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


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DuffMan
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14313 posts since 21/2/07

26 Oct 2013 13:43
sixpence wrote: Just come from Aquascutum outlet in Hackney - got a mid grey, 2 btn suit with side adjusters at the waist for £220. Also a gabardine single breasted trench in navy £225. Quality seems to have returned also since latest buyout.

what's the size range like?
Bails78
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619 posts since 6/1/08

26 Oct 2013 16:37
cool. Budget is £250 so options are limited
Bails78
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619 posts since 6/1/08

26 Oct 2013 19:19
sixpence wrote: They look pretty shite quality. What's your budget?

Cool, budget is £250 so kind of limited.
woffle
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83 posts since 19/1/09

26 Oct 2013 19:50
Bails78 wrote:
sixpence wrote: They look pretty shite quality. What's your budget?

Cool, budget is £250 so kind of limited.

try TK Maxx; bit of a lottery but there were some quality grey wool Hackett suits for £250 in TK Maxx Gracechurch St end of last week (single breasted, lightweight wool, nice construction details - cuff buttons undo etc). They had a couple in differing sizes and for that money pretty good IMO. That said was there last month and the best they had were some maroon William Hunt oddities.
Bails78
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619 posts since 6/1/08

29 Oct 2013 08:23
I need to get a suit by the weekend start a new job on Monday, budget is £250, I'm looking at M&S, TM Lewin, Charles Tyrwhitt and Massimo Dutti. Anyone have any experience with any of these brands, quality, build construction, fit etc..?

Any help greatly appreciated.
porter7474
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328 posts since 23/4/12

15 Nov 2013 21:14
I've decided it's time for me to invest in a 3 piece suit, i'm after something in tweed/herringbone any suggestions of where to look? I've searched the usual places for lower budget suits, asos, m&s, topman etc. but haven't found anything that really stood out. £300-£500 budget
rural
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17619 posts since 26/9/06

15 Nov 2013 21:16
Tried Suitsupply?
porter7474
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328 posts since 23/4/12

15 Nov 2013 21:26
I hadn't, first impressions look good. Cheers.
porter7474
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328 posts since 23/4/12

15 Nov 2013 21:29
loads of different styles on Suitsupply, could be onto a winner.
TheTiger
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3689 posts since 23/2/03

16 Nov 2013 04:08
Ludlow suits at J.crew are decent quality too - though unfortunately it's $=£ in the UK so a 2pc ends up at £650 and 3pc at £875. You might find something at Bicester in your price range too.

On a separate note - bought some Tyrwhitt shirts, as well as some knitted ties from The Tie Bar recently and have to say am quite impressed with both from a cost and quality perspective too.
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

16 Nov 2013 10:09
My new SH suit is ready for me to collect now. It's only taken so long as I haven't been in to town until recently for the 2nd fit.

After that 1st disaster that was entirely down to the joker who has now left this experience has been flawless. Joe has been absolutely brilliant and has completely transformed my opinion of Spencer Hart.

I'd recommend them all day now, which really is saying something given how I felt during the entire mess that was the first suit being made.

sixpence
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163 posts since 30/4/09

16 Nov 2013 10:57
Most stuff had a full size run. I'm a 36 and there was loads to choose from when I went.
gawkrodger
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7507 posts since 4/11/08

17 Nov 2013 01:20
anyone checked out the stuff Patrick Grant has done for Debenhams?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

17 Nov 2013 09:51
Some of the clobber on there advert looks well. Was thinking the other day that debenhams has really upped its game a million per cent
timmbo
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3420 posts since 9/2/10

30 Nov 2013 20:52
Went for a fitting at Kent Wang today - three piece fully canvassed mtm with a number of customizable options. They're opening a showroom in London (Soho) soon, so a good option in the future.

All in cost about £650 - will see how the finished article turns out but the RTW options were excellent. Cheaper fabric options bring it down to 450-500.
JustinCredible
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2549 posts since 11/6/08

30 Nov 2013 21:34
Xmas party coming up, rise of facebook/instagram means can't wear the same suit AGAIN, where can I get a reasonably priced tux?
timmbo
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3420 posts since 9/2/10

30 Nov 2013 21:38
£499 for the complete set is great value imo.
Mr.X.
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2893 posts since 23/6/13

30 Nov 2013 22:13
Why is this? Have you grown a pair of tits?

JustinCredible wrote: Xmas party coming up, rise of facebook/instagram means can't wear the same suit AGAIN, where can I get a reasonably priced tux?
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

1 Dec 2013 22:55
I'd think it was weird if someone kept buying a new tux every year?!
TheTiger
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3689 posts since 23/2/03

1 Dec 2013 23:19
Interested to see how that turns out. I've heard good things about KW, albeit only the RTW items.

timmbo wrote: Went for a fitting at Kent Wang today - three piece fully canvassed mtm with a number of customizable options. They're opening a showroom in London (Soho) soon, so a good option in the future.

All in cost about £650 - will see how the finished article turns out but the RTW options were excellent. Cheaper fabric options bring it down to 450-500.