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    An entire linen suit at H&M for $100



    The jackets are here: (I think it may have beebn mentioned in these threads before)


    http://www.hm.com/us/product/98049?article=98049-A


    The matching pants are further down the page. Bottom line: I wonder if this sucks. We only recently got an H&M here, but my wife (who lived in NYC for a cuople years) loved the place when she lived there. However, she does admit that their stuff isn't particularly well made. So I'm on the fence...


    Thoughts?


    #2


    My friend bought the jacket for me, I'll probably receive it next week. I could give you a review (keeping in mind I'm no suit expert) if you're patient.

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      #3


      It would appear that in addition to matching pants, they also make matching shorts. Who here's brave enough to make that attempt? :-P

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        #4


        Do you know if it's something they carry in stores? Or is it just online?


        The optimistic part of my brain is saying, "That's a deal!" The pessimistic part of my brain is saying, "People don't sell natural fiber suits for $100. There must be something wrong with it." The rational part is saying, "It's a casual suit, anyways. you don't want to spend too much money on one so $100 might be a winner."


        Of course... All of this is pending the quality of the suit. I'm not expecting luxury detailing. I would settle for something that fits and won't fall apart.

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          #5


          I was actually at JCP and saw their Stafford "Linen Look" suits were on sale for $100 for the month of march. They're definitely bottom of the barrel and feel cheap. This H&M alternative looks much nicer...but maybe it's just good marketing.

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            #6


            I don't have anything to say about that particular suit but I've never purchased anything there because the quality of their stuff doesn't look that great to me. I would guess that the suit is probably cheap for a reason.

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              #7


              Well "linen look" pretty much says in the name that it's at least partially (if not completely) synthetic. I wouldn't even consider such a thing. Such seems to be the case with a lot of JCP suits, though. A 100% linen suit should automatically be nicer, with or without marketing. And quality-wise, the H&M suit can't be any worse than Stafford.

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                #8


                IIRC, Focuspants tried some H&M blazers, see this thread : http://threads.dappered.com/topic/th...-summer/page/3

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                  #9


                  Thanks, Jessy. I knew it had been brought up in another thread, but I didn't remember where. I already have a lighter linen jacket that will suffice with jeans, but a full stand-alone linen suit is a whole other matter, entirely. It's so tempting...

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                    #10


                    I've had good luck with H&M stuff and blazers/suits in particular. At $100 I would say this would be worth it if it fits you well off the rack and doesn't require expensive tailoring - which with how H&M runs pretty slim, is a good chance.

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                      #11


                      If you have a store nearby, you could at least take a look at the fit and fabric. From the measurements my friend gave me, sleeves are long, jacket is short.

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                        #12


                        Keep in mind you can't order anything online from H&M in the states, so to those who are asking if its available in store - its pretty much ONLY available in store unless you're in Europe. I know online sales are supposed to be launching soon for the US.

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                          #13


                          Interesting, Vespa. I didn't know that since I've never attempted to try. I may just have to go down there and check it out...

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                            #14


                            I think you should. This is why I had to ask a friend in Montreal to buy it for me.


                            I would like to know your impressions, since you know probably more about suits than me.

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                              #15


                              Looking again, you're definitely right about the jacket being short. I won't know how that affects my decision until I try it, but I've never had a jacket that short before. I've got some junk in the trunk so it may drape funny. We'll just have to see.


                              As for knowing more about suits, I guess I know what I know, but I don't know if that's any more or less than the next guy. But I'll certainly give my impressions.

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