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Old 12-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #26
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no love for club monaco? they make things with excellent quality as well as fit.
under $1000 no problem.
if its clearance or sales price you can probably get a suit for under $600-700
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I'll be in thailand feb 4th. Go get measured, give me the specs/pattern you want, and i can get you like Armani quality suits for like an 1/8th of the price.
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Looking for good recommendations to buy two set of suits for weddings.

I only know of Indochino which my friend recommended.

looking for slim fit suits btw
Friend if you want to buy good quality suits at reasonable prices then visit at lktailor.com.The tailor of this website is L&K tailor.He made suits with best quality fabric.
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how are the suits by "Express" ? The top is already $308 and the pants are like $148. Good quality? anyone have experience with their stuff? The Express store at richmond centre is always dead LOL, ppl seem to walk in and get scared off by their prices.
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how are the suits by "Express" ? The top is already $308 and the pants are like $148. Good quality? anyone have experience with their stuff? The Express store at richmond centre is always dead LOL, ppl seem to walk in and get scared off by their prices.
Personally I find express stuff similar to mexx.
The cut/fit is decent, but the quality of fabric/material is mediocore at best.
Express in canada is also significantly over priced compared to the states....but then again so is everything elses.
For the price of an express suit, I would try my luck at a nordstorm rack or a hugo boss outlet, or even The Bay during one of their sales.
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There's 40% off regular price items at banana republic today. Their suits r 430 for jacket and 180 pants with 40% off its like 370 for a fairly decent suit.
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a question for people who wear suits to work: Do you always wear the full suit (matching) or is it ok for us to wear a pair of dress pants that is seperate? What i mean is, same color pants as the top but different shades and design.

will people laugh at you?

I'm asking this because the suit i bought has designs on it (small details) and they did not have another pair of dress pants of that same design for sale. And ppl usually buy 2 pairs of pants with each suit.

So my question is, is it ok to wear the top (blazer) along with a different pair of dress pants (same color but different texture & design)?

If i do this, will it look like I am wearing a cheap suit?
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Besides for black, what color would you like?
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a question for people who wear suits to work: Do you always wear the full suit (matching) or is it ok for us to wear a pair of dress pants that is seperate? What i mean is, same color pants as the top but different shades and design.

will people laugh at you?

I'm asking this because the suit i bought has designs on it (small details) and they did not have another pair of dress pants of that same design for sale. And ppl usually buy 2 pairs of pants with each suit.

So my question is, is it ok to wear the top (blazer) along with a different pair of dress pants (same color but different texture & design)?

If i do this, will it look like I am wearing a cheap suit?
Umm.. this heavily depends on what department you work for and what the expectations are. If you are actually expected to wear a suit for work then I'm assuming a conservative formal accountant/commerce/management position so... don't do anything funky. Matching jacket and pants, tailored to fit, solid charcoal, grey or navy would be the safest way to play it...
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Whatever you do, don't buy too cheap of a suit - they tend to stick out like a sore thumb (same with shoes). If you had to save a few more paychecks, I would even do that.

I paid $2500 for my Dolce&Gabbana suit (not D&G, which is the cheaper line) and it was worth every penny (the material is so soft, it feels like wearing pajamas). I tried wearing a Hugo Boss suit, it looked acceptable but felt like shit.
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Whatever you do, don't buy too cheap of a suit - they tend to stick out like a sore thumb (same with shoes). If you had to save a few more paychecks, I would even do that.

I paid $2500 for my D&G suit and it was worth every penny (the material is so soft, it feels like wearing pajamas). I tried wearing a Hugo Boss suit, it looked acceptable but felt like shit.
what kind of job do you do? If you are for example makin $25/hour, isnt wearing a $2500 suit a bit extreme? Those suits should be more suitable for higher positions or even CEOs.

so for example your d&G suit, do you always wear the whole suit together or sometimes change your pants (approx the same color and shade)?
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Umm.. this heavily depends on what department you work for and what the expectations are. If you are actually expected to wear a suit for work then I'm assuming a conservative formal accountant/commerce/management position so... don't do anything funky. Matching jacket and pants, tailored to fit, solid charcoal, grey or navy would be the safest way to play it...
i'm going into car sales. I have 3 solid color suits but the thing is, what i should wear once I put the pair of pants in the washer?

If I wear a different brand of pants, the shading and texture is a bit different.

How do you guys usually do it once you put your matching pants in the washer?
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what kind of job do you do? If you are for example makin $25/hour, isnt wearing a $2500 suit a bit extreme? Those suits should be more suitable for higher positions or even CEOs.

so for example your d&G suit, do you always wear the whole suit together or sometimes change your pants (approx the same color and shade)?
The same argument could be used to say that about chicks that drop $2000 on a purse or people who drive luxury cars, which cost a hell of a lot more and depreciate even quicker! You drive a Mercedez yourself?

I'm actually a university student. The way I see it, every young guy should have at least one nice suit. I also value quality and I want my clothes to last for decades so fabrics, cut, and style are important to me. I would only wear the whole suit together and NEVER mix. That's why people will buy two pairs of pants. I also won't put it in the washer, I only dry clean.

If I was CEO, I'd possibly start looking at even higher end and my alternate suits would be the $2500 ones (the former IMF president wears $25,000 euro suits even though he's socialist oriented). But that's just me - its also not like you need to buy 10 suits since guys only need a couple staple colors (navy, charcoal, grey, brown, possibly black) and then you are done with it. You don't have to be a CEO to wear these kinds of suits, my cousin recently picked up a D&G or Zegna suit himself (engineer).
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so for example your d&G suit, do you always wear the whole suit together or sometimes change your pants (approx the same color and shade)?
This idea altogether is absurd. Of course you wear the suit together.

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i'm going into car sales. I have 3 solid color suits but the thing is, what i should wear once I put the pair of pants in the washer?
The washer? Learn how to respect yourself. Dry clean that shit.

My only advice is to buy the best suits you can afford and work your way up. Nothing is worse than seeing a man who cannot put together a proper attire without looking like a hooligan. You see this kind of nonsense with wannabe ballers and high rollers who throw on nylon and polyester suits that give off a shine like the sun but you can't help but just sit back and hold in your laughter at this child's play.
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This idea altogether is absurd. Of course you wear the suit together.



The washer? Learn how to respect yourself. Dry clean that shit.

My only advice is to buy the best suits you can afford and work your way up. Nothing is worse than seeing a man who cannot put together a proper attire without looking like a hooligan. You see this kind of nonsense with wannabe ballers and high rollers who throw on nylon and polyester suits that give off a shine like the sun but you can't help but just sit back and hold in your laughter at this child's play.

+1, bang on with the last bit.

And LOL, wtf @ putting your suit in the washer. I don't care if your suit is $99, never put your suit in the wash man.
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Oh, the most important factor into making ANY suit look good?

Tailoring, tailoring, tailoring.

Don't look like a hooligan.
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This idea altogether is absurd. Of course you wear the suit together.



The washer? Learn how to respect yourself. Dry clean that shit.

My only advice is to buy the best suits you can afford and work your way up. Nothing is worse than seeing a man who cannot put together a proper attire without looking like a hooligan. You see this kind of nonsense with wannabe ballers and high rollers who throw on nylon and polyester suits that give off a shine like the sun but you can't help but just sit back and hold in your laughter at this child's play.
what i meant is flip the pants inside out and put that in the washer dude...everyone knows to dry clean the top
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This idea altogether is absurd. Of course you wear the suit together.

The washer? Learn how to respect yourself. Dry clean that shit.

My only advice is to buy the best suits you can afford and work your way up. Nothing is worse than seeing a man who cannot put together a proper attire without looking like a hooligan. You see this kind of nonsense with wannabe ballers and high rollers who throw on nylon and polyester suits that give off a shine like the sun but you can't help but just sit back and hold in your laughter at this child's play.
after wearing your full suit for a year or two straight, your pants will wear faster than your top (blazer). This is what i meant asking if people will wear another pair of pants of approx the same color and shade.
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+1, bang on with the last bit.

And LOL, wtf @ putting your suit in the washer. I don't care if your suit is $99, never put your suit in the wash man.
so do you dry clean your pair of pants every 3 times you wear it? this is assuming you don't put your pants in the washer
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I am so confused.. What is the material of your suit (pants included) that allows you to throw it in the washing machine? Your suit should be wool.

1. I use to wear a suit and tie eveyday to work. You know how often I washed my suits? Once a season. Granteed, I rotated 3-4 different suits a season. Over dry cleaning will dramatically reduce the liftetime of your suits. Unless you're rolling in mud for work, you should be fine. Try to stay away from cig. smoke. Also, if I remember correctly in YVR, only a few dry cleaners had o site facillities. Fletchers is decent.

2. Try lightly steaming your suit in the shower. Meaning, take a shower, leave the suit hanging in there while you're showering.

3. Even if its a simple suit like a pure black suit, you'll never be able to match pants to a blazer. Why? Well for the same point you brought up. Chances are, the pants will be newer than your blazer and not to mention, it is just near impossible to get the exact same fabric. Having said that, I would assert most people in Van wouldn't be abe to spot the difference. Hell, most people wear suits with sleeves that are way too long. Asians in generals, also seem to wear suits that are just too big for them. When I used to work for Harry, they hated buying a 34 short for examle.. Always insisted on a 36R Lol
It was literally a 8 inch drop! And NO, these guys were not athletic in the least.

4. I like BR for budget minded folks. As someone pointed out, its around $360 on sale and even cheaper at outlets (not sure). An additonal bonus: They don't sell their jacket and pants together which allows you to grab a few pairs of extra pants. I think this is your best bet. ask yourself, will you be keeping your jacket on the entire working day? Probably not if you're in car sales. Guarantee you'lll always be wearing pants.

5. How soft a suit feels is not indictive of quality nor longevity. Actually, if you selected a exotic Loro Piana fabric, it may even be more sensitive and not 'last' as long.

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End of the day, find a wool suit that fits you the best. Have it tailored. Use the dry-cleaners once a seaons unles you have crazy stains. Do not mix pants with jackets if they're not meant to be.
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I paid $2500 for my D&G suit and it was worth every penny (the material is so soft, it feels like wearing pajamas). I tried wearing a Hugo Boss suit, it looked acceptable but felt like shit.
The price of the suit isn't the only thing that makes it look/feel good. A properly tailored $500 suit will look a million times better than an off the rack $2500 suit. To further my point, http://www.gq.com/style/style-manual...ng-fit#slide=8

If your jacket and pants are the same colour, they better be matching. You can get away with different colour pants and jacket. An example would be Navy + khaki pants but this is all dependant on your style and what is acceptable at work.

As for colours, I really like light grays and navy. Black is too stiff for my business (advertising agency).
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The price of the suit isn't the only thing that makes it look/feel good. A properly tailored $500 suit will look a million times better than an off the rack $2500 suit. To further my point, The GQ Guide to Suits: Style: GQ

If your jacket and pants are the same colour, they better be matching. You can get away with different colour pants and jacket. An example would be Navy + khaki pants but this is all dependant on your style and what is acceptable at work.

As for colours, I really like light grays and navy. Black is too stiff for my business (advertising agency).
For $2500, tailoring charges are included and this is built into the price by the manufacturer so their clothes actually look good for your body type. I don't think anyone sensible would buy something off the rack for that much and not think of getting it tailored. I can't recall but I believe you don't have a choice anyway because the manufacturer has prepped the fabric for the tailor to cut so you couldn't just wear it right away.

I also rotate with a cheaper $500 tailored suit from Asia, which is why I said suggested you should have at least one good suit for those special occasions (No, I'm not imply spending what I did but your best suit shouldn't be something from the Bay or Mexx unless you are only going to put a suit on 3 times in your life than I understand).
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For $2500, tailoring charges are included and this is built into the price by the manufacturer so their clothes actually look good for your body type.
Didn't know that. Never spent that much on a suit and I have my own tailor haha. Good on the manufacturer to include it though.

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Didn't know that. Never spent that much on a suit and I have my own tailor haha. Good on the manufacturer to include it though.
Yup, I didn't know before either but it makes sense to do so. I would also say the price includes the experience since I had the services of a personal shopper at Harry Rosen for over an hour. The sales guys are very good at dealing with customers and knowledgeable in the product (how to take care of the suit, colour matching with shirts and ties, picking out shoes, etc). My sales consultant helped me pick out a shirt style and color I might never have chosen and I ended up really liking it so I had some similar ones made when I visited HK.

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