January 23, 2017 2:49 am at 2:49 am #619071Aruch2020Participant
Can anyone recommend a good place to get mens suits – reasonably priced in the NY/NJ area?
Specifically Slim Fit suits. (Not having much luck finding good slim fit suits that are slim enough for me…) Also, not looking for the really tight pants style either. Thanks!January 23, 2017 3:02 am at 3:02 am #1211827
If Penney ‘s stafford suits… wait for a sale…January 23, 2017 3:13 am at 3:13 am #1211828
Above is a typo… should say JP PenneyJanuary 23, 2017 4:23 am at 4:23 am #1211829UtahMember
Try Men’s Warehouse or PortabellaJanuary 23, 2017 4:46 am at 4:46 am #1211830January 23, 2017 6:25 am at 6:25 am #1211831
Lenny, it’s JCPenney.
Joseph, you must have really old suits. Syms went out of business in 2011.January 23, 2017 10:18 am at 10:18 am #1211832The chinMember
Try veni vici on avenue JJanuary 23, 2017 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm #1211833
J.C. Penney … when they’re on sale… value is unbelievable… if you nail the size properly, no alterations needed… and they look really goodJanuary 23, 2017 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #1211834
Joseph: You are joking right? I mean Syms has been closed for years.
Depending where you live…The Hat Box.January 23, 2017 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #1211835
How often do you need a new suit? I still have my Syms suit; even the hanger it’s on says Syms.
Whata shame they closed. The BASH was a real simcha!January 23, 2017 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #1211836MenoParticipant
I think I still have a suit from SymsJanuary 23, 2017 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #1211837
This is not a topic for me. I neither wear slim fit anything, nor off the rack clothing.
Good luck in your searchJanuary 23, 2017 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm #1211838
CTL, your role in this thread is to direct the OP to an Italian custom designed suit costing, minimally, $750.January 23, 2017 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm #1211839
Shkoyach to all those who don’t feel a need to buy suits more than once in 6 years. So when are you making aliya?January 24, 2017 12:25 am at 12:25 am #1211840
lilmod, do you manage without replacing a dress more than once in six years?January 24, 2017 3:14 am at 3:14 am #1211841
Actually my suits are made in Hong Kong and are British designed. My sons wear Italian designed suits, they are much more slender than I am.January 24, 2017 3:33 am at 3:33 am #1211842
Joseph: I know that you didn’t ask me… but for the sake of another voice…
Some of my dresses. Actually. Most of my dresses are second-hand. Who knows how long they’ve been around.
A couple of items in my closet that I still wear I’ve had for a decade.
My dresses are newer because of the whole tznius conversion. Though, maybe I will report back in four to six years and tell you if I still wear them, bli neder.January 24, 2017 3:53 am at 3:53 am #1211843
My dresses are newer because of the whole tznius conversion.
+ 1 million.January 24, 2017 3:58 am at 3:58 am #1211844
“lilmod, do you manage without replacing a dress more than once in six years?”
My clothes don’t usually last that long. Probably not more than 2-3 years usually. But I usually only own 2 skirts at a time (one for Shabbos and one for weekday), so they get worn a lot. Also, sometimes they are second-hand.January 25, 2017 2:57 pm at 2:57 pm #1211845flatbusherParticipant
Try Jos. A Banks web site and then visit a store. When they have sales, the prices are good and the online catalog is pretty extensive. I was a SYMS fan and I still wear a couple of the suits from then. I guess they paid the ultimate price for offering such good deals.January 25, 2017 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #1211846
SYMS went bankrupt because they bought out Filene’s Basement after significantly overpaying. Their SYMS stores were consistently profitable.January 25, 2017 3:57 pm at 3:57 pm #1211847flatbusherParticipant
Quote from Marcy Syms:
“This has been a challenging time for Syms and Filene’s Basement,” said Marcy Syms, CEO of Syms Corp, in a prepared statement. “We have been faced with increased competition from large department stores that now offer the same brands as our stores at similar discounts.”January 26, 2017 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm #1211848wolkyMember
ctl, do you feel happy now that you are fortunate enough to get custom designed suits? does that make you feel better as a person? because thats the only reason of why i can think you posted your comment in the first place considering this disscussion has nothing to do with you.January 26, 2017 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm #1211849
wolky: If you follow the topic you will see Joseph made a direct comment to CTLAWYER about Italian made suits. CTLAWYER answered back that he doesn’t wear those types of suits as he wears different ones. He had every right to answer back. So yes, this discussion as it started may not have included him; another poster got him involved.January 27, 2017 1:55 am at 1:55 am #1211850
I work very hard for what I have. My OMA taught me that one buys the absolute best that one can afford and it is much cheaper in the long run. Better to have less of the best than inferior things.
OMA didn’t speak Yiddish, but the expression in Yiddish is: ????? ??? ??????
Cheap is dear.
My custom made suits last me at least a dozen years, which works out to $100 per year. That’s not expensive compared to a typical $400 off the rack suit that lasts 2-3 years.
NOT THAT I HAVE TO JUSTIFY MY SPENDING HABITS TO YOU!!!!January 27, 2017 2:30 am at 2:30 am #1211851
CTLAWYER +Infinity AgainJanuary 27, 2017 2:58 am at 2:58 am #1211852
iacisrmma: Actually, CTL started by saying this isn’t a topic for him since he doesn’t get off the rack suits. I understand wolky’s reaction, even if it was a bit too harsh.
I once bought a Joseph A Bank suit and wouldn’t do so again. I like their shirts, but the suit I bought wasn’t very good.
I don’t get custom suits, but about once a decade I find a bargain on a top brand (Brooks Brothers at the original Filene’s Basement, Burberry at Syms, Hickey Freeman at Sierra Trading Post). When you buy such a suit, budget in the cost of shatnez removal — they usually have shatnez in the collar. They last a long time, but then I only wear suits on Shabbos and Yom Tov, and I don’t wear the good ones exclusively.
FWIW, I once bought a Lands’ End suit. The shatnez checker said he was impressed: it really was 100% wool. Apparently many supposedly 100% wool suits aren’t.January 27, 2017 3:14 am at 3:14 am #1211853
IME (female version of blazers and dress pants… yes I know pants are not tznius)…
Suits make it difficult to move quickly.
Blazers make it difficult to raise arms up high.
Do better quality suits allow for a better range of movement in their fabric?January 27, 2017 3:21 am at 3:21 am #1211854
I don’t wear off the rack suits because they would require hundreds of dollars in tailoring. I am short, fat, and have an inoperable abdominal hernia.
My sons are tall and slender, having inherited genes from the other side of the family. They like Italian designer suits and can often find bargains at Woodbury Commons. All they need is to have the pants hemmed and shatnez handled.January 27, 2017 3:38 am at 3:38 am #1211855
“How often do you need a new suit? I still have my Syms suit; even the hanger it’s on says Syms.”
I’m actually even more impressed by the fact that you still have a hanger from 6 years ago 🙂January 27, 2017 4:33 am at 4:33 am #1211856
LOL LU +1January 27, 2017 5:14 am at 5:14 am #1211857
LB – It occurred to me after I wrote it that most people probably have no problem holding on to hangers for 6 years. My problem is that I don’t think I ever lived in the same place for 6 years and hangers are a hard thing to move around with you!January 27, 2017 5:42 am at 5:42 am #1211858
yehudayona: All CTL said was “not off the rack”. IMHO, he would not have gone any further if not for the comment about Italian suits.January 27, 2017 5:45 am at 5:45 am #1211859
I have 20 year old hangers, easily. Some of them are from the house I grew up in back in the day.
It was still funny, how you said it.January 29, 2017 3:02 am at 3:02 am #1211860ExcellenceParticipant
Check for shatnez – no matter what!!January 29, 2017 5:59 am at 5:59 am #1211861
But why reply to a topic that’s “not for me?”
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