Which Suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Essential, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    Hey everyone, I'm in a bit of a predicament.

    Just to lay down the basics:

    I'm about 5' 6.5".
    I weigh about 125.
    I need a suit (including all tailoring) for less than $800.
    I am using this to go to prom; I'm not getting a tuxedo for many reasons.
    I have an average "fit" build- I run track and work out a lot but I'm not that big.

    I want a fit like: http://www.gq.com/style/wear-it-now...tton-suits-under-four-hundred-dollars?slide=4 (you need to click to slide 4. slides 1-3 are also good but I really like four)

    Now I'm going to list out some choices: (ranked in order I like them)

    #1: http://www.jcrew.com/browse/multi_p...2&bmSubmit=edit_cart_item&bmUID=1331497309472

    Top: 36/S Heather Charcoal
    (should I change to black? should I get 36S or 36R? I'm assumming 36S is for people under 5' 8")

    Bottom: 28 Waist, 29 inseam, no cuff

    #2 http://www.groupon.com/deals/stephen-seo
    Bespoke Suit from Stephen Seo (no measurements required at this time)
    One more day to get the groupon- very cheap bespoke suit.
    Outsourced to China I believe and people are skeptic about this.
    However, he has designed for the cast of Entourage.

    #3 Suit Supply
    Have not really looked into this but the go-to choice that many people like.

    I could use the help. I feel like Jcrew would look really well.
     
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  2. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    I guess the suit is for a prom event, in that case you want to look interesting and eccentric

    I would vote for suit supply because I had them a few years ago for night out suits, but be careful of their ultra skin tight trouser, you might have a strong legs and their trouser cut might not be comfortable

    In terms of colour, I would go for a something little bit funky:

    http://www.suitsupply.com/shop/1.P3302/Suit?filter_27=736

    You don't want to be in boring colour for that event with your lady, and possibly you would damage your suit for the great night with lots of foxy women who will rip your clothes open and do nasty stuff to you, don't bother to get this for multiple occasion because they cut of the suit is too trendy for almost every 'conservative' business ventures



    Have fun
     


  3. black_umbrella

    black_umbrella Senior member

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    ^ whoa there cowboy.

    Two critical questions:

    1) Will you ever want to use this again?
    2) Have you gone someplace and tried on suits.? DO NOT just guess your size. Try it on. If live somewhere largish there will be a jcrew and they should have some suits in.
     


  4. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    Thanks for the advice so far guys.

    I will probably use it again. I'm going to college so I'll probably wear it a few more times for some symposiums or for business casual days at school.

    I have not tried on a suit since 8th grade. I do however, live near the new 50 Hudson Jcrew store (especially for the Ludlow suit). I'm just posting here to get an opinion but I'm definitely going to the store to get the master tailor's opinion.

    I guess the bespoke suit is a bad idea? :)

    I'll pass on the flashy SuitSupply one because I just want a basic suit.
     
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  5. sns23

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    Never do bespoke if you are time sensitive.
     


  6. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    By time- sensitive, I meant that I would need to decide soon.

    The bespoke suit takes 8 weeks to make after the appointment and my prom would be around that time (expect the unexpected).
     


  7. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Don't think OP could get anything bespoke for the budget anyway

    If you want a suit that fits ever occasion, it is just tragic that you don't know much of your size, you could get something nicer than all the above suggestion on the E-shops

    Anyway, skip suit supply because their cut will be over trendy for sober events
     


  8. black_umbrella

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    jcrew is not a terrible option. However, to consider their SA's as "master tailors" is an insult to the trade.

    Go. Try on. Report back. Everything else is beside the point.
     


  9. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    @add The Groupon is affordable enough to get a Stephen Seo bespoke. I'm not sure about it's quality though.

    @black By master tailor, I mean the tailor in charge. No disrespect. And I just want to know which suit would be better suited (no pun intended) to get the look I posted. I don't have time to visit yet but I'm going soon.
     


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    Did you really need to post this three times? The special flower quotient is off the charts lately.
     


  11. add911_11

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    I am sorry OP, didn't click the link before this....

    No, I would not suggest the bespoke route unless if you can bring a sharp eyed friend who is good at the fits for tailoring clothes, I would not worry too much of the quality since you are still too young for that
     


  12. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    @scott There's no need to take ad hominem shots. Regardless, I'm probably smarter than you; mind you, I'm only 17 years old. While you're sitting on your high chair and feeling superior, I'm just sitting here chuckling at how ignorant you are as an adult. I don't even feel justified to answer why there are three threads. Cheers.
     
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  13. add911_11

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    Woo Essential, that just too far man, calm yourself down, jeez
     


  14. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    @add It was only a bit over the top.

    Back to the original topic, I guess that the bespoke suit isn't really necessary. I had the same thoughts; I'm probably only going to wear whatever suit I buy around 10 times. By the time college rolls by, I'll probably be a bit taller or have a bigger frame anyways (recruited for lightweight crew so I'll need to add weight). I wanted to have a semi-decent suit to wear to prom and the bespoke suit "spoke to me." I'm more fashion forward than my classmates and wanted to be better dressed than them. I guess the Jcrew suit is good enough for the wow factor though.
     
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  15. scottcw

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    @Essential, this isn't twitter. #special flower.

    Yeah, now that I slow down and think about it, you are probably smarter than me. And anyone else on this forum. As demonstrated by starting three threads on the same topic. All hail the special flower.
     
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