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When is the Next Brooks Brothers Sale?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, May 12, 2011.

  1. Ketawa

    Ketawa Senior member

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    I'm looking for my first suit, so I stopped in a Brooks Brothers store to try on a few and see if I could take advantage of the corporate discount sale. I ended up picking up a black dress belt, three 16 1/2 x 37 spread collar ESF dress shirts, and two Regent fit gabardine trousers. I have some 17 x 37 shirts already, but I think the collar is a little too loose.

    Fitting into a BB suit is very challenging for me. I'm 6' 5" and 200 lbs, and I needed an extra long for the proper jacket length. I was also looking for side vents, so I would have preferred the Regent, but the Fitzgerald seemed to fit better. Is the general consensus that Fitzgerald shoulders are a little narrower than the Regent? It seemed like that to me. I felt like the shoulders were too large on a 42 Regent while a 42 Fitzgerald fit ok, maybe a little tight. However, the trousers were too tight for me on a 42. The 42s come with a 36 waist trouser, while I need a 37 or 38. The 44 Regent and Fitzgerald both felt much too big in the shoulders for me.

    I ended up ordering two 44XL Milano suits. I tried on a 44R and it was ok in the shoulders, but they didn't have any 44XL in stock. Just not sure if I like how narrow the lapels were. If it fits, I plan to return one, since the SA said I'd still receive the discounted price from the 2 for deal. I also have a 42L and 44L Napoli from Suit Supply in the mail, so I'll be comparing those.
     
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  2. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Yes. I wear a 42L in the Regent, but size up to a 43L in the Fitz solely because of the shoulders.
     
  3. shadykay sf

    shadykay sf Senior member

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    ShopRunner + Brooks Brothers


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  4. shkevin

    shkevin Member

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    Hmm I thought Black fleece wasn't part of the discount but I was able to get the ocbd for 136 each.:)
     
  5. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    oh really?
     
  6. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    i was frustrated last night because of the corp membership ordeal online
    but i didn't want to miss out on 8%!!!! cashback (normally 5% but it got bumped up for this week)
    i called at 4am PST (7am EST) and spoke to a rep to get my address changed. took like two minutes and i'm saving an additional $60

    if anyone wants to sign up last min, message me
    :slayer:
     
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  7. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    Cashback sites stack with the corporate discount? [​IMG]

    Edit: Would like to mention that if you ever call/email BB about the order, cashback sites may deny you the money back. Also, since many people call their SA's for free shipping, the cashback isn't worth it unless you put in an order for about 200+.
     
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  8. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    my order today
    would love to keep both boots but... probably return one
     
  9. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I still can't get my discount to show...it worked this morning but I had to go to a meeting and when I returned I could get it to work. Weird!!
     
  10. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    I wonder if they have sales for more than 15% off cus my company has a corp membership where we can get that much off on anything.
     
  11. brillopad

    brillopad Senior member

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    My discount wasn't showing up either. I just called the corporate membership line and they applied the discount to my order retroactively.
     
  12. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    I just have my corp mem card with me. That leads me to my next question and no intention to hijack the thread but if i am 6' and 165lbs and usually wear 38r at e.zegna, what line of BB is best for me?
     
  13. Hermitedge

    Hermitedge Senior member

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    I haven't used shoprunner on BB before, kinda doubting I get my order in by Monday. Any experience?
     
  14. Troilus

    Troilus Senior member

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    Depends on what your looking for professionally. If you're a thin 165 (no muscle mass), you could definitely wear Milano, but if you're looking for the DC lawyer-type, Fitz.
     
  15. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    I have the RW Featherstone as my shit/snow kicker/beater...my choice....
     
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  16. shadykay sf

    shadykay sf Senior member

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    ShopRunner is quite awesome and are always shipped within 2 days.

    I don't think you'll get your package on Monday since you ordered your items Thursday. Say they ship today (Friday), should get to you by Tuesday.
     
  17. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    LOL - I have no muscles;;;; Yes, I was recommended the Milano but they are no where to be found at Georgetown, DC, and Tysons store. What gives? If I can wear RLBL then I think I can wear Milano. The Milano at E.Zegna is not slim fitting...but I digress.
     
  18. suited

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    Wanted to get some ocbd at lunch and found out the store near me doesn't carry any extra slim fit shirts at all. WTF, and this is a large store in palm beach. Has the country really become that fat that it doesn't make sense for a retailer as large as BB to carry these?
     
  19. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    Online. I started getting all my shirts online 'cus the stores (RL) didn't carry tailored-fit shirts
     
  20. Firefox

    Firefox Senior member

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    The store in Toronto is better, but not by that much. There's a wall of the regular shirts, a slightly smaller wall of the slim shirts, and then about two small shelves of the ESF shirts. That being said, I think that they can order shirts in for you if you want, but it may depend on the particular store. Personally, if I'm going to pay retail prices, I want to be able to actually see my choices in person.

    And being in Canada, ordering the shirts from the website is prohibitively expensive, given the shipping and duty. And the local store doesn't honour sales on the BB website. So all in all, it's kind of a lose-lose-lose situation for us. Then again, we should be used to paying more for everything by now.
     
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