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I note J. Press suits are on sale. As I abandon the Turnbull & Asser look and return to the trad of my youth, what do you recommend for two new suits? I am considering a dark blue and a grey, but do not know the difference between the three grades noted in the web site. Am I on the right track? Which of the three is the consensus choice, or should I look elsewhere? (My wife likes the BB Madison line, also on sale, but I see darts and a fitted look.) Thank you for your help.
 

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You can still get BrooksEase sacks from BB, but they're probably tough to find in the stores.

https://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCa...ection_Id=249&Product_Id=525236&Parent_Id=216

On St. Stephen's Day these coats were about $237; unfortunately they've now gone back up to full price, about $180 more than that.

Pressidential is Press's top of range. Costlier fabrics definitely, maybe diffs in construction too, but I don't know enough about Press tailored clothing to say for sure.
 

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The Pressidential is the top of the line and is made by Southwick. My only two Press suits are from the Pressidential line and I am quite happy with the quality, espcecially when purchased on sale.

I have the BB Madison sack blazer, but not a Madison suit. I found the found the Madison to have a bit of natual suppression on the sides. With the Press suits, I had my tailor take them in on the sides.
 

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I have one J. Press sack suit from the "Pressidential" line and one from the "Pressclusive." You'll find a lot more detail on the differences between the various lines by searching old threads. Here are just my personal impressions:

Pressclusive: Made by S. Cohen in Canada. I really like S. Cohen's stuff, some people here don't. Suit is slightly shouldery. Still pretty natural shoulder, just not as good as some of my Southwick suits. Overall very decent quality. An excellent buy from the price- at least as good or better than most of what you find at Nordstrom today. An excellent "utillity player."

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Pressidential: Hard to really describe, other than it's like the difference between riding in a nice Caddy and in a Rolls Royce. You can just tell by the look and drape of the fabric, this is a nice suit.

I also own a Presstige sport coat (also Made in USA), and the overall fit and quality of this jacket is pretty close to the Pressidential. So if both are in your price range I wouldn't worry too much between Presstige or Pressidential, and I would just pick the color/pattern you like best.
 
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