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


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deecoults
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388 posts since 27/6/14

8 Jan 2015 11:53
Cheers all, its down to 70% off so its just over £200 (though RRP almost £700 which seems ludicrous) thinking its perhaps worth taking the punt, got 5 weddings this year and already having an additional suit made to measure as a groom for a friend so just need another option that will do the job.
Mike Hunt
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1671 posts since 6/6/03

posted 8 Jan 2015 12:09, edited 8 Jan 2015 12:09
First rule of fashion on fuk is, if the build quality is on point and the price point is decent then always take a punt.
diederik
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3306 posts since 16/8/11

8 Jan 2015 12:50
For that price it's probably a decent suit. Like illwill said, J. Crew usually do use good fabrics, so at -70% it's a fair price for what you get
deecoults
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388 posts since 27/6/14

8 Jan 2015 13:42
Copped, will report back in due course.
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

10 Jan 2015 00:33
ginner wrote: J Crew suiting in EU is still too expensive even at half price. Got to Massimo Dutti for cheap made to measure at around £300 for a suit in decent fabric made in tunisia or somewhere but fitting perfect. If OTR fits then suitsupply beats J crew easily for quality. In the US a J crew suit is like next or something over here, its less than £200 over there for people picking them up in sales.

Is it really £300? That sounds very cheap?
gawkrodger
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7650 posts since 4/11/08

10 Jan 2015 02:25
for the first time in my life I have some black tie events coming up. Where's best to get a tux from for reasonably cheap? Suit supply?
datsun
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682 posts since 9/3/03

10 Jan 2015 07:21
http://www.austinreed.co.uk/fcp/categorylist/dept/black-tie-suits with the codes, then get tailored as needed?

Or Reiss maybe?

Should be some knocking round in the sales at this time of year
acabucca
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91 posts since 19/4/09

10 Jan 2015 13:43
Conscious I already posted a link weeks ago (I have no connection) but


Black tie suit £87.50 (including the extra 50% in basket)

http://www.jaegeroutlet.com/Dinner-Suit/287235K,en_GB,pd.html?dwvar_287235K_color=00100&dwvar;_287235K_size=40R&start;=6&q;=Dinner
Wolfie
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54 posts since 6/3/06

13 Jan 2015 00:10
I'm getting married this summer. The reception will be at my house (hopefully in the garden). I do not want to wear a formal suit as that neither suits the event nor me (despite the fact that I wear one every day). As we are getting married in church, I do want to wear a suit but it must be casual tailoring. Whilst I have some ideas, I was wondering if anyone else had any thoughts on where to go (either tailors or off the peg)?
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

23 Jan 2015 11:32
Need to get a suit - what's the craic with Bicester Village - do they normally have RL Black Label stuff kicking about?
generic_guy
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10016 posts since 16/9/02

23 Jan 2015 11:52
They always have suits but it's pot luck which ranges.
They do often have Black Label though.
Last week Paul Smith had quite a few suits for approx £200, also sales on in Gieves and Hawkes, Boss, Brooks Brothers etc so sholuld be able to find something there.
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

23 Jan 2015 12:31
^^^

Just having a look at brands - Dunhill / Zegna / Paul Smith London - anything made in Italy will be goer, and looks like there's a lot of it. Should be able to find something.
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

23 Jan 2015 12:36
Someone mentioned Massimo Dutti made-to-measure offering - definitely gonna try that at some point - £300 - £400 for a tailored suit is bargain, made in Portugal btw as well, not Tunisia. That's a 3 piece suit as well. Month turn around time so no good at the moment unfortunately.
ginner
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334 posts since 15/4/14

23 Jan 2015 13:16
Ye I mentioned that. Can't fault them, suit is good, wear it all the time and fits like a glove.
carl lewis
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23965 posts since 14/10/04

23 Jan 2015 14:19
You tried Jaeger?
generic_guy
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10016 posts since 16/9/02

23 Jan 2015 15:23
Jaeger outlet at Bicester too, had suits starting at £120 seemed decent quality for the money.
MoB
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37224 posts since 31/8/04

posted 23 Jan 2015 20:00, edited 23 Jan 2015 20:00
Good review here of the massimo dutti service
http://www.mensflair.com/shopping-guide/massimo-dutti-personal-tailoring-part-1-the-appointment.php
http://www.mensflair.com/shopping-guide/massimo-dutti-personal-tailoring-fitting.php
http://www.mensflair.com/shopping-guide/massimo-dutti-personal-tailoring-3.php
generic_guy
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10016 posts since 16/9/02

23 Jan 2015 20:27
Just seen Austin Reed's "bespoke" experience is currently £399 instead of £899
http://www.austinreed.co.uk/fcp/departmenthome/dept/Made-to-measure
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

posted 23 Jan 2015 22:12, edited 23 Jan 2015 22:12
Yea generic you're right to be suspicious of the bespoke claim, apparently it's made to measure. Still good value though.
kid unknown
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5475 posts since 8/12/01

24 Jan 2015 09:21
I bought a J Crew suit from porter either this time last year or year before for -70%.

Fit/cut was op but material was laughable and felt/looked really cheap - like it was from George at Asda or something.

Can't remember how much it was but was still not worth the heavily discounted price.