BVest wrote:dkb17xzx wrote:Question: is it better to wear a black striped suit (very thin stripes, bit "shiny," tailored) over an ill-fitting charcoal suit? After reading the threads, I bought a charcoal suit (Jos A Bank Signature) a couple days back -- had time to get the pants altered but not the jacket. It's a not a really bad fit but i'm naturally very skinny and so shoulders are a problem.
Note to others -- do not buy a Jos A Bank signature suit, ever. You're better off flushing your money down the toilet.
also.. are these good shoes?: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BECI6EK/ref=twister_B00BECI59G
The real lesson there is don't buy a suit with an ill-fitting coat. Did you try it on?
As far as the shoes, they'll serve you well. If you're interested in leather soles, though, consider the Cole Haan Caldwell.
I did....also went to the tailor with the jacket(considered to be one of the better tailors here in town). He said jacket was fine (minus the little shoulder problem).