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01-07-2014, 23:17   #16
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Not joking, but there can be some great men's suits in charity shops.
Wouldn't have thought of that.
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01-07-2014, 23:58   #17
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Don't buy a suit online! You'll have to try it on.
Get measured and have suits tailored by a good tailor online, seriously.
The fit is great, and if it isn't you can send em back for adjusting.
Once they have your size measured once correctly, its very easy to just email and say, yeah send me a few nice suits. About €200 each and the quality, fit and ease of buying new ones is unbeatable IMO.
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02-07-2014, 07:32   #18
 
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Not joking, but there can be some great men's suits in charity shops.
Yep. Charity shops are well worth a look.
My fanciest shirt, an expensive M&S "tailored design" thing which go for €60+ new, cost me €5 in a charity shop on Camden Street. It looks like it was made especially for me and has no marks or defects whatsoever.
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Get measured and have suits tailored by a good tailor online, seriously.
The fit is great, and if it isn't you can send em back for adjusting.
Once they have your size measured once correctly, its very easy to just email and say, yeah send me a few nice suits. About €200 each and the quality, fit and ease of buying new ones is unbeatable IMO.
That's mad. Who's the tailor you used to get measured and how much did he/she charge? And what website did you use to buy?
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02-07-2014, 10:47   #20
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^ There are tonnes of sites that do this, mostly Asian based tailors in my experience which is how they can be price leaders.

It can be very hit and miss in terms of quality. That said I've purchased several shirts through a few of these tailors which were of equal to superior quality to M&S's Sartorial range and about 10E cheaper per shirt as well.

Suits I wouldn't personally do online if they're going to be MTM/bespoke as I'm more fussy about the fit and quality than most people I know and I have a few places I know work for me: M&S pure wool range, Baumler, Paul Smith (if significantly discounted) etc.
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Much appreciated lads I knew i could rely on the Dubs.

Yous must be all taxi drivers on here
Take that back!

But yeah, M&S.
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Get measured and have suits tailored by a good tailor online, seriously.
The fit is great, and if it isn't you can send em back for adjusting.
Once they have your size measured once correctly, its very easy to just email and say, yeah send me a few nice suits. About €200 each and the quality, fit and ease of buying new ones is unbeatable IMO.
Definitely going to give this a try in the future! At that price seems worth giving it a go!
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02-07-2014, 13:46   #23
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Having previously written Best Menswear off as a chain stuck in the '80s catering for Dads, I gave them a go and found they have a good range of brand name suits at decent prices and staff who know their stuff...(Dundrum branch but presume they all stock suits)
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Arnotts can have great value on suits at times as well
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02-07-2014, 16:17   #25
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Arnotts can have great value on suits at times as well
Off the peg suits rarely fit perfectly, and they are cut in such a way so as to more or less fit most people. The problem is that you will almost certainly just get a mediocre fit.

IMO, when buying suits, almost everybody needs to have it tailored afterwards so that it fits them perfectly. But almost nobody will consider the cost of this when buying a suit off the rack.
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