Post # 1
Why must you be so expensive?
We’re trying to find SO a suit for the wedding. Not just any suit. A suit that will make him feel like a million bucks, but that hopefully doesn’t cost a million bucks.
What is it about the suits on your website that makes them look so much more awesome than anything else? I admit I don’t know much about men’s suiting, but to me every other suit just looks like a business suit, and your suits look hip, sleek, sexy.
Maybe it’s just the models. 😉
Or maybe I’m just kidding myself, and we should get down there, budget be damned, and try those babies on. I think I’ll always regret it if I don’t see him in one of those suits, just to make sure that my gut is wrong and they’re not going to make him look – you know – extraordinarily fabulous.
Post # 3
I am having this battle currently. I just don’t know why a J Crew suit should cost that much.
Post # 4
Do either of you have a Burlington Coat Factory near you? My FH got his CK tux there for just over $100, and he looks amazing in it.
Post # 5
I do, but in NYC it can be difficult to find steals there. That place is a madhouse! Still, I will give it a shot.
Post # 6
Dude. Same with their gorgeous dresses!!!
Post # 7
Ugh, I could not agree more. We are looking for slim-fitting khaki suits and nothing even comes close to J Crew. I could justify splurging for Fiance, but there’s no way we can ask his guys to spend that kind of money on a suit 🙁
Post # 8
I got my husband’s suit for the wedding from JCrew. They are really great quality. It was pricey (more than my dress, which was also JCrew!), but he has been able to wear it to 3 other weddings, and to other formal events, so over time I think it is worth the splurge.
Post # 9
JCrew’s suits use fabrics that are much nicer than other mall brands. They are from mills that are used by some high-end suit makers. That’s going to cause an uptick in price when you compare to the competition that uses cheap wool or wool blends. Also, I believe JCrew’s suits are canvassed. Or at least half-canvassed. Most mall brands just fuse an interlining between the lining and the suit fabric. A quality canvas lining makes for a better drape over the fella’s torso. They also last longer and fit better over time. Sales folks have told me their suits are canvassed. Don’t know for sure if that’s true, but if so, that’s another good reason for the jump in price.
@Beluga: I’d definitely go try on the jCrew suits. You may find that they fit nothing like they are modeled in the photos and that will kill some of your excitement 🙂 To get them to look anywhere near as good as those photos, they require alterations. (I don’t have one of their suits, but have a tweed sport coat and it required some tailoring). I’m willing to bet that those suits are pinned in the back to get them to look that trim on those skinny models. So in real life, you may find their fit to be a bit more comparable to cheaper brands. Or you might find that a 38R fits him beautifully… and then stalk the internet for one of those 25% off any order over $150 deals.
Post # 10
Have to agree with you here on quality. They are made from Italian wool milled by Loro Piana…some of the best wool in the world. I used to work at J. Crew and I am sure those suits are tailored to the models, even though it’s a slim-cut suit to begin with.
Post # 11
I wish it was socially acceptable to sleep in their tweed Ludlow jacket. That fancy English wool for their tweed is heaven.
Post # 12
OP: Try Bloomingdales or get a coupon or wait for a sale. Are men’s banana suits any good. The cut is similar but I know nothing about the fabric.
Post # 13
I second the quality of the J Crew suits, the others we have considered are at least 2x the price and they had nearly the same material.
Also, talk to a personal shopper at J Crew, they can give you 20% if you open a j crew credit card!