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


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inversesquare
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6769 posts since 7/6/08

16 May 2014 16:27
I just think it looks American.
inversesquare
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6769 posts since 7/6/08

16 May 2014 16:28
But aren't button down shirts usually made of a heavier casual shirt material?
ginner
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348 posts since 15/4/14

16 May 2014 16:31
American guys love it. White button down with a suit can look good if it is not oxford cotton shirt. Oxford shirt too casual.


Anyone got any comments on the Nick Hard Austin Reed suits? Thinking of pulling the trigger on one.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

16 May 2014 16:37
Soft cotton button down wit suit and tie is nan kid. Has to be the proper stiff high collar type.
Anto
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4086 posts since 19/1/12

16 May 2014 17:05
Agree with what Timmbo says. It usually looks shit because of the buttons keeping the collar points too high, if this makes sense, and not slightly covered\touched by the jacket as it should be.
So it depends, but usually it's a no
melange
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565 posts since 30/12/11

27 May 2014 08:13
Can someone give me a breakdown of what kind of suits can be bought at different price points of say 200+. Interested in a well-fitting 2B black suit, double vented back, 1 or two flap pockets. Thanks
KIDDADREAD
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423 posts since 30/7/07

27 May 2014 09:24
Just had a made-to-measure done for me at D2k online. I have been very pleasently surprised. The material feels excellent quality (British pure wool) and at £250 its an absolute steal I would suggest.
They do a bespoke for £325 at the moment but I didn't have the time to wait for that as it takes a lot longer.

I am going to order another m2m from them today - 250 is too good a deal not to in my book.
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

27 May 2014 10:02
I have a navy blue 2 button French Connection suit and it's the best fitting off the peg suit I've tried. Was only 250 quid aswell.
berk
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2118 posts since 24/3/08

27 May 2014 10:24
marks and sparks all day long
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

27 May 2014 12:33
Best place for beach wedding suiting (light colour/fabric)?

A Ludlow seems the only contender at the moment

Goldie
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4840 posts since 17/10/07

1 Jun 2014 16:34
KIDDADREAD wrote: Just had a made-to-measure done for me at D2k online. I have been very pleasently surprised. The material feels excellent quality (British pure wool) and at £250 its an absolute steal I would suggest.
They do a bespoke for £325 at the moment but I didn't have the time to wait for that as it takes a lot longer.

I am going to order another m2m from them today - 250 is too good a deal not to in my book.
Got any photos of this?
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

1 Jun 2014 22:12
How good is the bespoke really? A bespoke suit should take about 45 hours to make apparently so £325 seems a bit low!

http://www.sousterandhicks.com/blog.html

"almost 45 hours of manual labour goes into a "proper" fully handmade bespoke suit, so if you see "bespoke suits" being advertised at £300 you should know that these are not the real deal."

It gets a bit of a pasting here:
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?72364-dressed-to-Kill
snaye
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11066 posts since 24/10/02

1 Jun 2014 22:19
Some pretty rascal looking suits/cuts and linings

http://www.dress2kill.com/#designer

Dress JLS and Chris Kamara think that says it all really

Plus the name Dressed to Kill fuck off Laughing out loud
KIDDADREAD
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423 posts since 30/7/07

2 Jun 2014 06:50
Can you compare it to a 3k bespoke suit from a well renowned Saville Row tailor? Of course not.
But, I am very pleased with it. The fabric was much better than I expected and it fits perfectly. Extra trousers for a tonne a pair is a steal as well. I suppose the point I'm making is that it is extremely good value and I won't be buying an off the peg suit again while this is an option. I have been buying shirts from D2K for a while (£60 quid a pop) and they are better than shirts I've had made that have cost three times the price too. I would personally recommend it. But no, it isn't a fully bespoke 3k suit, but it is a tenth of the price of one!
Rdes1974
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277 posts since 29/1/14

2 Jun 2014 09:55
D2K is fine for a cheap work suit that fits well. I have 3 from there.

Also have 2 from raja which I actually prefer for the money. better fabric for about the same price..
brahms
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265 posts since 15/2/12

10 Jun 2014 21:31
Need to get a black tie set up. Probably going to get suit supply dinner suit but spending 350 on something I'll wear 5 times is killing me inside. Does anyone do a dark blue/black peak lapel suit for under £500? Reckon that would pass muster and I'd at least have some chance of wearing it in later life.
snaye
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11066 posts since 24/10/02

posted 11 Jun 2014 01:01, edited 11 Jun 2014 01:01
if its killing you inside then don't bother, just wear Wallabies and Preme and be a cunt

but having one good suit (even just one) should not not kill or break you

Embrace the tailor, its not a chore

brahms
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265 posts since 15/2/12

11 Jun 2014 06:56
Don't mind a good suit snaye it's having to splash out for full black tie garb that's annoying me


I'm not James Bond so I'd rather get a one or two button suit with peak lapels that could actually get worn again.
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

11 Jun 2014 07:13
D2k or suit supply?
snaye
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11066 posts since 24/10/02

11 Jun 2014 07:29
Yeah I get ya, forking out for full black tie can be a pain, id say dont go too hard and get something you can dress up and down i.e not full on with satin trim etc etc as that can only be worn one way