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    #16
    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    I think that's a fair assessment. I wouldn't pair full price for either, though.
    If we're being honest I wouldn't pay sale prices for either.
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      #17
      Originally posted by neminat View Post
      If Spier and Mackay had an athletic fit, they would be pretty much all i owened. Insane value for those of us that rarely wear suiting - and even those that wear it often.
      Do you mean in suits? The contemporary is the only suit pants that fit my legs. SuSu, JCrew etc aren’t close.

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        #18
        Originally posted by armedferret View Post
        If we're being honest I wouldn't pay sale prices for either.
        Okay--but I have a pretty decent suit that cost me about $225 all in with tailoring. It fits well and looks good.

        Not as good as Suit Supply, for sure--but I'm fine with wearing it and I'm not easy to please.

        Indeed, I think I'm going to take off my sweater and put the jacket on while I'm working here at home.
        WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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          #19
          Originally posted by hockeysc23 View Post
          Do you mean in suits? The contemporary is the only suit pants that fit my legs. SuSu, JCrew etc aren’t close.
          J Crew did introduce a roomier fit a couple years back. These days they're calling it their "classic" fit as opposed to their slim fit. They call both fits Ludlow, which is a little confusing - you have to make sure you're ordering the Ludlow Classic fit and not the Ludlow slim fit to get the roomier cut.
          “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain

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            #20
            Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
            Okay--but I have a pretty decent suit that cost me about $225 all in with tailoring. It fits well and looks good.

            Not as good as Suit Supply, for sure--but I'm fine with wearing it and I'm not easy to please.

            Indeed, I think I'm going to take off my sweater and put the jacket on while I'm working here at home.
            fair enough. i just dislike the fused nature and fact that, with my body type, i'm paying at least the cost of the suit for it to be tailored properly....and the arm holes are still halfway down the rib cage.

            they're good for getting the job started, and i'll still make recs to friends getting out needing a few suits quick or whatever, with the caveat that 6-9 months down the line they're going to need to start putting in orders with Spier, and to budget for it.
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              #21
              I feel like I am not as qualified as some others to comment on this...I tend to buy way more suits than I ever need, and I think the need nowadays is dwindling even more.

              I currently have 10ish. Probably wear one once a month max.

              This includes a Spier and Mackey, indochino, Hickey Freeman, Armani, and even a custom made suit.

              If I had to burn em all and keep just one...I think I’d get by just fine. And I think I’d keep the Spier.

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                #22
                I wear a suit everyday, and most of mine are MTM from John H. Daniel (used to make Bill O'Reilly's suits) because they are local to me. I also have a few Brooks Brothers 1818 suits. Even though I love that my John H. Daniel suits are made in my hometown and have a tag that says Custom Made for Scott D, my favorite is actually a Spier & Mackay suit that I got on sale last year for $250. S&M is just really knocking it out of the park on style, quality, and value.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by CK83 View Post
                  I feel like I am not as qualified as some others to comment on this...I tend to buy way more suits than I ever need, and I think the need nowadays is dwindling even more.

                  I currently have 10ish. Probably wear one once a month max.

                  This includes a Spier and Mackey, indochino, Hickey Freeman, Armani, and even a custom made suit.

                  If I had to burn em all and keep just one...I think I’d get by just fine. And I think I’d keep the Spier.
                  Originally posted by ScottD View Post
                  I wear a suit everyday, and most of mine are MTM from John H. Daniel (used to make Bill O'Reilly's suits) because they are local to me. I also have a few Brooks Brothers 1818 suits. Even though I love that my John H. Daniel suits are made in my hometown and have a tag that says Custom Made for Scott D, my favorite is actually a Spier & Mackay suit that I got on sale last year for $250. S&M is just really knocking it out of the park on style, quality, and value.
                  Wow--It looks like the next suit I get is going to be a Spier & Mackay. Not just you two, but so many others on this thread give them ringing endorsements.
                  WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
                    Wow--It looks like the next suit I get is going to be a Spier & Mackay. Not just you two, but so many others on this thread give them ringing endorsements.
                    I have two DB suits I haven't even worn yet, and I want their navy one so bad.

                    #navysuitforwar
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                      #25
                      Originally posted by armedferret View Post
                      I have two DB suits I haven't even worn yet, and I want their navy one so bad.

                      #navysuitforwar
                      Plot twist: you've been wearing a navysuitforwar for almost 20 years now, no? Four button suits with way too many accessories on them still count.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by stuffedsuperdud View Post
                        Plot twist: you've been wearing a navysuitforwar for almost 20 years now, no? Four button suits with way too many accessories on them still count.
                        hahahahaha touche good sir. we're doing an inspection at our drill weekend soon at that.

                        (I wear AE First Aves in black with mine, those patent abortions do *NOT* touch my feets)

                        But I mean a stylish one, not a work one.
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                          #27
                          Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
                          I'd say quality is about on par with a suit a Ralph Loren suit at Macy's, more or less.
                          JAB quality varies a lot depending on which line.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by Hebrew Barrister View Post
                            JAB quality varies a lot depending on which line.
                            even within a given line, i've seen everything from VBC S110 to Loro Piana on the signature gold.
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