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Old 09-05-2008, 11:44 AM
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Is Men's Warehouse a good place to buy a suit?

I'm looking to buy a suit and frankly, I've never been through the process before. Is Men's Warehouse in general a good place to look? They had suits that looked nice (to my untrained eye) for $200-$400 and I was thinking about picking one up. Advice?
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:17 PM
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Smile I've had pretty good luck there

I buy quite a few business clothes and some casual clothes there also. I do most of my shopping with the wife so that helps. SHe says I would need "grr-animals without her! You need to go in with some idea of what you want. Otherwise they tend to start throwing a lot of extras at you.
I'm in Minnesota so they tend to be less pushy that other areas I've been to in the states.

If you travel out of the country, especially to Asia, getting high quality custom clothing is pretty easy in the shopping districts.
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:41 PM
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:47 PM
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Whatever you do, don't go with a 3-button. I personally refuse to wear anything less than 2-buttons, 2 vents, narrow lapels.. european look.
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:14 PM
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You can do better than Men's Warehouse if you're at the 400 dollar range. If you can go to a Nordstrom Rack or a Saks Off Fifth, or a Barney's outlet store, etc., you can do much better.

And I disagree with the 3-button analysis. I like 3-buttons. Just a personal preference. If this is your first suit, I'd get a black or navy one, to start.

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Old 09-05-2008, 03:41 PM
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Twice a year Nordstroms has a huge mens sale and I would go there. You're going to get much higher quality and name brand. You should be able to find plenty in that price range during the sales.
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:12 PM
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My advice...don't buy the $200 suit at the mens wearhouse. Poor quality fabric and construction. I have a couple of suits from them that were in the $500(ish) price range that seem to have worn pretty well. Currently I spend a little more and buy my suits from the Brooks Brothers 1818 line ($1,000ish) and really like them. I will admit that I was tempted by their Golden Fleece herringbone stripe suit the last time I was in the store, but it was almost double the price of the 1818 line.
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:13 PM
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You can do better than Men's Warehouse if you're at the 400 dollar range. If you can go to a Nordstrom Rack or a Saks Off Fifth, or a Barney's outlet store, etc., you can do much better.

And I disagree with the 3-button analysis. I like 3-buttons. Just a personal preference. If this is your first suit, I'd get a black or navy one, to start.

Best of luck . . . MARK.
Not going to argue regarding the 3-button (as it is subjective.. BUT unless you're still stuck in the 90's, you should avoid 3-button suits like the plague - they look horribly out of style), but PLEASE do not get a black suit if the primary purpose of this suit is business related. Dinners, charity functions, and funerals are the only time a black suit should ever be worn.
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Whatever you do, don't go with a 3-button. I personally refuse to wear anything less than 2-buttons, 2 vents, narrow lapels.. european look.
Maybe you mean more than 2 button.

Personally my closet is full of 2 AND 3 button jacketed suits. I go with the single vent in the back of the jacket mostly, but I do have a few double vented suits also.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:18 PM
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I was using the phrase in a different context. I place 2-button, dual vent suits at the top of my list, so when I say I refuse to wear anything less, I mean I won't wear 2-button single vents, 3-button, etc. Again, it's completely subjective...
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:50 PM
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I don't much like their dress shirts...I bought some sport jackets from them when I started selling real estate. So so. Graduated up to Hart Schaffner Marx and Jos. A. Bank sport jackets/suits when Dillards and JAB have sales. I haven't been in a MW in about 2 years.

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Old 09-05-2008, 10:54 PM
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I just picked up a 3 button charcoal with white pinstripe suit ! I thought it looked good and at work im usually complimented on being the better dressed one but perhaps im wrong maybe its just in my own office haha. Im not usually one for fashion but Wheres the spot to get this news Im 23 and moving away from the T shirts,jeans, and sneakers - Ive recently started to get more dress shoes casual slacks and button downs....

Not to hijack but I think the overall info of where to stay on top of Mens Suit trends will benefit everyone. Jason Statham usually has a great looking suit on in his films (Bank Job most recently he had a killer suit on with a slim Black Tie)
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:39 AM
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Twice a year Nordstroms has a huge mens sale and I would go there. You're going to get much higher quality and name brand. You should be able to find plenty in that price range during the sales.
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:43 AM
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PLEASE do not get a black suit if the primary purpose of this suit is business related. Dinners, charity functions, and funerals are the only time a black suit should ever be worn.
I agree that black suits have very little utility. I don't even think you can pull off black at a dinner or charity function. Funeral = black suit
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...Ive recently started to get more dress shoes casual slacks and button downs....
Such an outfit makes it easy for us to spot the Americans in the crowd.
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:29 PM
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I bought a navy 3-button suit from Macy's last Monday for $230 after taxes. It's being adjusted to my size right now, but I wasn't looking to spend $1,000 on a suit elsewhere. This is just something I would use a dozen times at most in my life. If I buy another suit, it would be from Hong Kong. I don't understand the hate for 3 button suits.
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:02 PM
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Good look, El Padrino. I like the charcoal / white pinstripe combo. I have a couple myself, and always get compliments. Even from prosecutors. And that's saying a lot for a hardcore, scumbag defending criminal lawyer!

I was wondering what the guys thought about wearing cufflinks. I like them personally, but would love to hear opinions.

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I don't much like their dress shirts...
You should try the MW 'custom fit' line. You have to wait a couple of weeks for the shirt, but it will be EXACTLY what you want as you choose the style of the shirt, the collar, the pleats, the cuffs, the pocket, the placket, the material, the colors. I have 5 or 6 and I love them. When I start cycling dress shirts I will go back and replace all my shirts with these.

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I was wondering what the guys thought about wearing cufflinks. I like them personally, but would love to hear opinions.

M.
Most of the shirts that I wear with suits have french cuffs so I am a cuff link fan. Just bought some Carbon Fiber cuff links that I have been getting loads of compliments on.
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:24 PM
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I have been there several times, and have never found anything that I like, Used to buy a lot from a store named SYM'S .. Syms.com, but they moved out of Ohio, not sure if they are in Baltimore, check their website. Department stores have great sales from time to time, Macy's had a suit sale a few weeks ago and I picked up a $595 Hart Schaffner Marx suit for 40% off, about $360...
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:52 PM
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You should try the MW 'custom fit' line. You have to wait a couple of weeks for the shirt, but it will be EXACTLY what you want as you choose the style of the shirt, the collar, the pleats, the cuffs, the pocket, the placket, the material, the colors. I have 5 or 6 and I love them. When I start cycling dress shirts I will go back and replace all my shirts with these.



Most of the shirts that I wear with suits have french cuffs so I am a cuff link fan. Just bought some Carbon Fiber cuff links that I have been getting loads of compliments on.
Jos. A. Bank you can do the same. Pick the cuffs, collar type, etc. I find their shirts to be very well constructed for what they are.

I'm thinking of ordering myself some monogrammed shirts. Where do you think monograms look best, on the pocket or the cuff?

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