this forum before purchasing. For some reason Brooks Brothers stands out as quality in my head (my Navy uniform is a Brooks Brothers), and their Milano line seems to cater to the slim/modern look ... I'm open to any and all suggestions, I just want the most for my buck.

I just discovered bluefly and Gilt this morning, seems like these are outlets for getting good value for high-quality expensive suits. Please explain any acronyms in your post (I barely figured out what OTR and MTM mean).

Thanks for sharing your expertise folks. And if any of you think I should just suck it up and go to a local tailor for M2M, I'm willing to consider that, but anything over $1000 may be difficult at this point in my life. I realize Bespoke is way out of my league in terms of price.
 

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Ebay. It is the best place to hunt for suits (in my opinion). Buy something quality off Ebay at a deep discount then take it to your tailor. As long as you know your measurements and get the shoulders/chest right, the tailor can usually fix everything else.
 

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You didn't violate any rules. I just moved it here, but haven't had a chance to respond yet. Welcome to the forum.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/511296/new-member-inquiries-quick-questions-classic-menswear-wk-of-nov-2-2015
Oh, gotcha, sorry about that and thank you for the welcome.


Ebay. It is the best place to hunt for suits (in my opinion). Buy something quality off Ebay at a deep discount then take it to your tailor. As long as you know your measurements and get the shoulders/chest right, the tailor can usually fix everything else.
Didn't consider Ebay, thank you for the suggestion!
 

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I ended up going with the Brooks Brothers Milano suit, with extra tailoring to take out some of the torso in the jacket and to taper the pants. I'll let y'all know how it looks when it's ready for pick up in a couple weeks.
 

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I ended up going with the Brooks Brothers Milano suit, with extra tailoring to take out some of the torso in the jacket and to taper the pants. I'll let y'all know how it looks when it's ready for pick up in a couple weeks.
that was short; I was going to suggest suitsupply in your budget. But, you've got it all figured out.
 

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