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  1. Styleman

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    What do you think of This Suit? I dont own any DB suits, do you think it will look odd on quite a short slim guy (5'11")
     
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    Buy it up right away (provided you have the cash). 5'11" is not short, and the suit is pretty much tailored for a really slim guy (check out the trousers.) Combined with the shorter skirt on the jacket, this will look phenomenal on a guy who is 5'11'' and can fit into under 30 pants.
     
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    YSL Rive Gauche best. Gucci nice, but of limited utility. Nix the Zegna. May feeling is that it will look too boxy.
     
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    Do you think it's worth the $800, or do you think I should save a bit and bid in at around $750?
     
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    Agreed. Price is high but the DB looks amazing. Silk only looks good on runway models, and why buy Zegna when you can obviously afford much better (YSL)?
     
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    That's a lotta dough for that YSL suit. How much handwork is there?
     
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    I thought the same, the colour is what puts me off the Gucci. I don't really like the Zegna, but it will save a lot of hassle (Teachers allways tell me to wear 'more conservative' suits)
     
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    No, sir, no, no. That's a shiny, satiny silk. Not great, I admit. But a nubby, matte-finish Dupioni is amazing.
     
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    Not much handwork..

    One thing wrong with it is the center vent. Why pay $800 for a DB without dual vents? You can always sew up the center vent but you cant add the side vents..
     
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    I would have thought that the Zegna offers better quality, but the cut of the YSL is more fashionable.
     
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    (Brian SD @ Feb. 20 2005,14:17) Silk only looks good on runway models
    No, sir, no, no. That's a shiny, satiny silk. Not great, I admit. But a nubby, matte-finish Dupioni is amazing.
    The suit in question is of the shiny, satiny variety.
     
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    Obviously you preffer side vents. Why is that? (I tend preffer centre vents or no vents, but perhaps that's because I own more dual vents, so central vent seems more 'new' to me)
     
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    The only thing putting me off now is the fact that it's grey, had it been black or navy I would have snapped it up by now.
     
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    I also love the YSL and think it will look amazing. $800 is not cheap, but there is no way that you should hold off. How often do you see an YSL suit on discount? And that is a significant discount from the original retail.

    And damn, 5'11" short? Ouch.

    Dan
     

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