Originally Posted by academe
The Black Label and Purple Label stuff that I've tried on seem trimly cut; perhaps it's a bit more variable with the Polo suits?
Black is slim cut, but keep in mind the shoulders are not.
Originally Posted by cheez80
you could try theory. a friend of mine swears by them, and he's the typical skinny, hipster asian build.
+1 Theory is viewed as being way overpriced here which is somewhat true but is a great option on sale which they are now at the Theory store for 40% off. Not sure what's left but have them search there other stores if you see a suit you like that's not in your size. That's what I did and am very happy...
I was looking at a fabric as a possible choice at Jantzen. It is listed as follows:Jantzen*2700, White Tank with Blue Hair-Line Stripe,
100's, 2 Ply,
100% Italian Cotton
What does Tank mean? Would this be a poplin shirt?
I would like to think that the fit of one's first MTM garment is better than the fit of any similar OTR garment would be. Maybe not MUCH better, but at least a little.[/quote]
This is not always the case. Too many factors to make this true. The person taking the measurements as already mentioned is a big one. Also from what I now know if you start with a silhouette that doesn't suit your body your going to probably be worse off than finding something that fits you...
Originally Posted by brlfvr
I spoke to Ricky last night since I hadn't received a confirmation on most recent order. He said they were out of the fabric even though I chose something from page 4. Has anyone ordered just a bright white poplin from them recently? I tried to ask him if it was available and didn't get a clear answer. I think he's got a lot of things happening at once.
Originally Posted by...
I tried on a D&G that fit good in the shoulders. It was out of my price range and they had really low rise pants. The third was a Miu Miu at Barneys where the jacket was great but had pants tapering down to what seemed like a 6 1/2 in opening. I have tried on every slim cut suit I could find out there. Z Zegna 36R that was close but still big. Ralph Lauren Black big, Brooks Bros Fitzgerald big. Even tried on a Thom Brown size 0 that wasn't a good fit for me. MTM has mixed...
This is a modern cut with a classic fabric. What's wrong with that. I just bought a Theory suit and it's great for me OTR. Got it at 40% off and it's worth every penny for me. Fabric is great. Only tweak will be shortening the sleeves a hair.
It's one of three makers that I can actually fit into without going MTM being between a 36R and 34R. I need a low rise suit paint being short torsoed. The lapels are probably 3 1/4 wide which doesn't mean it's going to not be in...
Originally Posted by California Dreamer
Quoting your customer number makes no difference at all in my experience, even after having been to Ricky's shop. Subsequent online orders still take months.
I also gave my customer number when I talked to him and it didn't seem to help. I will call again tonight? Persistence is what is involved I guess when you want custom at a discount.