what are the best suits for under $200

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  1. katastrofa

    katastrofa Well-Known Member

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  2. Septimus

    Septimus Senior member

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    With all fo the caveats from everyone else out of the way ...

    Check out dappered.com - a site focused more on affordability.

    Also, the J. Crew Factory Thompson suit is good for the price, which occasionally drops below $200 and is usually between $200 and $300.
     


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    I'm not entirely sure but the seller I dealt with offered 14 days to return. So if I was wot more than I wished then I could send it back. I sent 1 out of 4 back and have some great suits. The seller also had like 28,000 rating so i felt safe dealing with it all
     


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    You guys are too kind to this guy. "Hello where can I get the best deal on $200 suits thanks" no context, no research, yikes...
     


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    Goodwill, salvation army, ebay, and some consignment shops.
     


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    You are in Orlando - great place to shop around, try on suits, get your size, and compare inexpensive new suits (like at Mens Warehouse for $150 to $300 with Nordstroms and others)

    Or, you could go with www.overstock.com which has new inexpensive suits starting at $76 and return privileges:

    http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes/Suits/3414/cat.html?TID=TN:M:Suits

    Men's warehouse has the following:

    http://www.menswearhouse.com/mens-s...ice_USD%3A%28%7B200+300%7D+300%29||||sortby=1

    And then there are the shoes . . . which can actually make you stand out much better in a new inexpensive suit - but with GREAT shoes (something both men and women know MORE about in looks):

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonlin...27607_127607_130263_subcategory?sort=price_up

    David
     


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    I wouldn't say Orlando is a great place for a young sartorialist, but you have some options.

    Check both Premium Outlets, Nordstrom Rack, and if you are feeling lucky a goodwill.

    You can do some decent research and fit references at both Florida and Millenia mall.

    Some elaborating would also be nice OP, would get better suggestions...
     


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    The first thing to you have to do when you buy a used suit off ebay, is to find a suit that fits you well and learn how to measure for suit dimensions: Shoulder to shoulder, arm length, inseam etc. Then compare the jacket you want to buy, with the jacket you already own. Do not go by size alone. People get things altered.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/1463/hof-how-to-measure-for-ebay
    http://askandyaboutclothes.com/clothing/style-tips/how-to-measure-a-jacket

    Personally, if I were to buy a suit on ebay I would look for an Oxxford suit. Oxxford is one of the premier makers of suits. Since people do not recognize the brand, it is undervalued on ebay, and you can get a great deal.
     


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    You might first consider trying on different brand suits without any intention of buying. Compare how they fit without alterations. The better the fit the fewer alterations needed and the better the suit will look. For me $200 means one thing: waiting for Jos Bank to have an online sale on Signature or Signature Gold suits -- usually either on clearance or a one-day sale -- and buying the color/pattern you like. This is generally $177 to $248. Alterations will mean sleeves shortened, pants hemmed/cuffed, and possibly side taken in slightly on the jacket but these are very basic alterations and don't involve great expense (e.g. altering shoulders, back, lapels).
     


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    what do you think about Austin Reed signature suits? this is under $200 on sale.


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    rickrone Well-Known Member

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    what do you think about these shoes

    PARK AVENUE GRANITE GREY CALF


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    Best advice.
     


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