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Yet another suit assisstance thread


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Jan 28, 2011
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Hello all. I found this site while researching formal wear to buy for my upcoming wedding. For that I was able to pick up the JAB signature PL tux along with a mid gray herringbone signature suit for $400 total, which seemed like one of their better deals. All my old suits are lousy quality, as I had no idea of what to look for previously. The gray hb fills a hole in my crappy suit collection, and will be a good option for the rehearsal dinner.

Anyway, the below two suits I found at Syms this week during a 20% off suits sale. One is a charcoal birdseye Hickey Freeman Madison (not super 130's though) for $400, and the other is a navy Corneliani for $500 (super fine 17,25 microns). I need a new interview suit, and don't have a solid charcoal in my inventory. I do have a solid navy Abboud, as well as a navy stripe Michael Kors (like I said, I didn't know anything when these were purchased several years ago). Syms also had a nice mid-grey striped HF Madison super 130's but I think it's too similar in shading to the JAB which I am planning to keep regardless of quality (either free or for $200 depending on how you look at it I feel it was a good deal).

I'm not sure if it makes sense to keep both. I'm especially not sure if the C is too similar to the MK I already have. I feel fantastic in the Corneliani though, and also really like HF birdseye. That seems much more interesting to me than a solid charcoal.

Here are a couple terrible pics. The shirt is too big - I've lost 21 of my 30lbs goal over the past few months. I didn't realize how hard it was to take good pictures of yourself after browsing here for a few weeks!

tl;dr - Going overboard with adding/upgrading suits perhaps - do I keep both? Plan on getting both tailored if so - sleeves, waist suppression, leg tapering on the HF.


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