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post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by NotsoStylish View Post
Hey everybody, I'm in need of a suit by next month, and I don't want to look like an idiot in big baggy suit like I usually do...
I'm 6'1 and 130 pounds.. as muscular as can be at my weight, and I don't have a huge amount of money to spend, >$500 is a nono for a poor college student

Anyways, I live in the San Francisco bay area, where can I go to find the best looking suit for a rail-thin guy? And yes, I've used search a bit to no great results. And thank you!

Nothing OTR is going to fit you, I can't believe people are even suggesting it. I have a hard time finding 36R or 36S let alone trying to find a 34L.

Indochino seems a good bet.

You should be spending as little as possible, not only because you are a student but also because you are crazy underweight. I am so skinny that I am self conscious about it, and I could lose 20 pounds and still have a higher BMI. At some point, hopefully in the near future, you need to gain some weight which will make any suit you buy not fit.
post #17 of 34
Please don't take this the wrong way...I certainly don't mean to offend you... ...with a 34 chest you may have better luck shopping in the boys section of a finer men's store. I sold suits for a couple of years when I was young and never saw a size 34 come into the store in over two years of working there.
post #18 of 34
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Originally Posted by mlongano View Post
Please don't take this the wrong way...I certainly don't mean to offend you... ...with a 34 chest you may have better luck shopping in the boys section of a finer men's store. I sold suits for a couple of years when I was young and never saw a size 34 come into the store in over two years of working there.
But in a finer men's store even half a pair of socks costs way more than $500. The OP is a student with limited means.
post #19 of 34
The guy is 6'1 and probably still growing. Fact is by the time he is out of college he will be heavier, and will thus be a tall "regular" guy.

My advice as a short slim guy with similar problems of finding stuff that fits:
First walk into any place that sells suits and try on the smallest size just to get an idea of your size--if you truly measure 34 across chest, then nothing will fit right, but keep in mind that the shoulders are the most important measurement. I have gained weight/bulked up since my youth, but my damned narrow shoulders still prevent me from sizing into most 38's You will soon find that you need a good tailor, as I have.

You will then realize you won't be one of those guys scoring all those amazing deals on jackets and suits because you aren't a size 42 +. Get over this and realize you have some homework to do on what a good suit is (read around this forum for a bit, but take stuff with grain of salt...). You will find out that with a made to measure suit you will probably be ahead of most people in their sartorial awakening at your age and go get a suit made by some made to measure service.

As far as cost goes: save up your pennies because nothing worth getting/doing is cheap. Seriously this is the most important, especially considering your hard to find size.
post #20 of 34
It might not be a popular suggestion, but try H&M. I know they sell 34's and I'm pretty sure I've seen some Long's. Give it a try.
post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by NotsoStylish View Post
and I don't want to look like an idiot in big baggy suit like I usually do...

I know what that's like, fortunately for you suits are garments that look best on thin tall people, so if you get something fitted well enough you should look nice. If you ever plan on going to Asia for backpacking or anything like that, you can get bespoke fused suits (custom-made for your body, with multiple fittings), for around $300 USD and up and very good quality. Make sure the sleeves and trousers are fitted close too, many tailors seem to fit the torso and nothing else.
post #22 of 34
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help everyone, I'm surprised by how nice and well-mannered everyone is on these forums
Looking at Indochino's website it seems like a pretty good deal to me - nice suits that are guaranteed to fit, or they pay $75 for tailoring or make me a new one? It almost sounds too good to be true... is it?
post #23 of 34
I'm the same size as you and I have the same problem finding suits that fits well. The only ones I have found is from H&M and from a Swedish brand called MQ. I have found that they only sell size 34 near graduation etc.
post #24 of 34
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Originally Posted by NotsoStylish View Post
Looking at Indochino's website it seems like a pretty good deal to me - nice suits that are guaranteed to fit, or they pay $75 for tailoring or make me a new one? It almost sounds too good to be true... is it?

Yes, it is. I've seen a couple of okay suits from Indochino, but I've also seen countless disasters. There are better options for online MTM (Thick As Thieves, Cad & The Dandy, etc).
post #25 of 34
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
Yes, it is. I've seen a couple of okay suits from Indochino, but I've also seen countless disasters. There are better options for online MTM (Thick As Thieves, Cad & The Dandy, etc).

Hm, but the Indochino suits look really slim on their website.. and they have 15% coupons w/ free stuff! The Thick as Thieves and Cad & The Dandy suits don't look too slim and I am a beanpole
I think I'll give Indochino a shot, now I'm worried about measuring myself right
post #26 of 34
NotsoStylish, the Thick as Thieves house cut is quite slim! I'm not sure where you might have been lead to believe otherwise. Go take a look at their thread in Streetwear & Denim, there are quite a few fit pics posted to give you a better idea.
post #27 of 34
I agree with everyone here - it's going to be nearly impossible for you to find a good suit off the rack. I'm a size 36, and many suitmakers will only make a few 36 sized suits a year, and many of them go directly to the East Asian market.

Indochino and Thick and Thieves is going to be your best bet. For Indochino, check the New York Groupon coupon. Right now they have a $100 certificate that you can buy for $50. I don't know if you can buy multiple certificates, but there's at least $50 saved. It's not the best suit in the world, but when it comes to suits, fit is the top priority, and you have a difficult frame to work with.

Best of luck. While Indochino might not be the best, I think you'll be quite happy still with the results. You're going to find that you look great in a suit.
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post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by NotsoStylish View Post
Hm, but the Indochino suits look really slim on their website. The Thick as Thieves and Cad & The Dandy suits don't look too slim and I am a beanpole

Eh? They're made to measure...they can all be as slim as you want them to be...
post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by NotsoStylish View Post
Hm, but the Indochino suits look really slim on their website.. and they have 15% coupons w/ free stuff! The Thick as Thieves and Cad & The Dandy suits don't look too slim and I am a beanpole
I think I'll give Indochino a shot, now I'm worried about measuring myself right

Don't worry too much measuring yourself correctly - just take your time and do it more than once to check your measurements. It will work better for some measurements if you have someone else to measure you but it isn't necessary. I have used Indochino on a couple of occasions now and both times I was quite impressed. The construction isn't the best but it's adequate and I have found the fits to be excellent.
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