36 thoughts on “>Have to buy suits for work. >Don't know where to buy suits

    • Anonymous says:

      Online tailors are hit or miss, and even then you have to take your own measurements perfectly, while often the instructions for measurements are not clear. Personally I found Hockerty to be quite disappointing.
      The only suit I purchased was in Shanghai’s tailors’ market for $100, and it was tailored perfectly.

    • Anonymous says:

      suit supply and indochino are made to measure?
      I would choose used ebay suits for $80 and get them tailored over these $350 brands anyday

      • Anonymous says:

        suitsupply offers a made to measure service, the cheapest such suit you can get costs around €550 here in the EU

        I have 2 suit supply suits and a fair amount of MTM (no suits just trousers, shirts, and a blazer on the way), so I can speak to this.

        Suitsupply is not great. They will sell you whatever they think it takes to get your credit card number. My first suit was way too big but it’s what they had in stock and they convinced me that waiting for another size to try would be dumb because "it’s easier to alter something slightly too big than slightly too small" (it was more than "slightly" too big). Second suit they went hard in the other direction and sold me a peewee suit. Also, almost everything there is trashy clubbing suits, so anything that looks "conservative" or "traditional" will probably still look like H&M shit outside of the SS showroom but next to all the shark skin disco suits with contrast pick stitching and MOP buttons and patent leather meltons, you’ll think it looks too conservative. Knowing what I know now I won’t go there again.

        MTM won’t nail it on the first try either, if you expected that you missed the point, but what MTM has over SS is that you can get the important stuff pretty close and the cost of those alterations (or even a redo) is almost 100% covered by the tailor. What SS does have over MTM is that you can have a suit you can wear in a few days. MTM could take a month or more.

        >suitsupply is bad because I can easily be persuaded to buy things that don’t fit me
        among all the negative aspects of suitsupply that doesn’t figure
        they also offer mdm suits

        Can you give a list of Italian manufacturers with suits under 1000€ to check out? I’m clueless when it comes to things like this

        you can probably get a Canali suit for less than €1000 from their store in Milan

        https://i.imgur.com/33xezkb.jpg

        What types of shoes go best with a black suit? Round/square toe? Chuckkas, horse bit loafers, oxfords? Shiny, matte, suede? Socks, no socks?

        black suits are (relatively, very) formal, so formal shoes, cowhide (normal, common) black oxfords or derbys, the details are up to you

        • Anonymous says:

          they didn’t at the time, I asked specifically

          also, it’s not reasonable to expect a first time suit buyer to know what "fits properly" means. you’re not paying for just the wool.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Personally if i wore suits everyday i would just go to a local tailor try out different fabric to see whats the most comfortable and get something made to measure.
    i dont think you should buy suits online

    • Anonymous says:

      dunno what planet you’re on but unless you live in a major third world city nobody has a "neighborhood suitmaker", that’s for rich people in big financial capitals and basedboys splurging on an online MTM polka dot wedding suit (but it has obnoxious loud pick stitching so it’s good!)

        • Anonymous says:

          no, just that most people posting here do not live in bidhannagar, the closest thing to a neighborhood suitmaker is going to be a shitty chain store with standard pre-made suits

          • Anonymous says:

            Im confused. So you’re saying shitholes have good tailors while big rich urban cities only have shitty chain stores? lol

          • Anonymous says:

            I think what he’s saying is tailors and bespoke suits are inaccessible except to rich people in rich countries, but in poorer countries are much more accessible

          • Anonymous says:

            NTA, but I live in a new england state and there is exactly ONE tailor making suits, and that’s in the biggest city in the state. Everyone else just does alterations. And the prices are in the thousands of dollars for a single suit.

          • Anonymous says:

            Yes, that is exactly what I’m saying. Have you ever left your hometown? Because it doesn’t sound like it.

      • Anonymous says:

        bespoke is a meme in london/naples/rome. if you’re a regular person buying 1 suit a year (if that) they’re not going to care about your business. go on SF and you can read the horror stories of guys getting shitty products or guys never getting anything (tailor keeps delaying or skips fittings). it’s economics, they’re an expensive product and they would rather have a client who orders 10 suits a year than some guy budgeting for 1. also they make more money once they have your pattern down since the 2nd suit onward should in theory cost less (it doesn’t which is how they make their money).

        I have 2 suit supply suits and a fair amount of MTM (no suits just trousers, shirts, and a blazer on the way), so I can speak to this.

        Suitsupply is not great. They will sell you whatever they think it takes to get your credit card number. My first suit was way too big but it’s what they had in stock and they convinced me that waiting for another size to try would be dumb because "it’s easier to alter something slightly too big than slightly too small" (it was more than "slightly" too big). Second suit they went hard in the other direction and sold me a peewee suit. Also, almost everything there is trashy clubbing suits, so anything that looks "conservative" or "traditional" will probably still look like H&M shit outside of the SS showroom but next to all the shark skin disco suits with contrast pick stitching and MOP buttons and patent leather meltons, you’ll think it looks too conservative. Knowing what I know now I won’t go there again.

        MTM won’t nail it on the first try either, if you expected that you missed the point, but what MTM has over SS is that you can get the important stuff pretty close and the cost of those alterations (or even a redo) is almost 100% covered by the tailor. What SS does have over MTM is that you can have a suit you can wear in a few days. MTM could take a month or more.

        >Suitsupply
        it’s garbage, the buttoning point is too high on everything. and their fabrics are leftovers from the italian mills, not the good stuff. great marketing and business tho, they really rode the suit wave of the 2010s.

        https://i.imgur.com/2VzYgbn.jpg

        >Have to buy suits for work
        >Don’t know where to buy suits
        I have one (navy) that’s basically a hand-me-down, trying to figure out where to buy a nice, quality suit

        any high volume italian manufacturer (all suits are machine made now, don’t fall for the marketing) that you can try on in person, then take it to a good alterations tailor to alter jacket sleeves, pants.

        after a lot of trial and error, I pretty much never get a jacket taken in, I think it never really turns out right around the armhole and it’s expensive. If a jacket really need to be taken in I just won’t buy it.

        • Anonymous says:

          Can you give a list of Italian manufacturers with suits under 1000€ to check out? I’m clueless when it comes to things like this

  2. Anonymous says:

    Go to the best tailor in your area, I drove a few hours for the best one in my state for my suit. Worth it when you’re making a $1400 purchase.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Bonobos sale section stacked when they run their 40% off sale. Just load up then. Best quality for the price hands down.

    You can also try Otrium, but sizes are limited and you make not find a matching set. Some insane deals from time to time when you use their 20% promo code.

    https://us.otrium.com/product-categorie/men/blazers

  4. Anonymous says:

    >Have to buy suits for work
    kek do you work at men’s wearhouse or something? what serious job still makes people wear suits?

    • Anonymous says:

      Law, certain government positions, and of course service industry. It’s also still the norm in upper management in many industries though of course not “required” in the same sense meant here

    • Anonymous says:

      Suitsupply will get you there. Do NOT try online/made to measure, the first tries often fail and need to get adjusted by a tailor. It often takes 2-3 suits until they get your fit perfectly.

      Visit your local Suitsupply, get 2-3 suits (navy and grey), two pair of good shoes (preferably black oxfords) and 10 dressshirts (white and light blue and maybe light pink depending where you work) and you are good to go for the next few years. Try to avoid wearing the same suit or pair of shoes two days in a row, let them rest 24 hours after wearing them, it increases the lifespan of your clothes.
      If you don’t have a Suitsupply near, google a bit around about other higher-quality department stores in your city.

      Law & Finance

      • Anonymous says:

        I have 2 suit supply suits and a fair amount of MTM (no suits just trousers, shirts, and a blazer on the way), so I can speak to this.

        Suitsupply is not great. They will sell you whatever they think it takes to get your credit card number. My first suit was way too big but it’s what they had in stock and they convinced me that waiting for another size to try would be dumb because "it’s easier to alter something slightly too big than slightly too small" (it was more than "slightly" too big). Second suit they went hard in the other direction and sold me a peewee suit. Also, almost everything there is trashy clubbing suits, so anything that looks "conservative" or "traditional" will probably still look like H&M shit outside of the SS showroom but next to all the shark skin disco suits with contrast pick stitching and MOP buttons and patent leather meltons, you’ll think it looks too conservative. Knowing what I know now I won’t go there again.

        MTM won’t nail it on the first try either, if you expected that you missed the point, but what MTM has over SS is that you can get the important stuff pretty close and the cost of those alterations (or even a redo) is almost 100% covered by the tailor. What SS does have over MTM is that you can have a suit you can wear in a few days. MTM could take a month or more.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Brooks Bros is good, way better than shitty SuitSupply or Indochjno or Bononbos which gay teenager anons here are suggesting. You just have to make sure you buy the high end collections (1818 or Explorer)

  6. Anonymous says:

    You can get them plenty of places – j.crew/brooks brothers are meme normicore but they’ll do for a job. shit, going to hecking Macy’s and getting a rack suit tailored will look better than most people who are fat stupids buying luxury brands.

    Stick to navy and gray/charcoal, solid colors to start then windowpanes/different shades as you expand out. brown/black shoes technically work with both, but generally keep brown with navy and black with gray. belt should match shoes, and all metals should match (e.g. you have a gold watch, belt buckle should be gold).

    get a notched lapel jacket, not too thick. single-breasted, 2-button, double-vent. wool/wool blend is best. peaked lapel is for older folks/more stand-outish jackets, and shawl collar should be exclusively reserved for a tux. anything else is stupid.

    white/light pastel colored shirts (never yellow), spread or semi-spread collar. try not to get shirts with chest pockets. cuffs should extend past the jacket sleeve about 1/2 inch, no less than 1/4 inch. Charles Tyrwhitt is annoying but getting 3 shirts for $100 is perfect to start (get 6).

    if you don’t know if you have style, single-color ties that aren’t the same as your shirt, or very small patterns. tie bar optional, but for work I wouldn’t. don’t wear a pocket square to work, you’ll look like a gay. save it for weddings/parties (if it’s the same color as your shirt or tie, kys).

    Is this /fashion/? No, but if you’re in normie world dress the part and get paid – go be /fashion/ when you’re off the clock.

  7. Anonymous says:

    What types of shoes go best with a black suit? Round/square toe? Chuckkas, horse bit loafers, oxfords? Shiny, matte, suede? Socks, no socks?

  8. Anonymous says:

    go to the local Suitsupply store and have a shopping assistant help you out, try a few and see what you like, they’re cut very modern but they’re the cheapest good quality suits you can buy new
    >drive 3 hours each way multiple times to where you can buy a bespoke suit if you have no clue what kind of suit you’re looking for
    avoid doing this, it’s not worth it in your situation and it’s not worth in in most other situations either

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