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I was going to write about the excitement of cycling back from Birmingham City Centre in rush hour between two lanes of traffic after the kerb was blocked off by uncooperative selfish drivers, but I won't.

Instead I'll ask you all - anyone got any ideas where I might find the suit of my dreams, which will probably involve finding a tailor - ideally without selling a kidney? Anyone?

Current Mood: inquisitive

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From: ikkleblacktruck Date: September 22nd, 2003 11:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Blame the government. And cycles should be banned!

What kind of suit are you after? Mark tells us they have good cheap suits at Matalan - bwahahaha!
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: September 22nd, 2003 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I have many M&S Suits. I suspect this one will have to be tailored, and I'm happy with that in principle.
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: September 22nd, 2003 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure I can either! But as I can't get the one I want I'm considering saving for one in lieu of the next gadget.
yapman From: yapman Date: September 22nd, 2003 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
there's a fine factory outlet somewhere in the Derbyshire area I get mine from. Designer labels ca. £100

Let me know if you want specifics and I shall ask the Mrs. where exactly it is.
quondam From: quondam Date: September 22nd, 2003 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
My parents use a tailor in Singapore... only takes bankers' drafts though, apparently
sixtine From: sixtine Date: September 22nd, 2003 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not being facetious when I say yellow pages under 'tailors - bespoke'. Ring around. They aren't as expensive as you think. Depends how much you want to spend. A half-decent well-altered off the peg suit costs £250. For the tailored suit of your dreams surely you wouldn't mind paying more.
mimeticgel From: mimeticgel Date: September 23rd, 2003 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)
We are talking suits for managers and not suits for fun, aren’t we?

Find a nice tailor in down a shady street :)

Last one I had done was just over £300 (and that was still decimal) so I would expect to pay £500+ now.

I would pay between £200 to £300 for an off the peg suit today, and do. I find M&S suits a bit bland and average. Though their shirts, ties, underwear & socks are fine. For shoes go elsewhere, don’t wear slip-ons, as I detest them, some nice lace ups that can be polished to a shine. You can get leather soles with a gripping strip which I find cut down on the tumbling.

I now go to an independent outfitters in Wilmslow for suits (cos its close to work) especially at sale times. Definitely a “suits you” experience.
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: September 23rd, 2003 02:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Probably be cheaper to just take more ranks in tumbling.
barrettyman From: barrettyman Date: September 23rd, 2003 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)


I would have a look at house of Fraser, they have a couple of very good mens tailoring departments. Otherwise if you want a tailored suit you are best of going to a tailor, there are a couple in the city centre. But seriously places like M&S, Rackhams and Selfridges will alter their standard suits for you at a cost. For pricey suits try Jaeger, Ted Baker annd the like.
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: September 23rd, 2003 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Go to Sparkbrook - find a tailor - ask them to make you a suit.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: September 23rd, 2003 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Sparkbrook eh! I shall try and work up the courage :-)
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: September 23rd, 2003 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)
happy to accompany if require backup.
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