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


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Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

8 May 2015 19:30
Mine was jcrew , jacket fit like a glove and after having the trousers altered It fit perfect

Try on in the UK and buy via us proxy and save a fortune
Crackajack
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7027 posts since 21/4/05

8 May 2015 19:33
Cheers homer. He isn't a slim fit kind of chap though so I think the ludlow line might be too tailored (from trying on a couple of blazers).
timmbo
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3406 posts since 9/2/10

8 May 2015 19:59
For that price I'd go for Kent Wang - http://www.kentwang.com/suits

They've now got a 'showroom' in Soho, if he's near London. Can get measured up and look through all the fabric swatches there. You'd struggle to get a full canvas suit for a better price.
Crackajack
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7027 posts since 21/4/05

8 May 2015 20:01
Good shout Tim, cheers.
Mr.X.
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2809 posts since 23/6/13

8 May 2015 20:47
Kent Wang. Laughing out loud
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

8 May 2015 23:06
I've heard good things about Suit Supply.

Massimo Dutti do a made to measure for about £350 iirc and it's well reviewed.

For tailors, I use hidalgo brothers on savile row. Their workmanship is good but service is poor (they always seem surprised/annoyed if I come on a saturday!).

The London Fashion Workrooms have got a good write up on fuk so I'm going to try them next.
brahms
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265 posts since 15/2/12

8 May 2015 23:46
I got a Caruso suit from yoox for about £600, was a bit less because I had a voucher. Very nice for off the rack. If you go on there and only look at high end italian makes (some styleforum list somewhere has loads but off the top of my head stuff like Cantarelli, Caruso, Lubiam, Bogliolo, Corneliani are all dependable) then you can get some bargains.
MrW
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2500 posts since 1/8/11

11 May 2015 20:49
Best place for decent quality slim fit work shirts, preferably somewhere with discounts / codes?
Mookie_blaylock
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1575 posts since 19/7/06

11 May 2015 22:20
Mrw, try Charles Tyrwhitt. Decent quality and good prices.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

12 May 2015 10:05
Can I wear something like these with a suit, or should I really stick to shoes instead of boots:

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/trickers/products/170.php

And should I avoid a Commando sole with a suit?
illwill
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3485 posts since 17/5/04

posted 12 May 2015 10:21, edited 12 May 2015 10:21
100% no

Boots can look OK with a suit if you are a 6'8" beanpole but not those boots. They might work with a tweed but I'm sure that's not what you mean.
Anto
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3534 posts since 19/1/12

12 May 2015 10:28
Personally i'd stick to shoes.
If you want to dress it down a bit you might go for something like an akle boot\chukka, but i'm not a big fan.

100% no on the commando sole
Crackajack
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7027 posts since 21/4/05

12 May 2015 10:40
M&S Slim fit premium shirts are nicer than Tyrwhitt, only a few which aren't bellend city type colours though.

Commando sole with a suit is fine, just on a black brogue not a boot. What else do people wear when it's pouring down?
MrW
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2500 posts since 1/8/11

12 May 2015 10:59
Cheers for the recommendations, can get 4 Tyrwhitt shirts for £85 with code.

Crackajack wrote: What else do people wear when it's pouring down?

I've got these for dry, these for wet.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

12 May 2015 11:24
illwill wrote: 100% no

Boots can look OK with a suit if you are a 6'8" beanpole but not those boots. They might work with a tweed but I'm sure that's not what you mean.

No, it's a mid grey summer weight wool. I thought it might not be the done thing but thought I'd ask, I need something for the approaching wedding season and I'd get more use out of a boot with a Commando sole as I could wear them casually too. Looks like I just need to suck it up and invest in some decent shoes.
illwill
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3485 posts since 17/5/04

12 May 2015 12:45
Cap Toe Oxford
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

posted 12 May 2015 14:37, edited 12 May 2015 14:37
^^^^

Black cap toe oxford is a staple really. Should definitely invest in a pair.
Anto
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3534 posts since 19/1/12

12 May 2015 15:17
+1.

That's the smartest investment you could make. Staple
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

12 May 2015 17:09
Any recommendations?
jwool
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2682 posts since 16/2/10

12 May 2015 17:17
Meermin