Menswear: The 'Whistle And Flute' Thread..Everything To Do With 'Suits' In Here!!


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snaye
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11109 posts since 24/10/02

posted 23 Nov 2021 12:02, edited 23 Nov 2021 12:02
I think MoB might be inferring that you can't go wrong with Suit Supply for the price and you don't necessarily need to spend £900.

Depends what you want to be honest. Do you want structured formal suiting (traditional Saville Row etc) or softer more casual suiting (think Drakes)?

Less structured might be a better option, I got rid of loads of formal suiting as I just don't need it anymore (kept 2, navy/grey). You may well get more wear out of an unstructured wool/twill Drakes number over the years and it's far more comfortable.

Will definitely be some discounts on Porter (Thom Sweeney etc) and Drakes website in the coming months. I would swerve any 'fashion house' suits to be honest, usually expensive and shite in my experience.
MoB
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37384 posts since 31/8/04

posted 23 Nov 2021 12:27, edited 23 Nov 2021 12:27
snaye wrote: I think MoB might be inferring that you can't go wrong with Suit Supply for the price and you don't necessarily need to spend £900.

Exactly this

Edit: Also their instore tailoring service is fantastic, i;ve been a right fussy cunt with them and they've never put me wrong. I reckon i've had about 10 suits from them in the past 5 years and still have and can wear every one.
diederik
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3325 posts since 16/8/11

23 Nov 2021 12:56
Suitsupply is a great option indeed, or if you're feeling lucky, check the Tonello brand on Yoox. Decent suits (made in Italy) and can often be found cheap, but of course more of a gamble size wise but you can have your tailor make changes.
RVP10
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275 posts since 3/4/12

26 Nov 2021 18:02
Ah seen cheers.

Suit supply stock / selection wasn’t that great in my size so took a punt on a couple of Zzegna ones that came in at about 350 each will keep suit supply in mind though.
Jaymo85
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252 posts since 28/3/13

14 Dec 2021 09:24
Are there any other brands that do a similar style to universal works cotton suits? Tried Far Afield but their quality isn’t great.
andrew_
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652 posts since 23/1/10

14 Dec 2021 11:05
Thought Uskees looks similar, but no experience with them at all. Maybe worth a punt.
NigelBenn
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4778 posts since 6/2/08

5 Mar 2022 23:09
With the return to the office not far away, where’s best for work shirts? No more than 50 quid a pop
TROYBOY
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1133 posts since 28/2/12

6 Mar 2022 08:30
I find M&S shirts the best
RickRude
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4196 posts since 13/1/12

6 Mar 2022 09:18
TROYBOY wrote: I find M&S shirts the best

Make sure they are slim fit though - otherwise they are like parachutes
MoB
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37384 posts since 31/8/04

6 Mar 2022 10:42
Charles thyritt super slim ftw
gawkrodger
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7695 posts since 4/11/08

6 Mar 2022 19:05
MoB wrote: Charles thyritt super slim ftw

yeh, what i tend to go for as well
NigelBenn
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4778 posts since 6/2/08

7 Mar 2022 08:17
Thanks gents.
generic_guy
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10230 posts since 16/9/02

7 Mar 2022 10:07
TK Maxx (I realise I always mention them Smiling) have loads of nice Massimo Dutti work shirts in for £17 a pop.
ginner
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356 posts since 15/4/14

7 Mar 2022 10:59
Just over £50 but top quality are Boggi shirts. In their sale they are usually around £55.
snaye
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11109 posts since 24/10/02

18 Mar 2022 19:06
Final fitting and pick up of Drakes made to measure corduroy today.

Got a lovely beige twill one for summer coming.


Doogan
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1255 posts since 13/4/14

18 Mar 2022 19:13
Cool
discobobulated
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1216 posts since 21/4/10

18 Mar 2022 19:25
Nice. Been meaning to get m2m gun check blazer from them. The sleeves on drakes are too long for me and you can't shorten a gun/glen check as it won't match up. I wish they would stop putting in functioning cuffs. Camoshita used leave them unfinished so you could shorten then add button and buttonholes as required.
ginner
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356 posts since 15/4/14

18 Mar 2022 20:45
See if you can find a tailor who can remake the cuff and thus alter from the wrist and then keep the match on the check. Had this done a few times from a guy in Manchester, looks great. Just needs to be able to match cotton for the buttonholes and have some skills in remaking the cuff vent and adjusting the lining.
generic_guy
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10230 posts since 16/9/02

19 Mar 2022 08:00
That looks superb Snaye.
NigelBenn
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4778 posts since 6/2/08

19 Mar 2022 14:11
Snaye that’s lovely. Do you mind me asking what the damage is on the mtm from Drakes?

Your overcoat on the chair as well?