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Re: Suits

Post by RITH » Sun Jun 22, 2008 20:25

wrapyrtroubles wrote:oh. dennis has a sore throat. do you think he will browse the suit thread or shall we go and tell him? heh.
Heh, found it!

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Re: Suits

Post by Sootyzilla » Sun Jun 22, 2008 20:55

jayen_aitch wrote:
Sootyzilla wrote:More sage advice: sage tea is very good for sore throats.
Interesting, why is that?
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Re: Suits

Post by jayen_aitch » Sun Jun 22, 2008 22:29

I recant.

I'll get me sack-cloth.

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Re: Suits

Post by kingofpartick » Mon Jun 23, 2008 00:23

jayen_aitch wrote:Gav, it sounds like you have quite the wardrobe of suits these days.

I want and possibly even need a new suit for my new job. I certainly have a hankering to buy one anyway.

A suit jacket and two pairs of matching trousers is what's wanted.

But finding something I like which isn't too costly is proving a major headache.

I suspect I either need lower standards or a willingness to spend more.

Tricky.
go to Burtons. its not amazing by any manner of means, but they have nice suits and there are ALWAYS suits from the current (or previous) sale out for a decent price.

Or, have a swatch round the charities, the chances are you could find loads of nice suits for a few quid that fit fine.
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Re: Suits

Post by kingofpartick » Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:27

i've gone a bit suit daft recently.

some lovely surprise finds in the charities and on ebay have seen my suit collection more than double in size for not too much financial expenditure.

the most recent one was an original late 60's suit that was still new, never worn. Its a beezer, lovely wool, subtle pattern, it hadn't occurred to me though that being an original late 60's suit, the trousers would be a touch on the flared side. When it arrived, i tried it on and feared i would be looking like The Sweeney at a wedding. However, after a couple of rums on Saturday, i put it on and headed off into town in it. And whilst at first i felt a little self conscious, after recieving a couple of comments on it, and finally seeing it in a full size mirror in the flying duck, realised its actually not too Sweeney at a wedding at all, and is a really nice cut. I'm well happy with it.
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Re: Suits

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Mon Nov 10, 2008 18:19

kingofpartick wrote:i've gone a bit suit daft recently.

some lovely surprise finds in the charities and on ebay have seen my suit collection more than double in size for not too much financial expenditure.

the most recent one was an original late 60's suit that was still new, never worn. Its a beezer, lovely wool, subtle pattern, it hadn't occurred to me though that being an original late 60's suit, the trousers would be a touch on the flared side. When it arrived, i tried it on and feared i would be looking like The Sweeney at a wedding. However, after a couple of rums on Saturday, i put it on and headed off into town in it. And whilst at first i felt a little self conscious, after recieving a couple of comments on it, and finally seeing it in a full size mirror in the flying duck, realised its actually not too Sweeney at a wedding at all, and is a really nice cut. I'm well happy with it.
You could get the legs tapered by a tailor for about £20 (I guess) if you're that bothered by the flares. My best suit is a 60's one, 2 button, dark blue with very feint pin stripe, 3 piece. Its properly slim cut and shaped and everything, which is great for me being skinny.

I now own 5 suits, 4 from e-bay. I'd like to wear a suit every day, but it would come across as pretentious at work, and in Swindon in general. I got a really nice brown tweed one for 4.99 about a few years back.

Hooray for suits!

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