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Old 06-01-2012, 05:52 PM
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I went to Brooks Brothers on Monday and bought an 1818 Madison suit 3-Button (I'm big enough) and practically paid full price ($1K). I signed up for their store card and got $150 off, but still ended up spending $930 with alterations.

Where do you guys go to buy suits?

I'll be looking for conservative wool suits that wont fall apart in the future (Gray, Navy Blue).

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Old 06-01-2012, 05:57 PM
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Paul Daniels in Fort Lauderdale..... The "Paul" is my business partners uncle....

Most are collecting dust ... I prefer flip flops now that I dont work on the 30th floor anymore...
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St Pauls NC has a custom suit shop. Everything from hand made to Tails.
I have one I use if someone passes but like triplenet , most are covered in plastic and have not been worn in a long, long time. Think I have 6.
Same place made the white suit I had at 32 years old. Was back into night clubs and dancing. That one back then was about a grand.
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Since I retired from the Navy and needed suits for work, I’ve always gone to Brooks Brothers. There was an old guy at the store in Baltimore who listened to what I told him and he made sure I didn’t embarrass myself with how I dressed. For 20 years I wore a green flight deck jersey and steel toed boots and I needed help with how to dress for my new career. He didn’t just sell me stuff he explained how to wear it.
Yeah, Brooks Brothers is expensive but I’ve never been disappointed with their quality. I have always been very happy with their customer service.
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Men's Warehouse..... You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it!

www.menswarehouse.com
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I doubt it will help you, but I will though it on the table, the last suit I bought was from Hickey Freemen warehouse sale in Rochester, NY (I have family there). But I don't think you can go wrong with Brooks (not cheap by any means, but quality is there, it is harder and harder to find quality).
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mrandell View Post
I went to Brooks Brothers on Monday and bought an 1818 Madison suit 3-Button (I'm big enough) and practically paid full price ($1K). I signed up for their store card and got $150 off, but still ended up spending $930 with alterations.

Where do you guys go to buy suits?

I'll be looking for conservative wool suits that wont fall apart in the future (Gray, Navy Blue).

Thanks
Joseph A Banks- I've been getting suits there for 15 years- they meet your criteria (mine are the same) and when you hit a sale can usually get each for around $300. I buy their separates.
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Originally Posted by ThreeLittleFish View Post
Men's Warehouse..... You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it!

www.menswarehouse.com
X2!! Avoid the cheap suits there, but their "mid-priced" suits at $300-500 are great. And I wore their pinpoint cotton dress shirts for countless years -- they hold up great.
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Have a good buddy that had business in Singapore not long ago. He had several shirts, pants, suits, coats, even socks and undershirts all custom made to his exact specs. He said he thought the guy that measured him was gay because he spent so much time between his legs

He claims that all the high end stuff he had made for him for around $1500 would have easily cost him $12,000 - $15,000 here in the States. Not sure about that but his suits do look fantastic.

Every time he wore one of them when we went out to eat at a really nice place, (those days are long gone) he was complimented at least once from other guys.....No kidding
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I got 30 Jones New York suits at cost from Jones Apparel Group when my wife used to work at their headquarters.
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Thanks for your advice. Especially Snow Shovel's, because the lady who helped me was very interested in getting the right suit for what I needed it for, and what would look good for me. I'm going to tell her to send me an email when they have a good sale and I'll keep my eye out at MW and JOSAB. My Dad say's he'll buy me a Tom James suit soon, so that might be my custom suit.

Thanks for the input and keep it coming.
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Bass pro shop..... ooooooooh.

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I use a small outfit from my hometown area; I travel enough back to Hampton Roads, VA that I can still use them.....well if thats they are still there after tonights twisters in Hampton.....

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Joseph banks are good and running a sale right now
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:11 PM
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Joseph banks are good and running a sale right now
Jos A Banks is always running a sale. That's their scheme: put double the price on the tag, then run a buy one-get one sale.

I seldom wear suits, but I had a few made by Mr. Bijan a few years back and the fit and quality are second to none. Sadly, Mr. Bijan passed away but you can still get top notch suits in his store. They are extremely pricy, but after you buy a few you will understand why they are actually worth the money.
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Nordstrom during the half yearly sale is when I pick up a suit if needed. I wear John W Nordstrom shirts with slacks and a tie mostly though.
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Nordstrom during the half yearly sale is when I pick up a suit if needed. I wear John W Nordstrom shirts with slacks and a tie mostly though.
X2. They call me a couple weeks before. Go in and scope it out so once the sale starts I can move efficiently through the crowd.
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Find a haberdeasher in your area. Many don't even use store fronts anymore. $1,000 for a suit sucks but I pay that too because there is nothing like a custom fitted suit and shirt. Makes anything less look like s^%t...
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:52 AM
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Definitely Men's Warehouse!
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