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Topic # 113364 15-Jan-2013 10:01
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Guys, where do you go for your suits???

Nothing cheap but at the same time no Savile Row. 
Week suits with a element of smart and dapperness!




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  Reply # 744893 15-Jan-2013 10:11
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And you are living/working where?.........



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  Reply # 744894 15-Jan-2013 10:13
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Yeah sorry, I should have put that in... Doh!

Auckland area




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  Reply # 744901 15-Jan-2013 10:17
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I got a Barkers merino suit deal in November for $500. Shirt, Pants, Tie, Jacket. Not sure if it was a special or an every day deal to be honest.

Most importantly its got purple lineing so if I feel like having a fresh prince day, the option is there :)

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  Reply # 744909 15-Jan-2013 10:32
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Cambridge outlet store is very good and super cheap. I got a new 100% wool suit for $250 just before Christmas. Not the best suit in the world but still a quality suit from a good manufacturer.

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  Reply # 744910 15-Jan-2013 10:33
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Barkers are nice.
Hallensteins have some nice suits too.
It depends on your size/build. If you are 'average' ie not too tall/wide/round then any off the shelf one should be OK.

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  Reply # 744931 15-Jan-2013 11:06
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wellygary: And you are living/working where?.........


LOL, this crops up heaps.  Everyone should just know where an Aucklander is.

Hallensteins I find to be huge around the guts area, like hanging out in a big tent.  You have to go big to get the arms/shoulders to fit, but then suffer the flappyness in the middle.  Definitely harder to find a tailored look there.

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  Reply # 744940 15-Jan-2013 11:18
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There's an ad in today's herald for a tailor for suits.  Can't remember what page sorry.

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  Reply # 744958 15-Jan-2013 11:32
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As has been said:
Barkers - their outlet stores can be good for a deal ~300-600. Hit and miss on size and availability.

Hallensteins - actually have a really good range. Their low end are great for me as I don't treat my suits particularly well. At $150 - $200 on special they are easy to replace and look good.

Again cut is hit and miss, I have trouble getting a jacket that is broad enough for my shoulders but not loose in the middle/front, but that varies from style to style.

Then you've got working style, munns (which can have incredible specials), three wise men, but you are starting to hit the $1200+ mark.



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  Reply # 744967 15-Jan-2013 11:42
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Hallensteins are cheap, but very poorly tailored. Steer well clear unless all you need the suit for is your murder trial or a job interview for a job which does not need you to wear a suit.

I think Barkers are good for a middle of the range, well priced suit.

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  Reply # 744970 15-Jan-2013 11:49
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Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  Reply # 744971 15-Jan-2013 11:51
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NonprayingMantis: Hallensteins are cheap, but very poorly tailored. Steer well clear unless all you need the suit for is your murder trial or a job interview for a job which does not need you to wear a suit.


Or if you're well overweight but have unusually skinny arms.

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  Reply # 744972 15-Jan-2013 11:52
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You could try dress mart too, try on suits you like and compare prices amognst the stores





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  Reply # 744983 15-Jan-2013 12:14
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I got mine a few years ago from a mens store in Pukekohe, I think is was Lewis menswear, it was around $300 and a nice pinstripped one.

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  Reply # 745053 15-Jan-2013 13:13
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Dress Smart have got a wide selection of decent suits. Definitely worth a look.

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  Reply # 745069 15-Jan-2013 13:37
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