(Closed) Finding a Suit

posted 6 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Have you tried looking at places like Banana Republic or New York and Co?

Post # 5
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981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve seen Groupon deals for custom suits. If you have time to look out for one, you might be able to get a custom suit in your budget. Or if you are willing to take a risk, you could see about having the suit custome made aboard.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Or, with a $500 budget, maybe you could buy a men’s suit and have it altered to fit you better. We bought really nice wool suits at Macy’s, regularly $495 for just $155 this weekend. That would leave you lots of room in your budget for a tailor to bring it in where needed.

Post # 7
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

Get one made!  

We used Studio Suits for our bridesmen (were both wearing dresses), which makes suits to your own size.  They also have an option to say if you’re male or female, so they know to cut the suits differently.  They are very, very moderately priced. 

The quality is amazing.  

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@lybarra:  I totally understand this dilemma – my fiancé and I got engaged at Christmas and looked for a suit everywhere!  Most all of the advice posts, blogs, articles, etc. Boiled down to the same advice: 1). Get a suit you really like and a good tailor to alter it for you, or 2). Get a really nice suit made for you. I looked at the offbeat bride link, but this was expensive. The other link below to Studio Suits is extremely moderate in price to most anything I’ve found in the last 5 months of search. 

Post # 9
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@Georg-G:  And studio suits has amazing quality of fabrics (for the price)… their craftmanship is really good too.  

Post # 12
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1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@lybarra:  No problem!!  I hope you can find what you are looking for 🙂  Let us know if you decide to go with Studio, or whatever you decide to go with. 

 

Post # 14
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2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@lybarra:  well I’m not too curvy, but did not want a men’s suit to Hulk-ify my shoulders, etc.  Trying to find something that’s got the guy type style without looking like I’m playing dressup or something ridiculous. I’ve just ordered my suit on Sunday from mycustomtailor.com, not as well priced as Studio Suits, but the of fabric and more so of color were a big draw. I don’t have it in hand yet so I can’t say much about the service yet. I can certainly see the draw with Indochino if they are easy to work with! You can view my suit choice on my Pinterest -it’s under “wedding type stuff”. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@lybarra:  There is a british company that sell off-the-peg clothes for curvy women called Pepperberry.  Like you I have a lot of boobs and butt, and with this site I can actually get clothes that accomodate and flatter.  I found this particular suit that you may like.

Post # 16
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1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Girl, it definitely sounds like you need CUSTOM MADE 🙂

think about it- a damn sexy suit made exactly in the style you want, in exactly your size, hugging all your curves where you want them, and straight men’s lines too.

With a $300 budget you can do it!

Maybe you can find pants, and then get a custom made shirt or vest. that’s what my fiancee is doing. we connected with a private seamstress through a friend, and she’s doing it for under $100 (we bought the material and buttons)

good luck!!!

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