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


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Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

posted 14 Aug 2014 12:27, edited 14 Aug 2014 12:27
Nick Hart for Austin reed? They have a up to 77% sale going on. Should be able to pick up jacket and trousers for around £250.

Just copped a couple pairs of the trousers myself. 100% wool and fully lined.
m15try
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1263 posts since 18/8/09

14 Aug 2014 12:32
£299 will get you something from suitsupply if you can stretch your budget a little
Ulster_Blue
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5611 posts since 16/7/06

14 Aug 2014 15:53
Rirawin wrote: Nick Hart for Austin reed? They have a up to 77% sale going on. Should be able to pick up jacket and trousers for around £250.

Just copped a couple pairs of the trousers myself. 100% wool and fully lined.

Looks quite decent actually, whats the quality like?
Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

14 Aug 2014 17:30
I'm still waiting for my order to arrive, however, if the shirts are anything to go by they should be decent. Burny has a couple of suits by them I believe - he was the one who put me onto them !

If you do go ahead try stacking these discount codes:

ROYAL9437 - 20%
ROYAL9456 - 10%
SOCIETY9856 - 20%
SOCIETY4395 - 10%
Crackajack
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8154 posts since 21/4/05

14 Aug 2014 18:11
Best shirts on highstreet I have found are the M&S 'Sartorial' slim fit. £45 each too much but they are on buy one get one half price. A lot of the styles are a bit loud/city but the plain white and blue ones (with double cuff though) fabric quality is great. They fit about 1/2" down from other slim fit, eg Next, Zara etc
Ulster_Blue
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5611 posts since 16/7/06

15 Aug 2014 08:03
Top two codes work Rirawin, thanks!
shame
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1733 posts since 17/7/12

15 Aug 2014 17:35
bought this jacket for a 'casual' wedding. would like to wear it with white sneakers, jeans and a t. (just a plain white t, not the one from the pic)
is the sizing allright? any help appreciated, it's my first decent jacket and i have no idea. Puzzled



illwill
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4165 posts since 17/5/04

15 Aug 2014 18:38
Size looks OK. I appreciate that with your frame it must be quite hard to find nicely fitting suits.

Only issue is the jacket material. For me, jackets in a regular suit material look a little jarring when matched with casual gear. You have sharp lines on top mixed with soft lines below.

Maybe a jacket made from a softer fabric would look better if you want to wear it casually. Look at Barena etc.

Mind you, this is just me being very anal. Anyone on the street would think you looked well smart.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

15 Aug 2014 19:08
What ill will said
ginner
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351 posts since 15/4/14

15 Aug 2014 21:26
Fit is decent, looks like it fits in shoulder and in arm length/body length for that kind of look. Go to a tailors and have him pull back the jacket a bit so it tucks at the waist slightly and see if you prefer it then. If so, tailor should be table to narrow te waist for you for under £50 and it will look great. Personal pref, but that's what I would do with it.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

15 Aug 2014 21:30
Best ive seen you look there son. Very cool.
Mr.X.
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3183 posts since 23/6/13

15 Aug 2014 22:56
Fashionable 10 years ago.
jwool
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2711 posts since 16/2/10

15 Aug 2014 22:59
9/10 normal people will think you look fine.
mack11
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7 posts since 6/11/13

16 Aug 2014 00:01
It looks too short to me, in both sleeves and length.
shame
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1733 posts since 17/7/12

16 Aug 2014 11:44
@illwill
makes sense with the fabric/material. just ordered the matching pants and give it a try. from the look i'm after it doesn't make that much of a difference especially when i wear the suit with sneakers and a t. cheers!

@ginner
I went to my tailor this morning and he said the same. Waist will cost around 35 and another 30 quid for longer arms (2 cm), everything else looks perfect to him.
Only problem are the sleeve buttons which are fixed…so he can adjust the length but not the buttons…but he said it'll still look alright even with 2 cm more length. to be honest i'm not sure about that. any thoughts?

@mr.x
i'm not trying to be fashionable, just don't wanne be the only guy at the wedding without a nice jacket…

thx again for all the feedback. helped alot. Cool
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

16 Aug 2014 11:47
Leave it son. Man as slim as you can get away with short arms like that. (and i hate short arms.) dont ruin the thing.
nickj
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5 posts since 29/8/07

16 Aug 2014 11:48
Hi guys,

Really need some help with finding a groom suit for my wedding.

Looking for a three-piece slim blue/navy suit. Budget is around the £700-800. Tried a couple of Spencer Hart off-the-peg suits, which I like, but for the money think I might be able to do better.

Only a couple of months til the wedding, so I guess time is against me. I live in London.

Any suggestions will be much appreciated!!

Cool
mod*
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7097 posts since 25/3/04

30 Aug 2014 18:27
Reet, best shoes wearing a navy suit for a casual wedding? Thanks in advance
Goldie
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4840 posts since 17/10/07

30 Aug 2014 20:06
Brown double monks?
Strummer
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2181 posts since 24/7/04

31 Aug 2014 09:38
Deep burgundy oxfords look good with navy and it means you won't look the same as everyone else there.