42 thoughts on “Suits for work

      • Anonymous says:

        Because theyre slim, patterned, and have peak lapels instead of notch. Also wearing a waistcoat is a bit much in current year.
        Clearly the brands youre looking at arent marketed towards office workers.

        I found one I like, pic rel, it’s about 900 euros. is it an okay price for a suit?

        100% Virgin wool, Lining: 100% Viscose, Sleeve lining: 100% Viscose, pocketing: 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton, knee lining: 100% Viscose

        • Anonymous says:

          If it’s black no, also I like suits to cover my seat. But other anons here told me my suit is too long. I think the one you posted here is in between a classic fit and a modern slim fit. If you like it it’s fine. You have to like it to wear it.

          • Anonymous says:

            Looks decent, the slight slant on the pockets is a minor quibble but I don’t think anyone will care. More concerning is what appears to be a satin pipe on the flap. Might be just the light and the fabric is bias cut but that’s not much better because fabric on a conservative business suit shouldn’t have reflective properties that change wildly based on the lighting angle (like sharkskin)

            Those trousers look quite slim and the guy himself is quite slim so if your body is muscular it might be the wrong template for you

            Lastly I would consider those trousers and sleeves to be a little too short for what I would consider "conservative" but it’s in line with the slanty pockets and sharkskin, he probably has one of the buttons on those "surgeon cuffs" unbuttoned rakishly which is 2013-tier drip much like flamboyant pick stitching

            alright, thanks!

        • Anonymous says:

          Looks decent, the slight slant on the pockets is a minor quibble but I don’t think anyone will care. More concerning is what appears to be a satin pipe on the flap. Might be just the light and the fabric is bias cut but that’s not much better because fabric on a conservative business suit shouldn’t have reflective properties that change wildly based on the lighting angle (like sharkskin)

          Those trousers look quite slim and the guy himself is quite slim so if your body is muscular it might be the wrong template for you

          Lastly I would consider those trousers and sleeves to be a little too short for what I would consider "conservative" but it’s in line with the slanty pockets and sharkskin, he probably has one of the buttons on those "surgeon cuffs" unbuttoned rakishly which is 2013-tier drip much like flamboyant pick stitching

          • Anonymous says:

            >Those trousers look quite slim and the guy himself is quite slim so if your body is muscular it might be the wrong template for you
            not that anon but for someone who has huge muscular legs what kind of suit should I look into, my upperbody is normal tier, just a bit bigger than average but my quads are stupid, already stopped doing em at the gym

          • Anonymous says:

            Just look at the numbers and if the correct size jacket (by shoulders) has trousers where the leg opening matches a pair of trousers you own that have what you would consider a reasonable fit, then that’s probably close enough. Ideally you’d have access to thigh and knee measurements but those (especially thigh) can be tricky to measure compared to leg opening because *generally speaking* suit pants will taper to the knee and then be straight the rest of the way

          • Anonymous says:

            Look for a suit with pleated trousers, most comfortable change you can make for big quads. If they’re too tight, take them to a tailor and he’ll let some out.

          • Anonymous says:

            >Look for a suit with pleated trousers
            seems hard to find, especially since as a poorgay I try to thrift, but I kinda enjoy the style of pants different from the jacket so it could work
            in my country we have a dedicated online thrift store where people sell their shit and sometimes there’s some stylish dudes selling bespoke pants and so on. I missed a sale, tailormade pur wool pants that looked awesome for 28euros, shit was a steal
            also missed a tweed jacket for 25 euros, need to focus

          • Anonymous says:

            Ebay those suits my dude. Here’s a beautiful one I picked up, with pleated trousers, for under $300 including purchase, shipping and some alterations for fit. Sounds like you’ve already got the idea with online thrifting, good luck anon you’ll find some bargins.

          • Anonymous says:

            yeah I just need to precisely need my size
            I have a wool jacket that is a tiny too large for me in 52
            and a polyester suit but slim fit that is 52 ans fits me well, I guess 50 for regular size suits
            also, do you thrift shoes, I often come across good brand of shoes for 1/4 of the price, but more often than not used or very used

          • Anonymous says:

            Best practice is to have a perfectly fitting jacket/pants and measure those, then look for those same measurements in everything else you buy. Your poly suit will do for htis if it fits well. Get your shoulder to shoulder, pit to pit, back length and sleeve length from that jacket. Sizing is borderline useless since so many brands run anywhere from really small to really large and their cuts/styles vary too, knowing your measurements is the only way to buy something online and be sure it’ll fit.

            A lot of people selling online do not understand how to correctly measure (and neither do most people buying to be honest) so look for people who run semi proffessional clothing stores through ebay/other sites, with good measurement descriptions, or clothing which includes pics with a ruler/tape showing how they’re taking the measurement.

            I haven’t had success with shoes nearly as much as with suits/shirts/sweaters etc. Most people selling them do not list the insole length or what width the shoe is and brands (even models within brands) vary hugely in size. An EU 11 in one brand can easily be two sizes larger than a similar shoe in EU 11 from anotehr brand, it’s annoying. If you do find sellers who post accurate measurements then same advice, measure your best fitting shoes and go from there.

          • Anonymous says:

            thanks dude, for the suits, it is just for me to be dressed well, do I have any interest in purchasing low or high 120S etc. numbers?
            also, is there some brands I should avoid, or have any interest in

          • Anonymous says:

            The super number for wool just means how finely/tightly it’s weaved. 100’s is about the lowest standard these days for suits, 140-150 is considered pretty high and luxury suits might go up to 200. It’s not "higher = better" though, higher number means it’ll feel softer, be more delicate, easier to wrinkle, easier to damage, wears out faster etc. Lower super numbers are generally better if you want a stronger piece of clothing that’ll last longer, high super numbers are for special occasion suits or one you won’t wear much. They (higher numbers) also tend to be less warm, depending on how thick the fabric is.

            If you’re looking for a nice suit online/thrifting/2nd hand, I’d go with the real luxury ones since they can be found in that $150 – $400 price range. Higher end are brunello cucinello, tom ford, isaia, kiton, etc, mid range try zegna, spier and mackay or ralph lauren polo. A luxury brand who’s suits I personally love is Brioni – you can find the vintage ones for about $200 and a more modern one for maybe $400-$500 in great condition. If you’re a strong guy (hence your big legs) that brand might fit you really well, they often (but not always) include hammer darts. You can see one here in this jacket, the vertical dart with a little perpendicular dart coming off it halfway, right over your pec. They’re added to help suits fit guys with stronger chests and they really help.

          • Anonymous says:

            checked
            brioni seems to be more expensive than suitsupply apparently, but not always
            how does the ralph lauren suits fit? I had few products from them, a pair of chinos and a sweater and the fit is shit, it’s like too large horizontally, but too short vertically, I’m 6’0 so that’s not a me problem

          • Anonymous says:

            Suitsupply is definitely on the lower end of the nice suits spectrum, but still fine. Definitely not a luxury brand. Ralph Lauren have so many different diffusions(sub-brands) at different price and quality points, it can be tough to figure out how nice something is before it arrives if you don’t know all the different labels. Generally speaking the cheaper lines of clothes from any brand will be tailored for shorter, fatter men. Partly why I recommend italian suit brands, their men are less fat on average so the suits are more athletic.

            In terms of fit, best you can do online is find suits with shoulder, pit and belly/waist measurments all given and you can kinda picture the overall shape, roughly. Most suits have the "drop" printed on the inside tag, so you can look for suits with a 7, 8 or 9 drop (or higher) and you instantly know they’re made for fitter bodies. Drop being the difference in inches between a jacket’s chest and the pants waist measurement, the standard is 6. Bigger drop – broader shoulders or slimmer waist.

            Alternatively you can find sellers online who clearly know their stuff and describe the fit accurately. Pic related – this ebay store is kinda pricey but you know exactly what you’re getting because of his detailed descriptions and pictures. You immediately know whether it’ll fit you or not, based on his measurements and words.

          • Anonymous says:

            I dont have a shit ton of money to spend on suits atm, especially since I have a whole wardrobe to build from zero, only product I have is a nice looking coat and some dark brown leather chelseas
            lll get the more expensive ones as the time go, for color do you agree with the general consensus of going navy for your first one?
            also, is tailoring a suit somethin hard to do, I live in a semi big semi small city and there is no tailor arounds, but some ladies that offers their services, can they effectively do the work on a suit or should I go to someone really skilled?

          • Anonymous says:

            Then find a suit supply or similar suit for like $150. Navy first is a great idea, it’s generally suggested for good reason. Most cities have several tailors, I’d be surprised if yours doesn’t have even a single one. Ideally you can find an old romanian man or whatever who’ll adjust it for you for maybe $30-$100 depending on how much needs doing and how pricey your city is. If you go to a woman just make sure she’s actually familiar with men’s jackets, some aren’t but offer anyway and then do a bad job.

            Good luck man you got this

    • Anonymous says:

      https://i.imgur.com/WKcFO5f.jpg

      I need to wear a suit to work, atleast some times and the others wear them too, the problem is they look like this

      What’s the problem here exactly? Why do they look so flamboyant and gay?

      How do I avoid this? What should a work suit be like?

      Everything is too short.

      • Anonymous says:

        >Everything is too short.
        I guess there’s some stupid trend going on in my country then. They look like they are wearing costumes

    • Anonymous says:

      >Who the heck wears suits to work?
      lawyers, atleast to court. but you have to wear this shit over your clothes anyways.

      because you’re shopping for cheap suits aimed at people who don’t wear suits. I don’t even know where the heck. you get these pictures, not even suitsupply is this bad

      I wasn’t looking at them because I wanted to buy them, I see people dressed like that often and I wanted to avoid it

  1. Anonymous says:

    because you’re shopping for cheap suits aimed at people who don’t wear suits. I don’t even know where the heck. you get these pictures, not even suitsupply is this bad

    • Anonymous says:

      >not even suitsupply
      arent suitsupply suits very good for the price, good cuts good materials, even if polyester interior and made in china

      • Anonymous says:

        their entry level suits are the least worst option for the price as long as you stick with the 1 or 2 templates that look normal and are made of wool and are either navy or charcoal hopsack. I was referring more to the photography since most of the suits and "fits" in the SS website look horrifying

        there’s nothing wrong with viscose

          • Anonymous says:

            depends a lot on your body measurements but there’s so much wrong with op pic it’s almost like they went out of their way to make it look like shit:
            -collar gap
            -biceps visible
            -sleeves and legs too short
            -waist too wide

            literally just get a size that fits you and you’ve solved a lot of that, look at those buttons on the cuff, they’re practically at his elbow which on a RTW suit is a sign that they picked something like 2 sizes too small

    • Anonymous says:

      I wanted to start to dress like a man and not like a subhuman since Im in my 30s
      got hecking scammed by buying a polyester/viscose suit at the store for 170 hecking euros while I could thrift a 100% wool or even better, I’m so hecking mad at myself, I should have done the researches BEFORE buying shit

  2. Anonymous says:

    Because theyre slim, patterned, and have peak lapels instead of notch. Also wearing a waistcoat is a bit much in current year.
    Clearly the brands youre looking at arent marketed towards office workers.

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