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Old 09-29-2011, 07:08 PM   #31
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Just ordered this suit. The company is essentially "almost-bespoke" and I don't know that I've found a bad review yet.



I have no idea how to respond to this statement.
Nice. I need to update my suits. It's been a little while. I really only need 2. And this time I'm gonna go with MTM suits.

I really like this guys stuff. There are a few bespoke tailors here in town now as well that are pretty reasonable (under $700).
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:12 PM   #32
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:00 PM   #33
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I checked out what Jos. A Bank is doing right now and they've got a buy 1, get 2 plus 3 free ties deal. That's pretty damn killer.

I love suiting up but don't really ever have much opportunity to do so. One day, I want to get a suit from Jin King Lee.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:01 PM   #34
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:44 PM   #35
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I want a suit but I find it difficult to find one that doesn't either look slutty or dowdy. BHK is the only gal I've seen who can really really rock a good suit. (I haven't seen any of you other Gals in a suit, so if you look awesome in a suit as well, please don't take it personally. )

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Old 09-29-2011, 11:32 PM   #36
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I don't know that I've found a bad review yet.
If you want a few hundred, let me know.

I would probably at least go talk to the Thick as Thieves guys if I were out by you. It would kill that suit.
http://www.thickasthievesla.com/index.html

edit: Oh shit, I don't think they do jackets in your size. I totally forgot about that.

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Old 09-30-2011, 12:01 AM   #37
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:21 AM   #38
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If you want a few hundred, let me know.

I would probably at least go talk to the Thick as Thieves guys if I were out by you. It would kill that suit.
http://www.thickasthievesla.com/index.html

edit: Oh shit, I don't think they do jackets in your size. I totally forgot about that.
Those suits look so tight. And I looked at some suits at Macy's site. Again, they look tight and form fitting.

Who's making nice roomy suits like these?

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Those suits look so tight. And I looked at some suits at Macy's site. Again, they look tight and form fitting.

Who's making nice roomy suits like these?

You're right, they are tight fitting. Intentionally. I'm headed to bed, but I'll find you something tomorrow.
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You're right, they are tight fitting. Intentionally. I'm headed to bed, but I'll find you something tomorrow.
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:19 AM   #41
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I checked out what Jos. A Bank is doing right now and they've got a buy 1, get 2 plus 3 free ties deal. That's pretty damn killer.

I love suiting up but don't really ever have much opportunity to do so. One day, I want to get a suit from Jin King Lee.
I got the marketing e-mail. Very tempted to go in this weekend, but I can't get there until Sat afternoon, when it'll be jammed, they may be way down in selection, and the closest location I can think of is an overcrowded Metro ride to an overcrowded mall.

I could use one or two more suits, not three. But eh, what the hell...
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:04 AM   #42
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I want a suit but I find it difficult to find one that doesn't either look slutty or dowdy. BHK is the only gal I've seen who can really really rock a good suit. (I haven't seen any of you other Gals in a suit, so if you look awesome in a suit as well, please don't take it personally. )
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Yeah. I used to own a black and a green version of that white suit. There must be something wrong with my execution.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:46 AM   #44
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I have over 60 ties in my closet and only wear one MAYBE once a month... Sometimes I miss having a job where I got to get all dressed up, but I love my jeans and t-shirt office now!!!
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:55 AM   #45
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If you want a few hundred, let me know.
I'm sure they're out there - there are always negative reviews. When the first several dozen found are positive, that says something though.

In any case, it's 100% satisfaction guaranteed - If it doesn't fit perfectly, they offer an alteration credit (and on the first try, it likely will need some touching up) and if I flat out dislike it, I can return it and be out the $10 for shipping.

I already know I'm heading to the tailor, since they either offer no cuffs or 2.5" cuffs, and I want 1.75". They're going to send me the pants unhemmed so I can get my cuffs as I want them.

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http://www.thickasthievesla.com/index.html

edit: Oh shit, I don't think they do jackets in your size. I totally forgot about that.
46-48 Long is too big for them?
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:06 AM   #46
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I'm sure they're out there - there are always negative reviews. When the first several dozen found are positive, that says something though.

In any case, it's 100% satisfaction guaranteed - If it doesn't fit perfectly, they offer an alteration credit (and on the first try, it likely will need some touching up) and if I flat out dislike it, I can return it and be out the $10 for shipping.

I already know I'm heading to the tailor, since they either offer no cuffs or 2.5" cuffs, and I want 1.75". They're going to send me the pants unhemmed so I can get my cuffs as I want them.
As long as you are good with a fused jacket (you're not getting a canvassed suit at that price point, which was the original reason I thought of TaT) and not terribly particular with the material, I suspect it will be worth more than the purchase price.

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Yeah, they go up to 42. It is a particular look they are going for and they only use a couple of general patterns. Stretching the pattern above a certain size distorts the proportions.

It doesn't makes sense in the US market, but 40 is a L and 42 is an XL in Italian clothing. Above that is an uncommon XXL+ size. There are other boutiques like TaT that really only cater to the 36-42 crowd.
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As long as you are good with a fused jacket (you're not getting a canvassed suit at that price point
You're going off of old info, their jackets are half-canvassed (or maybe "hybrid canvassed" is a better description, since it's not a traditional half-canvass). The interlining is canvassed as are the lapels (the lapels since middle of last year).

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It doesn't makes sense in the US market
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You're going off of old info, their jackets are half-canvassed (or maybe "hybrid canvassed" is a better description, since it's not a traditional half-canvass). The interlining is canvassed as are the lapels (the lapels since middle of last year).
Excellent. Impressive for that price.

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No, it really doesn't.
When I'm too big to fit into a "common" size, it seems odd. Thankfully the 44L from RLBL is a near ideal fit for me. I like when they accidentally send out 50% codes and I can steal all I need.
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You're going off of old info, their jackets are half-canvassed (or maybe "hybrid canvassed" is a better description, since it's not a traditional half-canvass). The interlining is canvassed as are the lapels (the lapels since middle of last year).
This makes me way more interested in that site. I will be keeping that in mind for the next suit I get.
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Going in a more casual direction, I'm loving the current offerings from Outlier. I haven't purchased anything from them yet, but I've got a place for them in my wardrobe when I can afford it.
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Going in a more casual direction, I'm loving the current offerings from Outlier. I haven't purchased anything from them yet, but I've got a place for them in my wardrobe when I can afford it.
I had never seen them before, but I like!
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:46 PM   #52
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If you work in that environment you'll need more than "it", you'll need "them."
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Going in a more casual direction, I'm loving the current offerings from Outlier. I haven't purchased anything from them yet, but I've got a place for them in my wardrobe when I can afford it.
$120 for a t-shirt?

Fist them.
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Yeah, I can't defend that. Their pants are what I like the most, and while they're expensive, they have features that (IMO) justify the cost.
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Yeah, I can't defend that. Their pants are what I like the most, and while they're expensive, they have features that (IMO) justify the cost.
Their other clothes are much more in line with reality.
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Going in a more casual direction, I'm loving the current offerings from Outlier. I haven't purchased anything from them yet, but I've got a place for them in my wardrobe when I can afford it.
Fancy pants are so expensive.

I do like what's on their page though. My favorite outfit when I was skinny was pretty much this,

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I have one suit these days, and even then is almost 1 too many.

Then again, this is work attire:



And to think, I run most of the operations for this company.
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I'm sorry basshunter, but that belt buckle is obnoxious.
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And to think, I run most of the operations for this company.
Our COO is in his late 50s and wears cargo shorts, sandals, and a different OSU polo shirt with matching ball cap pretty much every day there aren't clients in the building.
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I was really getting into my own style, first time in my life, in the 4 or 5 years before moving here. (That was 1990.) It all got trashed by water damage in the move. All of it. Once here... Shop job, and not much social life even when I put in lots of effort, I sort of gave up. Just haven't really cared since.
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