(Closed) In need of a suit! Can you ladies give me some insight?

posted 5 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Busy bee

We did Hugo Boss.  I like the modern look of their suits.  Most of them are slim cut.  Their suits probably starts at about 800 and goes up from there.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Asia:  have you tried Jcrew hugo boss is a great idea

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hubs and I went to Macys and he tried on a bunch of their suits but they just didn’t fit his build. They had a ton of different brands and cuts though, so I would definitely reccomend a visit to them!

In the end, he ended up getting his at Express. I think he looked awesome and it was a great price (About $300 for jacket, pants, vest, and white shirt; tie was from JCrew). πŸ˜€

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We just bought FI’s suit from J. Crew last night. Their Ludlow suits are slim and perfect for his build. He’s 6′ and maybe 160 lb.

ETA: but I just saw your price requirement. J. Crew is a lot, but we justified the cost because he’ll have this suit for years.

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Asia:  

We got FI’s suit and all the groomsmen’s suits from Indochino. We’ve been super impressed so far. They have both light grey and a dark charcoal suits in their essentials line for $379 without the vest and $449 with the vest. It’s a bit over your budget, but it’s custom made (you supply the measurements and you can specify everything, from lapel width to number of buttons and working buttonholes, lining colour, embroidered initials etc), 100% wool and if it doesn’t fit right, they will pay for the alterations. Fiance got his suit last week and you should have seen him preen when he put it on!

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Asia:  We got him the essential charcoal suit. The material feels pretty good to my untrained eyes and hands. It hangs very well (compared to his old suits anyway!) We also ordered the tailor’s kit to see what the colours were like. The charcoal is 100% wool, 200 thread count. The ordering process was quite simple. They have videos to show you how to do measurements and you get to specify all the customization details before you place the order. The fit is rather dependent on how well you get the measurements done though. FIs trouser pants are just a tad short… needs to be let out maybe 0.5 inch  but they will give us an alteration credit to get it fixed at a local tailor. If it’s not fixable, they’ll remake the suit entirely at their cost. Also, they’re based out of Canada, so when we shipped it to his address in Washington state, he paid no tax and got free shipping!

 

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

A company called Suit Supply has nice suits for reasonable prices. If you’re in the DC or NYC area, they have brick and mortar stores, otherwise they’re online. Fiance is tall and slender (6’2″ and ~155 lbs) and really likes the way their suits fit, even before tailoring. We saw Tim Gunn speak and he actually suggested this store by name and said that many of his suits come from them. Fiance will be buying his tuxedo through them.

 

EDIT: Fiance is really into suits so I thought I’d also mention Thick As Thieves. You send them measurements and they send a suit. Fiance doesn’t have one form them, but a friend of ours who is short and slender ordered his wedding suit from them and loves it. He wears it as often as possible. They’re not absurdly expensive either.

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Mens Wearhouse has some nice suits, and they have good tailors.  The nice thing is that anything he purchases there (pants, jacket) and has altered, they will alter it it free for life unless his measurements exceed the material in the item.  So for pants, they’ll take in up to 4″ and let out up to 3-4″. 

http://www.menswearhouse.com/mens-suits/slim-fit-extra-trim-suits/wilke-rodriguez-gray-vested-slim-fit-suit-304G305G34

http://www.menswearhouse.com/mens-suits/slim-fit-extra-trim-suits/english-laundry-gray-modern-fit-vested-suit-398E399E04

Both at your price point.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Asia:  I KNOW! He’s a bean pole and doesn’t watch what he eats at all. My goal is simply to weigh less than him on our wedding day. He absolutely loves dressing up and being fashionable, though, so I hear a lot about custom tailors that he wants to try (but doesn’t want to drop that kind of money on).

He’s got a nice grey linen suit from Banana Republic that required very little alteration that he ordered from the website because they had “tall” sizes. He got it on a sale, so it wasn’t unholy expensive, either.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Asia:  

I wondered about that too when I learnt that they make the suits in China but I couldn’t find anything other than this old interview with the CEO, but if you scroll down halfway, he says they pay their employees 20-25% more than their previous jobs and they keep to a “western” work week (5 days, not 6).

http://www.primermagazine.com/2009/earn/indochino-a-story-of-entrepreneurial-refinement

 

 

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