kabert Posted on June 13 2005,22:20 I'm having Field's in DC shorten an Isaia blazer for me right now....
Earthmover Posted on June 13 2005,22:16 Recently, I got an Isaia suit shortened by 1", as it was a bit long. It was done at Field's in DC
Just wondering if you guys thought that Isaia tended to run on the long side. I currently have an Isaia suit being altered by Field's. I have always worn a regular length (I'm 5'-10") but this particular Isaia suit seemed longer than anything else I own. I debated about whether it was too long, but Mr. Field told me it was ok, so I'm trusting his judgement. The last suit I he altered for me turned out wonderfully. Is Isaia known for having a long jacket?
I'm sure kabert's better equipped to answer this question. But here's my stab... As for me, I am in between a 44R and a 44L for US sizing, mostly depending on the length of the coat. For the Isaia, which I got from STP, I got a 56L, which is what STP claimed was equivalent to 44L. The shoulders fit very well, and waist was slightly tight (I am actually trying to fix this the natural way by losing weight), but it ended up a bit longer than desirable. I am not sure if it was a function of me getting a 56L instead of a 54L, or simply that Isaia makes their jackets a bit longer than an average 44L equivalent. In the end, I liked the suit enough that I thought the alterations are worth it. My guess is that they do make it longer than most, since after comparing the Isaia with all the other jackets I own, it was definitely the longest one, usually by about an 1" over. In any case, I think you can trust Field's. They struck me as excellent tailors and people, and you really can't ask for more than that.