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  1. eric/ Guest

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    Best place to get a suit? Go.

    I'm looking to buy another suit. But I'm not sure where to shop for something that's quality. Any ideas? Budget is probably $600 or less.
     
  2. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    Consignment store. I got a $2500 Prada suit, shirt, shoes and tie for about $600 at one. Maybe I was lucky, but it fit me perfectly.
     
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  4. eric/ thread starter Guest

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    Nothing at the thrift store :/
     
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    Mens wearhouse, because George Zimmer (at least used to) roast marshmallows with his employees.

    "I'm George Zimmer of the Men's wearhouse, why did I get together and make s'mores with the crew?" "So I could make this sappy commercial today".
     
  6. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    I just go to Jos A Bank. Nothing super fancy, but when you catch the sales right you can get a decent suit for under $200. I don't wear suits very often, but when I do I want it to be fairly comfortable and for me those Men's Warehouse $99 specials didn't cut it. More often than not they were pretty rough feeling.
     
  7. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    I got two tailored Kenneth Cole suits with shirts for about $600 from Men's wear house.
     
  8. eric/ thread starter Guest

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    Are they all made in China/Vietnam?
     
  9. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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    Indochino? I find their prices pretty affordable. Made a couple of shirts and suits from them before and the quality is quite good.

    http://www.indochino.com/
     
  10. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Just a suggestion...whatever suit you buy from whatever vendor...unless it's a bespoke suit take it to a good taylor for some final fitting, personal fitting for your particular body shape. It makes an off the rack suit look much more like a bespoke suit.
     
  11. PigDog macrumors member

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    Ebay could be a good source too, I have purchased a few nice shirts at very low prices.

    Yes a suit is quite different but I guess checking the prices does not hurt.
     
  12. kuhtang macrumors regular

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    Suit Supply if you're looking for a B&M. Highly recommend. Mid-level suit quality for sub $500.

    Indochino and other such MTM retailers (ie. Tailor4Less, Indochino, etc) can be hit and miss. Having some kind of template from a previously bought well fitting suit helps a lot.
     
  13. eric/ thread starter Guest

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    Oh definitely. I was looking for something that is quality, that's going to last. I bought a suit, made in Vietnam from Men's Warehouse and it has nearly fallen apart in some aspects. It's garbage.
     
  14. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Just go out and look around at any decent department store. They usually have some pretty good sales. I have always bought my suits at Herberger's which is a regional department store in my area. The quality is decent for the price. I'm not sure what stores are in your area, but just take part of a day and do some looking around.
     
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    Thanks. I know they have stuff at Macy's or places like that, but I'm a little worried about the quality. Area wise, either Columbus or Cleveland.
     
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    When Macys go on sale, you can have a Calvin Klein suit for $200. Hugo Boss can be had for under $500. I have a couple Hugo Boss suits and they last a while.
     
  17. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Mine says Mexico
     
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    Here you are. Minimal maintenance, just a spot of oil and should last forever. Recommended by the OZ fashionistas.

    KGB
     

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    i got swagged up at a burlington coat factory once
     
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    Macy's or Dillards are good places to look. I've found Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein suits there for as little as $280. They have tailors as well that will mark them and tailor them for you for around $20.
     
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    What about J Crew? Their suits have been pretty well reviewed. I know the Ludlow will be near the top of your price range, but the jackets are canvassed (Well, half I'd suppose). I've read that you might be able to get a 15% student discount (if that applies to your situation).
     
  22. eric/ thread starter Guest

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    Idk if you get the discount on the suit. I've looked there, but I wanted to see if there were any better options.
     
  23. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    I got a few suits at Jos A Bank on one of their deals. Nice cut and quick turn around on tailoring. It is hard to find a well fitting slim cut suit.
     
  24. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    If you are ever in southern cal, check out this place. Excellent prices and service:

    http://www.hollywoodsuits.com/

    I know it doesn't really help you, as it looks like you are in Ohio.
     
  25. eric/ thread starter Guest

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    Eh, it may help somebody else viewing the thread. :)
     

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