Suit for Graduation (London)

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    Jun 05, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    Hi guys,
    This one's for the London boys. I'm just looking for a nice suit for graduation for under £200. Preferably a shop that does tailoring and possible custom fit or with a wide range of sizes as I really want it to fit well as I'm just 5ft4 but thanks to my obsession with weight training am now approaching a 42 inch chest. So, as you can imagine, it's hard to find a nice fit as my height to width ratio is slightly off key! lol

    If any of you lot can recommend a decent place that ticks the boxes?

    So far I've looked online at Moss Bros, seems rather decent so far.
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    Jun 06, 2012 9:30 AM GMT
    Oh man, you lot are rubbish! Lol
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    Jun 06, 2012 9:48 AM GMT
    divvy198509 saidOh man, you lot are rubbish! Lol

    Hey mate, most of us don't live in London, have nothing to contribute on this topic. But this Yank just gave your thread a bump, for more exposure and maybe a Londoner will see it.

    BTW, I have disproportionate body dimensions myself: long torso and short legs, due to childhood illness that stunted my leg growth. No suit off the rack fits me.

    My options have been custom made suits (outside the budget you want), finding men's stores that sell jacket and pants separately, though matching, or a good tailor who can cut down the trousers to my short leg length. It isn't just a matter of the cuff, because when you take pants up a lot the leg width is too great, and the side seams have to be taken in to produce the correct taper.

    So I understand your problem. Sorry I'm on the wrong side of the pond to help with a shop suggestion.
  • ciizer

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    Jun 06, 2012 9:53 AM GMT
    H & M does nice suits, seriously speaking. Unless u r lookin into something very formal. N they r cheap.
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    Jun 06, 2012 10:11 AM GMT
    Ben Sherman does nice suits...
  • bangg

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    Jun 06, 2012 10:14 AM GMT
    Take a stroll down Savile Row! God I wish I lived in London. Bespoke suiting at its finest.
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    Jun 06, 2012 10:28 AM GMT
    Take a cheap last minute ticket to Bangkok, and make on tailored suit for almost free! ;-)
  • Laurence

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    Jun 06, 2012 10:33 AM GMT
    Getting a nice suit fitted for £200 is going be a hard call.

    M&S do nice suits, so you might be able to find one that fits and from a good selection. The will make adjustments to trousers, but not too sure about jackets.

    Alternatively try to track down a small local tailor, who will be willing to make some adjustments to an off the peg suit you can pick up from Next or Debenhams maybe.

    Good Luck

    Loz
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    Jun 06, 2012 10:35 AM GMT
    OK for the budget and for tailoring options (legs & arms) the dreadful truth is that M&S might be your best option. I've also been searching about this holiday weekend for suits! M&S will give you a decent single breasted flat front cut which will work for your (marvellous, and impressive I'm sure) silhouette, and they can tinker with the lengths for you.

    Annoyingly, most places in town are working a much slimmer line, so the Zara Black Tag MIGHT work for you, but if you have calves, at all, it will be problematic. I opted for a mix of blazer and trousers from All Saints in the end, but it's also a fairly slim leg.

    Hope this helps!

    Woody

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    Jun 06, 2012 10:45 AM GMT
    divvy198509 saidOh man, you lot are rubbish! Lol

    See? Maybe this lot isn't such rubbish, after all. Just needed to get the thread going. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 06, 2012 10:47 AM GMT
    Why thank you Mr Deco icon_smile.gif *doffs cap*
  • shutoman

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    Jun 06, 2012 1:48 PM GMT
    There's a (Proper) closing down sale happening at a menswear shop on the South side of Fleet Street just opposite the Cheshire Cheese pub.

    My advice, go in there - find something you like and then get it re-cut by an alterations tailor. £200 is stretching it, however, for anything half-decent.

    When are you graduating? And from where?
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    Jun 06, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    Thanks boys for all the leads!!!

    Cheers Deco for the much needed bump!

    Shutoman, I'm graduating from King's College School of Medicine, hopefully, I gind out more or less if I've passed my finals this Friday.
  • shutoman

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    Jun 06, 2012 4:48 PM GMT
    Good luck diwy - I'm King's myself! I know that medics results are particularly harrowing so, best of...
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    Jun 06, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    and I'm a neighbour icon_smile.gif fingers crossed, and congratulations!
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    Jun 06, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    bangg saidTake a stroll down Savile Row! God I wish I lived in London. Bespoke suiting at its finest.


    On Savile Row, £200 will buy you the suit buttons, but not much more.

    I had all my suits made by a military tailor in Cyprus (N Noor Elahi & Sons). They are very good, reasonably priced and will ship to the UK, but you will have to get properly measured up first. Their number (direct dial from UK) is 00 357 25211554.
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    Jun 06, 2012 5:57 PM GMT
    Post pics of what you get and where! I have similar proportions: I'm 5'4'' with a 40 inch chest icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 06, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    You should check out Charles Tyrwhitt. They've got a shop in London on Jermyn Street. They're great suits, not expensive and they'll tailor for minimal cost or free sometimes.

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    Jun 06, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    thanks again boys. I'll defo check that Charles T place, especially if they tailor or make adjustment for free.
  • shutoman

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    Jun 07, 2012 11:48 AM GMT
    Great tip Ex-Mil - thanks.
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    Jun 07, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
    for 200 quid?

    Add a 0. THen try again.


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    Jun 07, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    Every time I see this thread, I keep thinking the first word is "slut."
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    Jun 07, 2012 3:35 PM GMT
    GonzoTheGreat saidfor 200 quid?

    Add a 0. THen try again.




    Yeh, this would be in Savile Row, but I'm obviously not going to shop there. I'm sure I can get a suit with a couple of adjustment made to it for 200-300 quid.
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    Jun 07, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidEvery time I see this thread, I keep thinking the first word is "slut."


    Feel free to get me a slut for my graduation, that might go down well mate!
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    Jun 07, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidEvery time I see this thread, I keep thinking the first word is "slut."

    You see "slut" in EVERY thread. icon_rolleyes.gif