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jennimoo Sat 25-Jan-14 13:54:51

My DH has just one suit, it was tailor made in Bangkok over 10y ago. Although I'm no expert I think it looks terrible and have said he needs to get a new one before we go to a wedding in April. He has agreed but isn't sure where to start. He wears a suit for work a handful of times a year so isn't looking to spend too much, but expects it'll be £200+
Any thoughts on where is good, and what is stylish but not likely to date too quickly?

thriftychic Sat 25-Jan-14 14:10:11

my 18 year old ds has just got one from Next , wasnt too expensive and looks really nice

Snowdown Sat 25-Jan-14 14:18:47

Have a look in M&S, their suits aren't bad at all.

Waswondering Sat 25-Jan-14 14:20:18

Austen Reed. Big sale on just now. Buy a classic one and it will last for ever.

Their men's shirts are very nice too!

foolssilver Sat 25-Jan-14 14:22:08

My DP got a nice one from Debenhams recently, it was about £150. Quite a slim fit so looks classic but a bit trendy if you see what I mean.

Waswondering Sat 25-Jan-14 14:25:53

Just had a quick look on the AR sale site .... Suits and deprecates there .... Some trousers done from £120 to £30, so worth a trawl.

twoboots Sat 25-Jan-14 14:28:38

I like Ted Baker suits, especially the endurance collection, if you are happy with the measurements the sales can be great like this

Starballbunny Sat 25-Jan-14 14:32:21

M&S are fine, Next aren't as good quality and a bit slim fit.

Never bothered with expensive suits as DH is a techy. 90% of the time his jacket stays in the boot of his car. Often under a huge laptop bag angry

Waswondering Sat 25-Jan-14 14:43:23

charcoal, £199 down from £399

jennimoo Sat 25-Jan-14 15:11:32

Thanks for the info, will get DH to take a look at those. He's not keen on ordering online but I think it's a much better plan!

ICantFindAFreeNickName Sat 25-Jan-14 15:17:50

Do you live near any outlet villages, our nearest one is full of shops selling men's suits. You can normally get a good quality suit for under £200.

jennimoo Sat 25-Jan-14 15:27:44

He is currently shopping using your ideas and links smile

MakeTeaNotWar Sat 25-Jan-14 15:29:49

DH got a gorgeous Ted Baker suit at TK Maxx recently

Jcee Sat 25-Jan-14 15:30:28

My DP just had to get a suit for an interview and got one at M&S - was well under £200 including shirt and tie and looks great

BIWI Sat 25-Jan-14 15:33:11

Definitely M&S - a really good range of both styles and prices. And don't do it online. It's really important that you make sure it fits properly. Even an expensive suit will look like shit if it doesn't fit.

jennimoo Sat 25-Jan-14 16:15:16

He's ordered a ted baker one online but with free returns. A starting point at least! We can try to visit some shops as well but with a baby and 3yo it isn't easy and he wants a second opinion!

BikeRunSki Sat 25-Jan-14 16:19:23

DH is tall and thin, and has had a few rags is from Jeff Banks outlet stores. He still fits his AR sale suit he got married in nearly 14 years ago, but it is deeply dated now.

BikeRunSki Sat 25-Jan-14 16:22:16

Lol at rags! Should read bargains!

Starballbunny Sat 25-Jan-14 17:06:43

Haven't had a suit, but our outlet shop has lovely shirts and ties.

jennimoo Tue 11-Feb-14 19:06:42

As some of you predicted, buying online didn't work as despite careful measuring it just didn't look like it fit right, but hard to say exactly why...
So, where can we go and get someone to help? What are debenhams like for suits? I'm tempted to book a personal shopper session for him as I found it quite useful.

singaporeswing Wed 12-Feb-14 07:01:34

DP is tall and slim torso, but broad shoulders and long arms.

He's just bought a suit for about 250 quid from Massimo Dutti. They also altered it for him for free.

Could be worth a look?

Suddengeekgirl Wed 12-Feb-14 07:08:52

I bought dh a load of work stuff from Moss Bros at the designer outlet place near us. Way cheaper than high street - even the same stock! shock

jennimoo Wed 12-Feb-14 07:11:42

Our issue is we need a shop who'll help with the fitting as both feel a bit clueless about what fits correctly and therefor looks good.

Suddengeekgirl Wed 12-Feb-14 07:15:28

They were really helpful and knowledgeable about fitting when dh went (with me and kids in tow). I ran in and grabbed them this time as I knew what size dh is.

jennimoo Wed 12-Feb-14 08:18:22

Thanks for info. We're near an outlet shop in portsmouth so might have a trip down there.

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