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Yep. Only alterations were to shorten both sleeves and jacket length a bit (it's a regular; I'm a short, but they don't do a 34S, so I have to get a 34R and alter).

 

Looks very nice! I like the combo. nod[1].gif

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HF, did you shorten the sleeves from the shoulder given the functional buttons? I like some SS stuff but would have the same issue.
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HF, did you shorten the sleeves from the shoulder given the functional buttons? I like some SS stuff but would have the same issue.

 

I didn't ask what exactly they did, to be honest, as they're more than capable enough to do whatever's needed. But it was only shortened by about 0.75" I think, so even with the functional buttons, I'm guessing it could have been done from the hem. It looks like it's shortened more only because of the pose, and because the sleeve is creased up a bit and needs a pressing. Don't want to mislead you though, as I'm not sure where the shortening was done from.

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Great looking fit, HF. All around - including sizes and width of pants.

 

But Jesus. a 34?! I wonder why they don't do a 34S. 

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Great looking fit, HF. All around - including sizes and width of pants.

 

But Jesus. a 34?! I wonder why they don't do a 34S. 


Contrary to what most people seem to experience, I have to size down for Suitsupply. I'm actually a 36 is most brands, including those that would be considered the slim/fashionable ones.

 

I guessing there could be a statistical quirk in SS' customer base that makes 34R customers more common than 34S. Either that, or that end of the curve is covers so few people that it's not worth having carrying stock of the shorts, when stock of the regulars covers both 34R & 34S (post-alteration).

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Most RTW leaves a lot of space between last button and sleeve hem, so you can shorten them a bit from the bottom even if buttonholes are functional. I have a jacket with functioning buttonholes that I need shortened and I'm thinking 3/4 of an inch are doable.

 

HF, aren't suitsupply sizes a bit weird in terms of length? Most shorts seem to be a little long in the body for a supposedly "fashionable" jacket, and then the sleeves seem to be extremely short. For example, a 40S (their "25") seems about right for me in body length, but then the sleeves are almost 2 inches shorter than my usual sleeve length.

 

I wish they would open a store near here, lol. The stuff I see from them is always quite nice but I'm very hesitant to buy a jacket over the net...

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Holdfast.
Your Tie.
I hates it.
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Donuts - your tie is great.




that's all.




(Holdfast, actually I'll say it again, a lot of your SC and jackets are starting to move in a slimmer shorter direction and I think it's a good thing. One of my nitpicks with you for as long as I've seen you here is your penchant for long loose clothing. The problem isn't anything to do with current fashion trends, it's just that you're a compact fellow and the clothes seem to just hang on your frame instead of curving around it and accentuating the right things. So these new SS items plus reworked Ede patterns are good for you. I'm in the same boat btw, first thought I was a 38, then mostly bought 36s, and realize now I'm probably closer to a 34s. Next we'll talk about your super high rises and silky silky ties... smile.gif)
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post
HF, aren't suitsupply sizes a bit weird in terms of length? Most shorts seem to be a little long in the body for a supposedly "fashionable" jacket, and then the sleeves seem to be extremely short. For example, a 40S (their "25") seems about right for me in body length, but then the sleeves are almost 2 inches shorter than my usual sleeve length.

 

I wish they would open a store near here, lol. The stuff I see from them is always quite nice but I'm very hesitant to buy a jacket over the net...

 

Best to discuss that in the dedicated SS thread, where you have a much larger customer sample size to compare experiences. However, fwiw, what I've found is that their Regular Soho is equivalent to a halfway point between what I would consider a traditional Regular & Short. So I have to shorten a Regular, but not by as much as I would in other brands. Same for their Napoli. But their Havana Regular is already pretty much what I would consider a Short.

 

I agree about trying stuff on in person first; I went to their London branch to make my first purchases and explore the different models. Now I'm confident about using their online shop in future. Their online returns system works - I had to return a linen suit that was ridiculously sheer - but is a little slow (takes about 10 days-ish to issue a refund!)

 

Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

(Holdfast... it's just that you're a compact fellow and the clothes seem to just hang on your frame instead of curving around it and accentuating the right things. So these new SS items plus reworked Ede patterns are good for you...)

Some of this is about personal preference, though. Not everyone wants clothes that hug their figure a lot. I don't really like the feeling of material being too close to me when moving around and that's just how I like clothes to feel and I don't really have an interest retraining my preferences around that. As you say, though, my SS and my Ede bespoke stuff is trimmer than the MTM Ede & my other older RTW items. It's still not slim, but is as trim as I prefer stuff to fit. Actually, I'm going to get the waist slightly let out on my brown SS Havana jacket (and probably the Napoli navy suit) as I find them a bit too restrictive when I have wallet/phone/etc in the chest pockets (they're fine without those items, but I need to carry them!). The Soho is perfect for me as is, by comparison. Others will probably say it's too roomy in the waist (you can tell from the pic that there's more extra material there than the really figure-hugging guys would like).

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Yo cuz, Im like the combinations!

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Man, this dude's SHARP fight[1].gif

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Bring on the tie hate! stirpot.gif

 

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I can would never ever ever ever pull off a double breasted jacket...so I just admire. 

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HF, I haven't been in this thread for a long, long time... did you lose a bunch of weight?
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Best to discuss that in the dedicated SS thread, where you have a much larger customer sample size to compare experiences. However, fwiw, what I've found is that their Regular Soho is equivalent to a halfway point between what I would consider a traditional Regular & Short. So I have to shorten a Regular, but not by as much as I would in other brands. Same for their Napoli. But their Havana Regular is already pretty much what I would consider a Short.

 

I agree about trying stuff on in person first; I went to their London branch to make my first purchases and explore the different models. Now I'm confident about using their online shop in future. Their online returns system works - I had to return a linen suit that was ridiculously sheer - but is a little slow (takes about 10 days-ish to issue a refund!)

 

Some of this is about personal preference, though. Not everyone wants clothes that hug their figure a lot. I don't really like the feeling of material being too close to me when moving around and that's just how I like clothes to feel and I don't really have an interest retraining my preferences around that. As you say, though, my SS and my Ede bespoke stuff is trimmer than the MTM Ede & my other older RTW items. It's still not slim, but is as trim as I prefer stuff to fit. Actually, I'm going to get the waist slightly let out on my brown SS Havana jacket (and probably the Napoli navy suit) as I find them a bit too restrictive when I have wallet/phone/etc in the chest pockets (they're fine without those items, but I need to carry them!). The Soho is perfect for me as is, by comparison. Others will probably say it's too roomy in the waist (you can tell from the pic that there's more extra material there than the really figure-hugging guys would like).

 

I might just take advantage of their free return policy, cause I'm so in love with some of the Soho suits. Oddly enough, the waist size of the trousers in the 40S seems right for me - I'm just concerned about hip room on both trousers and jacket.

 

On the whole figure hugging clothes issue, I'm recently finding out that I like my single breasted jackets to be on the loose side, while I prefer double breasteds to be as close and shaped as possible. Makes sense, I guess.

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Vanda tie? I had been trying to resist that one, but the pic might have pushed me over.
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DC, you should look up some of oldog/oldtrix's pictures. His body type isn't the same as yours, but I think your aesthetic seems to be reaching for where he already is.
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