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>> No. 3611 Anonymous
23rd February 2012
Thursday 8:01 pm
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As a 19 year old male would it be considered suitable (pun not intended) to wear a suit in less formal situations, such as lectures or casual social situations? Or would it just be a case of overdressing?

The reason I ask this is because the only time I've been complemented on my dress sense is when I've suited up. It feels nice to wear suits and increases my confidence.

Cheers
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>> No. 3612 Anonymous
23rd February 2012
Thursday 8:17 pm
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>>3611
A full business suit isn't really appropriate to wear all the time, but you could wear a jacket and tie with some other nice trousers that are a different colour to the jacket.
>> No. 3613 Anonymous
23rd February 2012
Thursday 8:20 pm
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>>3611

Overdressing. Massively. Only wankers wear suits to lectures, and that's a fact.

It's just not right to wear a suit in a casual situation. Incorrect. Improper. Some might say... unsuitable.
>> No. 3614 Anonymous
23rd February 2012
Thursday 9:12 pm
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If you're going to do it, make sure it's a good suit. Get one made or if you must buy off-the-shelf at least have it altered to fit.
>> No. 3615 Anonymous
23rd February 2012
Thursday 9:15 pm
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>>3613
Arguably, the days of the suit as standard attire are long gone. The only person in my office who wears anything that comes close to a suit is the big boss, and even for her it's a stretch.
>> No. 3616 Anonymous
23rd February 2012
Thursday 9:42 pm
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Just wear a casual blazer?
>> No. 3617 Anonymous
23rd February 2012
Thursday 10:08 pm
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>>3615
>Arguably, the days of the suit as standard attire are long gone.
This is true, and it makes me sad. Same with hats. I was born a century too late.
>> No. 3618 Anonymous
23rd February 2012
Thursday 10:28 pm
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>>3617
All of the men in my office wear suits, although sometimes the older ones will come in wearing chinos and a casual shirt.
>> No. 3619 Anonymous
24th February 2012
Friday 12:08 am
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I don't see WHY it's looked down upon now in less formal situations. I suppose you could get away with wearing a full suit to casual occasions, saying you just got out of work, assuming you're required to wear a suit at work..I see no downside to wearing a suit all the time, though. A well fitted suit is extremely comfortable.
>> No. 3620 Anonymous
24th February 2012
Friday 1:33 am
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>>3618
Obviously they're still prevalent in offices, but it would be nice if standards of casual dress were higher.
>> No. 3639 Anonymous
28th February 2012
Tuesday 7:12 pm
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>>3611

Don't buy a business suit and you'll be fine. Linen is good, flannel also- second hand or M and S for about a hundred quid.
>> No. 3640 Anonymous
28th February 2012
Tuesday 7:35 pm
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>>3620
No it wouldn't. That would be a major arseache for those of us who don't want to make an effort.
>> No. 3641 Anonymous
28th February 2012
Tuesday 8:34 pm
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>>3639

Seconded. Pale-coloured suits are generally okay for everyday wear, though some people would say it looks a bit old-manish.

You might want to try wearing jeans (not blue though) with a floral or paisley print shirt, it gives the smart dressed-up look but isn't over the top.
>> No. 3642 Anonymous
28th February 2012
Tuesday 8:47 pm
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>>3611
I really think this could be a big mistake unless you have a certain look and the confidence to back up the suit. Other you'll seem like a try-hard reconstituted pork gravy something or the other (and a complete and utter one).

Have you seen any other young students at your lectures wearing a suit?
>> No. 3643 Anonymous
28th February 2012
Tuesday 8:48 pm
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>>3642
Otherwise*
>> No. 3645 Anonymous
29th February 2012
Wednesday 5:06 pm
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I see a few people around campus wearing suits all the time, although I admit they do look out of place and I can see why someone like >>3613 would think they are wankers to a man, though I wish they wouldn't because there's nothing to be ashamed of. They look far better than these bespectacled ponytailed nerdy cunts in long manky leather jackets, or proto-chavs in hoodies and jogging bottoms or pyjamas; why don't we discuss whether that's appropriate daywear, eh?

In my first year at uni I tried to wear a suit as much as possible, but couldn't keep this up, because a) I don't have enough suits, b) cleaning them is either expensive or a pain in the arse and c) they're not lightweight enough to wear without overheating and becoming sweaty.

I think anyone can pull off a suit, but only if you make it your only mode of attire. I felt embarrassed having to go back to a t-shirt the next day, it's like becoming a different person, or reneging on one's commitment to good clothes.
>> No. 3646 Anonymous
29th February 2012
Wednesday 5:32 pm
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Depends on the suit lad. [spolier]I have a tailor[/spoiler]

I often wear mine out casually, but only when straight out of work. Dear lord do you look good surrounded by "casually" dressed people.

However, usually my arse is hanging out of my trousers, so I kinkda fall into both categories.

I want more suits really. The ladies love them. I assume because you look like a hi-roller. But only proper, tailored garments. Not off the shelf filth.
>> No. 3647 Anonymous
29th February 2012
Wednesday 5:34 pm
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Is it worth hitting up Raja Fashions, or are there better places on the cheap?
>> No. 3648 Anonymous
29th February 2012
Wednesday 7:12 pm
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>>3645
This chap raises a good point. If people notice you're not wearing one everyday then you'll look even weirder.
>> No. 3670 Anonymous
1st March 2012
Thursday 8:59 pm
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Agreeing with everyone ITT who're saying 'don't buy a business suit' and adding, if you want to dress like some dandy, go the whole fucking hog and wear a waistcoat, buy a dress cane, wear them pointy fancy boots and swagger about like your balls are too big your your trousers (not like a prick though).
The cane also adds a slightly threatening air to your demeanor ensuring that while people might talk about you behind your back, they'll never say it to your face.
>> No. 3671 Anonymous
1st March 2012
Thursday 9:03 pm
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>>3670
Like this fine gentleman?
>> No. 3672 Anonymous
1st March 2012
Thursday 9:15 pm
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>>3671
Something a little less flamboyant. Darkies somehow manage to make the most garish colours work, maybe there's just a poor contrast with pale flesh. Also that old adage about walking before running.
At the risk of sounding like a tosser speaking out my arse, I don't dress like this but I know I'd like to dress like this.
>> No. 3674 Anonymous
1st March 2012
Thursday 9:49 pm
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>>3670
>wear a waistcoat
And learn how to pronounce it, so you can look down smugly on all the plebians who say "waist coat".
>> No. 3675 Anonymous
1st March 2012
Thursday 10:30 pm
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>>3674
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/waistcoat
Are you referring to the pronunciation listed as 'old-fashioned'?
>> No. 3676 Anonymous
1st March 2012
Thursday 10:56 pm
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>>3672
Like an accountant?

Go for it... and get yourself a BMW soft top while you're at it. You'll be drowning in pussy in no time. sage for sarcasm.
>> No. 3677 Anonymous
2nd March 2012
Friday 11:02 am
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>>3672
Why... what... why is he...
>> No. 4669 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 2:00 pm
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This thread seems adequate.

It's likely that I will have a bunch of job interviews over the coming weeks. The only suit I really have doesn't fit me very well so I was looking to get a new one.

Is it possible to find a good high street suit or should I be looking for a tailor?

Any pitfalls or advice welcome.
>> No. 4670 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 2:08 pm
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>>3613

Crockett and tubs disagree.
>> No. 4671 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 2:26 pm
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>>4669
Only advice I can give is not to visit Primark.
>> No. 4672 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 2:43 pm
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>>3613
I recognise this is an old discussion, but:
>Only wankers wear suits to lectures, and that's a fact.
Spot on.

>I don't see WHY it's looked down upon now in less formal situations.
Because it's a wankerish affectation.
>> No. 4673 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 2:48 pm
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>>4672
I think people who wear pyjamas or jogging bottoms to lectures are wankers.
>> No. 4674 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 3:13 pm
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>>4669

It depends on how much you're intending to spend and whether you're a weird shape. If you've got fairly ordinary proportions, then it's not too difficult to find a suit on the high street that will fit well with only minor alterations. As regards quality, you can't go far wrong with the old favourites, Austin Reed and M&S. M&S's cheap suits are nasty polyester bags like any other cheap suit, but at £300+ the quality is remarkably good and their £800 "Best of British" suits are the best RTW suits I have ever seen at any price.

A typical local MTM tailor will charge £600-900. Quality varies widely, although the best do truly exceptional work that's not far off the best houses on Savile Row. If you go this route, Google around for recommendations.

A suit from one of the travelling MTM tailors can cost you as little as £300, but bear in mind that you're getting foreign cloth and foreign labour at that price, and that you might have to wait anything up to 2 months to get your suit back. In terms of quality, cheap MTM tends to be equal or slightly worse than RTW at the same price (it's often made in the same factories), but it's a worthwhile endeavour if you're a tricky shape.

If you're shopping on the high street, take your time, try on plenty of suits, take photos of yourself in the changing room mirror so you can compare, and don't pay too much attention to things that can be easily altered like sleeve length. The key aspects of fit are the shoulder (the shoulder seams should sit naturally at the edge of the shoulder), the chest (there's a stiff canvas lining that fixes the shape of the chest), the waist of the jacket, the height of the armholes and the seat of the trousers. If the shape is good in those places, then anything else can be easily altered.
>> No. 4675 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 3:14 pm
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>>4673
They usually are.
>> No. 4676 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 3:21 pm
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In a very, very belated response to OP's question:

Outside of a business setting, suits are almost always excessively formal as day wear. A blazer is perfectly acceptable in the vast majority of contexts and can easily be dressed up (add a tie and a pocket square to a wool ensemble) or down (corduroy trousers or chinos, an oxford shirt, loafers or smart plimsolls). I never wear a shirt without a collar or a jacket without lapels, but I only own a handful of suits which generally only get an airing at weddings or funerals.
>> No. 4677 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 3:28 pm
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>>4674
Thank you very much. This has helped a lot.
>> No. 4678 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 4:35 pm
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People would think you're a sperg if you went to lectures in a suit.
>> No. 4679 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 4:50 pm
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>>4678
I reckon it depends how good the suit is. If he turned up to a lecture in a tailor-made suit that wasn't (a) black and (b) shit then it's a completely different kettle of fish to turning up in an ill-fitting Tesco non-iron malarky with a matching fedora.
>> No. 4680 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 4:54 pm
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>>4679

Bespokelad here. I dunno. I'd think he was a bellend, tailored or not.
>> No. 4681 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 4:58 pm
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>>4680
Depends on the cut of the suit as well, I guess. I'm a long-time mod so all my suits are high-fastening, short-arsed and quite snug, they don't exactly scream out "formal" when I wear them so I manage to get away with it. People still think I'm a cunt for a myriad other reasons.
>> No. 4682 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 5:06 pm
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>>4679
I don't think it would be that different to be honest.

I'm assuming OP's not Brad Pitt and can't bullshit having work after lectures or something like that.
>> No. 4683 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 5:13 pm
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>>4682

Bespokelad here again. I thought OP would like a personal anecdote. When I came to do my Masters, immediately after the first day at uni I had a high-level presentation to give at a corporate conference. As such I turned up looking very slick - and while I do not look like Brad Pitt, I am a very handsome chap. Average age on the course was 28 - so people who have been used to working. While a couple wore shirts, that was it. I got a stream of odd looks throughout the morning until we could grab a cigarette break, where I had to explain why the fuck I was so smart. It took until the next day when I turned up with my arse hanging out of my trousers for my course mates to relax and talk to me like a normal person.
>> No. 4684 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 5:16 pm
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>>4683
Exactly as I expected.

Wear a smart shirt OP, and some nice trousers. Maybe a jacket will be fine.

Not a godawful regular white shirt though. Moss do some nice ones.
>> No. 4685 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 5:19 pm
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>>4684

I'd even go as far as to say if you are in a shirt, even a casual one, stick with jeans below. This is why at uni I prefer the "arse hanging out of trousers" look, and at work I wear Saville Row.
>> No. 4686 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 5:20 pm
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>>4679
It is a different kettle of fish, but any suit would look ridiculous in a lecture hall.
>> No. 4687 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 5:21 pm
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>>4686

Ironically it would be more out of place than a fucking fedora, in my experience...
>> No. 4688 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 5:45 pm
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>>4687

Let me guess, you're an IT student?
>> No. 4689 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 5:55 pm
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>>4688

No, I studied Philosophy.
>> No. 4690 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 6:41 pm
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>>4686
Bollocks. It's not the clothes, it's how you wear them. My m8 who now works for a big suit/shirt company abroad wore either a suit or 'suit-ish' clothing around uni all week (plus at work; TM Lewin in his case).

You can pull off pretty much anything you like if you have the right attitude.
>> No. 4691 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 6:41 pm
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>>4683
When I did my Masters there was a lad in the useless "complimentary studies" class I had to take who always wore a suit and without exception presented himself immaculately (coiffed hair, expensive-looking watch, etc). We eventually became acquainted enough for me to feel comfortable asking him what the deal with the suit was, I genuinely wondered if he had some interesting job with weird evening hours where a suit and a high level of personal presentation was a necessity, but he said no, he just liked to be well turned out. It was a bit awkward.
>> No. 4692 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 6:44 pm
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>>4690
Mate if you're 18 years old and attending your university lectures in a suit it doesn't matter what attitude you might think you're exuding, you're actually going to look like a twat.
>> No. 4693 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 6:45 pm
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>>4690

>Slytherin fail their starter for ten.

Nah mate, you really will stand out like a fucking bellend. Suit-ish could maybe be pulled occasionally but not full suit. See: >>4691.
>> No. 4694 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 7:10 pm
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>>4692
Someone's got security issues.
>> No. 4695 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 7:11 pm
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>>4694
You might feel secure but you'll still look like a knob.
>> No. 4696 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 7:13 pm
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>>4694

I'm sorry mate, you're the one with issues. Bespokelad chiming in again here. I know I look stunning in my suits, but I would never wear them to an educational facility except if going to a job interview. You sound like you have a hatchet to sharpen.
>> No. 4697 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 7:26 pm
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>>4695>>4696
I've never suited up for lectures, I'm talking about my m8. Re-read my posts.
>> No. 4698 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 7:27 pm
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>>4697

Why not lad, security issues?
>> No. 4699 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 7:28 pm
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>>4698
More of a not having a fucking huge discount on TM Lewin issue tbh.
>> No. 4700 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 7:29 pm
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>>4699

But if he was your "m8" surely he would have picked up stuff for you, no?
>> No. 4701 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 7:30 pm
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>>4700
He did have a 'friends discount' as well but it was much more limited, iirc it was c 15%. His own one was something like 25% or more, but he also had access to the various back-rooms ordering shenanigans so got disgustingly huge reductions in price.

No need for the quote marks around m8, m8.
>> No. 4702 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 7:32 pm
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>>4701

M8, those suits look shit. Just saying...poor cut, shite fabric. And those must have been selected specifically for the model.
>> No. 4703 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 7:33 pm
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>>4702
I think you're seeing things, lad.
>> No. 4704 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 7:36 pm
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>>4703

Nah m8. I am going to respond properly once I've grabbed some fags. OP will be be interested, and I think a few other posters might like to know what to look for in a suit.
>> No. 4705 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 7:37 pm
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A friend of mine once wore an oversized suit to a night club; I can only imagine how stupid he felt.

>>3620
Is the cage like bit on front of the tram for people to hop onto in case they're about to be run over?
>> No. 4706 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 7:45 pm
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>>4704
As thrilled as I am at the prospect I don't really see the relevance to my posts.
>> No. 4707 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 8:01 pm
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>>4705

It's called a pilot, and is designed mainly to prevent derailments. It has a similar function to the large "cow catcher" pilots seen on old American locomotives. In the event that the tram hits a car or other heavy object, it will crash into the front of the tram rather than being crushed under the wheels; The driver is more likely to be killed in such an accident, but the passengers should suffer no worse than cuts and bruises, rather than the severe injuries they would suffer if the tram derailed and overturned. As a useful side-effect it prevents pedestrians from being pulled under the wheels, although at the time any pedestrian hit by a tram would probably die due to the relatively primitive state of trauma medicine.
>> No. 4708 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 8:03 pm
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>>4706

Well, this is /poof/ so if I am going to spend 20 minutes wrting up a guide on how to buy suits this would be the case. If ayone wants the info let me know. I'm not going to waste my time if no-one is going to read it though.
>> No. 4709 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 8:03 pm
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>>4708

*place
>> No. 4710 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 8:12 pm
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>>4708
Good man. Go for it.
>> No. 4711 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 8:45 pm
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>>4710

Ok.

I am going to hold your hands and take you through the mysterious land of Saville Row, although this applies to any global centre of excellence in tailoring. It is not necessarily as expensive as you think it is. I will drop a few links at the bottom which are related as well.

Firstly, bespoke suits: They are pricey, but not as bad as one might believe. My tailors (who are very much the best of the best) could knock you up a bespoke two-piece and a couple of shirts for something in the region of 3 grand. These will last a life time. One thing to remember is that this is likely to take 6 months, and they only expect half of the cash upfront. This can make the difference between buying one or not. Once it is made take the suit down to a hald decent local tailor and get him to cut panels matching the suit's cut - from now on you can present the panels to any tailor and they will be able to provide an almost perfect match - so the initial outlay will drop signiicatly per extra suit made. If you happen to spend time in Pakistan or Dubai, this will *really* work in your favour.

Made to mesaure: in Saville row can be done for 600-800. Not as good as bespoke, but close to. Also will be delivered within weeks, and look far superior to supposed "fashion labels" such as the one mentioned in this thread, or Gucci, Armani, etc. Will also last a life time.

Off the peg: also available in Saville Row, from as little as 300. The quality will be far higher and the life-span far longer than any equivalent off the peg suit - most (non-Savilee Row) places you will see offering off the peg suits at this price or higher use the "if we overcharge for a suit that falls to pieces in a couple of years and looks like shit, fools will still think we provide quality" marketing method. See: Apple.

If you walk into a place in Saville Row and are treated like shit at the door, especially by someone just out of school (Oh hi Gieves and Hawkes), walk. First time I went into my tailors I had spent the morning redecorating the kitchen. I didn't bother changing, was wearing paint covered jeans and hoody, and was fussed over for 2 hours without a blink. If a tailor is being sniffy, it is because they are not as good as the others, and being in Saville Row as their only selling point. Nowadays, I actively try and look scruffy when visiting bespoke merchants, as their reaction will tell you a lot about the quality of their stock - the real guys assume you know how much it will cost in advance and are happy to part with the cash. My tailors took two hours before talking about money. This is a good sign, as it shows supreme confidence in their work.

And now, for the cheat code: did you know Saville Row do a January-February sale? They do. You can pick up excellent of-the-peg and to-be-altered items for as little as 175 quid with a little luck. You will find this advertised on their websites, have a google around and see what is on offer.

To avoid a nasty shock do give the ones you like the look of a call and ask a ball park figure for what you want if it is not displayed online. You should not need an appointment for your first meeting with them, but do check.

Finally, do not be intimidated by high-end places like these. The guys there are not from epically posh backgrounds, will be young, and should do their best to make you feel at ease. There is nothing better than a good tailor, and the looks on arseholes faces who have just been fleeced for a suit as you walk out of the finest tailors looking like a tradesman, but with a branded bag is priceless.

I also cannot recommend the last link enough. It is worth actually noting these down before heading to The Row - and have the balls to check. If you are asked why you are looking at technical things (especially when buying off the peg) just ask to speak to the head tailor and show him the list and check that they do all of it. He'll likely know the guy who wrote it anyway.


http://thechapmagazine.co.uk/content/section_links/tailors.html Mine is the one at the top...

And a must read: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/fashion-and-style/10373114/Trade-secrets-what-to-look-for-when-buying-a-suit.html

Sage checked for possibble typos. Any further questions pleace ask.
>> No. 4712 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 9:10 pm
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>>4711
The combination of this post and that last link has left me pretty stunned. I had no fucking idea that suits were this complicated.

Thanks, I guess. I will now never feel any comfort from my £300 "RTW" M&S suit at interviews, not that I felt much to begin with.
>> No. 4713 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 9:13 pm
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>>4712
Just to add that if I now see someone in a suit and it just fits perfectly I'll probably have different perspective but I'd still think them a twat if they were at a uni lecture.
>> No. 4714 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 9:34 pm
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>>4712

If you want a good one and are younf enough to still get Christmas presents, may I suggest asking for cash to grab a decent Row oof the peg one in the sales and get it altered if necessary?

>but I'd still think them a twat if they were at a uni lecture.

I think were all agreed on this, but mirth was audible.
>> No. 4715 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 10:42 am
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>>4711
Quality post, thank you.
>> No. 4716 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 1:15 pm
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>>4694
But he's right. I don't even know how you could think otherwise, frankly.
>> No. 4717 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 4:17 pm
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>>4716
Because I don't waste my time judging people by how they dress unless it's a problem for me. He wore what he wore because he liked to dress that way, I've more respect for that than the hollister-clad lads with no real sense of individuality.
>> No. 4718 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 5:34 pm
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>>4717
>I don't waste my time judging people by how they dress unless it's a problem for me
Yes you do. You judge people by what they dress all the time, notably later in the paragraph with your quip about hollister-clad lads who have:
>no real sense of individuality.
Wearing a suit, though, that's a unique individual right there. Him and the other hundreds of millions of people who wear one to work every day.
>> No. 4719 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 5:44 pm
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>>4718
People who blow with the prevailing winds of fashion, contrasted with pepple who wear the clothes they want to, are clearly exhibiting more individuality in their clothing choices.

I don't care to tell people what style of clothing anyone chooses to wear and it's more than a little sad reading about how some of you seem to think clothing choice should revolve around what other people, whose opinions don't actually matter, in the grand scheme of things, think. If OP wants to wear suits at uni he can do whatever he likes, uni isn't a fucking fashion competition.
>> No. 4720 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 5:51 pm
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>>4719
*less

Sorry for the poor wording, this phone is not very good on .gs.
>> No. 4721 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 5:52 pm
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>>4719
>it's more than a little sad reading about how some of you seem to think clothing choice should revolve around what other people, whose opinions don't actually matter, in the grand scheme of things, think
It's nice to pretend that you're completely independent and don't care what others think, but you do. We all do, to varying degrees. Whatever you end up typing here at least be honest in your head about this.

>uni isn't a fucking fashion competition.
I agree with this. It's why I think someone making such a blatant fashion statement, by wearing strictly formal attire in a wholly informal environment, is a bit of a wanker.
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20th November 2013
Wednesday 5:53 pm
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>>4719

The whole point of clothing is that it's a means of advertising your identity and status, otherwise we'd all just dress in boiler suits (or something equally generic and practical). It's perfectly reasonable to judge someone to some extent based on their choices in clothing. Contrary to the aphorism, judging a book by it's cover is a perfectly sensible thing to do - the cover wasn't randomly allocated from a fixed pool, it was carefully chosen to represent the book to prospective readers.
>> No. 4723 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 5:54 pm
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>>4719
>If OP wants to wear suits at uni he can do whatever he likes, uni isn't a fucking fashion competition.

He should step it up. When I was at uni there was someone who regularly smoked a pipe, wore a tweed deerstalker cap with making cloak and had bushy sideburns and a curly moustache.
>> No. 4724 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 5:54 pm
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>>4721

>I agree with this. It's why I think someone making such a blatant fashion statement, by wearing strictly formal attire in a wholly informal environment, is a bit of a wanker.

Bespokelad here. This sums up my views on the matter perfectly.
>> No. 4725 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 6:30 pm
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>>4721
>It's nice to pretend that you're completely independent and don't care what others think, but you do.
Except that this wasn't my point. My point was specifically about how we dress. I wouldn't care if one person thought I was dressing 'wrong' if that is how I wanted to dress and I wasn't otherwise hurting anyone. You keep emphasising how uni is 'a wholly informal environment' but can't stop talking also about how someone can't dress as they please. Weird.

>>4724
I don't really see why you feel compelled to announce yourself as if you have some kind of expertise or authority on this topic.
>> No. 4726 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 6:34 pm
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>>4725

Have you read the thread?
>> No. 4727 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 6:34 pm
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>>4723
Superb. I was working abroad on an international project last summer and a Czech fellow would habitually wax his moustache before leaping merrily into the trenches and setting about the place with a trowel.
>> No. 4728 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 6:35 pm
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>>4726
Great post mate.
>> No. 4729 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 6:36 pm
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>>4727
Archaeology dig?
>> No. 4730 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 6:37 pm
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>>4729
Yeah.
>> No. 4731 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 8:00 pm
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>>4725
Look, I don't really care what people wear, and I haven't attended a uni lecture in years, maybe all the lads are suiting up these days, fucked if I know. I'm just saying that there's a point beyond which you aren't just dressing how you like, you're making a statement, and for me the full suit and tie regalia in an informal context is past that point.

Anyway, we've been around the argument a few times now, apparently long enough for you to say I "can't stop talking" about clothing, which is a fair sign that it's time for me to drop it.
>> No. 4732 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 10:20 pm
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OP here. I've since realised what a terrible question this was to ask and I am suitably embarrassed. You can all stop trying to convince me how bad an idea this was.
>> No. 4733 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 10:27 pm
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>>4732

There's nothing wrong with dressing smart, it just takes a bit of observation to know what's appropriate and what messages certain clothing puts across. Don't beat yourself up lad.

If you are wanting to look a bit smarter for lectures, then focus on getting casual clothes that fit well. A button-up shirt goes a long way, too.
>> No. 4734 Anonymous
20th November 2013
Wednesday 10:56 pm
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>>4732
>suitably embarrassed
Wry smile, you wag.
>> No. 4735 Anonymous
21st November 2013
Thursday 8:08 am
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>>4733

I've actually since graduated university. Cheers anyway.

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