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RE: Combatant Gentleman: a great new source for low-cost suits?
(01-16-2015 05:11 PM)Menace Wrote:  How is this better than Zara or Frank & Oak in terms of fit/materials? I can tell by looking at the models that the slim fit is not as good as Bonobos, for example (which is 3x more although you can always get a 30% discount at least on any suit there). Waist is too loose (fixable), but the armholes seem large. I guess it's worth a try, but their pant sizes only go in even numbers, which is annoying.

Good luck finding something fitted at Zara if you are a weightlifter or in any way have broad shoulders. The arms are cut for European/Tour de france type guys, so if you get something that fits you in the chest, your arms will practically rip the sleeves off. And if you get something that fits your arms, the torso will be uber baggy.

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01-17-2015 04:25 PM
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(01-01-2015 05:43 PM)wi30 Wrote:  Edit: I checked back on the site and they have all their inventory back in. I ordered a dress shirt for 35 bucks and will post an update in this thread when I receive it.

Finally received the shirt. They took around two weeks to get it shipped, but it seems they were backed up on orders. Great quality, but do not order slim fit unless you are hipster skinny. I normally get slim fit dress shirts because most are cut for fat people, but I could hardly button it around my chest. The waist, neck, and every other measurement fit fine. If you have any muscle, you can't wear their slim fit.

They include a return shipping label so I'm exchanging it for one of their normal cut shirts. Like others have said it's great customer service.

For the record, I'm not jacked. I'm probably average build with some muscle mass from lifting over the years. But these shirts are cut for a skinny guy with no shape whatsoever.
01-19-2015 07:40 PM
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RE: Combatant Gentleman: a great new source for low-cost suits?
Got my slim fit suit today. Just tried it on. It fits pretty well. Shoulders are overpadded, armholes are slightly low, but all in all it's probably the best off the rack fit of any suit I've bought. Size up in the slim fit like recommended.

It currently has a heavy, cheap "starched" feel to it - but not really in the fabric, which is fairly soft. I was skeptical at first about their Super 140s claim, as my 130s suit is much lighter-wearing, but comparing the fabric side by side the CG suit is softer, just much heavier-lined. I think - hope? - the main issue is stiff canvassing, which will wear in nicely with use.

I'll take it to a tailor and get an opinion there. Verdict: well worth the $200 or so it costs to order and tailor the suit. I don't know if I'll personally buy another anytime soon, since I have more suits than I currently need and am planning on going to Suit Supply to try out their stock, but if I was poorer and just starting a career where I had to have more, I'd go nuts with CG.

I'll try and update this verdict in several months to a year after I wear the sucker.
01-19-2015 10:21 PM
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RE: Combatant Gentleman: a great new source for low-cost suits?
Any updates on this?

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03-01-2015 09:28 PM
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RE: Combatant Gentleman: a great new source for low-cost suits?
What questions do you have?

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RE: Combatant Gentleman: a great new source for low-cost suits?
I've had both suits for a while now.
The only thing that needed to be done was hem the pants.
I meant to take picture earlier so there would be more natural light

The pants.
Fit really well for the size that I bought.
I'm tall and have muscular legs, so pants fit me a little tight in the thighs. But not a big deal.
If you have larger than average thighs, You should probably go for a size 2 sizes bigger( You order a 1 size bigger of the slim fit)
If you are even more stocky, and slim fit would just look odd on you..You should get the modern fit.

The pants are the saem material as the jacket.
Soft and comfortable, but Solid enough to hold the crease and not wrinkle. They aren't very thick. So.. if they already fit a little tight. You might have a bulge..and you wont be the warmest of people.
I've take mine off.. tossed thhem over the couch and put a couple other outfits over them and left. There still arent any wrinkles.
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The jackets.
Someone mentioned before. that the canvas was a little thick and too much padding.
The first wear..It does feel like there is a little more padding on the shoulders.
But.. the extra padding is a signature from slim cuts/Italian cuts.
After a couple wears.. the padding and canvas forms to your body and evens out.
By the 3rd wear..the jacket was nowhere near as stiff as it is right out of the box.
*I think I said before.. I have other blazer and suit jackets and the feel and quality are worth much more than the 160-220 dollar price tags
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The shirts.
I also have 2 of their shirts. Both Oxfords
After sending them back for the right size. They fit perfectly.
Extremely sturdy 100 percent cotton.
If you have ever worn Dickies. It has that sturdy feel, only these shirts are more soft.
These are worth the price.. But not exactly wrinkle free.
I have a couple wrinkle free shirts and personally, I think for 40 dollars.. You can find a better shirt.
Hell...I even have a dress shirt I bought from Target, that is cheaper and wrinkle free.
The plus, is if you wannt a really heavy cotton thick shirt...IF it's cold..this is good. and if you sweat..this wont leave big stains.
But on a hot day..or a Club..you may want a lighter shirt
*non natural light makes thi black shirt look a little gray.
I've worn this before..so you can see that is isnt wrinkle free...but you can see the thickness of the material
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Ties.
Their ties are good quality and prices well.
For the cost..I would buy more ties from them unless there is really a store bought tie I want.
The after a couple wears.. the silk hasnt frayed.. I have had cheap ties in the past that have frayed after a finger nail scrapes them.
These last longer
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If its really your preference against it..and you can afford something much more expensive..
By all means, buy whatever you want.
But if the choice comes down to something like.. mens warehouse,Jos A Bank.. or anything within that realm
I would buy from CG instead.
I've worn more expensive suits.. and know a couple people with customs suits.
There is a different..but you are gonna be paying 8x more at a minimum. for what? To get that little designer tagged stitched in your suit?

The local place I go to are a bunch of asian ladies.
for 18 dollars I got both pairs of pants hemmed.
If you really want..you could spend the extra 20 dollars and have the jacket taken in a tiny bit.
It would still cost much less than anywhere else.

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RE: Combatant Gentleman: a great new source for low-cost suits?
(01-16-2015 11:51 AM)Sourcecode Wrote:  Long story shirt...


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