Suit Recommendations

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rudals1281, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    Hello~
    I just found out that my new job's dress code is suit and tie, not business casual. I only have one suit for now and another one that I am picking up this Saturday. Could I get some recommendations on suits to add to my wardrobe?

    For now, this is all I have:
    RLBL Anthony Solid suit in black - is black appropriate for work?
    E.Zegna Milano cut suit in dark navy blue - will be picking up this Saturday

    What are some good everyday suits under $800?
    Brookes Bros?
    JosA Banks??
    Suit Supply?
     
  2. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    If you have a budget of $800 per suit, don't bother with Joseph A. Bank. Brooks Brothers is fine and more conservative than Suit Supply, but you are going to have to wait for sales to get something good (1818 line) under $800. Suit Supply, assuming you can find a cut and fabric that is conservative enough for your office, is the best bargain of the bunch. Fortunately SS has a B&M store in DC.

    For $800, you are getting into MTM territory, which you might want to consider once you get a feel for what you like and what fits.

    As for black, it wouldn't be my first choice for a business suit. Since you only have 2 suits right now, you should probably wear it. A lot depends on how the rest of your office is dressing.
     
  3. thisisfun

    thisisfun Active Member

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    I'd consult ebay if I were you.

    Topshelfapparel has a pretty good selection in and below your price range; BB is usually <$400

    For example, assuming that you're a size 40

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-1995-CA...028728?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item43b7f3fa78

    As for wearing black to work; the more conservative members of this forum are likely to be much against it, but if it's the only other suit in your rotation you're going to have to deal with it until you can expand your wardrobe. Honestly though, I doubt many will notice; some might even think it's a very dark charcoal or something along those lines.
     
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  4. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    I don't know how many suits I'll have to have in my rotation but I think I'll need more than just 3 (I've decided to go with BB's 1818 Milano cut). As for the black suit thing, I can see that it has been beaten to death on this forum and I am perfectly comfortable wearing them. I went to the interview wearing the RLBL black suit with a white silk pocket square LOL. This is a pretty conservative office setting. The problem is that I don't want to wear RLBL ($1700~) and E.Zegna ($2400) suits that often as they were pretty costly...at least to me. I think I'll add BB and then...don't know. I've ruled out JosA Banks and Suit Supply. I'll do more research on the forum and find other brands.
     
  5. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Wear the black suit for work especially on less demanding days. When you take the cat off few will notice and even fewer care that it is black. Black always excites great wailing here but as you have it, wear it and don't worry. Just don't buy another.
     
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