Sweet Sale on Brooks Brothers Summer Suits

polm

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BTW..I am gonna grab one of those Poplin's from my local BB sometime this week.

200$ for a BB suit....SWEET !
 

Fausto

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Cool, thanks. I was planning to pick up a seersucker suit from them in the next few weeks anyway! :D
 

AstIsis

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Nice..men in suits (insert drool icon here) Now we just need some men in Armani's ;)
 

ElFenix

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Originally posted by: polm
Originally posted by: AstIsis
Nice..men in suits (insert drool icon here) Now we just need some men in Armani's ;)

fusk Armani...it's all about the Zegna
zegna is f-ing expensive. which is why you just buy their fabrics and have a master tailor from hong kong tailor a suit for you
 

polm

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actually I saw some Zegna's on Ebay for about 600$....that ain't too bad.
 

polm

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Originally posted by: ElFenix
go in their stores and its 2 large

yeah...I've actually seen some closer to 3 here in Memphis. I would never spend that much on a suit.
 

polm

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Originally posted by: werk
Originally posted by: polm
Originally posted by: AstIsis
Nice..men in suits (insert drool icon here) Now we just need some men in Armani's ;)

fusk Armani...it's all about the Zegna
Bah, Zegna shirts are nice but the suits and coats are ugly, IMO.

who's stuff do you like to wear werk ?
 

loup garou

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Who do you like to wear? Sheesh, you sound like some of my gf's friends. :p
Anyways, I don't have much occasion to wear designer suits, but I will admit to having and liking D&G and Boss suits, but I'd usually go with a nice, reasonable Ralph Lauren because all the ones I've bought have fit me so well right off the rack...and they're cheaper! :)

As for more casual stuff, I don't really care so much anymore. I just let my gf pick stuff up for me when she has double discounts at Bloomingdales.
 

csf

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Zegna's got great fabrics and solid construction, and if you check outlets you can easily find their suits for under $1000 and sportcoats for under $500, which is a pretty good deal. Ebay's a good place to get them too, but Zegna has a bunch of different lines and styles, plus people often advertise cheaper constructed suits using Zegna fabric as Zegna. Personally, I like Canali, just as good as as (or even better) than Zegna; great fabric, canvas front construction (not fused like brooks brothers and most of the designer brands), and cuts that aren't huge and baggy, with a reasonable retail price point of under $1000 (obviously you can get them much cheaper when you shop around). One day I hope to get a Brioni suit, with a nice slim cut and a lot of handwork in the construction, but those retail at about $2.5 grand and up; oh well.

Brooks Brothers is solid and gets the job done, but it doesn't work for me since I can't stand the American style suits with their overly large cuts and center vents; it's hard to look good in those cuts unless you're trying to hide an unappealing figure. Nonetheless, that's a good sale and good prices though, so don't want to seem like I'm thread crapping. Men should wear suits more often regardless.
 

badluck

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suits at the brooks brothers outlet here in KC are $69.....that is a hot deal!!
 

glen

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csf, how do you know so much about men clothing?
you work in the industry or something?
 

csf

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I got interested in the stuff last summer and started checking out high end menswear stores and asking questions, researching clothing in general on the web, and frequenting a lot of web forums for men's fashion. It's uncanny how much some of those people know and how readily some people are willing to drop $3-4k with the snap of the finger. I noticed people here always have a lot of questions and don't know/care too much about clothes, so I figure I could be helpful or informative by passing on what I've learned.

I'm actually just a college kid, so most of my knowledge is based more from research than experience (I always check out the Brionis and other high end stuff when I go shopping, the goal is to get a nice enough job so I can actually own a few of those). I haven't worked in the industry but I certainly think it would be really interesting and fun to do a stint there, though understandably clothing stores outside of Gap and Abercrombie don't trust kids my age to sell nice merchandise.
 

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