On the train ride home today, I listened to two banking guys talking about where to buy suits. For a good 20 minutes, black suit explained to navy pinstripe suit that buying clothes in the states is cheaper than in Canada (even with paying the duty when you cross the border), and even less expensive than in Paris. Black suit proceeded to list all the stores in the area he typically shopped at. He likes Hugo Boss and Brooks Brothers. The last suit he got at Harry Rosen was on sale for $800 and he was very happy with it. Some of the more trendy stores don’t have as good a fit – sleeve length are an issue since he’s 6’3″, for suits and shirts both. European suits tend to have a slimmer fit. He saw a suit in the states for $400, but the same suit in Canada was $1,200. Really? Who knew!
Black suit also admitted to purchasing a ninja outfit online and when it arrived, he dressed up in it then snuck across the yard to his brother’s house to scare his teenage nephew and his friends who were hanging out in the kitchen. “Ohmigod there’s a ninja in our yard!!”
Navy pinstripe suit sounded like a really nice guy. He was stressing over where to buy some new suits and seemed to be considering black suit’s advice.
Interesting glimpse into male fashion talk.
Didn’t know it existed.