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Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??

 
#1 Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
15/03/2007 22:14

Tintin

Where do my fellow Consultants go for a good suit in the £300 price range ? Or will I have to shell out a bit more than that for a decent everyday suit ?

I understand it will be different if one is not the average size (too short , too tall , too thin, too fat , etc) but just wanted to get a feel

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#2 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
15/03/2007 22:20

anon to Tintin (#1)

Slaters Menswear - I go there not just for the good prices, but also because it's one of the few places that does suits in my size, and one of even fewer places these days that employs vaguely knowledgeable salesmen (in Ralph's Room - the higher end department)

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#3 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
15/03/2007 22:23

anon to anon (#2)

Aquascutum. Especially during the after Christmas sale.

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#4 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
15/03/2007 22:23

Tintin to anon (#2)

Thanks. Where is it located ? Might go give it a try this weekend

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#5 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
15/03/2007 22:30

anon to Tintin (#4)

http://www.aquascutum.co.uk/ Regent Street near Piccadilly Circus. Also, Selfridges - Oxford Street.

Also, Jermyn Street has lots of good shops I'm told.

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#6 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
15/03/2007 22:32

anon to anon (#5)

http://www.jermynstreet.net/

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#7 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
15/03/2007 22:33

Tintin to anon (#6)

And Slaters ???Where are they located ?

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#8 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
15/03/2007 22:36

Tintin to anon (#6)

And Slaters ???Where are they located ?

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#9 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
15/03/2007 22:36

Tintin to anon (#6)

And Slaters ???Where are they located ?

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#10 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
15/03/2007 22:38

anon to Tintin (#9)

Mate, ever heard of Google??

http://www.slatermenswear.com/content/frameset.asp?page=s1

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#11 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
16/03/2007 09:48

Sparky to anon (#10)

Slaters is in Glasgow is it not?

£200-300 for 1 suit...behave, you'll get two for that in the City. Try Moorgate, I got a cpl there last week, tailored finish £250 for the pair

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#12 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
16/03/2007 19:56

anon to Sparky (#11)

I like it when I can get two pairs of trousers with the jacket, as that's what wears out the fastest. Usually suits like that are cheaply made though, and look it.

Anyone know a place that sells nice-ish suits for a reasonable price with two sets of trousers?

Thanks.

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#13 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
17/03/2007 02:23

hmmm to anon (#12)

Definitely get the second pair of trousers, it will sav you dry-cleaning that suit so often, and save you should your trousers deteriorate.

As for the suit itself, try raja fashions - look them up and find out when they are next in England, and nearest to wherever you are. They will measure you up and create a perfectly fitting suit, in a fabric and colour of your choice, but be prepared to haggle.

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#14 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
17/03/2007 11:03

D to hmmm (#13)

There was a large thread on this around November time... I ended up going to Hong Kong and getting 4 from Sam's... dam fine suits too!

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#15 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
20/03/2007 21:00

just_do_it to D (#14)

For God's sake can someone recommend a tailor/suit maker in the city (Liverpool St, Moorgate) who is good and affordable. None of this 'I went to HK cr*p'. All I want is a recommendation. How hard is that? Just post the name and street and I will pop along. TM Llewyns is for shirts not suits everyone knows that.

<br>Please, for the last time, no smart Alec comments just post your recommendation e.g. Tailors name, address and number.

<br>Thanks in advance

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#16 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
20/03/2007 22:17

pirlo to just_do_it (#15)

a bespoke suit ( tailored is something different ) for 300£ is like trying to buy a ferrari for a bag of potatoes.

Go to biester ( however its spelled ) village in oxfordshire, get yourself a good cerutti suit half price, and thats your best bet.

have the best hamburger you can buy - dont have the cheapest steak.

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#17 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
20/03/2007 22:29

Cutter to pirlo (#16)

TM Lewin (not everyone can spell that!) also does suits. I believe they are reasonable.

As for the City... it is not exactly the best place for clothing shops or tailors. The previous poster is quite correct in that you will not be able to find a bespoke suit for £300. You will not even be able to find a made-to-measure suit for this (there are differences) unless you find a cheap tailor in e.g. Leeds or Huddersfield.

The nearest tailors will be on Clerkenwell Rd (good one, not cheap), Grays Inn Rd and Bethnal Green / Whitechapel. There is of course Austin Reed opposite the station and I once saw an advert for another operation whose name I forget.

If you care to provide a budget and an email address I can provide specific recommendations, if you are prepared to venture slightly further.

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#18 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
21/03/2007 08:34

Mike to Cutter (#17)

You can find a made to measure suit for £300.

Like i said before, Raja Fashions:

http://www.raja-fashions.com/

Go on the website, follow the links, and find out when they are next in England, in a city nearest to you (If based in London, they come regularly, and stop off at various hotels in the city).

Call them up on the mobile number provided, book a slot in whichever location you choose. Turn up, they will take all sorts of measurements, show you a book of fabrics within your price range then take a photo of you.

2-3 weeks later you will receive said suit via recorded delivery.

I got my graduate suit from there for £285, and it was super-150s worsted wool (good quality, especially for the price).

I did mention this a several posts back on the same thread, but there you go. No actual visits to Hong Kong required.

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#19 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
21/03/2007 08:42

Mike to Mike (#18)

Oh and following on from my Raja post, be prepared to haggle with them, and spin some bullshit about this being the first of numerous suits in the future, so while you may be at the lower end this time, each subsequent suit will be increasingly in quality and accordingly in price.

Basically drill it into them that a small concession on their part this time could lead to a long relationship involving the purchase of numerous expensive suits in future.

I'm assuming you work in the profession, so bullshitting and schmoozing should come naturally.

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#20 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
21/03/2007 13:00

Panier to Mike (#19)

I've had a look at the Raja website and it looks good.

Has anyone actually had a suit made by Raja and was it as good as they expected?

Most people I know just go to M&S, spend £150 or so and think no more about it. I guess spending twice that on a bespoke suit could be worthwhile. Is it?

P

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#21 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
21/03/2007 13:04

The Top Consultant to Panier (#20)

Unless you're loaded, what's the point in spending around £150 on a pair of trousers that will just get crumpled up, creased, stretched, dirty etc?

It's M&S all the way for me baby

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#22 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
21/03/2007 13:36

shoom to The Top Consultant (#21)

I use one of the many discout suit stores, try on as many as possible and choose the one that fits best - they have hundreds and you can usually pick up a deal on buying teo or three so for £450 you can walk home with half a years worth of suitable quality tailoring.

Like anything else, buy the best that your budget can stretch too without hitting your other committments and continue to reasses this as you climb the ladder.

Remember, looking the part is of absolute importance, but you can't polish a turd!

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#23 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
24/03/2007 11:50

anon to shoom (#22)

I've seen the raja ads but dismissed them as tacky / dubious. I will give it a go next time. Thanks for the tip.

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#24 RE: Nice suit for approx 250-300 quid ??
25/03/2007 12:15

anon to anon (#23)

Yeah, they need better adverts. Someone should give them some marketing consultancy in exchange for a few suits.

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