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Reply # 745791 16-Jan-2013 16:34
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blair003: +1 to the Cambridge outlet store on dominion road.


Even better, you can go to this amazing cafe which is just up the road


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  Reply # 745815 16-Jan-2013 16:56
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nate: Even better, you can go to this amazing cafe which is just up the road


Geez, where are all the moderators to remove this SPAM...




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  Reply # 745848 16-Jan-2013 18:03
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blair003:
Handle9: 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.


+1 to the Cambridge outlet store on dominion road.

I got 2 suits (one with a spare pair of pants, so 2x jackets and 3x pants) from there late last year for around $550. It may not be "the best suit in world", but I don't think you can get much better even for double the price.

Given you are in Auckland you should at least go in and try a few on. If you go to another store you could easily spend more than $550 on a single suit which may not even be as good.


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http://www.cambridgeoutlet.co.nz/contact-us/

Note 1: they used to be branded as OSM
Note 2: the one in new lynn is next to the factory now ( it used to be across the road )


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  Reply # 745855 16-Jan-2013 18:26
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Personally, I have done well at Munns (good sale deals), Scribbler & Marks, and Kirkaldie & Stains (sales only, regular prices ate a tad high for what they are). 100% wool are the best.

A mate has been trying to persuade me to order online from Marks & Spencer. Good wool suite for under 200 pounds and (apparently) you upload all your details such as arm length, shoulders and inside leg etc when ordering to get a good fit. Haven't tried it yet, but he has bought 3 and recons it's a good deal. May try it when I want a new one.

If you wear them regularly, you need at least three - winter weight, summer weight and one or two general-weight fabrics. I always buy at least 2 pairs of trousers (sometimes 3) which dramatically prolongs the lifespan - as the jacket hangs up most of the day and last for ages, while the trousers are worn all day. Plus, get a good wooden hanger with wide shoulder-blades (helps the jacket survive), and rotate which one you are wearing.

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  Reply # 745896 16-Jan-2013 19:56
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fwiw ... some managers i know including one who is a cfo .. goes to Munns.  if you were in Welly Kirkcaldies sales is good too, just go for the normal NZ brand Rembrandt.  Saveille Row shirts not bad either about $60 on sale ..

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  Reply # 745900 16-Jan-2013 20:02
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A mate has been trying to persuade me to order online from Marks & Spencer. Good wool suite for under 200 pounds and (apparently) you upload all your details such as arm length, shoulders and inside leg etc when ordering to get a good fit. Haven't tried it yet, but he has bought 3 and recons it's a good deal. May try it when I want a new one.


If you do, be careful not to get too big of an order. From memory if you exceed the threshold (and 200 pound would be close) you will be charged a customs fee of $40, then 10% duty (pretty sure its 10% on clothes) and 15% GST so effectively it will add over 25% to the price.

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Reply # 746007 16-Jan-2013 22:45
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ajobbins: Geez, where are all the moderators to remove this SPAM...


Time to ban this one me thinks. What do the other mods think?

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  Reply # 746050 16-Jan-2013 23:53
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  Reply # 746058 17-Jan-2013 01:27
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spronkey: I've had good luck with Scriber and Marks for good suits with good prices. They're in Dressmart in Aucks IIRC.

There's also Working Style, who I'd definitely recommend, but they aren't cheap - you'll get a damn good suit from them though.

Check out some of Rembrandt's stores - www.rembrandt.co.nz - they sell decent suits.

You can occasionally find some OK stuff at Tarocash stores too.

Avoid anything that isn't 100% wool for a daily wearer. Also avoid Hallensteins, Barkers, Farmers, Meccano. Also, if you find something that you really like get it with two trousers.


Came in to thread to say this. Unless you want to spend an a$$ load, try the ones spronkey recommended and avoid the cheapo places. A $200 suit is a $200 suit is a $200 suit nomsayin?




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  Reply # 746774 18-Jan-2013 11:58
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Came in to thread to say this. Unless you want to spend an a$$ load, try the ones spronkey recommended and avoid the cheapo places. A $200 suit is a $200 suit is a $200 suit nomsayin?


I disagree - a $200 suit may well be a $1200 suit - if you have a particularly good sale on.






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  Reply # 746953 18-Jan-2013 16:26
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James Fashion in Bangkok.  Yes you have to travel to Bangkok but they run your suits up overnight.  They also chuck in some tailor-made shirts. Beautiful tailoring, cheap as chips and you get a night out in a great city.  Put what you save against the air fare and have a cheap holiday even.

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