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Old 08-04-2013, 01:15 AM   #1
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Hey guys

I have a upcoming big graduate school interview that's pretty important for me.
Therefore, I am looking to get a set of new suit.

Anyone got any suggestions? More or less will be my first set of suits.
No idea what's a good place/price.

As I am 6'3 (long arms) and relatively fit, when I tried on a few in Sears and the Bay, they don't fit well.

Any suggestion is highly appreciated!
I took a look @ previous threads. In particular, I don't feel too confident measuring myself and ordering online (i.e. indochino)

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Harry Rosen Pacific Centre.

Whole range of prices.

If it is a one-time thing, get a Calvin Klein.

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Or, get a custom tailored one for about $500.
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^ custom tailored is only $500?
where?
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It all depends on your field of work later on. See for me, my work place is pretty casual (T-shirt, jeans, flop flops) are all ok so there is no point in wearing a suit at all. Also in my field suit is not really require so I just got a cheapy $200 suit.

I think I wear my suit less than 5 time sin the last 7years? mostly to friends wedding only. So if your career field don't require you to wear suits I suggest something cheap.

Also if you are in your early 20's I also advice getting a cheap suit because as you age your body will change in size (I mean shape) Maybe you work out a lot so you will be more buff, or if you clack off your will gain fat. You will have to get a new suit in a few years or less so save your money get something cheap for now.

EDIT: Not sure what grad school interview you are going but I think most of the time as long as your suit is clean and fits that's all they care about. i would think your GPA, your interview skills, how you present yourself would be a much more important factor than wearing a $200 suit vs a $1000+ suit.
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have you tried long suit sizes? like a 40L or something?
if its a grad suit, i probably wouldnt shop at the bay, since it will look like a bay suit.
maybe try zara or banana or something on the cheap end of fashionable, and get it tailored.
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It is for medical school interview.

Yea, no way I am going with a >$1000 suit. But still I want to look for a good one still as I will be wearing it for the upcoming years. I don't have a single suit or dress shirt at the moment that fits.

Hmm so as long as it feel and look alright, should be fine.
How much $ should I spend then?
I doubt I should buy these $100 suits in Metrotown

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came back from Banana, a regular looking suit and pants (their 'tailored' one) will cost me $600+tax, almost $700 and I still would have to tailor it..
I haven't tried Zara yet, will check it out this week!
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just go to dunn's wide range of prices and suits
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^ this?
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if you're going to check out zara might as well check out H&M too. comparable prices and 'trendy' styles as well. i was looking for a 1 time use suit and went to zara and ended up picking up a simple black one from H&M for a little over a hundred. zara had some nice looking jackets when i was there but they cost double H&M's than the H&M one.
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Alright

Still curious about the custom tailored road.
Anyone got any inputs?
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Alright

Still curious about the custom tailored road.
Anyone got any inputs?
It depends on the tailor if you really want it to fit right and the price really varies...

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What is your budget? Please stay away from cheap places like H&M, Le Chateau, etc. It's pretty easy to tell the quality of those suits just by the look of it. You don't need $1,000+ suits but I'd recommend at least getting BR ones.

I don't see why anyone would shun The Bay. The one in downtown has amazing selections. I got my Hugo Boss suit for a little under $1,000 (there's a first time sign up discount, I forgot it was 10 or 15%). Also you can find cheaper ones like DKNY, which is pretty good.
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With your build, you should have no problem finding an off the rack suit and having it tailored properly.

Off-topic but good luck with your interview! If its for the med school at UBC I heard that the MMI interviews are a pain.
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It depends on the tailor if you really want it to fit right and the price really varies...

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I did that first before making this thread lol
However, basically first suit and really inexperienced with tailors
Don't want to get raped. Asking since I have a little time - interview in mid Sept.


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With your build, you should have no problem finding an off the rack suit and having it tailored properly.

Off-topic but good luck with your interview! If its for the med school at UBC I heard that the MMI interviews are a pain.
Cheers mate
Just started my bulking for workout, so I am also a little worried if I am getting the suit too early (and outgrow it when the interview is here in Sept.)
Hmm went to Moore today and it would cost me almost $500 to get it tailored, tax in. Is that good price? It's Moore's house brand too

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What is your budget? Please stay away from cheap places like H&M, Le Chateau, etc. It's pretty easy to tell the quality of those suits just by the look of it. You don't need $1,000+ suits but I'd recommend at least getting BR ones.

I don't see why anyone would shun The Bay. The one in downtown has amazing selections. I got my Hugo Boss suit for a little under $1,000 (there's a first time sign up discount, I forgot it was 10 or 15%). Also you can find cheaper ones like DKNY, which is pretty good.
Budget: under $700, tax in preferably.
Hmm I went to the one in Metrotown, maybe that's why it wasn't good. I will add it to my list when I check out Harry Rosen.
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Alright

Still curious about the custom tailored road.
Anyone got any inputs?
saw groupon deals for $350 before.


and....HK LOL...$150CAD custom tailored
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Budget: under $700, tax in preferably.
Hmm I went to the one in Metrotown, maybe that's why it wasn't good. I will add it to my list when I check out Harry Rosen.
What makes Harry Rosen stand out... is the service.

Much better than the Bay, and not pushy like Moores.

When you were at Moores, did they try to sell you the dress shirts aggressively?

The dress shirts there are priced at least 40% more than at the Bay.
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Person at Moores tried to sell me everything lol
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and....HK LOL...$150CAD custom tailored
from my understanding they can get a lot more expensive if you choose a good tailor.
my friend got his wedding suit for about $500, but it was nice fabrics and very well made.
you can go on the low end for $150 but not all custom tailors there do great jobs.
im happy to pay $500 for a well made, great fitting suit. i'll be getting one this winter.
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Will definitely swing by HK when I go back in the spring then.
Got any recommendations for good quality tailors?

Will report back how it goes w/ the suit on Tuesday or Wed!
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sorry yes them they used to have stores all over but just a few now i guess

their customer service was always top notch when i used to go to them

and wide range of suits and knowledgeable guys
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Will definitely swing by HK when I go back in the spring then.
Got any recommendations for good quality tailors?

Will report back how it goes w/ the suit on Tuesday or Wed!
I went to a tailor in central. You should probably ask around as these shops are hard to find. They're like in half empty ghetto buildings on the 4th floor.

Be prepared it takes about a month to get the suit made though. They produce a sample for you to try first before they make the final suit.

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from my understanding they can get a lot more expensive if you choose a good tailor.
my friend got his wedding suit for about $500, but it was nice fabrics and very well made.
you can go on the low end for $150 but not all custom tailors there do great jobs.
im happy to pay $500 for a well made, great fitting suit. i'll be getting one this winter.
Well I'm not too familiar with the tailors in HK, but the one I went too have been making it for over 40 years and I see quite a few Caucasians that work in Central go get their suits done too.
Though its only $150 CAD, the quality is already much better than what you get at Moores.
I was debating whether to get a custom trench coat made too..those only costs about $180CAD as well
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I also recommend Dunn's, owner is a buddy of mine.
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Sorry guys for the late update

Been busy.

Anyways, went to Dunn's, Holt, HR and the Bay
Damn no sale at all and it's pretty hard to find anything that's under $700 for Dunn's, HR, Holt or the Bay (at least in my size).

I guess BR or Tiptop is my only choice?

P.S. I am 44L and 36. Quite a weird combo
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you could always buy online, send your measurements to a tailor but you wouldn't be able to feel the fabric etc :/

maybe a place like Custom Shirts, Tailored Shirts, Dress Shirts | Modern Tailor Custom Tailored Suits and Shirts
couple ppl on rs have recommended them iirc

i've no experience with them though but you can get a suit for $300 and they're made in shanghai apparently and you can get your item in 8 days
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O man that's cheap for a made to measure. However, there's always this doubt about wrong measurements.
Hmm, gonna look into this. Cheers

For physical stores, what about club monaco?
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