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Old 07-20-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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Help me find a linen suit!

I am attending a wedding in Toronto this weekend, and it will be bloody hot! 32C, 37C with the humidex. Wedding is in an non-AC church, and reception is outside. Yes, I'm going to die of heat stroke, so might as well look good doing it.

I'm looking for a nice linen suit, something like this. Hopefully for about the same price too, < $300.

Any ideas of where to get one in Vancouver?

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Old 07-20-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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Mexx... They got a bunch on sale for up to 50% off.. Though many smaller sizes have been sold already

Edit: the one I went to was in richmond center
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Mexx... They got a bunch on sale for up to 50% off.. Though many smaller sizes have been sold already

Edit: the one I went to was in richmond center
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Sweet, I love Mexx clothes, usually buy a bunch of shirts when they are 50% off as my size (XL) doesn't sell out fast. I'll try Queensborough now, Richmond centre later tonight.
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So the Queensborough location sucks, 1 linen/cotton blend suit, ugly as hell.

Tried Moores, they don't sell linen suits.

May just have to buy linen pants and shirt, screw the jacket, its too hot anyways.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:33 PM   #5
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Le Chateau has what appears to be perfect: Le Château: Modern Fit Linen Blazer - Tailored

Hopefully the Richmond Centre location has something, yet I doubt it.
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Aww.. I can never find anything nice at the outlet anyways..
The bf bought 2 linen shirts that I picked out at mexx for 20bux ea. Can't beat that!

Goodluck with the find!
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:50 PM   #7
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Mexx clothing is crap and so is stuff from Le Crapeau.

Banana Republic (Canadian online site) has 40% off on already-reduced merchandise. They have grey 100% linen suit separates on sale right now. A jacket and pants can be had for $200. I was tempted to pick up a set myself, but before I could pull the trigger, size 40 jackets were sold out.

The pants: Apparel, Handbags, and Accessories for Men and Women | Banana Republic

The jacket: Apparel, Handbags, and Accessories for Men and Women | Banana Republic

Edit: Just saw that you are going this weekend. You can probably find sizes in store, but your discount will only be 25%. Good luck.
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Mexx clothing is crap and so is stuff from Le Crapeau.

Banana Republic (Canadian online site) has 40% off on already-reduced merchandise. They have grey 100% linen suit separates on sale right now. A jacket and pants can be had for $200. I was tempted to pick up a set myself, but before I could pull the trigger, size 40 jackets were sold out.

The pants: Apparel, Handbags, and Accessories for Men and Women | Banana Republic

The jacket: Apparel, Handbags, and Accessories for Men and Women | Banana Republic

Edit: Just saw that you are going this weekend. You can probably find sizes in store, but your discount will only be 25%. Good luck.
I don't mind Mexx stuff, yet BR is certainly better.

That's a nice suit, I'll see if the Richmond Centre location has it, or hopefully elsewhere in the city. I was really hoping for a natural/beige suit, I have a lot of grey already.
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I don't mind Mexx stuff, yet BR is certainly better.

That's a nice suit, I'll see if the Richmond Centre location has it, or hopefully elsewhere in the city. I was really hoping for a natural/beige suit, I have a lot of grey already.
R&W also has linen suit separates on sale right now - 50% off the sale price. And yes, they're in beige. Unfortunately most of the medium sizes (e.g. 40 jackets and 30-32 pants) are sold out. If you're a bigger size, you might be in luck.
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Have you checked out Dunns? im sure they'd have it

haven't been in there in awhile but their website shows what you're looking for

no store in richmond though
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R&W also has linen suit separates on sale right now - 50% off the sale price. And yes, they're in beige. Unfortunately most of the medium sizes (e.g. 40 jackets and 30-32 pants) are sold out. If you're a bigger size, you might be in luck.
I'm a 46-48 jacket and 36-38 waist, which is typically hard to find as most stylish stores don't keep many of the largest sizes... hell most places don't stock a 48 jacket. Then add that most stylish stores lie about sizes and everything fits small/thin.

So I picked up the grey suit from BR, and the natural suit from Le Chateau. I want to love the natural colour, yet the pants just don't work. The colour is somewhat see-through, and the skinnier cut of Le Chateau just doesn't help.

I LOVE the BR suit. The fit is a little tight as I had to get a 44 jacket and 36 pant when I need a 46 and 38. I tried a 46 and 38 in a similar suit and it fit like a glove. The reason I had to get the 44 and 36 is cause the BR sale ends today! They called and put the right sizes on hold at another store, and all I need to do is go exchange the suit tomorrow (or return it if it doesn't fit). Woohoo!

Oh and I got it for far less than the prices online! < $300 tax in, while online it'd be $190 + $140 + tax == ~$370.

Now the question is... do I wear a tie? I'm wearing a shit like this:

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Now the question is... do I wear a tie? I'm wearing a shit like this:

Honestly, I would go with a plain white shirt. The grey suit already has pinstripes, so a solid colour would contrast well. You could also go with a solid pastel, like a light blue or even purple, but I think white is the safest choice. You're already going in a linen suit, so you can afford to be less formal and go tie-less. Unbutton the top 2 buttons on the shirt, spend 20 bucks on a pocket square (here you can be adventurous), and you'll be good to go.

My go-to suit is a grey herringbone (not unlike the colour of the grey linen suit) and it always works with a plain white shirt.

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Honestly, I would go with a plain white shirt. The grey suit already has pinstripes, so a solid colour would contrast well. You could also go with a solid pastel, like a light blue or even purple, but I think white is the safest choice. You're already going in a linen suit, so you can afford to be less formal and go tie-less. Unbutton the top 2 buttons on the shirt, spend 20 bucks on a pocket square (here you can be adventurous), and you'll be good to go.

My go-to suit is a grey herringbone (not unlike the colour of the grey linen suit) and it always works with a plain white shirt.
Cool.

Unfortunately I learned a long time ago that white shirts and I do not mix. Like most bigger dudes, I sweat through shirts. Drysol is a lifesaver to prevent yellow stains, yet still any white shirt doesn't stay white for very long.

For the same reason I have only patterned shirts, no solids. Patterns seem to hide blemishes and colour differences that develop over time. I have a lot of shirts with small patterns like above, closest to solid I have

Come to think of it... I only have patterned ties too... hmmm nothing formal with a solid colour in my entire closet except a couple pairs of pants.
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Have you checked out Dunns? im sure they'd have it

haven't been in there in awhile but their website shows what you're looking for

no store in richmond though
Unfortunately I don't have time to make it there, and they don't have a catalog online. Maybe next time.
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Banana Republic (Canadian online site) has 40% off on already-reduced merchandise.

You can probably find sizes in store, but your discount will only be 25%. Good luck.
FYI, the 40% sale is now in store too! When I exchanged my suit for the correct sizes they applied the discount. Its 40% off the sale price! Jacket was $150 and pants $60 after the discount! Woohoo!
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