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08-27-2012, 05:55 PM
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Ernest, Simons, Mexx seem like the three to look for right now.
When do you want to go shopping?

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08-27-2012, 05:59 PM
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Looks like this topic has popped up at the right time for me too.

Great minds think alike.

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OT- but in answering this...

At one time in my life, I had to wear suits every day. That means having at least 5 suits and rotating them. It was like playing dress up for conservative people.

At $500 a crack... it gets expensive too, and they wear out with regular wear and tear no matter how much you pay. Sure, cheap suits wear out faster, but so do $1000 suits if you wear them at a sit down job. Trust me on that one.

What a happy day it was when I got into another line of work.
And there are the people on the other side of the fence who like to look good and to impress. That's what it's really all about: Suits are strictly for presentation, zero function. I wouldn't want to wear one for work either. Walking around in a suit when it's 40c in the Summer. God no...

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08-27-2012, 06:45 PM
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Les Ailes has decent quality suits, nice variety in styles and colors and is having a sale right now. Go for the "Slim Fit" suits, looks much better than the "Classic Fit".

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Les Ailes has decent quality suits, nice variety in styles and colors and is having a sale right now. Go for the "Slim Fit" suits, looks much better than the "Classic Fit".
Thought they were put of business...

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08-27-2012, 07:34 PM
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Thought they were put of business...
Going out of business which is why they're having this massive sale. It was still going on last week when I was downtown.

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Just to throw options out there . If Toronto is an option

http://www.korrys.com/

They have a private label brand called Roberto, you can get a nice sitting well fitted suit for $595 for one suit or $795 for two suits. They wear well for business and are a step up from Moore's / Tip Top but under Harry Rosen prices. It's also old school tailoring and customer service.

Good value in my estimation, but it would be a hike for you.

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I will most likely wear the whole suit once or twice a year and then use the pants every week for work.
Yeah the pants were actually just 30$ or something. I bought a second pair of another colour. I figure it's was worth it. They were slim fit so they look modern. I also plan to use the pants for work and at that price, I don't care if they don't last forever hehe.

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I cannot wait until hockey season starts.

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I cannot wait until hockey season starts.
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Not sure if it was mentioned , but try JAF downtown or in St.Laurent. Great quality suits at a very decent price and great alteration service.

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08-27-2012, 10:13 PM
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Off the island far?
No just Laval, not coming back on the island that's for sure. But my folks still live in St Leo

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08-27-2012, 10:43 PM
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No just Laval, not coming back on the island that's for sure. But my folks still live in St Leo
I'll probably suffer the same fate. Any area in montreal i'd like to be in is way too expensive.

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The Bay has decent quality suits at usually good prices. They usually have one of their lines on sale.

They carry Nautica, Ralph Lauren, Jones NY, DKNY etc. And they make alterations on site.

Unless you have a lot of money to spend, they are a solid option.

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08-27-2012, 11:38 PM
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Fly to Vietnam and get one on the cheap, high quality, custom made, for peanuts. You would get a trip out of it too.

Obviously doesn't apply to your current situation, but a thought nonetheless.

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08-28-2012, 08:19 AM
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I'll probably suffer the same fate. Any area in montreal i'd like to be in is way too expensive.
yup, would have loved to stay in St.Leo but a house falling apart built in the late 60's goes for 400 000$. Now I wouldn't move back into the island

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08-28-2012, 11:04 AM
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LOL at whoever suggested renting. You buy a suit, you rent a tux. Everyone should own at least one suit and two shirts and two ties.

A rented suits just makes me think of the words, "will the defendant please rise".

And for FS, make sure you have a decent pair of shoes to go with that suit, not your sneakers.

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08-28-2012, 12:58 PM
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Fly to Vietnam and get one on the cheap, high quality, custom made, for peanuts. You would get a trip out of it too.

Obviously doesn't apply to your current situation, but a thought nonetheless.
I have one of those. TBH, they are very poor quality, might as well spend the extra money on quality.

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When do you want to go shopping?
Stop hitting on Harry.

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Whats wrong with Chateau, they're my favorites.

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08-28-2012, 06:12 PM
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Actually I just bought dress pants, tie and dress shirt a few days ago for a wedding this weekend. I skipped the coat for now. Moores is having a buy one get one free. I got an extra shirt, tie and jeans. You don't have to buy another dress pants so i got jeans instead.

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08-28-2012, 06:28 PM
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Are you jealous?
Nah, I can hit on Harry any time I want.

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I used to go to Les Ailes but they went belly up and were taken over by International Clothiers and the quality is crap now.

I tried a couple of smaller shops in and around Chabenelle but it was hit or miss.

Now I go to Harry Rosen during a major sale or to their Outlet Warehouse where they have really good quality and prices.

Boss Selection and Boss Jam/Stars fit me best. Contemporary, slim fit cut. Same with Z Zegna which is a more fitted cut that fits my body type off the rack. Normally you can get designer names suits (Boss, Zegna, Armani or Canali if your lucky etc.) for between $500-$700.

Hope that helps.


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