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post #16 of 39

I own two suits from Proper Suit and they are both fantastic.  I went for upgraded fabrics, at $750 and $850, and they are definitely worth the cost.

 

Highly recommended.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/edzitron/2012/08/16/propersuit/

post #17 of 39
To correct the OP, the jackets are all full canvas and you can pay an additional cost for various hand work. I visited them on their last trip to San Francisco and will be doing a review of one of their jackets in about a month.

In the meantime, here is a review by a Tumblr blogger The Silentist who was apparently very impressed by the overall value and construction.

http://thesilentist.com/post/35271937436/proper-suit-review-made-to-measure-custom-mtm
post #18 of 39
I find it interesting that the only negative things in this thread are written by people who have absolutely no experience with Proper Suit.

They made a jacket for me that I received this week. (I will post some pics in a few days) When the package arrived, I pulled it out of its box, put it on and my wife said, "Wow, it fits perfectly". The fit is exactly what I asked them to do. The sleeves, the shoulder width, the length of the body and the waist are all "spot on.". The time and attention to detail that was spent on talking to me about the fit I wanted absolutely came through. This is not simply altering a standard model, there are a significant amount of measurements and specifications taken into consideration in the process.

Here is a quick shot of the kissing buttons.

post #19 of 39
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I find it interesting that the only negative things in this thread are written by people who have absolutely no experience with Proper Suit.

They made a jacket for me that I received this week. (I will post some pics in a few days) When the package arrived, I pulled it out of its box, put it on and my wife said, "Wow, it fits perfectly". The fit is exactly what I asked them to do. The sleeves, the shoulder width, the length of the body and the waist are all "spot on.". The time and attention to detail that was spent on talking to me about the fit I wanted absolutely came through. This is not simply altering a standard model, there are a significant amount of measurements and specifications taken into consideration in the process.

Here is a quick shot of the kissing buttons.

Complainers are always more loud than satisfied customers, and "status quoers" are going to make more noise than people who are open-minded. That's just the way that it works.

 

With that said, what happened to those fit pictures?

post #20 of 39
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With that said, what happened to those fit pictures?

My house is torn apart for another week during our remodel. I'm wearing jeans and t shirts while I supervise. I couldn't find my camera tripod if my life depended upon it right now. Maybe next week?
post #21 of 39

....looking forward to seeing them icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #22 of 39
Interesting CNBC Power Pitch interview discussion with Proper Suit founders today. Here is the link:

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/power-pitch/hi-tech-plan-shopping-less-annoying-men-124742320.html
post #23 of 39
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Interesting CNBC Power Pitch interview discussion with Proper Suit founders today. Here is the link:

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/power-pitch/hi-tech-plan-shopping-less-annoying-men-124742320.html

Thanks for sharing. It seems like the founders of these types of companies all look the same, lol.

post #24 of 39

How are these guys any different from Indochino?  Aside from "laser" cutting of the fabric instead of human cutting.  

post #25 of 39
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How are these guys any different from Indochino?  Aside from "laser" cutting of the fabric instead of human cutting.  

One big difference is the extensive experience of every person involved in the measuring and fit process at Proper Suit. There are only four people who handle all of the measuring in the company. They have each worked with hundreds if not thousands of clients. You are not going to get the same results measuring yourself. A great looking suit is all about fit, and a quarter of an inch here and there really matters. If you go to one of the Indochino pop-up events I'm told you may get someone to measure you with absolutely no previous tailoring experience.

Most of all you see a lot of absolutely horrible looking Indochino suits posted on Styleforum. They must remake a huge percentage of them.


If you are looking for a real suit for your career or a wedding I wouldn't mess with Indochino.
post #26 of 39
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How are these guys any different from Indochino?  Aside from "laser" cutting of the fabric instead of human cutting.  

Indochino uses "laser cutting" too. IMO, the two major (there are others) differences are that Proper Suit offers:

 

1) In-person fittings by trained company employees 

2) Fully-canvassed jackets.

 

Indochino's jackets are fused (and maybe partially canvassed. They are vague about that topic), and most of the time, you have to take your own measurements. When they have their Traveling Tailor events, it's really just a bunch of temps who they hired to staff the event. Most of them don't have a clue what they're doing or talking about.

 

Those two differences should add up to higher quality suits that fit better from Proper Suits. It should minimize the disasterous fit issues that people get from buying rtw suits and self-measured mtm. The price is higher because you get what you pay for. Eventually, I may try PS.

 

 

PocketSquareGuy, have you taken pictures of your suit yet?

post #27 of 39
Anyone in the Bay Area interested in Proper Suit can get more information on their website about their August 4 & 5 Pop Up (The July 27 Pop Up is already SOLD OUT). Their Pop Up events are by appointment only to give individualized attention. The event is located at Firehouse 8, 1646 Pacific Avenue. They have try-on suits and hundreds of fabrics, buttons and linings to choose from. Classic full canvas navy or gray suits start at just $750.
post #28 of 39
Here are pics taken by Jason of Brokeandbespoke.tumblr.com

After taking photos with Jason I wore the jacket into Neiman Marcus, tried on several similar Zegna jackets in the $3000-$3,800 range and this jacket appeared equal in quality and details. Most of all, it fit me better than the OTR Zegnas. The fabric is a Loro Piana and has a suede melton collar lining. It fit like this, right out of the box. It needed no extra tailoring. I had just one meeting with them to select fabrics and to get measured. I was able to specify the material, buttons, lining, pocket details, width of collar, everything.

I was very impressed by their service and communication. I was also impressed that each person I saw during my appointment looked fantastic in their new suits.

The jacket comes free of any labels or logos on the lining. It also came with extra cloth and spare buttons. I will be posting a review on my blog abitofcolor on Sunday.







post #29 of 39
great looking casual jacket
post #30 of 39
Excellent jacket, PSG. I may give them a try at their Chicago location for an odd jacket at some point in the future.
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