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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby seespotrun » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:19 pm

James Bond wrote:
daesonesb wrote:I got this suit at macy's.
It's great for the skinnier guy (fit nearly perfect off the rack).
http://www.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=348538&cm_mmc=Google_Feed-_-5-_-63-_-MP563


7 inch drop? I need like a 10-11.

I'm not sure how people buy suits that aren't separates, made to measure, or bespoke. (I don't buy bespoke :cry: )

With a few stealth edits, this could be an epic post.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby James Bond » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:24 pm

seespotrun wrote:
James Bond wrote:
daesonesb wrote:I got this suit at macy's.
It's great for the skinnier guy (fit nearly perfect off the rack).
http://www.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=348538&cm_mmc=Google_Feed-_-5-_-63-_-MP563


7 inch drop? I need like a 10-11.

I'm not sure how people buy suits that aren't separates, made to measure, or bespoke. (I don't buy bespoke :cry: )

With a few stealth edits, this could be an epic post.


eh...you'd have to try hard to make it epic. I see what you're going for though.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Bronte » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:23 am

A while back people were saying that Brooks Bros. did two-for-one suits semi-annually, or something to that effect. Is this actually true? And by true, I mean will there be a time this year where I could get two Fitzgerald 1818s in my size, one in navy and one in charcoal, for $900? Right now they have two for $1500. Will it get any better than this?

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby zettsscores40 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:48 am

See if there's a BB outlet near you.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Bronte » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:22 am

zettsscores40 wrote:See if there's a BB outlet near you.


Thanks, but in my experience, BB outlets do not sell the 1818 line or any of their signature labels. They sell an inferior label called "346." My question is whether or not their regular stores have annual sales.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby stayway » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:23 am

the two for one sales I think were in regards to Saks 5th Ave stores. (i.e. two Zegnas for price of one)

Not sure if BB retail stores would do crazy annual sales like two for one. Especially if you are looking for signature items like 1818 or black fleece

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:26 am

Bronte wrote:
zettsscores40 wrote:See if there's a BB outlet near you.


Thanks, but in my experience, BB outlets do not sell the 1818 line or any of their signature labels. They sell an inferior label called "346." My question is whether or not their regular stores have annual sales.


I've never seen two for one, but this past week was 25% off.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby lisjjen » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:11 pm

Just watched American Phsycho. This thread makes so much more sense now. Remind me to never show any of you my business card.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Borhas » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:19 am

got this http://www.macys.com/catalog/product/in ... 63-_-MP563
in 42 reg, but had to get the pants hemmed and sleeves shortened. Wasn't planning on getting anything with stripes, but it looked cool. Think I'll buy my next suits online and then just have them altered afterwards.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Borhas » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:22 am

Bronte wrote:A while back people were saying that Brooks Bros. did two-for-one suits semi-annually, or something to that effect. Is this actually true? And by true, I mean will there be a time this year where I could get two Fitzgerald 1818s in my size, one in navy and one in charcoal, for $900? Right now they have two for $1500. Will it get any better than this?


if there is a semi annual sale one of them will be on black friday

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby king3780 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:27 am

Borhas wrote:got this http://www.macys.com/catalog/product/in ... 63-_-MP563
in 42 reg, but had to get the pants hemmed and sleeves shortened. Wasn't planning on getting anything with stripes, but it looked cool. Think I'll buy my next suits online and then just have them altered afterwards.


I like those stripes. They seem fairly subtle. I don't like the big, thick stripes. Or the colored stripes. Saw a classmate come to school with a black suit with heavy blue striping the other day... not my favorite.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby daesonesb » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:30 pm

James Bond wrote:
daesonesb wrote:I got this suit at macy's.
It's great for the skinnier guy (fit nearly perfect off the rack).
http://www.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=348538&cm_mmc=Google_Feed-_-5-_-63-_-MP563


7 inch drop? I need like a 10-11.

I'm not sure how people buy suits that aren't separates, made to measure, or bespoke. (I don't buy bespoke :cry: )


Easy for me. I wear 40L jacket and have a 32-34 inch waist. Completely average tall skinny guy.

Way to plug yourself for having big muscles though. I'm sure all the ladies that read the mens suit thread are really turned on right now.
:)

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby wolfpack-avvocato » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:41 pm

Christ I must be the most disproportionate person ever. Pant are always just right in length and completely off in waist or vice versa.

*sigh* hate shopping for nice clothes when nothing fits

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Anonymous Loser » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:42 pm

Bronte wrote:A while back people were saying that Brooks Bros. did two-for-one suits semi-annually, or something to that effect. Is this actually true? And by true, I mean will there be a time this year where I could get two Fitzgerald 1818s in my size, one in navy and one in charcoal, for $900? Right now they have two for $1500. Will it get any better than this?


The semi-annual sale is generally in late June and late December. That's really the only time to buy suits from the 1818 line; I've purchased 5 or 6 suits over the past few years at these sales, and have never spent more that $450 on an individual suit.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby James Bond » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:46 pm

daesonesb wrote:Way to plug yourself for having big muscles though. I'm sure all the ladies that read the mens suit thread are really turned on right now.
:)


:lol: damnit

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby dougroberts » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:35 pm

Would lace-less shoes like these Hugo Bosses be appropriate for business-casual firms, and the occasional black/charcoal suit:

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I just don't like dress shoes with laces personally.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby texaslawyer » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:43 pm

dougroberts wrote:Would lace-less shoes like these Hugo Bosses be appropriate for business-casual firms, and the occasional black/charcoal suit:

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I just don't like dress shoes with laces personally.


Laces IMHO make one look more put together.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:04 pm

texaslawyer wrote:
dougroberts wrote:Would lace-less shoes like these Hugo Bosses be appropriate for business-casual firms, and the occasional black/charcoal suit:

Image

I just don't like dress shoes with laces personally.


Laces IMHO make one look more put together.

Agreed, but loafers are fine in business casual firms. Just make sure you wear laced up dress shoes to an interview.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:06 pm

romothesavior wrote:Just make sure you wear laced up dress shoes to an interview.


Is this true?

I mean I've worn both but I've only ever interviewed for jobs as a paper pusher.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:09 pm

bk1 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Just make sure you wear laced up dress shoes to an interview.


Is this true?

I mean I've worn both but I've only ever interviewed for jobs as a paper pusher.

I certainly think so (and I believe that was the consensus ITT). I have heard some interviewers and our CSO harp about being immaculately dressed for legal interviews. We had a seminar on interviews a few weeks ago and a biglaw partner had a guy in the front row stand up, and he critiqued what he was wearing. Said he needed a collar that fit him and a better tie or something. It was lulzy.

I guess the moral of the story (and my post) is that you should just be conservative and by the book.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:12 pm

Anonymous Loser wrote:The semi-annual sale is generally in late June and late December.

Well, damn. I was hoping to finally get a couple BB suits when the summer started, but I guess I'll have to wait. That's a shame, since it means I won't have them to wear when I start my job.

I guess that's probably why they wait until late June. It's after the get-ready-for-summer rush is over.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby fatduck » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:13 pm

so...I've got $200 at JC Penney that can be used on "any Joseph Abboud apparel, accessories, or shoe purchase" (I assume that means any accessories/shoes, not some weird Joseph Abboud shoe line :D)

is Joseph Abboud a good brand? my suit collection is sorely lacking a nice solid grey, but I want something quality. should I use the money toward a suit or just spend it on shoes/accessories and buy a suit elsewhere?

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:23 pm

romothesavior wrote:I guess the moral of the story (and my post) is that you should just be conservative and by the book.


Well I completely agree with that, I just never knew that laces were considered by the book.

Good to know.

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby Stanford4Me » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:33 pm

Gosh darn it why don't people know how to wear suits/dress clothes that fit properly? What are fathers doing these days?

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Re: Suits (Clothing, not law)

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:34 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:Gosh darn it why don't people know how to wear suits/dress clothes that fit properly? What are fathers doing these days?

Well, in one case, wearing ugly work shirts and torn jeans, and being gone from home for weeks at a time. But that's a digression.




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