29 Jun 2010 20:38
I've got my graduation ball and the actual ceremony coming up soon, and I've only got one suit so I want to buy another one so I can wear a different one to each.
I'm still on a bit of a student budget, especially as I've got to buy a couple of decent shirts, some ties and a new pair of shoes, so I'm looking at around 2 - 300 quid. I'm after a light-ish grey suit, where's the best place to pick up something on that budget?
Any suggestions for nice black shoes are also appreciated!
29 Jun 2010 20:40
There was a post saying call Churchs and ask for Bob or something- the shoes looked nice. Cant remember who it was.
29 Jun 2010 21:21
Cheers EVERS, I'll go have a look in HOH next week sometime!
29 Jun 2010 21:29
My dad picked up a Paul Smith suit in the Liberty sale for 300ish, looks pretty decent for the cash
30 Jun 2010 07:56
Cheers for the comments, I will have a look in cos in the next few days.
Noble, thanks for the info but it's a bit late for me to get a tailor one I'm afraid
30 Jun 2010 08:20
ok so I got a paul smith suit a while back and the trousers were 28w. However after a fair few wears they seem to have stretched out to a 30w maybe and are uncomfortably loose. Dont really wanna wear a belt (suit looks better without) so is there any way to shrink the trousers without damaging them?
Trousers are 97% wool, 3% lycra btw and i have recently washed them just once on a cold wool cycle in the machine, otherwise have only been drycleaned.
30 Jun 2010 11:02
Do your trousers have belt loops? I can't bring myself to wear a pair trousers without a belt if they have belt loops. Just looks wrong to me. tailored trousers are a different proposition obviously.
30 Jun 2010 20:46
So i'm looking to get my first suit, have a sports jacket but need a suit for interviews and stuff like that.
What I think I need, don't want to spend a fortune, maybe £300 tops.
Wool - Navy or Charcoal - Single breasted - either 3 button or 2 button? I'm very thin - 6"2
Where to buy from?:
M&S, TM Lewin - or Bicester and try and scout out a deal on maybe an aquascutum.
Any help would be appreciated - cheers
30 Jun 2010 21:23
Hi, does anyone know where I can buy nice 'vintagey' pocket squares from? I've got my heart set on getting a burnt orange paisley style one but cant seem to find any decent ones?
6 Jul 2010 09:21
I really like wearing light a light pink shirt with a suit but always end up wearing a darker pink tie with it. Any other colours that work, dependant on the suit obviously.
6 Jul 2010 14:47
Going to a wedding on the weekend, been looking at some suits from next (on a tight budget). Looking at some of the 'slim fit' suits and I cant get along with the trousers at all, they just dont sit right…Im not sure if its because i've never really worn a suit and im sitting them at the wrong part of my waist or something but they hug the thigh very slimly and then flare out at the bottom??? Am i wearing the wrong size or what? any advice would be appreciated
Edit: Not just a Next thing because I've tried on suits in topman and h&m with the same result
6 Jul 2010 14:55
I doubt there is an actual flare below the knee, most probably they are a dead straight cut and given that your calf muscles are probably smaller than your thigh they are giving the impression of a 'flare'
Sounds like you want tapered trousers to me/are used to wearing jeans with small hems.
8 Jul 2010 00:15
Had a look at hanover, don't have anything I want. COS have some fit one for 250, anything suggestion for the budget instead of COS?
13 Jul 2010 19:59
COS sold out of sale suits,although have nice full price ones for around £250 without shirt
anywhere else for similar?