0LNewbie wrote:@pufer- so, your advice above applies to all the men's wearhouse lines? I'm about to pick up a suit separate Pronto uomo for $300... Are you saying that's too much? (it is on sale from 450)
Suit separates are almost per se overpriced and under-quality. Additionally, I'd argue that Pronto Uomo is actually a bit worse than most stuff at MW because it's one of the MW house brands. There's no basis for price comparison as they're only at MW (they can inflate the price more) and they're just not particularly good suits (full disclosure: it's probably been a couple years since I specifically checked out a Pronto suit; I doubt they've changed much, but it's possible they have).
Pronto is a different cut than the Lauren suits you can find on STP for around $160, but is comparable quality. For another option on cut, according to an email from MW I got today, they are having a sale on Calvin Klein for $250. They won't be any better in the quality department, but will at least save you $50 if you want to stay with MW.
TaipeiMort wrote:Read his post on page 6, he goes into extreme detail about everything.
The version on page 75 is updated and easier to read (viewtopic.php?f=23&t=63606&start=1851
TaipeiMort wrote:Also, Pufer: While I do not think that the BB 346 is comparable to the in-store line, I'm just saying that they aren't bad (I got both of mine for 479 after tax), especially because they will definitely be the exact cut you want for an OCI suit, and are better quality than Mens Wearhouse, or Jos A Bank "Classic" (outlet store) brands.
Absolutely, and I hope I didn't give the impression that I was dismissing them completely. I just wanted to point out that BB is pulling some JAB-style shady dealing with its outlet stores.
I've never been to a JAB outlet store (I've never lived anywhere near one as far as I'm aware), so can't speak to their "Classic" line, but am not surprised at all that it's pretty bad.
I probably know the answer to this, but it's worth asking now than looking silly later.
I plan on buying a dark navy suit for OCI. The best shoes I own are these Cole Haan Cassidy Cap Toes: http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Pr ... 050_254399
While it is brown, it is a very dark shade. Workable?
Make sure your belt matches the shoes and you're probably fine. Bronte's "One Deviation" Rule is solid.