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25-02-2020, 11:03   #1
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Attending my first wedding - Need a suit

Pretty much as the title suggests, I will be attending my first wedding (as an adult) so I need to purchase a suit and was wondering if anyone here had any advice on what to look for, should I get a tailored one or a cheap M&S one, etc... It's also May, not July as I originally thought which is great.

Any other advice would be great.
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25-02-2020, 14:00   #2
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I find Moss Bros great for suits. They have stores in Dundrum and Liffey Valley. You could also try Savoy Taylor's Guild in Kildare Village. They have various brands at reasonable prices. The places I mentioned have an array of fits (regular, tailored, slim fit, skinny fit) at reasonable prices for good quality in my opinion.
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I find Moss Bros great for suits. They have stores in Dundrum and Liffey Valley. You could also try Savoy Taylor's Guild in Kildare Village. They have various brands at reasonable prices. The places I mentioned have an array of fits (regular, tailored, slim fit, skinny fit) at reasonable prices for good quality in my opinion.
Should have mentioned that I live in London. Many thanks though!
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Should have mentioned that I live in London. Many thanks though!
Try TM Lewin for the suit!
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Try TM Lewin for the suit!
Good shout. Do you think they'd be terribly expensive?
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One thing I wish I'd known earlier - it's really easy and really cheap to get trousers altered. It's fairly easy and fairly inexpensive to get jackets altered

If you find a suit you love and the jacket fits well but the trousers are a little off, buy it and go see a tailors (check there's enough hem if you need them lengthened)

My last suit I got dirt cheap in TK Maxx. I didn't even need one but I really liked it. It didn't fit well at all but I think it cost me €60 to get it (jacket and trousers) altered to fit and now it fits like a glove, a tailor made glove
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Good shout. Do you think they'd be terribly expensive?
I have bought a suit from TM Lewin and it wasn't expensive, but it has lasted very well
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The last 4 or 5 weddings Ive gone to Ive not done full suit. Nice shirt and slacks and a blazer, no tie. Ive bought 3 or 4 suits over the last 10 years and if Ive worn them 15 times between them thats doing well and thanks to my expanding midriff none of the pants fit anymore. A decent pair of slacks and a nice shirt can be worn socially and for work (if you are in a more officey environment) so you will get the use out of them.
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So long as it fits well i wouldn't worry too much about getting an expensive one.

If its only a once off for a wedding why not hire one?
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So long as it fits well i wouldn't worry too much about getting an expensive one.

If its only a once off for a wedding why not hire one?
I've 4 weddings this year. Might be worth buying one.
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Someone else posted this in the bargain alerts thread so I can't vouch for them myself, but apparently these are good suits at good prices, if they have your size...

https://astares.co.uk/product-category/herbie-frogg/

Thread... https://touch.boards.ie/thread/2058047405
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Hypothetically, if I were to go the tailored route how long would it take? First wedding is mid-May.
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I know there is one of those very well respected Bangkok tailors that does European tours to take measurements and they will send you the suit then, but I can't for the life of me remember the name of them...maybe someone here might know?

It could be an option if you want a well fitted suit anyway.
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M&S do a really good suit range too, worth checking out.
The folk in T.M. Lewin know their stuff on fits too it has to be said, make sure to ask for any discount on the price, they're always running promos but if you're unfortunate enough to catch them at time when they aren't they'll still give something off.
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M&S are just about the best value for decent suits around. Shirts are very good quality too.
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