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post #4381 of 6206
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Originally Posted by steffenbp11 View Post

Looks like you have caught the suitsupply bug CP. Suit looks great. Is there a noticeable difference qualitywise you compare the La Spalla to the other models ? The price is almost double...

Yes, the difference between the La Spalla and the other models is noticeable. The wool is incredibly fine and soft. I'd say that this suit compares very favorably to the best of Polo and Brooks Bros--and not quite as expensive. Having said that, the cost of a La Spalla is nothing to sneeze at. Already, I am thinking of several things that I can do to pay for this suit--give up the daily Starbucks, get books from the public library rather than buying, etc...... The lining, the Italian shoulder construction, the buttons, etc... are details that add to the look. When I take the suit to the tailor, I'm sure he will have good things to say about its construction.
post #4382 of 6206
Thanks. I am rather tempted by one of the new Jort offerings, so it's nice to know what you think. I don't recall that many La Spalla purchases in this thread.. My first / next buy though will probably the blue merano coat smile.gif
post #4383 of 6206
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Originally Posted by devo666 View Post
 

 

A lot of people would recommend to get a navy suit as your first one for biz professional, but darker grey (like a charcoal) is probably fine too.  If you really wanted grey for the suit, the Napoli grey faux-uni looks fine and the Napoli grey plain would probably be alright too although it's a little lighter.  I would avoid the Napoli Antra pinstripe; you usually don't want pinstripes for your first suit (or second - although, those pinstripes don't stand out that much). Avoid the Washington cut in your first link for now - peak lapels are less business professional/conservative and people might think they're "showy."

 

For the blazer, if you're just getting one, I might look for something a little plainer than the one you linked.  I think the jacket you linked is rad, but the texture looks winter-ish and the color seems a little lighter than you might want if you're only getting one (might just be the weave/texture of the wool that makes the color look like that).  In general, navy or darker grey (but not black) with simpler textures is what you think of when you want stuff to wear in a professional environment, and a simple navy jacket or suit will be really versatile when you're building full outfits and wearing in different seasons.

 

Regarding the picture, I just meant that after you order and receive a suit, there are threads on style forum where you can post pictures wearing the suit and knowledgeable members of the forum can critique how it fits you.

I got the 36s blue that you warned me about(probably will return unless it fits and would work well as a business casual blazer) and the 38s faux grey. The faux grey was not close to fitting(shoulders were way off) and here are the photos of the 36s. I have concerns about the shoulders. 

 

http://imgur.com/a/Tm81o#4

post #4384 of 6206
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

Today, when I arrived home, a familiar looking package was waiting at the back door.
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A week ago, when I visited the SS store in Chicago, I tried on the La Spalla and loved it. But did not pull the trigger until Friday, when I called the store from home in Michigan to inquire if it was still available. I was surprised that it was delivered so quickly. Here it is, out-of-the-box, wrinkles and all, before going to the tailor:

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The wool fabric is as soft as butter. "Molto" light.

When I ordered the suit, I asked the sales rep, who assisted me when I visited the store, to pick out a tie and a PS to go with the suit. He did not fail:
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The tie has a chocolate brown background. To get a nice wool tie like this for only $45 is a value.

Now, off to the tailor. This is a 40S. There is some excess fabric in the back that needs attention.

There is plenty of material in the trouser for a cuff. Yes? Or, no? Thoughts are welcome.

Thanks for showing us the la spalla! It's a very nice suit, with an interesting fabric. Is that self-stripe or herringbone? I'd put 1.75" cuffs on the trousers, with minimal to no break. Most of my SuSu suits are cuffed, and the extra weight really makes the trousers drape a bit better.

 

Of course it's down to personal opinion, but if you're on the fence, I'd go for cuffs. They're also not that common nowadays, so it would set you apart from the average SuSu wearing guy, if you don't mind that. This suit would look great together with some nicely polished dark brown cap-toes, that brown tie, that brown/light blue square and a light blue shirt. You really can't get much better than that, so the salesman certainly did a good job!

 

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Already, I am thinking of several things that I can do to pay for this suit--give up the daily Starbucks, get books from the public library rather than buying. Have you thought about getting ebooks? Most of them can be found 'for free' online.
post #4385 of 6206
Alright...boxed up 4 suits to return.

Taking 4 more to the tailor after work. Will trust his opinion on which to keep--none are perfect out of the box and each has different issues that may not have enough extra fabric to fix (a mix of chest room/waist shape/ass room).

The herringbone charcoal 42L London is almost a 100% keeper, but I would like to end up with a more casual suit out of the deal so I am also bringing along
-42R checked/plaid London - length seems ok even though it is an R since it is more casual.
-42R Blue Linen Napoli and
-40L Blue Linen Napoli - I seriously can't tell with these two. Put on the 42R and thought it worked and was sure the 40L would be too small....but I threw on the 40L just in case and the shoulders were a little more trim but I think it was better. Pants are on the tight side though...wish I could mix and match the pants from the 42 since there is a limited amount of room to let out the seat.
post #4386 of 6206
Just got back from a tailor that came recommended from SF based in Dallas (Cantu). I wrote down the measurements for the 38l, 40r, and 40l. I know ss normally recommends you size down, but he said the 38l chest would be too tight on me. The 40R I brought in was too short on the jacket length. So I'll be sticking to my normal 40l.

Imagine that, ordered 2/3 that ended up being wrong lol. Downside is that the one I ordered is no longer on the site. I wonder if customer service can make an exception?
Edited by MMoon24 - 12/16/13 at 4:27pm
post #4387 of 6206
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Thanks for showing us the la spalla! It's a very nice suit, with an interesting fabric. Is that self-stripe or herringbone? I'd put 1.75" cuffs on the trousers, with minimal to no break. Most of my SuSu suits are cuffed, and the extra weight really makes the trousers drape a bit better.

Of course it's down to personal opinion, but if you're on the fence, I'd go for cuffs. They're also not that common nowadays, so it would set you apart from the average SuSu wearing guy, if you don't mind that. This suit would look great together with some nicely polished dark brown cap-toes, that brown tie, that brown/light blue square and a light blue shirt. You really can't get much better than that, so the salesman certainly did a good job!
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Already, I am thinking of several things that I can do to pay for this suit--give up the daily Starbucks, get books from the public library rather than buying. Have you thought about getting ebooks? Most of them can be found 'for free' online.

Thanks for the input. I am leaning towards the cuffs!



From a distance, you might think that it is a herringbone, but it is a self-stripe.

By posting the pictures, I hope no one thinks I was trying to show off or brag. I've been saving up for a nice MTM suit for some time. Then, I saw the La Spalla which is less expensive, and in many ways, much more interesting and pleasing than my original choice.

I have slimmed down over the past decade, and a closet full of suits no longer fit well. They have all gone to raising money for a food distribution program in Detroit. At least, my clothing can do some good for others.

The things that I like about the La Spalla is that it has touches of sprezzatura--the subtle stripes, the functional buttons, the "la spalla" shoulder, the orange thread on the first of the sleeve buttons, the cashmere/wool fabric, nice buttons. And, it is nicely conservative: the 3/2 roll, the side vents, the basic neutral grey color, buttons for braces, the dignified violet lining. This is a suit that lends itself to more than one wearing a week. Changing the tie, shirt, and PS can make the entire look of the suit be totally different. For me, this is a good investment.

It is time that I got in the e-book bandwagon. happy.gif
Edited by clarinetplayer - 12/16/13 at 7:05pm
post #4388 of 6206

its nearly impossible to find a 40L in Washington. Maybe I'll help better luck going to the NYC stores..

post #4389 of 6206
Just bought the grey herringbone Lazio, held off on the Washington fit I asked about the other day as the Lazio does fit me very well:
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Does anyone have any experience with SS bags? 
I'm intrigued by the slim document carriers. 

Wondering what the consensus here is? 
Too slim? Want a minimalist briefcase type, but not a full briefcase. This looks slick to me, but I'm unsure.

Thoughts?

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/bags/brown-slim-document-carrier/BAG12313.html?start=1&cgid=Bags

post #4391 of 6206

Spoke to Customer Service earlier. Bravo SS, bravo. So the suit I ordered that is no longer on their website, they told me they plan to get more in next week, allowing me to make the exchange. Furthermore, the other suit I ordered in the wrong size via SS Outlet can be exchanged too despite the site being closed.

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"This is a suit that lends itself to more than one wearing a week" as said by clarinetplayer (I'm sorry, doing this for the first time, on my phone, amd I don't know how to quote): This suit does lend itself to be worn more than once a week, but I would advise against it. The quality is so fine that wear and tear will become apparent to soon, to soon for a quality suit like a La Spalla. This needs to be worn once a week, max. I hope you trust me in this, because this will give you a better and more pleasing experience of our suits. I work in a Suitsupply store in the Netherlands, and advise this, as all my colleagues, to every client who buys a La Spalla.

I hope it helps, enjoy your suit!
post #4393 of 6206
Is it possible to shorten the sleeves from the shoulder of the Sienna model? I see that it has Spalla Camicia.
post #4394 of 6206
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Originally Posted by mrsartinc View Post

"This is a suit that lends itself to more than one wearing a week" as said by clarinetplayer (I'm sorry, doing this for the first time, on my phone, amd I don't know how to quote): This suit does lend itself to be worn more than once a week, but I would advise against it. The quality is so fine that wear and tear will become apparent to soon, to soon for a quality suit like a La Spalla. This needs to be worn once a week, max. I hope you trust me in this, because this will give you a better and more pleasing experience of our suits. I work in a Suitsupply store in the Netherlands, and advise this, as all my colleagues, to every client who buys a La Spalla.

I hope it helps, enjoy your suit!

Thank you!
post #4395 of 6206
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Originally Posted by ATLien1982 View Post

Does anyone have any experience with SS bags?  I'm intrigued by the slim document carriers. Wondering what the consensus here is?  Too slim? Want a minimalist briefcase type, but not a full briefcase. This looks slick to me, but I'm unsure.

Thoughts?

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/bags/brown-slim-document-carrier/BAG12313.html?start=1&cgid=Bags

My thought is that you will find very little feedback to that question on this forum. It has been asked numerous times, and largely ignored numerous times. People don't seem to care to write about the accessories, or have not tried them. You probably need to find a briefcase thread to debate the merits of the slimness.
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