Hugo Boss Suits Review for Investment Banking

I am starting a new career and I am unsure about which suit(s) I should wear. I tried going to Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Hugo Boss and other places. I really liked the Hugo Boss suit I tried on but was unsure of their reputation on wall street. The Hugo suit was slightly flashy but not so over the top, I don't want to end up looking too showy or aggressive in a junior-level position but I want to stand out from my peers. I was wondering people's review of Hugo Boss suits or if someone had any insights into the best suits for Wall Street?

Are Hugo Boss Mens Suits Worth It?

There are a few different lines of Hugo Boss suits and they all are fine to wear on Wall Street. Their suits can be a tad pricey for the quality (like many other name brands). The most important thing is to make sure the suit fits well. A good fitting, less expensive suit is always better than an expensive suit that has a poor fit. Most people won't be able to identify the brand HB but they will be able to see the way it looks on you and impressions are everything.

You can see a picture of a Hugo Boss suit below and you can check out their website here.


Source: https://www.hugoboss.com/us/pinstriped-virgin-wool-silk-suit-slim-fit-h…

There are also so many other suits which can offer a better bang for your buck. Joseph A Bank or Brooks Brothers are perfect suits for the price and will last you a lot longer than other suits.

APAE - Private Equity Partner:
If it fits well, that's what matters. 95%+ of the people who see you in it won't be able to identify the maker or the quality of your garment, only how well it looks on you. If it's under $300 and fits as it should (and most people don't even know what this means), that's a steal.

IlliniProgrammer - Hedge Fund Quant:
If you want a relatively high-end designer label, something at the level of Abboud, Tasso-Elba, Hart-Marx, or maybe Brooks Brothers might be a little more appropriate for analysts.
Don't go past $400. There's really no need to go past $180 in the first place for analysts, but don't buy a suit that obviously cost more than $400.

Best Suits for Investment Banking and Wall Street

If you're just starting a career in finance you will quickly learn that the Wall Street dressing hierarchy is real. A great rule of thumb is to not dress like your boss but dress for the job you want. If you are first getting started - Brooks Brothers and J. Crew are good picks. Canali suits are typically worn by higher ranking individuals but associates of various degrees can get away with wearing them.

Here are some tips and tricks while suit shopping:

  1. Make sure the suit fits well
  2. Check where the suit was manufactured. Try to stay away from suits made in Turkey/ China. These often have fused seams, are made of inexpensive materials, have poor construction and are cheaply made.
  3. Dress your rank. Try not to over dress, you want to be polished and sharp not overdone and tacky.
  4. It's not all about the suit! While the suit is important the shirt and tie are equally important.

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Comments (102)

Feb 12, 2011 - 8:18pm

I'd be surprised to hear otherwise, but Hugo Boss wso/">suits are hardly expensive to say the least (800-1100). I had two Hugo wso/">suits when I was in 10th grade so I'd hope working bankers dress a little better than that. I think it's a solid choice for someone starting out; their Modern Slim fit 2 buttons have just about the best fit you can get without prada/canali level prices.

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Feb 12, 2011 - 8:24pm

Little too flashy. If you want a relatively high-end designer label, something at the level of Abboud, Tasso-Elba, Hart-Marx, or maybe Brooks Brothers might be a little more appropriate for analysts.

Don't go past $400. There's really no need to go past $180 in the first place for analysts, but don't buy a wso/">suit that obviously cost more than $400.

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Feb 12, 2011 - 8:26pm
IlliniProgrammer:
Little too flashy. If you want a relatively high-end designer label, something at the level of Abboud, Tasso-Elba, Hart-Marx, or maybe Brooks Brothers might be a little more appropriate for analysts.

Don't go past $400. There's really no need to go past $180 in the first place for analysts, but don't buy a wso/">suit that obviously cost more than $400.

$400 Dollars? You're joking right? Is this an American thing I should know about before my SA stint? Noone seems to care hear if you wear nice wso/">suits and nice watches if it's clear that's just who you are and you're not trying to be a flashy douchebag.

‎"Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns or dollars."
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Feb 12, 2011 - 8:32pm
Independent Gestion:

$400 Dollars? You're joking right? Is this an American thing I should know about before my SA stint? Noone seems to care hear if you wear nice wso/">suits and nice watches if it's clear that's just who you are and you're not trying to be a flashy douchebag.

$400 factors in discounts and sale price. Abboud and Pronto-Uomo typically retail for $700, but if you wait for a sale or buy from the Men's Wearhouse, they go for $350-$400.

Stafford from JCP also claims to retail for $700, but in reality, you'll never pay more than $200 for it.

Feb 14, 2011 - 4:28am
Independent Gestion:
IlliniProgrammer:
Little too flashy. If you want a relatively high-end designer label, something at the level of Abboud, Tasso-Elba, Hart-Marx, or maybe Brooks Brothers might be a little more appropriate for analysts.

Don't go past $400. There's really no need to go past $180 in the first place for analysts, but don't buy a wso/">suit that obviously cost more than $400.

$400 Dollars? You're joking right? Is this an American thing I should know about before my SA stint? .

For some reason, I think you're from the arabian peninsula :D where'ya from lad?

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Oct 2, 2011 - 11:07pm

Fifth Ave shoes were a good call. You should't be able to get better than a $1000 Hugo Boss wso/">suit. But you do more than likely need a tailor, so you should keep in mind that it will take some time to tailor.

Oct 2, 2011 - 11:13pm

Get a real Brooks Brothers wso/">suit. The problem with outlets is that they have fabrics and models specifically designed as downmarket. They're boxier, less well-made, and uglier. If you're super happy with the Boss fit, get a Fitzgerald or Madison. Brooks makes them as their slimmer lines. Check out the 'Men's Clothing' section of styleforum.com if you need major pointers.

Good call on the AEs.. that's a very standard model. I have it in walnut calf.

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Feb 12, 2011 - 8:23pm

Brooks brothers wso/">suits are nasty quality and they have comparable to Hugo Boss prices. Obviously none of them are great quality but that's obvious when they cost wso/">suit? I was wearing them in my freshman SA year and noone noticed or cared.

‎"Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns or dollars."
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Feb 12, 2011 - 8:25pm
Independent Gestion:
Brooks brothers wso/">suits are nasty quality and they have comparable to Hugo Boss prices. Obviously none of them are great quality but that's obvious when they cost wso/">suit? I was wearing them in my freshman SA year and noone noticed or cared.

Probably because nobody realized they were high-end wso/">suits. If that's the case, why not save yourself the $400 and go with a $250 Tasso from Macy's?
Oct 2, 2011 - 11:34pm
A Posse Ad Esse:
Get a real Brooks Brothers wso/">suit. The problem with outlets is that they have fabrics and models specifically designed as downmarket. They're boxier, less well-made, and uglier. If you're super happy with the Boss fit, get a Fitzgerald or Madison. Brooks makes them as their slimmer lines. Check out the 'Men's Clothing' section of styleforum.com if you need major pointers.

Good call on the AEs.. that's a very standard model. I have it in walnut calf.

Thanks for the suggestion I'm going to BB tomorrow to return the ones I have and I'll check out the ones you mentioned. The HB fit well on me because it was a really wso/">slim fit and I'm pretty thin.

P.S. Ya those AE's in walnut look freaking GORGEOUS! They would look ahmazing with a nice pair of jean and matching leather jacket.

Oct 3, 2011 - 10:17am
equity_player:
A Posse Ad Esse:
Thanks for the suggestion I'm going to BB tomorrow to return the ones I have and I'll check out the ones you mentioned. The HB fit well on me because it was a really wso/">slim fit and I'm pretty thin.

P.S. Ya those AE's in walnut look freaking GORGEOUS! They would look ahmazing with a nice pair of jean and matching leather jacket.

You won't be able to find 'real' Brooks wso/">suit at an outlet. Everything at the outlets is the 346 line which isn't even stocked in traditional Brooks stores, it's a down-market line.

I got the walnut to match a belt I picked up before I left Florence last spring, it's kinda an FU statement in the office together haha.

Agree with others that there are far better wso/">suits for the money. Never pay retail, because every single store has multiple periods during the year when you can pay far less for the same item. Go to stores and try to familiarize yourself with different brands so you know how they fit and can cop something online (i.e. Gilt) when they come up or you see a doorbuster sale at a store -- you don't have to waste time figuring out which size you are.

RLBL and RLPL are great options too, albeit out of his price range a bit if he's looking only at Brooks outlets and Boss.

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Oct 3, 2011 - 2:43pm
equity_player:
A Posse Ad Esse:
Get a real Brooks Brothers wso/">suit. The problem with outlets is that they have fabrics and models specifically designed as downmarket. They're boxier, less well-made, and uglier. If you're super happy with the Boss fit, get a Fitzgerald or Madison. Brooks makes them as their slimmer lines. Check out the 'Men's Clothing' section of styleforum.com if you need major pointers.

Good call on the AEs.. that's a very standard model. I have it in walnut calf.

Thanks for the suggestion I'm going to BB tomorrow to return the ones I have and I'll check out the ones you mentioned. The HB fit well on me because it was a really wso/">slim fit and I'm pretty thin.

P.S. Ya those AE's in walnut look freaking GORGEOUS! They would look ahmazing with a nice pair of jean and matching leather jacket.

I worked at brooks during school and summer, and above is correct with the factory wso/">suits. The clothing there si cheaper, but reflected in the quality. Also skip on the Madison cut and go fitzgerald. Madison is boxier, and Regent and Fitzgerald are the slimmer cut wso/">suits. Also, if you want to cut back on cost, just get the brooks card, get the 15% off, and pay of the balance immediately. Then just don't use the card again. Just keep it, they send you a free $20 gift card on your birthday every year, so its worth it just to have it.

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Feb 12, 2011 - 9:22pm
Independent Gestion:
Brooks brothers wso/">suits are nasty quality and they have comparable to Hugo Boss prices. Obviously none of them are great quality but that's obvious when they cost wso/">suit? I was wearing them in my freshman SA year and noone noticed or cared.

Brooks are at least half canvassed. HB are fused and are worse than BB from what I've seen.

Feb 12, 2011 - 9:23pm
Eric Stratton:
Independent Gestion:
Brooks brothers wso/">suits are nasty quality and they have comparable to Hugo Boss prices. Obviously none of them are great quality but that's obvious when they cost wso/">suit? I was wearing them in my freshman SA year and noone noticed or cared.

Brooks are at least half canvassed. HB are fused and are worse than BB from what I've seen.

I'm talking about Hugo Boss Black, not the garbage you get in department stores.

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Feb 12, 2011 - 8:52pm

IMHO, yes. Maybe a little better than Abboud. The designs are even a little more conservative than Abboud, but they're built very well.

I've never had a Brooks Brothers or Hugo wso/">suit, but I've tried an HB on and didn't feel very reassured by the construction. It seemed almost shoddy- then again this was at Century 21, and there's almost always a reason something winds up there marked down 60-70%.

The ultimate cost-per-wear for both Abboud and Hart-Marx is probably about the same as the $200 wso/">suits. So IMHO, they're worth the extra money if you have lots of it laying around. (Most new analysts don't.)

Bottom line is that if it's made in the US or Western Europe, that's a good first sign the designer is spending some extra money on the manufacturing process. I do a lot of walking and I'm tough on clothes, but I've never had a western-made wso/">suit tear on me in less than 100 days worth of use.

Oct 2, 2011 - 11:37pm
linds_15:
for 1000 you can do much better than HB, i wouldnt buy a boss wso/">suit but if i did i wouldnt spend more than 400 on one, you can get way better construction than what they offer for that price

Would you mind giving me a couple of examples? Like I mentioned in my OP I'm headed to BOYDS tomorrow (upscale boutique in philly) so I'll check out some canali's and hickey freeman's,

Feb 12, 2011 - 8:50pm

I don't think HB is that great. I've got some shirts/ties/wso/">suits from them and they are alright. They aren't even made in a developed country. The product is at a good price point where its "high-end" but "entry-level"

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Oct 3, 2011 - 12:42am

If you have money to spend, and are in need of a good wso/">suit, spend the time and resources to really find a good one. Are you in a big city where its easy to find nice stores? Do you have your own tailor? Before you drop money on a name, find out what makes a wso/">suit good. The fabric, the stitching, the buttons, the cut, everything.

If you are spending that kind of money anyway, maybe look into hiring a personal shopper from the store to work with you. Personal shoppers can work with your price range to find the best looking wso/">suit for the best value. If you are like most people (which you are since you are posting on here), you are probably clueless about the whole process. Working with a personal shopper from the store will give you insight into the things you need to look for in a good wso/">suit.

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Feb 12, 2011 - 8:54pm

Thanks. I'm not big on department stores but I'll take a trip down to the States and see what you guys have there. And haha good call on the watch, I just thought it would be better than my stainless tag huer.

Mind you, I haven't bought an OTR wso/">suit in a while but don't they have a tendency to be baggy in all the wrong places? Guess I can get a tailor to take it in/out as needed.

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Feb 12, 2011 - 9:25pm
Independent Gestion:
Thanks. I'm not big on department stores but I'll take a trip down to the States and see what you guys have there. And haha good call on the watch, I just thought it would be better than my stainless tag huer.

Mind you, I haven't bought an OTR wso/">suit in a while but don't they have a tendency to be baggy in all the wrong places? Guess I can get a tailor to take it in/out as needed.

Go with the Tag, much classier and not pretentious at all. Its a quality watch for a young guy - I have the aqua-racer.

Feb 12, 2011 - 9:31pm
Situation:
Independent Gestion:
Thanks. I'm not big on department stores but I'll take a trip down to the States and see what you guys have there. And haha good call on the watch, I just thought it would be better than my stainless tag huer.

Mind you, I haven't bought an OTR wso/">suit in a while but don't they have a tendency to be baggy in all the wrong places? Guess I can get a tailor to take it in/out as needed.

Go with the Tag, much classier and not pretentious at all. Its a quality watch for a young guy - I have the aqua-racer.

Ya the Aqua-racer's a beautiful simple watch. I have the stainless Grand Carrera

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Feb 12, 2011 - 9:29pm

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Oct 3, 2011 - 2:17pm
Donni502:
Don't listen to these schmucks, HB is cool - my favourite wso/">suit is my grey HB.

Agree. I like my Hugo Boss wso/">suits. They wear well and it is never a problem getting new spare pants in the same color when they wear out. The grey and navy ones will never be discontinued, so I just call up my local store and they have my alteration details. Pick up new pants 3 days later with smaller openings at the bottom and slightly shorter legs. If you are going to start in IB, just buy whatever is easiest to replace. Going to wear through 4-5 pants a year.

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Oct 3, 2011 - 10:32am

Find a good tailor. As you go through life you will realize that very few clothes will fit you off the rack. A good tailor is a game changer. He will help you find your style and make fitting suggestions as well.

Mar 2, 2015 - 10:03am

Jimage:

Find a good tailor. As you go through life you will realize that very few clothes will fit you off the rack. A good tailor is a game changer. He will help you find your style and make fitting suggestions as well.

So this. The tailor I use keeps a complete wardrobe of mine on file.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Feb 12, 2011 - 10:46pm
Paul.Allen:
As the poster stated above, for the price point, their fused quality is sub par.

Also, they made clothing for the Nazis

And IBM gave them technology and Coca-cola made Fanta for them. Big whoop.

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Oct 3, 2011 - 3:56pm

in reference to what i said before, theres much better brands for 1000, in perticular id go with a canali, bb fitz, rlbl, isaia, for staters. whats most important is to find a brand and cut that fits you well, if you're a bigger guy than a rlbl just wont be right for you. personally i find canali fits me best, and im always on the lookout for some jackets or wso/">suits onsale seeing as i dont need any but know they fit me best.
you should go to a store with a wide selection and just try on a bunch of different wso/">suits til you find one you love, if it happens to be boss then great, but know youre paying more than you should for it, at retail at least

Feb 13, 2011 - 12:09am

Bought a Boss wso/">suit for $350 at Century 21, got home and put it next to my $80 Alfani wso/">suit from Macy's discounts and kicked myself in the ass because they look exactly the same! Don't waste a lot of money on a wso/">suit because as long as it is tailored and fits properly nobody will know the quality.

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Feb 13, 2011 - 12:15am
cplpayne:
Bought a Boss wso/">suit for $350 at Century 21, got home and put it next to my $80 Alfani wso/">suit from Macy's discounts and kicked myself in the ass because they look exactly the same! Don't waste a lot of money on a wso/">suit because as long as it is tailored and fits properly nobody will know the quality.

Dude, I have an alfani red and a Hugo, and you cannot compare the two. Hugo Boss has varying levels of quality.

With regard to alfani, if you know a thing or two about fashion, it is apparent that the quality is poor.

Feb 13, 2011 - 12:35am
Situation:
cplpayne:
Bought a Boss wso/">suit for $350 at Century 21, got home and put it next to my $80 Alfani wso/">suit from Macy's discounts and kicked myself in the ass because they look exactly the same! Don't waste a lot of money on a wso/">suit because as long as it is tailored and fits properly nobody will know the quality.

Dude, I have an alfani red and a Hugo, and you cannot compare the two. Hugo Boss has varying levels of quality.

With regard to alfani, if you know a thing or two about fashion, it is apparent that the quality is poor.

dude you brought down 5mil why are you buying Alfani red or Hugo?

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Feb 13, 2011 - 1:01am
Situation:
cplpayne:
Bought a Boss wso/">suit for $350 at Century 21, got home and put it next to my $80 Alfani wso/">suit from Macy's discounts and kicked myself in the ass because they look exactly the same! Don't waste a lot of money on a wso/">suit because as long as it is tailored and fits properly nobody will know the quality.

Dude, I have an alfani red and a Hugo, and you cannot compare the two. Hugo Boss has varying levels of quality.

With regard to alfani, if you know a thing or two about fashion, it is apparent that the quality is poor.

Point is not really how it's received in the office but how you grow up. Some kids start wearing wso/">suits, ties and tuxedos before they're 10 (as I did). Some people buy their first wso/">suit at prom and apparently some by their first wso/">suit in their junior year preparing for SA gigs. The culture you're raised in makes the difference between whether you think it's okay to buy some 300 dollar ghetto off the rack wso/">suit or a custom Prada 3 piece or a Saville Row ensemble. None of them is going to make you a better banker so it doesn't matter as long as you don't look homeless.

‎"Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns or dollars."
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Feb 13, 2011 - 12:45am

Hugo boss wso/">suits are pretty nice and an excellent value. $1,200 and you've got a great fit, high quality wso/">suit. Buy them in the Boss store and get them altered there.

That said - I don't like Boss in general quite as much as I used to. They used to make really good jeans, etc, but all that has faded away... the formal wear is still nice, but I'm worried it'll tail off too.

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Oct 6, 2011 - 6:48pm

HB is a solid analyst wso/">suit, I own five of them and they have held up quite well through almost 2 years. Long run you'd probably want to get nicer wso/">suits but overall I have had a solid experience with these wso/">suits. I have the Jam Sharp, for a slim guy they work well.

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Feb 18, 2011 - 3:51am
International Pymp:
Hugo boss wso/">suits are pretty nice and an excellent value. $1,200 and you've got a great fit, high quality wso/">suit. Buy them in the Boss store and get them altered there.

That said - I don't like Boss in general quite as much as I used to. They used to make really good jeans, etc, but all that has faded away... the formal wear is still nice, but I'm worried it'll tail off too.

That could not be further from the truth.

Hugo Boss is complete junk. Fabrics are a disaster and most of their wso/">suits are fused...and yes, that includes Boss Black (with a few exceptions).

If you're going to spend that kind of money on a wso/">suit stay far away from Hugo Boss. Most you should pay is like $300-400 and even than you're not getting a great deal.

For cheap wso/">suits that will last, it's hard to beat the father's day sale or christmas/boxing day sale at Brooks Brothers.

Feb 14, 2011 - 7:21am

My guess is on Canada.

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Oct 7, 2011 - 9:52am

I agree with most people above - it's not that it's a particularly bad wso/">suit, it's just not a particularly good wso/">suit. I have tried them on many times and am always underwhelmed and a little surprised at the price. If you can find one on clearance and you like the styling and fit, then go for it. It's a perfectly fine entry level wso/">suit, just not fantastic value.

If you're intending to spend in the 700-1000 range, it might be worth looking into some of the entry-level MTM places like Suit Supply or something. I have no experience with them at all, but I've read that they're pretty good for the money.

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Feb 14, 2011 - 11:54am

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Oct 7, 2011 - 5:54pm

Just bought two Brooks Brothers wso/">suits today, so I'll lend my thoughts to the discussion...

First thing I did today was go to Morris & Sons, one of the last remaining true menswear stores in Chicago. The store carries top of the line brands such as Kiton, Brioni, etc. Their intro wso/">suit brand is Hugo Boss.

Not wanting to spend $1,500+ on a Caruso wso/">suit, I decided to go with the Hugo Boss. The tailor came out, pinned and chalked as necessary to alter the wso/">suit. But after all was said and done, there was something off with the righthand wso/">suit of the jacket, near my chest. The the righthand side was asymmetrical with the lefthand side. No one bothered to point this out to me, but fortunately I noticed it. I enquired about this and was told that this was due to the construction of the jacket. Hugo Boss wso/">suits are fused, not canvassed. Therefore, the jacket was lying improperly due to its construction. The problem didn't exist on the lefthand side because of the breast pocket.

I decided then to walk out of the store. I caught a cab and went to Brooks Brothers.

Yes unfortunately their wso/">suits aren't cut as slim as the Hugo Boss wso/">suits are. But they are fully canvassed, and I think the quality of the materials is superior.

The MSRP of the Hugo Boss wso/">suit I tried on was $890. Brooks Brothers wso/">suits retail at ~$900 - $1,100 and if you buy two, they sell for $800 per.

The other thing I will say is that a fused wso/">suit is likely to not last as long as a canvassed wso/">suit. Fused construction basically means that the jacket is glued together. With a canvassed wso/">suit, their is a hidden inner layer that holds the jacket together. The problem with a fused jacket is that the glue can loosen. This will cause bubbles to appear under the fabric and the jacket will look like shit. This can happen from your jacket getting wet or from your dry cleaner pressing it too often / too hot. This happened to me on one of my Hugo Boss jackets. Fortunately, my dry cleaner was able to fix it but I am afraid that it is only a matter of time before the problem comes back.

Feb 14, 2011 - 2:01pm

Prada wso/">suits arent even that awesome, if you want to rock out and spend this much get them custome made in places like Milan, Hong Kong or Bangkok (Cerutti fabric) which make awesome wso/">suits. I agree that it would be a bit difficult to go to those places just to get wso/">suits made, but maybe during a vacation or business trip.

and yeah dont wear a 3-piece wso/">suit that would just be ridiculous

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Oct 7, 2011 - 6:20pm

If you liike them, wait for Hugo Boss to have a sale. They usually have great discounts (at least they used to).

I used to ask an employee when their big seasonal sales were and then come back and get wso/">suits then. I was able to get a few over the years for ~$400-600. I really like the way their wso/">suits fit me, and I always got compliments when I wore them for meetings so it's not like the wso/">suits don't fit some arbitrary what is apporpriate in IBD criteria.

That said, I'm glad that I never wear wso/">suits anymore.

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Oct 12, 2011 - 5:03pm

I have a Hugo wso/">suit that I've had for about 8 years now. Solid construction, nice fit, no issues. If it looks and fits well, get it. Buy yourself a steamer and steam your wso/">suits. Dry clean like once or twice a year, no more. Get at least 5 wso/">suits and rotate them. I rarely wear a wso/">suit anymore, but unless you beat the shit out of it you shouldn't have an issue.

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Oct 25, 2011 - 1:15pm

Anyone who says Hugo boss is good quality or has good construction knows nothing about wso/">suits. My mom used to make wso/">suits in factories in China and was able to immediately tell that a HB $1000 is not as well made as one of the BB fully canvassed wso/">suits. Doesn't fit? get a it tailored. Good construction/material is more important (just make sure it fits your shoulders). If you're willing to drop 1k on a wso/">suit, might as well look into Polo wso/">suits too. Most of their stuff isn't terribly good quality but their wso/">suits and sports coats are usually made by corneliani (see if they say made in italy inside. if they do, it's corneliani). RLBL makes the best wso/">slim fit wso/">suits for their price AFAIK.

You can probably find the best deals over at styleforum's buying and selling section.

Feb 17, 2011 - 10:21am

You have some of the dumbest posts here. It's not "too gay," and I don't even own Boss.

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Feb 25, 2011 - 4:33am

^agree to disagree my friend. I think boss has nice fabrics and a crisp, professional look. Looks good on people who are taller with big shoulders - german style.

May 9, 2012 - 3:40am
equity_player:
I've never owned a nice wso/">suit, ever. The nicest I've ever owned is a black Banana Republic one I found on sale a few years ago. I'm starting a new gig soon so I want to have at least 2 nice wso/">suits. Last night I took a trip to Brooks Brothers outlets outside of Philly and was able to buy 1 charcoalish (more of a dark grey) and one navy blue with light stripe accents for about $465 (buy 2 for $579-15% if you start a card with them).

Today when I tried em on again I didn't quite like em so I took a quick trip to the mall to return them but store was close to me closed down. I saw a Hugo Boss at the mall and decided to check it out. One of sales guy showed me a couple of his wso/">suits and I fell in love. Dark wso/">grey suit and the jacket and pants fit me like they were designed specifically for me, price tag read $995 or $955. I've never had a wso/">suit fit me and one that looked that good on me before but I remembered how HB has a bad rep on WSO so I told the guy I would be back in Tuesday to pick em up.

Now I am not that insecure that I need a forum to tell me what to wear but it's safe to say I don't know much about how to dress professionally and I'm hoping a few more educated members could point me in the right direction. The wso/">suit was slightly flashy but not so over the top that i looked like I was working at some hip marketing firm (Mad Men). I want to stand out from the rest of my coworkers but I don't want to pretend I'm a VP and end up looking like a dbag.

So anyways I'm just wondering if dropping $1000 on a HB wso/">suit is worth it, I'm sort of in a hurry too since my job starts soon and I don't have anything to wear. I'll be headed to BOYDS in Philly tomorrow as well just to see what they have to offer but I know they will be even more expensive.

Also, I placed an order for these Allen Edmonds today and was wondering if anyone could comment:

http://www.endless.com/dp/B001TDKY62?ie=UTF8&ie=UTF8

THANKS!

Hugo Boss was making Nazi uniforms during WW2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15008682
Also they decreased their quality during 2009 http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/30/hugo-boss-quality-markets-equities-lux…

I myself bought their wso/">suit "The Journey/Sharp2WE" torn up twice completely on the back side of the pants (buttocks) on the seams on my way to important meetings.
Not because it was small or something, cause I have Strellson and Cristian Berg with the same size, but because it was made in Bulgaria, and HB QC there probably sucks big time.
More over when I reported this directly to HB, they dried me up with stupid responces and pin-pongs to the shop where I bought it.
Then completely stopped replying to my queries for 3 calendar months.
After which I sent them another email and they came up with indifferent reply and a 50euros voucher that they can shove it in their a*, cause after things that I learned I will never buy even a pin to my shorts from HB.

Aug 29, 2012 - 5:06pm

Hugo Boss is not a good suit at $550. Just don't bother with them unless you get them heavily discounted. I wouldn't pay more than $250 for one, and even that would be a stretch. They just aren't good suits no matter how you look at them.

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Sep 22, 2012 - 11:49pm

Personally, I've had good luck with HB's limited stuff. But the best wso/">suits (I find) are by far Zegna. Nice shoes, btw.

Another nice shoe is Donald Pliner

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Nov 26, 2012 - 2:48am

I'm gonna hit you with something a little off the wall. J.Lindberg! I really like slim fitted wso/">suits but not your kind of Topman look how my drainpipe wso/">suit cuts of the circulation of my feet.

The trousers are slightly tapered so it is the happy middle ground between the 90's aircraft hangers and the Mod's skinny delight. The wso/">suit jacket is a beautifully slim cut, need I say more.

The material is absolutely terrific. One big problem with Boss or any huge premium brand is they use their brand at the expense of quality. I bought two HB shirts and a D&G wso/">shirt, all of which frayed at the button after 1-2months. J Lindberg wso/">suits come in both thin and thick varieties, my thinnest wso/">suit I have had for 3 years and none of the material has been damaged from overuse while the thick one feels luxurious.

finally, the price - £500. ($650). On top of that, I usually hit up Harvey Nicholls as they give you discounts if you ask for it. As a result I pay £420 per wso/">suit and am convinced the only step up in quality comes from savill row

Have a look here: http://jlindeberg.com/

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Aug 9, 2013 - 7:01pm

If it fits well, that's what matters. 95%+ of the people who see you in it won't be able to identify the maker or the quality of your garment, only how well it looks on you. If it's under $300 and fits as it should (and most people don't even know what this means), that's a steal.

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Aug 16, 2013 - 9:08am

Yes, they suck. Stay away.

I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

See my Blog & AMA

Aug 16, 2013 - 9:08am

Yes, they suck. Stay away.

I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

See my Blog & AMA

Aug 16, 2013 - 1:01pm

To echo other comments here, Hugo Boss is overpriced and relatively poor quality compared to many competitors. I would throw out SuitSupply as another option. Ignore the models on their website (and the brand name for that matter). Their wso/">suits start around $400 and are the best value for the money in my experience, not to mention I've had excellent service in my many visits to their stores in London and NYC.

Aug 20, 2013 - 5:30pm

The only reason Hugo Boss looked good is that their cuts are made for people your age - young builds, essentially (which is something so few suitmakers do right). However, in all other respects their wso/">suits are shit - fused/glued construction, cheap wool, made in China/Turkey/wherever. Their wso/">suits are no worth the $1000 they sell them for in store. Their quality is on-par with Jos. A. Banks with a modern cut.

Go to Suitsupply, try a made-to-measure option, or get an off-the-rack wso/">suit that fits you as well as possible (in case BB was too big for you) tailored, and you'll have a wso/">suit that will last you for years. Hugo Boss makes cheap wso/">suits that fit well and are way overpriced.

Feb 25, 2015 - 10:12am

Mid-Expensive suits made in India with cheap labour ..I don't mind outsourcing, but the quality of Hugo Boss is not what it used to be from the 1980's and 1990's now it is just mass produced nothing better than suits a quarter of the price..
For example they are all fused now not stitched and will last months not years..

Jul 30, 2015 - 3:45pm

Smart business people don't spend a ton on overpriced suits. I purchased my suits from MensSuitHabit and for under 300 was happy with what I got. The suit doesn't make the man, the man makes the suit!

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:18pm

As an analyst, you can go with Boss, J Bank or Brooks Brothers. Its fine as long the suit fits well and is tailored. A newer, well-fitting suit is always better than a poorly fitting, worn out, expensive suit.
For me, people will notice your shirts and ties more often. Make sure they are clean, crisp and fit well - I recommend slim fit. Skip the French cuffs until you are an associate.

May 30, 2016 - 10:09am

I'd recommend that you get yourself the shirts that perfectly fit you. I found very good stitching company 'Custom Stitchers'' that offers affordable priced shirts and they stitch them according to your body size in your preferred designs and chosen fabric. You can get yourself perfects shirts for your suits that will be compensation for expensive suits. hope you find it useful!

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