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post #10486 of 13739
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Originally Posted by oxfordsandties View Post

Definitely appreciate the advice. I did try the R size but my arms were way too long. I did take a look at the separates on the website and given that I am looking for a solid grey suit the only possible option is the napoli dark grey pinstripe which is sold out in my size sadly. I really would like to stay at the 500 range do you guys know of any other options comparable to SS.

The Lazio is like a slimmer Napoli with bigger lapels and more narrow shoulders. If the 46L feels comfortable other than the too-big shoulders, that could be an option.

I haven't found any brands at the SS price point that I'm satisfied with quality-wise. I've read good things on sites like Dappered about J. Crew (which now has the athletic Crosby fit, and is only sold in separates) but I sold the only J. Crew jacket I ever bought ever I found SuSu.

With your build, it may be worth saving up for a Kent Wang MTM, which is around a grand but highly recommended on this site. I'm planning on doing that sometime in the next year or so.
post #10487 of 13739
Or just get separates in navy instead of gray! biggrin.gif
post #10488 of 13739

I did consider j crew but I just can't bring myself to spend 600 on something at j crew lol. Really appreciate your advice, I think I will save up a bit more and hold off for something better from SS when they restock. 

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@oxfordsandties, I have the same problem as you do. I can't buy suits from SuSu because of my frame. I have come to terms with it after many failures with different cuts. Separate jackets, on the other hand, are not as big a problem. I did not want to take the risk of going up one or two sizes in trousers so they would fit my legs, have all that work done on the jacket and trousers, then not liking the results and not be able to return the suit...

 

Another thing you can try, but it is a bit more work is check out the fabrics on the jackets you like and see if there is a pair of separate trousers that has the same one... I have a friend who did that and put together a "suit" and there really is not any noticeable difference between the two pieces [definetely not for the untrained eye of 95% of population]. But that was two years ago so I don't know if they carry jackets and trousers with same fabrics. 

post #10490 of 13739
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Originally Posted by jtorres94 View Post

Suitsupply Jort pants, love the rise on them.

Hopefully they will launch the Jort collection fast. Need some new trousers.
post #10491 of 13739
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Originally Posted by Chulillo View Post

@oxfordsandties
, I have the same problem as you do. I can't buy suits from SuSu because of my frame. I have come to terms with it after many failures with different cuts. Separate jackets, on the other hand, are not as big a problem. I did not want to take the risk of going up one or two sizes in trousers so they would fit my legs, have all that work done on the jacket and trousers, then not liking the results and not be able to return the suit...

Another thing you can try, but it is a bit more work is check out the fabrics on the jackets you like and see if there is a pair of separate trousers that has the same one... I have a friend who did that and put together a "suit" and there really is not any noticeable difference between the two pieces [definetely not for the untrained eye of 95% of population]. But that was two years ago so I don't know if they carry jackets and trousers with same fabrics. 

If you're near a retail location you can always go for mtm, which is what I do.

It isn't that much of a premium over the ready to wear stuff.
post #10492 of 13739
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Originally Posted by iamacyborg View Post


If you're near a retail location you can always go for mtm, which is what I do.

It isn't that much of a premium over the ready to wear stuff.

Unfortunately there is not one SuSu store in my country :(

Everything I have bought, I have bought online. 

post #10493 of 13739
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Originally Posted by oxfordsandties View Post
 

Definitely appreciate the advice. I did try the R size but my arms were way too long. I did take a look at the separates on the website and given that I am looking for a solid grey suit the only possible option is the napoli dark grey pinstripe which is sold out in my size sadly. I really would like to stay at the 500 range do you guys know of any other options comparable to SS.

You can check out Benjamin suits at eHaberdasher, they have an affiliate threat here on StyleForum: http://www.styleforum.net/t/69315/www-ehaberdasher-com-affiliate-page/2790#post_8133480

 

Also check out Spier and Mackay - they're based near Toronto, Canada, so prices are in CAD = bonus!  Also have an affiliate thread:  http://www.styleforum.net/t/383376/spier-mackay-official-affiliate-thread/2205#post_8131683

 

Both will accommodate requests for larger size pants for their suits (if they have them available).

post #10494 of 13739
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Originally Posted by jamie411 View Post
 

You can check out Benjamin suits at eHaberdasher, they have an affiliate threat here on StyleForum: http://www.styleforum.net/t/69315/www-ehaberdasher-com-affiliate-page/2790#post_8133480

 

Also check out Spier and Mackay - they're based near Toronto, Canada, so prices are in CAD = bonus!  Also have an affiliate thread:  http://www.styleforum.net/t/383376/spier-mackay-official-affiliate-thread/2205#post_8131683

 

Both will accommodate requests for larger size pants for their suits (if they have them available).

 

 

I have definitely been looking into Spier and Mackay, they seem like a really good brand to take a chance on. I am only hesitant about the sizing. I do need a suit fairly soon so I don't have enough time to go SS MTO or Indochino at this time. 

post #10495 of 13739

what's main differences between (suits) spring/summer line vs fall/winter line? is it safe to say fall/winter suits are more thicker (warmer)?

post #10496 of 13739
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Originally Posted by tucker897 View Post
 

what's main differences between (suits) spring/summer line vs fall/winter line? is it safe to say fall/winter suits are more thicker (warmer)?

 

Yes that is the main difference.

 

Another difference is that with spring/summer suits you'll mostly be finding brighter/pastel colours (light blue, light red, light green, cream, white, etc.) made in lighter fabrics such as cotton and linen, while fall/winter tends to be focused on earth tones and darker colours (browns, dark green, burgundy, dark orange). Though sometimes you'll get exceptions in both lines, such as a dark brown linen suit (S/S), or a thick flannel light blue wool suit (F/W). Also fall/winter has tweed and flannel suits, which I absolutely love.

 

In both lines you will usually find some suits (Usually in navy or grey) which are appropriate for any season, but I guess this depends on where you live to a certain extent. A year round suit here (London) would be a medium-weight pure wool, while in certain warmer places a wool-linen blend or a lightweight wool would be better for the whole year.

post #10497 of 13739
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Originally Posted by MrTopCat View Post
 

 

Yes that is the main difference.

 

Another difference is that with spring/summer suits you'll mostly be finding brighter/pastel colours (light blue, light red, light green, cream, white, etc.) made in lighter fabrics such as cotton and linen, while fall/winter tends to be focused on earth tones and darker colours (browns, dark green, burgundy, dark orange). Though sometimes you'll get exceptions in both lines, such as a dark brown linen suit (S/S), or a thick flannel light blue wool suit (F/W). Also fall/winter has tweed and flannel suits, which I absolutely love.

 

In both lines you will usually find some suits (Usually in navy or grey) which are appropriate for any season, but I guess this depends on where you live to a certain extent. A year round suit here (London) would be a medium-weight pure wool, while in certain warmer places a wool-linen blend or a lightweight wool would be better for the whole year.

thanks!

i live in california and avg temp is 75 degrees °F. i think i will focus on spring/summer suits.

post #10498 of 13739
Does anyone have any long term experience with the Reda traveler wool? I bought one in grey a while back, and it has held up very well so far (a couple months), enough so that I am going to pull the trigger on another (the fabric is fresco like). Does anyone have any negative experiences with the fabric before I buy two suits in this fabric. Does it hold up well?
post #10499 of 13739
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post



I just dropped a 34R Havana Navy (it's way lighter than navy though) off at the tailor to have the sleeves shortened and will need to do the same thing - both the shoulder and the cuff - since it has to come up by like 2.5 inches (6+cm). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I'm only 5'5" but relatively muscular in the shoulders and chest so the 32R was too tight. The 34R fits pretty great everywhere except I wish it was just a smidgen shorter in the front. Not a ton, but obviously if Spandexter is 5'9" and wearing a 34 you can see my dilemma - though at this point in my clothing journey I'm trying to err on the longer side over shorter.

Oddly the back of the jacket seems to be a great length but they say on the site that it's 28.7" BOC and I measured it at 28.3" - the supposed length on the 32. This is only 0.3" longer in the back than an RLBL jacket I have, but in the front they are different by probably an inch or more. The SS jacket basically goes to the bottom of my thumb. Not sure which, if either, potentially has a balance issue but I'll see if I can get used to the longer length - certainly it's not to the point of being ridiculous or I wouldn't have kept it.

Similarly, the shoulders measured closer to the 32 size of 16.5 rather than 16.9 but that's more open to interpretation.

Lastly, I had my eye on a Hudson - but with the pleated shoulder it makes it doubly tough for a tailor to take it up at the shoulder. It's not a common skill to be able to do those types of shoulders so I would imagine for most people having that alteration done would mean losing that stylistic detail. That plus the functioning button holes = more trouble than it seems like a RTW jacket should cause you, really.

This is the jacket I bought, for reference:


This is  a great jacket.  I have the same one and love the fit!
post #10500 of 13739
Has anyone used the Suit Up/Red Line MTM at SS before? I'm debating doing so to have them make me a MTM La Spalla. How did it turn out for you? Worth it?
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