Suits? Where do I begin to look?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 4
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587 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

check out brooks brothers sometimes they have great sales on suits and their suits are the best! also maybe Nordstrom or Macys somewhere like that that carries all different kinds of designers at different price points. It would be a start! Oh Express has nice stuff too!

Post # 5
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559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Jos. A. Bank has some good sales sometimes. Their suits are way over priced but the often run buy-one-get-two-free sales. We used them for FI and groomsmen’s suits.

Post # 6
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857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We got my husband’s at Nordstrom. TONS to choose from and great service. Alterations are included!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

For high quality and under $500, it’s totally doable. Check out Nordstrom Rack. We’ve found everything from Valentino to Ted Baker for less than $500. We go to a local tailor as DH needs both top and bottoms fitted and tailored but that’s an additional $50-90, depending on the work needed. I would imagine a place like Saks Off Fifth or Last Call might have some nice ones, but for sure Nordstrom Rack.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Excited To Bee:  It depends quite honestly. Since they are the discounted version of the main store, it really depends on what was sent to that location and how popular it is. I think your chances of getting the same in multiple sizes is probably good (unless they’re very unusual sizes – e.g. on the smaller or larger end of the spectrum). If you need two of the same exact size, it may be harder. We’ve definitely seen duplicates before. They all have the original tags on them (from when they sold at the regular store) so you can compare color codes before buying (or just snap a picture of the tag to the other person via picture message).

Post # 12
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5199 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would start at Macys and Nordstroms (if you have one in your city).

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Excited To Bee:  Ask around at tailors in town.  For $750 or less, you should be able to get a made to measure, two-piece suit.  In my research, I have discovered that it is extremely rarely a sensible idea to buy off the rack for anything over $600.  You will be very glad if you go this route.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Excited To Bee:  Yes they should  – try the higher end menswear stores as well, especially independent ones.  If you’re not picky on colour, they may have sales going on certain fabrics.

Ask about the turnaround time.  Ask, or rather say, that the additional alterations are included.  “And that includes the second fitting and any other alterations, right?”  Say it like a fact, not like a questions.

You’ll need to be prepared to choos every detail of the suit, so you should do a little research if you’re not familiar with suits.  To start with – how formal do you want the suit to be?

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Catch Macy’s during a sale (they have a lot of them) and you will be able to get something good for a great price.  Also if you open a store credit account through them you will save a lot too (if you are into that kind of thing)

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