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    (Original post by MaxMaxMax)
    Heave? :confused:
    i.e. To wretch, at the notion that bankers are in any way bastions of fashion. Overpriced suits/shoes do not equal fashion. Nor are they of any importance to the barely even junior bankers on here. The traders won't even wear ties, and anyone in IBD is unlikely to see the light of day let alone a client for 3 years.
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    (Original post by scrubsnamesake)
    i.e. To wretch, at the notion that bankers are in any way bastions of fashion. Overpriced suits/shoes do not equal fashion. Nor are they of any importance to the barely even junior bankers on here. The traders won't even wear ties, and anyone in IBD is unlikely to see the light of day let alone a client for 3 years.
    Well why are all high-end fashion brands so ridiculously expensive then? Bog-standard off-the-peg Gucci suits for several thousands of pounds, a fashion brand which doesn't even specialise in suits and yet some more expensive than a superb fully bespoke suit from Savile Row?

    Or are you talking about 'personal' fashion, i.e. wearing whatever you like, regardless of what other people think, i.e. stupidity?
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    I have a question for people who know more than I about business attire...

    How long does it generally take to make up a tailored suit? Obviously you have to go in, get the measurements done, and order it to your preference, but how quick is the turnaround from that to the finished article. Do I get the suit in a few hours? A day? A week? I appreciate this could be a stupid question, but I've never been in a position to get anything other than off-the-peg before.
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    (Original post by Bramlow)
    I have a question for people who know more than I about business attire...

    How long does it generally take to make up a tailored suit? Obviously you have to go in, get the measurements done, and order it to your preference, but how quick is the turnaround from that to the finished article. Do I get the suit in a few hours? A day? A week? I appreciate this could be a stupid question, but I've never been in a position to get anything other than off-the-peg before.
    I think it really comes down to who you get your suit made by at the end of the day
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    I think it really comes down to who you get your suit made by at the end of the day
    Have you got a rough idea? I'm planning to get it done when I'm out in China, so need to work out how long it'll fit in with my movements. There are some good suits out there now, and the price is still significantly less than in London.
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    (Original post by Bramlow)
    Have you got a rough idea? I'm planning to get it done when I'm out in China, so need to work out how long it'll fit in with my movements. There are some good suits out there now, and the price is still significantly less than in London.
    ah right, thought you were getting it done in uk. I was actually going to get one done in HK (may still be) so i've done a bit of research and from what i've read they usually get you in for the initial measurements (obviously :p:) then a number of fittings are done throughout 1 to two weeks. From what i've read, the better ones are slower and do more fittings and are generally more acurate. How long the suit gets done varies a lot so i've not been able to get a solid time frame from that. How long you staying in China? you thought bought heading over to HK if you're anywhere near it?

    I recommend you get some research done though because i've heard some horror stories from stuff done over there. However if you go with someone reputable, you can't go wrong
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    ah right, thought you were getting it done in uk. I was actually going to get one done in HK (may still be) so i've done a bit of research and from what i've read they usually get you in for the initial measurements (obviously :p:) then a number of fittings are done throughout 1 to two weeks. From what i've read, the better ones are slower and do more fittings and are generally more acurate. How long the suit gets done varies a lot so i've not been able to get a solid time frame from that. How long you staying in China? you thought bought heading over to HK if you're anywhere near it?

    I recommend you get some research done though because i've heard some horror stories from stuff done over there. However if you go with someone reputable, you can't go wrong
    That's the risk you take, I suppose. Low prices out there, but there are a lot more cowboy operations going on. My plan was to ask around on expat message boards to see what they said.

    Location-wise, I'm going to be based in Hangzhou for most of the time. It's a city of several million, so there may be some good places there. Failing that, Shanghai is nearby.

    If I can't find the right place, I'm just going to get a decent off-the-peg out there. You can still get much more bang for your buck than you would in London.
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    (Original post by Bramlow)
    That's the risk you take, I suppose. Low prices out there, but there are a lot more cowboy operations going on. My plan was to ask around on expat message boards to see what they said.

    Location-wise, I'm going to be based in Hangzhou for most of the time. It's a city of several million, so there may be some good places there. Failing that, Shanghai is nearby.

    If I can't find the right place, I'm just going to get a decent off-the-peg out there. You can still get much more bang for your buck than you would in London.
    Yea that's true i guess. I found most my stuff on style forum i think - there are a lot of people there who buy suits from HK/China so have a look round there, i'm sure you'll get some help
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    (Original post by Bramlow)
    I have a question for people who know more than I about business attire...

    How long does it generally take to make up a tailored suit? Obviously you have to go in, get the measurements done, and order it to your preference, but how quick is the turnaround from that to the finished article. Do I get the suit in a few hours? A day? A week? I appreciate this could be a stupid question, but I've never been in a position to get anything other than off-the-peg before.
    Bespoke/Saville Row? Up to 8 weeks I've heard (sometimes more, sometimes less). Depends how many fittings you have to go back in for
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    From 10 days of the internship, I've worn every shirt I own and would definately saw Hawes and Curtis shirts are so much better in every way than Charles T and TW Lewin. £25 slim fit, most comfortable, washes the best, feels the best and looks the best.
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    (Original post by Haz313)
    Bespoke/Saville Row? Up to 8 weeks I've heard (sometimes more, sometimes less). Depends how many fittings you have to go back in for
    It depends tailor to tailor on Saville Row actually; they adhere to the code of tailoring etc, but each has a specific time-period in which they work a bespoke (usually dictated by how many other suits they have to make alongside yours).

    Typically this can mean anywhere between 4-12 weeks (I've seen 6 months too - but tis a rarity), with an average suit time being between less than 4 weeks after last fitting. If your going for say a double-breasted piece and on-work with one of the more established tailors (although their all pretty established given its SR), then expect to look at slightly towards the longer end
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    (Original post by Drogue)
    Harvie & Hudson would be my recommendation, though Charles Tyrwhitt are pretty reasonable, even HM Lewin if you go for their nicer ranges.


    Do not buy black, whatever you do. Big faux pas. Get one charcoal/dark grey and one navy as the safest options, though anything grey or navy, plain or pinstriped, will be ok.
    I don't want to suggest you're wrong, because I know you to be a very smart and clued up guy... but there are 13 of the 24 male analysts in my consulting start group who wore black suits today.

    Grey suits are generally second most popular... but it seems the whole faux pas thing may not exist in the consulting world so much!
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    FYI

    Charles Tyrwhitt has special sale in New York (select stores) on July 14th and 15th - $15 for a dress shirt.

    In-store purchase only. I could seriously get some money from you and purchase them for you and deliver the items to you when I get to London in August. haha...
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    (Original post by RobbieC)
    I don't want to suggest you're wrong, because I know you to be a very smart and clued up guy... but there are 13 of the 24 male analysts in my consulting start group who wore black suits today.

    Grey suits are generally second most popular... but it seems the whole faux pas thing may not exist in the consulting world so much!
    They were probably charcoal grey, which you might call 'black'. It's a very dark grey.

    I doubt many wore truly black suits.
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    There was some definite pitch black, and it was clear to see as it was so bright a day... and one guy has a notably charcoal suit so there is comparative... Maybe this notion only truly exists on an IB trading floor. It doesn't exist with Accenture, certainly not right now. Even one of the older consultants instructing was wearing a jet black suit.

    Probably something to do with the fact that there is nothing different between wearing black and extremely dark grey, and - rightly so - most proper human beings don't give a **** about something trivial like that.
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    I would hardly treat Accenture as the pinnacle of city fashion!
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    Oh you are so in vogue, you craft little bison.

    Who gives a ****? People who lack the substance to understand the triviality of such things.
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    If you care little for fashion, this thread isn't really designed for you. Those of us who do want to look good in our graduate roles but lack a full knowledge of the prevailing sartorial current find the thread a very useful vehicle to compare experiences and opinions.
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    (Original post by RobbieC)
    Oh you are so in vogue, you craft little bison.

    Who gives a ****? People who lack the substance to understand the triviality of such things.
    Seriously, black suits are for doormen and funerals.
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    (Original post by Apagg)
    Seriously, black suits are for doormen and funerals.
    Almost an exact quote from yours truly on page 1 of this thread! :p:
 
 
 
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