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Thom Browne-like suits (on a budget) in Manhattan

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by brgale, May 2, 2006.

  1. brgale

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    So I've been to several stores in Manhattan trying to find a black suit. I know Thom Browne isn't universally loved around here, but I like the style. Okay, so maybe not pants quite that short, but I love the narrow lapels and tighter fitting jackets (especially the taper in the waist and the tight arm holes).

    I'm looking to spend under $500, and buy it in New York. Anybody know a place to go to find this type of suit? I've tried a bunch of black suits around town, but they are kind of blurring together because they seem so similar.

    Oh, and I tried on a nice one at Reiss, but it was $900. And that's not in the cards right now.

    Thanks for the input.

    Brian
     


  2. Luc-Emmanuel

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    Wow, putting "Thom Browne" and "black suit" in the same post! Aren't you looking for some Vass shoes "budapester" at discount too?

    !luc
     


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    How about a Sacque Suit?

    Although they may be slightly over your budget.
     


  4. Matt

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    which ralph laurens have the very slim fit? Is that Black or Blue label?

    Maybe the look you are after. Not sure about cost, have any made it into the overstocks/clearance stores yet?
     


  5. Luc-Emmanuel

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    which ralph laurens have the very slim fit? Is that Black or Blue label? Maybe the look you are after. Not sure about cost, have any made it into the overstocks/clearance stores yet?
    black.

    !luc
     


  6. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    H&M will carry something similar in fit to Thom Browne pretty cheap but obviously the quality will not be like his or Ralph Lauren. Maybe Club Monaco also or Armani Exchange?
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Okay, go to the Brooks Brothers boys department and....

    Seriously, give sacque suit a try. I think it's just above your budget, but from what I've heard they are cut pretty well, and decently made. The owner of the business posts on here every once in a while. You might also want to try H&M or Zara.
     


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    I don't think Thom Browne makes black suits. Also, Sacque suits are cut slim and short but that's about the only resemblence they bear. They have peaked lapels, 2 buttons and dual vents. Thom Browne suits are notch lapel, 3 buttons (sometimes 2), and a single vent.

    IMO, a black suit is pretty much completely the opposite of Thom Browne style.

    Also, the superslim Ralph Lauren line (that had Gavin from Bush in the GQ photoshoot) is Blue Label. RLBL might be a good bet but a suit is still going to be around $1k, not in the $500 range unfortunately.
     


  9. Get Smart

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    which ralph laurens have the very slim fit? Is that Black or Blue label?


    Black label runs $1400 so it's not "affordable"

    I'd also suggest H&M/Zara....for $250 you can get something slim with thinner lapels and get it tailored if you want the shorter jacket like TB has.
     


  10. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Thom Browne suits are notch lapel, 3 buttons (sometimes 2), and a single vent.

    IMO, a black suit is pretty much completely the opposite of Thom Browne style.



    all the Thom Browne suits/jackets I've seen are actually double vented, my own included. and I agree a black suit doesnt seem "Thom Browne". The closest I've seen to black is a dark grey with pinstripes.
     


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    Also, the superslim Ralph Lauren line (that had Gavin from Bush in the GQ photoshoot) is Blue Label. RLBL might be a good bet but a suit is still going to be around $1k, not in the $500 range unfortunately.
    Yeah those are the ones I was thinking of. I take it that they havent made it to the STPs n Yooxes of this world yet then?
     


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    all the Thom Browne suits/jackets I've seen are actually double vented, my own included. and I agree a black suit doesnt seem "Thom Browne". The closest I've seen to black is a dark grey with pinstripes.
    Really? I stand corrected. I am almost certain that I have seen a Thom Browne suit single-vented, but now I'm not quite sure.
    Not that I've seen. If it does, I hope someone let's me know. [​IMG]
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Also, the superslim Ralph Lauren line (that had Gavin from Bush in the GQ photoshoot) is Blue Label. RLBL might be a good bet but a suit is still going to be around $1k, not in the $500 range unfortunately.


    That was black label. I've seen one on eBay, but they don't make very many of them, so they haven't seeped into the discounters, as far as I know.

    Blue label is the main line Ralph Lauren Polo.
     


  14. Get Smart

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    doesnt mean a single vent doesnt exist, just not IME
     


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    That was black label. I've seen one on eBay, but they don't make very many of them, so they haven't seeped into the discounters, as far as I know.

    Blue label is the main line Ralph Lauren Polo.


    Wtf? okay everyone please disregard everything I said in this post. It seems I cant get any information right today. I remember now, youre totally right. [​IMG]
     


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