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  • oceanmotion 7 Jul 2010 15:56:58 15,770 posts
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    Need a new suit reasonably soon for weddings and such but not sure what to get, material, colours, brand etc. Seen a few sales on and some nice discounts on Jaeger suits to about 250 or less, are they any good? Silk and Linen, Mohair good ? Black, Navy, Grey, Brown. Not sure what to go for.

  • heyyo 7 Jul 2010 15:58:10 14,374 posts
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    Go with black, you might have funerals to attend
  • Mr_Sleep 7 Jul 2010 16:04:23 16,921 posts
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    Always go for grey, it is adaptable to every situation, it work at funerals, weddings and job interviews and the like. Otherwise I can't help as I still have my cheap one from Next!

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  • otto Moderator 7 Jul 2010 16:07:27 49,290 posts
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    Charcoal grey the way to go if you're only getting one suit.

    I have a couple of Jaeger suits they're OK. Just recently nabbed a lovely light silk/linen suit in the Jaeger sale.

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  • THFourteen 7 Jul 2010 16:08:21 33,099 posts
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    Whatever you get make sure its as shiny as possible
  • Nexus_6 7 Jul 2010 16:08:51 3,876 posts
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    Duffer suits are a brand you should look at for reasonable cost, good style and reasonable quality.

    I have one in black, done me for graduations, weddings, funerals, meetings, court. Truly a universal suit.
  • Load_2.0 7 Jul 2010 16:09:41 19,105 posts
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    Black and 100% wool.

    Two button single breasted.
  • Load_2.0 7 Jul 2010 16:10:30 19,105 posts
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    Nexus 6 wrote:
    done me for graduations, weddings, funerals, meetings, court. Truly a universal suit.

    And that was just one day!
  • X201 7 Jul 2010 16:10:54 15,228 posts
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    The pockets will come sewn up.


  • Dougs 7 Jul 2010 16:11:23 67,024 posts
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    And get 2 pairs of trousers per suit
  • Nexus_6 7 Jul 2010 16:15:24 3,876 posts
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    Load "$" wrote:
    Nexus 6 wrote:
    done me for graduations, weddings, funerals, meetings, court. Truly a universal suit.

    And that was just one day!

    Bloody hell, tell me about it. What a day!

  • Nexus_6 7 Jul 2010 16:17:19 3,876 posts
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    2 pairs of trousers is an excellent call - once you have a brand that suits (!) stick to it, and stock up. Will save a lot of hassle otherwise.

  • oceanmotion 7 Jul 2010 16:28:10 15,770 posts
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    Two trousers sounds like a good idea. Not sure about going with the grey.

    Quite like this one
  • FairgroundTown 7 Jul 2010 16:39:56 2,522 posts
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    If you don't wear it for work, the second pair of trousers is a waste of money - it will be out of fashion long before it is worn out.

    (And if you think a good suit is really timeless... take a look at your dad's wardrobe!)
  • Dougs 7 Jul 2010 16:57:06 67,024 posts
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    If it really is an occasional suit then I agree, but I wear mine twice a week and go through trousers in no time, 3-4 months on average.

    /stealth fat bastard thighs post
  • Load_2.0 7 Jul 2010 16:58:43 19,105 posts
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    Fat thigh high five!

  • oceanmotion 7 Jul 2010 17:03:21 15,770 posts
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    Any tips on shirt and tie such as silly things to look out for like weird collars, cuffs etc. considering I will probably go with that jaeger suit above.

    Bit clueless in those whole smart dress thing.

    thanks
  • RyanDS 7 Jul 2010 17:05:27 9,156 posts
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    WooHoo!!! wrote:
    Any tips on shirt and tie such as silly things to look out for like weird collars, cuffs etc. considering I will probably go with that jaeger suit above.

    Bit clueless in those whole smart dress thing.

    thanks

    Just get a decent shirt and pair of cuff links. Don't go fancy.
  • X201 7 Jul 2010 17:06:16 15,228 posts
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    WooHoo!!! wrote:
    Any tips on shirt and tie such as silly things to look out for like weird collars, cuffs etc. considering I will probably go with that jaeger suit above.

    Bit clueless in those whole smart dress thing.

    thanks

    If you're a button cuff man, make sure you don't buy a lovely shirt, only to find out later that it needs cuff-links on the sleeves.

    /not that I did that or anything
  • LockeTribal 7 Jul 2010 17:07:18 4,510 posts
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    Load "$" wrote:
    Black and 100% wool.

    Whatever you do DON'T get a 100% wool suit if you sit on a seat with a woollen cover all day, every day!

    Repeated static shocks FTL.
  • Goban 7 Jul 2010 17:07:31 9,051 posts
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    Don't buy button down collars.
  • oceanmotion 7 Jul 2010 17:14:07 15,770 posts
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    Don't fancy cuff links, seems too much faffing about and would feel like goodfellas or something. Just buttons for me.
  • Load_2.0 7 Jul 2010 17:14:48 19,105 posts
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    WooHoo!!! wrote:
    Any tips on shirt and tie such as silly things to look out for like weird collars, cuffs etc. considering I will probably go with that jaeger suit above.

    Bit clueless in those whole smart dress thing.

    thanks

    Go to M&S and buy a white shirt in the right size. I buy the non iron range as I am both fat and lazy.

    Black suit and white shirt is the classic look. As for the tie go with a straight colour and no pattern. A nice blue or red.

    If you like cufflinks go for plain/stainless steel.

    Once you own a few shirts/suits you can start experimenting with colours and ties.

    Like me and the brown with orange pinstripe suit I own. (And never wear!)
  • oceanmotion 15 Jul 2010 21:53:24 15,770 posts
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    Fook, M&S suits are a right bastard to get my size, quite popular it seems. Only massive sizes and tiny waist folk.

    Oh and Jaeger if your website says you have a store in my city and it isn't actually there any more remove it you pricks. Grr.

  • androidave 15 Jul 2010 23:04:02 102 posts
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    I picked one up from burton a few months back, it fits nice and looks pretty good imo, think it was 99quid.. spend any more than that and its just gona be for the brand name..
  • Red-Moose 15 Jul 2010 23:48:41 5,346 posts
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    WooHoo!!! wrote:

    Need a new suit reasonably soon for weddings and such but not sure what to get, material, colours, brand etc. Seen a few sales on and some nice discounts on Jaeger suits to about 250 or less, are they any good? Silk and Linen, Mohair good ? Black, Navy, Grey, Brown. Not sure what to go for.


    For a wedding, go with a black suit (if you have to have a regular suit and not going for a morning suit, etc., ). Black shoes, white shirt. Keep it simple and basic. The shoes are half of the look. Money is less important than the look, and keeping it classic and simple will go better than some "seasonal" look, IMO.

  • LionheartDJH 15 Jul 2010 23:51:07 19,375 posts
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    androidave wrote:
    I picked one up from burton a few months back, it fits nice and looks pretty good imo, think it was 99quid.. spend any more than that and its just gona be for the brand name..

    Well not necessarily, for suits towards the higher end of the range you usually get ones that are tailored and personalised to one's taste.

    She dives for cheese pasties

  • Deleted user 15 July 2010 23:53:10
    More than 100 is definitely not too much. If you're only going to use it a handful of times then either rent or get some cheap crap, if you have to wear one regularly you're looking at around 200 as the starting point.

    For weddings I wouldn't bother spending much unless you're getting a job as a wedding photographer.
  • Carlo 15 Jul 2010 23:54:27 17,987 posts
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    Not sure whatever is 'best', but here's what I almost always buy for work.

    2 button single breasted grey wool suit. I buy all mine from M&S now - they are about 200 to 300 for a jacket and two trousers.

    I've been told that they are cut exactly like Armani suits, true or not, they certainly are the best fit for me from a high street store.

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  • Carlo 16 Jul 2010 00:00:25 17,987 posts
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    http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/ym-ukgo/yr-yd-Men's-Shirts----Formal/yg-Classic-Fit-Shirts/yp-SP018WHT/White-Poplin-Classic-Shirt/productdetail.aspx?ppp=12&sortBy=Relevance&page=1&back=False&canned=&browse=Y

    And that's the shirts. I buy poplin as it's the coolest but they do crease, so if you can put up with it wear a vest underneath and it'll stay crisper longer.

    Buy a plain sterling silver t of cufflinks from them while you're there too. And their ties are really nice, but I have a thing for Armani ties too - they are just classy.

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