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Old 01-28-2013, 10:08 PM   #4041
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You're a pretty solidly-built guy, so even though most people here abhor them, you might want to try the good ol' BB Madison fit. You can take in the waist and still have plenty of room in the chest and arms.
Thats what I did and couldnt be happier. I think I have a good 20lbs on Mike Larry though.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:54 PM   #4042
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Mike Larry... perhaps it wouldn't be a bad idea to look at the BB "Suiting Essentials" line. They are cheap enough that you can toy around with the tailoring and really get a feel for how you want your suit to fit, etc. If you screw up a pair of pants, who cares. If you screw up a jacket, not fun, but not the end of the world. my 2 cents.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:21 PM   #4043
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My local BB doesn't have a single knit tie on display at the moment. I was hoping to pick up a navy blue tie, but...nope.

The sales guy said they had a bunch coming in for spring. I never really thought of knit ties as a spring item--I think they work year-round. Oh well.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:14 AM   #4044
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You're a pretty solidly-built guy, so even though most people here abhor them, you might want to try the good ol' BB Madison fit. You can take in the waist and still have plenty of room in the chest and arms.
i just don't like that the madison's pants are pleated. if the suit were cheap, i wouldn't mind so much that the pants were pleated, but when i'm paying that much for a suit, i want it to be perfect.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:31 AM   #4045
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i just don't like that the madison's pants are pleated. if the suit were cheap, i wouldn't mind so much that the pants were pleated, but when i'm paying that much for a suit, i want it to be perfect.
Suit + 16.5" arms + "perfect" fit = made to measure, at minimum.

You've done something to your body that makes perfect and off the rack not go together (even with tailoring.)
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:46 AM   #4046
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Suit + 16.5" arms + "perfect" fit = made to measure, at minimum.

You've done something to your body that makes perfect and off the rack not go together (even with tailoring.)
thats exactly what i didnt want to hear
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:47 AM   #4047
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Mike Larry... perhaps it wouldn't be a bad idea to look at the BB "Suiting Essentials" line. They are cheap enough that you can toy around with the tailoring and really get a feel for how you want your suit to fit, etc. If you screw up a pair of pants, who cares. If you screw up a jacket, not fun, but not the end of the world. my 2 cents.
i'll check it out. i live right by their store downtown; i guess i can bother them mofos as much as i want lol
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:21 AM   #4048
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What is up with pleated pants anyway?

I still havent found anyone that like them
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #4049
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My new knit blazer from BB came in yesterday......I like it for the price ($80). I'll definitely be swapping out the buttons.


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Old 01-29-2013, 10:30 AM   #4050
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My local BB doesn't have a single knit tie on display at the moment. I was hoping to pick up a navy blue tie, but...nope.

The sales guy said they had a bunch coming in for spring. I never really thought of knit ties as a spring item--I think they work year-round. Oh well.
Mine aren't pleated. Madison's come in both pleated and non-pleated, just look for a flat front version.
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My new knit blazer from BB came in yesterday......I like it for the price ($80). I'll definitely be swapping out the buttons.


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Love the coat hate the buttons. How long ago did you order this?
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:34 AM   #4052
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Love the coat hate the buttons. How long ago did you order this?
I ordered it through Nordstrom.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/brooks-b...=&resultback=0

My wife is a manager so there was an extra 33% off of that price. The one I have is a medium, to give you an idea on sizing.
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Mine aren't pleated. Madison's come in both pleated and non-pleated, just look for a flat front version.
the sales associate i talked to on saturday told me that madisons only come unpleated in black or a sharkskin/greyish color; i need a solid navy suit.
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thats exactly what i didnt want to hear
What are your measurements? Height/weight/chest/thighs?

I might not be able to tell you where to go, but I've searched around enough that I can probably tell you a bunch of places that won't work.

If you're okay with a stronger shoulder and you have a tight midsection, check out RL's current sale. They had some Black Label suits for down in the 600s before tailoring. My chest is still a little over 44" and my waist is about 31" now and their Anthony jackets fit me great (the torso, untailored, was better than the torso of any of my tailored jackets.)

On the pants, assuming your legs match your arms, you'll have to size up and have a recut, but the tailors they have seemed capable of pulling it off and I was able to see some of their work to feel confident in it.
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I don't see what is ridiculous by robbing with a sword.A sword in one od the most lethal wepon !!!

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Old 01-29-2013, 12:00 PM   #4055
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the sales associate i talked to on saturday told me that madisons only come unpleated in black or a sharkskin/greyish color; i need a solid navy suit.
Hmm. I got a donegal tweed madison in flat front. maybe it was just a one-off since thats a pretty random color.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:01 PM   #4056
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the sales associate i talked to on saturday told me that madisons only come unpleated in black or a sharkskin/greyish color; i need a solid navy suit.
It's usually a bad idea to trust the word of a SA at one store. Usually they don't have a very good idea of what's available nationwide and are just trying to move whatever is on their own racks.

EDIT: here you go. http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Madiso...os=4&cgid=0216

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vaderdave should get the commission for the sale

evolved, i like that knit blazer a lot
i actually think the buttons are cool
something different but subtle, they're not like shiny yellow or anything
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What is up with pleated pants anyway?

I still havent found anyone that like them
helps those who have extra junk in the midsection
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evolved, i like that knit blazer a lot
i actually think the buttons are cool
something different but subtle, they're not like shiny yellow or anything
You mean brass?
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brass, gold, whatever
you know you've seen navy blazers with really shiny yellow buttons
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