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I checked the website a couple weeks ago for MTM info and pricing for blue line tailoring was quoted as starting at $429 (which I thought was a great deal even if there were only limited adjustments you could make). Now I checked the website today and blue line is listed as starting at $699 - not much value there. Anyone know what happened? Also curious why they would price blue line only $50 below the suit up line.

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Originally Posted by JohnnyGalt View Post
 

I checked the website a couple weeks ago for MTM info and pricing for blue line tailoring was quoted as starting at $429 (which I thought was a great deal even if there were only limited adjustments you could make). Now I checked the website today and blue line is listed as starting at $699 - not much value there. Anyone know what happened? Also curious why they would price blue line only $50 below the suit up line.


$429 is just for a jacket. I did blue line MTM last weekend and paid $650 for a two piece suit.

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$429 is just for a jacket. I did blue line MTM last weekend and paid $650 for a two piece suit.

Is the $749 for the suit up line the price for a jacket or full suit then?

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Planning to try out one of the Dark grey Napoli suits for my upcoming graduation, anyone mind telling me if their shirts are worth the price?
It was for me, because the fit is great without the need for any tailoring. Fabric and construction seems solid. I ordered one from the blue line and one from the purple line and both were nice. Sleeve lengths can be a little tricky because they only have two options for each neck size (regular and long) and their measurements on the site are screwed up. I'm usually a 16" neck but I went with a 15.75 to get the right sleeve length, which I measure as 34". The "long" versions are about 2" longer in the sleeve.

If you are looking for a white dress shirt to wear with a suit and tie, I really like this one. Great fit and great collar. You'll notice there's a little bit of a pattern to the fabric, but it's fairly subtle and not really noticeable from more than a couple of feet away.
post #4895 of 5499

I received a grayish-blue Havana jacket yesterday but unfortunately I'm sending it back. I was looking for something that would need minimal/no tailoring at this price point but a size 40R fit like a tent. I feel like if I sized down to a 38S it would have fit in the chest and shoulders but would still be baggy everywhere else.

 

I guess I'm an oddball size - very slim at 5'9" and 143 lbs. Yet I have a "muscular" build with a 40" chest and 31" waist. Bespoke has been the only stuff that fits me well. I once wasted $500 on an MTM suit that fit like shit (I was measured in person for the MTM suit).

 

Oh well enjoy your suits and jackets guys!

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FYI, SuitSupply NYC will be doing an AMA (ask me anything) on reddit, today @ 12 noon et.

http://reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice
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Thank you guys for the all the feedback, I appreciate it.

 

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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

TopCat - if you like it then rock it.

To throw in my 2 cents....I am also a slender guy. I am 6' 1" with longer legs, and some older school tailors have said I should take a Long instead of a regular. I generally disagree, but 5 years ago I bought a Long after being pitched by the store's tailor. It was a very nice suit, actually the second most expensive I had ever bought. I haven't worn it in over 2 years. What bugged me was not that the proportions were particularly off - it passed the cover your arse test obviously, as well as the cupped hand test - it was that I would look down my slender core and feel like I was covered in excess cloth. Even though that cloth went down and not out, it still felt like the thing was too big.

I only give you this for something to consider. Based on that picture, my first thought was that it is a little long because it broke the 50/50 proportion. Personally, I would consider buying the next shorter size before I shorten anything on that jacket. That is an alteration that could come with unintended consequences. Better to maybe compare to a different size before you start chopping what you have, should you decide you in fact want it shorter. Good luck.

 

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I agree with CD about trying something a little shorter before chopping this suit. I feel like it is a bit too long too, but why. I like an aesthetic reason if possible and I think what I would say is that it seems to elongate your upper body in a way that seems too make you lanky in appearance if that makes sense. Not awful mind you but trying to put a finger on what you seem to feel as well. I think you articulated a good reason to shorten it, namely to emphasize your leg length so as to increase subjective sense of more height.

. Maybe it's because youre skinnier and it feels like it is emphasizing that. Anyway just trying to put a finger on that issue. Do try a shorter length at any store just to get a feel. Or if you have a shorter jacket snap a pic and post it here. But look if you feel good that's something to go by. Enjoy your clothes.

 

I think if I were 6'1, I would probably opt for a long, unless the regular covered my arse entirely with a little bit of extra length (1 inch). Even at 5'7, it feels like I have long legs, which might just let me get away with a longer jacket.

 

As for trying a shorter size, it's not possible. They don't sell size 34S, and even if they did, it would make the sleeves way too short for my liking, and I prefer to shorten sleeves rather than lengthen (I think I have freakishly long arms).

 

I went to SuitSupply Westfield yesterday, and the customer service was great. The sales assistant was pretty much the same size as me, and said that he had to also get some of his jackets shortened by an inch. I asked for his objective opinion on my current jacket length, and he said it looked fine, but would be better if I shortened it by an inch but no more. Looking at it in their three-mirror setup, it looked pretty good to me too; I also took a look at a size 34 Soho, and that also looked very good in my eyes.

 

The jacket length in the picture has the length of 29.5 inches. I have other suit jackets in the lengths of 27, 27.5, and 28. I absolutely cannot stand the 27 inch one, I feel like burning it, it only covers half of my ass. The 27.5 inch jacket is a little too short for my liking, but it's acceptable by today's standards. The 28 inch jacket is pretty much a perfect length. If I were to shorten the Washington, it would 28.5 inches long, which is only half an inch away from my ideal length, which in my opinion is not too far off.

 

I personally think that the suit jacket can be longer if it has open quarters, as it exposes a little bit more leg. On a slightly related matter, the top button is roughly an inch above my naval, is this ideal or would it look better if it were higher up? (I'm guessing the button stance is higher up on a short because of the length).

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uncensored Suitsupply homepage:slayer: 

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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

FYI, SuitSupply NYC will be doing an AMA (ask me anything) on reddit, today @ 12 noon et.

http://reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice

Man, they walked into a woodchipper. All anyone asked about was the marketing.
post #4900 of 5499
At topcoat
Post in tailors thread. Despots and Rory, two bespoke tailors are very active right now. I'm nervous about shortening a full inch but ask them.
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Man, they walked into a woodchipper. All anyone asked about was the marketing.

I missed the AMA, but just went over the questions people were asking. I'm not gonna lie, those marketing "sexy" images are disgusting and not something I originally envisioned. Never seen these images on the website, but I wouldn't want to be associated with SS that way either?

 

Friend: Nice suit! Where'd you get that from?

Me: SuitSupply, they make some really good...

Friend: Oh, you mean that one company with those images about men being all pervy towards women?

Me: Uh...well...yes?

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Sort missed all of reddit. What happened?
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Sort missed all of reddit. What happened?

http://www.reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice/comments/1xwngb/we_are_nish_jan_stephanie_and_chris_from/


Basically the most popular discussion on there was about SS' marketing. Basically how they come off as sexist, pervy, whatever other words you want to use in that genre. I can't link them here, but if you Google Image "SuitSupply", you'll know what I"m talking about.


Personally, I associate suits with being classy and a gentleman. SS gives that opportunity for young individuals. Their marketing seems to be catering towards the Abercrombie type guys or something.

 

Edit: SS' US website has been updated to reflect a bit of what I'm talking about.

 

Edit 2: NSFWhttp://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/uncensored

post #4904 of 5499
I don't associate women in bikini tops with disgusting. I showed the campaigns to my girlfriend and she didn't mind at all. There are plenty of campaigns with half naked men targeted to women. Suitsupply has been having campaigns like this since their start, and no one has ever said anything like that to me upon hearing my suits are from suitsupply.

Anyway, who cares? They make good suits, that's all that matters to me.
Edited by Monkeyface - 2/15/14 at 12:06pm
post #4905 of 5499
SuitSupply and "classic" and "gentlemanly" never really went hand in hand.

It always seemed sort of fashion forward/GQ to me. Really doesn't surprise me they'd run a campaign like this.

I sort of feel like their target demo is guys who watch the show Suits and want to emulate that in real life.
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