(Closed) How much was/is your DH/FI’s suit?

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: How much did you spend on the Groom's suit/tux/outfit? (rental or purchase price okay)
    less than $150 : (5 votes)
    24 %
    $150-300 : (4 votes)
    19 %
    $300-500 : (3 votes)
    14 %
    $500-750 : (2 votes)
    10 %
    $750-1,000 : (0 votes)
    $1,000-1,500 : (4 votes)
    19 %
    $1,500+ : (0 votes)
    Used something he already owned : (0 votes)
    Free with rental/purchase of groomsmen suits : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think $1,000 is excessive for a suit even if he wears it to work daily. haha my Fiance is a suit wearer (does not own any in that price range) and he decided to buy a tuxedo for the wedding which he will never wear aain but he spent less than $300 on it so it was not really a problem and it fits better than a rental.

    Post # 4
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    3539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My FH was looking for a reasonable price suit, and we went to a store in perth, that literally had walls and walls of suits. The gentleman was extremely helpful and FH suit, looks FANTASTIC, seriously wowsers. He bought it for 500 AUD dollars. It was reduced from around 1000.00 and FH said it was worth it as he would wear that suit quite often. It is not like my FH to buy expensive things but I am not going to stop him when it comes to quality. If it makes him feel great on his wedding day, why not. I bought a dress to look great on my day why cant he have the same feeling as I do about a dress?

    Its tailored right for him and in a nice charcoal and it slims in the trouser leg so its not heaps baggy.

    On a side note: I got chatting to the manager at the store and she asked about the colors of the groomens ties and how many we were having, and she said when we left that she threw in a suprise. 4 ties and in our colors!!!! (we looked at a price of tie and it was average about 40.00ea) so we scored that day and I would have no hesitation in spending that amount again. *shrugs*

     

    Post # 5
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    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    My husband bought his at Moores, I don’t know if you have that store in the US?

    For 300$, he got:

    – his suit: pants, jacket, tie, shirt, shoes and belt
    – two more pants
    – one more jacket

    1000$ for a man’s suit is not worth it I think – sadly for the groom, everyone looks at the bride; only the bride looks at the groom, and you want to like what you look at, not just think about the price tag!

    Post # 6
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    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I could see the justification for $1000 suit if he wore suits fairly regularly…or didn’t already have any.  But one that would be pretty much just for the wedding, I’d have a hard time agreeing with that one.  If you weren’t on a tight buget, I don’t think it would be a big deal.

    But, I’d be pretty grumpy if my dress cost less that his suit!  I know, kind of petty.

    My Fiance has 3 suits and all of them together cost $1000.  I think you can find some really great looking suits for half the price.

     

    Post # 7
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    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    IMO, for $1K he should not be buying off the rack.  Even a designer suit isn’t going to look as good on him as a made-to-measure (sometimes called semi-bespoke or custom) suit.  Off the rack, at that price point you’re paying for the brand name. 

    But I think you’re kinda lucky that he cares enough!  My fiance wants to wear one he already owns and getting it to look nice is going to be a battle because he thinks “fancy” clothes are a waste of money, so I don’t know how I will persuade him to buy a vest, nice shirt, wedding tie, etc. 

    Post # 10
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    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Hm. The one you pick is similar but def not the same.

    Is that style out now for this season? He can wait a couple of months for it to go on sale. It’s very possibly the prices can get slashed dramatically.

    Or tell him to go to a Brooks Brother Outlet. He might try on something similar and love it for WAY less.

    We’re planning on buying a designer suit for Fiance as well but at the outlets.

    Post # 11
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    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I think BB outlet is the way to go. I know it seems like a lot, but there is nothing quite like a well made tailored suit and BB is known for their quality garments. We got FI’s suit at Macy’s too, and he seems happy with it but I wish we could get him a bespoke suit. He deserves it.

    Post # 12
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    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    is that the same model!?

    Post # 13
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    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

    my fiance is on the small size and we could not find ANYTHING that fit him so we had it custom made so it was more on the expensive side…but our wedding is the first of at least 5 spring weddings, so he’ll be able to wear it many more times!

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