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post #2521 of 6968
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

 

Jacket & suit arrived in the post today (bought at SS & let them do the alterations and post the completed items to me):

 

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Obviously, jacket isn't paired with what I'd normally wear with it; I just tried it on over what I was already wearing, to check the alterations were done right and then figured I'd take a snap for this thread.

 

The suit is also from SS, a Napoli model. The right sleeve isn't that twisted IRL, by the way, (although it does admittedly have a much more minor torque); it's catching slightly on the front of the jacket. I'm also not standing straight-on, so apologies for the distortions that introduces. Nonetheless the snaps should still give you an overall idea of the items, and maybe a more realistic one than the website photos. They're altered to my personal preferences, which is a more traditional/longer cut than other people might want and with sleeves about the same length as my shirt cuff when standing normally, so bear that in mind. Alterations were to slim waist, shorten sleeve length & shorten jacket length (slightly only) in the Havana, and slim waist, slim sleeve taper (but not shorten length) & shorten jacket length in the Napoli.

 

Size on both is 34 (I'm usually a 36S that still requires some minor alterations in most slim brands, so had to size down for SS). Overall, I'm very happy with these. Obviously, compared to my bespoke, the fit is not as good and the construction is simpler, and even compared to higher-end RTW, the fabrics are not as luxurious. But when you're buying such inexpensive items, you have to be accept compromises, and frankly, I'm very happy indeed with the items and the whole purchase experience. I'll be back for similarly occasional/seasonal pieces in future, I'm sure. Good brand.

At your size and shape, this looks pretty good.

 

To most of the folks observing this thread:

 

For every size you go above about a 36, you're basically going to need more and more tailoring to get a fit that is even close to what this gent has pictured here...ESP with a brand like suitsupply. Their brand is deliberately positioned to cater to the uber (did I just write "uber"???!!!!) slim fitted almost built like a child size (not to be insulting)

Suit supply has great cuts but at the end of the day if you''ve got issues on your body that make it tough to fit into RTW clothes, you're going to have a problem with any and every brand you try on no matter what size you are. If you have prominent seat, for instance, you may also have a little bit of anterior pelvic tilt or sway back. If that's the case, an entire slew of adjustments really need to be made to fix your clothes in any RTW state. That's when you make a decision on whether or not to pursue MTM for the money it would cost in alterations for the potentially mediocre result provided. It's not so linear that you can just have stuff let out for prominent seat. All kinds of other issues may develop. If you don't know what's goin on with your body, contact a tailor and you'll soon know....if he's good that is.

 

This response is 50% self promotion. Shamelessly.

 

How did I start trolling the suitsupply thread!?!?

post #2522 of 6968
I prefer the left one for the shape. The jacket in the picture on the right has no shape whatsoever.. speaking strictly from looking at the pictures of course. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Also, it looks like the one on the right might have the collar gap symptom.
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

For a length comparison, on the left is a 38R in the Napoli, on the right is a 38L in the Havana.

post #2523 of 6968
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Originally Posted by OTCtailor View Post

At your size and shape, this looks pretty good.

 

To most of the folks observing this thread:

 

For every size you go above about a 36, you're basically going to need more and more tailoring to get a fit that is even close to what this gent has pictured here...ESP with a brand like suitsupply. Their brand is deliberately positioned to cater to the uber (did I just write "uber"???!!!!) slim fitted almost built like a child size (not to be insulting)

Suit supply has great cuts but at the end of the day if you''ve got issues on your body that make it tough to fit into RTW clothes, you're going to have a problem with any and every brand you try on no matter what size you are. If you have prominent seat, for instance, you may also have a little bit of anterior pelvic tilt or sway back. If that's the case, an entire slew of adjustments really need to be made to fix your clothes in any RTW state. That's when you make a decision on whether or not to pursue MTM for the money it would cost in alterations for the potentially mediocre result provided. It's not so linear that you can just have stuff let out for prominent seat. All kinds of other issues may develop. If you don't know what's goin on with your body, contact a tailor and you'll soon know....if he's good that is.

 

This response is 50% self promotion. Shamelessly.

 

How did I start trolling the suitsupply thread!?!?

That's not entirely true. I wear a 40/50, and the Soho cut needed no tailoring whatsoever. It fit perfectly off the rack, and I'm certainly not built like a child.

post #2524 of 6968
Does SS make a traditional navy sportcoat?
post #2525 of 6968
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

Does SS make a traditional navy sportcoat?

yes.

http://us.suitsupply.com/jackets/jacket-navy-plain-havana-c540e/C540E,en_US,pd.html?start=24&cgid=Jackets
post #2526 of 6968

 

Given that it is unconstructed and ultra-freakin short, would that really qualify as "traditional?"

post #2527 of 6968
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Originally Posted by lychyrychy View Post

I prefer the left one for the shape. The jacket in the picture on the right has no shape whatsoever.. speaking strictly from looking at the pictures of course. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Also, it looks like the one on the right might have the collar gap symptom.

You're right. The right one is unlined so I have noticed that it doesn't hang with the same shape as a more constructed jacket.
post #2528 of 6968
Ya that's looking a bit short there. I am about 5'11 and around 180lbs with a steep drop. Chest about 42, waist around 33 with square shoulders.
post #2529 of 6968
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Originally Posted by astrocyte View Post

Given that it is unconstructed and ultra-freakin short, would that really qualify as "traditional?"

where does it say its unconstructed?

also the model could just be wearing a short model. just because all the models on the site are wearing short jackets as part of suits does not make the suits non traditional. if you size the jacket for yourself properly, there should be no reason you can't get a traditional looking navy blazer.
post #2530 of 6968
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Originally Posted by Omar1223 View Post

where does it say its unconstructed?

also the model could just be wearing a short model. just because all the models on the site are wearing short jackets as part of suits does not make the suits non traditional. if you size the jacket for yourself properly, there should be no reason you can't get a traditional looking navy blazer.

I had to get the long-version of the Havana (40L) at 183cm height.
The regular is cut way too short. Same goes for the Soho for me.
post #2531 of 6968
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Originally Posted by Omar1223 View Post


where does it say its unconstructed?

also the model could just be wearing a short model. just because all the models on the site are wearing short jackets as part of suits does not make the suits non traditional. if you size the jacket for yourself properly, there should be no reason you can't get a traditional looking navy blazer.

 

If you watch the video of the model explaining the Havana fit (near the top right of the screen, under Havana Navy Plain $399) he says, "It is a totally unconstructed jacket. It holds minimal canvas inside..."

 

As for whether he is wearing a short version for a more "in" look...wouldn't that make the sleeves too short on him? Unless he had them lengthened from the shoulder or is wearing a MTM version of the jacket? Don't get me wrong..I'm not saying that you can't look traditional in Suitsupply's stuff. I have the Seinna suit and I'd feel comfortable wearing it to an interview. Ideally, it would be like an inch longer, but I'm still happy with it. The reason I'm thinking all of this through is that I'm also in the market for a new navy jacket but I don't have the option of trying a "long" since I'm the elusive 34 chest. 

post #2532 of 6968
I have that navy Havana and love it. Almost a perfect fit off the rack, but I did size up as they run really slim.
post #2533 of 6968
I've been reading the thread but I may have missed it, but how blue is the blue plain Washington? I suddenly need a suit for work and that one caught my eye and they have my size (34r)
post #2534 of 6968

I've regularly seen two plain blue Washingtons on the site.

 

This one http://us.suitsupply.com/suits/suit-blue-plain-washington-p3484i/P3484I,en_US,pd.html?start=3&cgid=Suits&prefn1=fit&prefv1=Washington

 

And this one: http://us.suitsupply.com/suits/suit-blue-plain-washington-p3522i/P3522I,en_US,pd.html?start=1&cgid=Suits&prefn1=fit&prefv1=Washington

(not currently available, but it's left before and come back)

 

I own the second, and I'm pleased in every way. The color is almost identical to the up close image shown of the buttons, rather than the model picture. I was concerned about the color based on the model picture but it ended up being exactly what I wanted, very work/interview appropriate. I thought I saw earlier on this thread that there really isn't much shine on the first plain blue Washington in real life.

post #2535 of 6968
What is the slimmest cut suit that SuitSupply has to offer?
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