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post #5101 of 7527
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

A few thougths, and I mention these with the qualification that the people over there are very, very nice and really tried to make things right.

1. The alterations system is flawed. The sales associate pins the alterations and logs them into the computer, and then the seamstress separately executes. The seamstress never actually sees the garment on you. So if you need any alterations to address the way something drapes or hangs on you, it doesn't work that well.

2. Very inconistent execution. On the first suit, alterations were perfect on the first try. On the next couple, a lot of issues, mostly careless. They lengthened the sleeves on one jacket significantly instead of shortening them. When I saw the suit on the hanger, it looked ridiculous, any reasonable person should have questioned whether someone really wanted the sleeves lengthened to the length of the jacket. LOL A few other minor issues, but after three goes at it, I'm getting my suit 2 weeks after purchase instead of 3-4 days.

3. Stylistic differences. While I can appreciate the SS aesthetic, and I am buying these suits mostly for nights/weekend use, I would like to wear them occasionally in a business setting. These guys wear their pants crazy slim with the hem somewhere just below the calves. I need at least a whispering break and to be able to put my socks on without taking the pants off (not exaggerating). I couldn't talk them into widening the bottom half of the leg to those specs so had to take it to my alterations tailor.

As I said, they are very nice, but going forward I'm going to just take the suit straight to the full-service tailor to avoid the back and forth hopefully get a better result on the first try.

Wow - thanks TC. Sounds like you got a good alternative though; once you have a(n alterations) tailor you trust, better sick with 'm.
post #5102 of 7527

I was wondering about what do you guys think about whether this suit (http://us.suitsupply.com/en_CA/suits/la-spalla-blue-plain/P3855I.html) would make a good second staple suit (my other suit is mid-gray)? I like the slightly lighter navy color, but I am concerned whether it would be versatile enough. I don't need suits for work, so I am not concerned with ultra-CBD compatibility, just for social events (weddings, opera, etc.). Thanks!

post #5103 of 7527

Anyone have (or have seen) the Washington light blue plain linen suit?  I'm looking for something I can wear as separates casually or together for a slightly more dressed up look.  Anyone seen this and can say if the fabric/design works for it?

post #5104 of 7527
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

Wow - thanks TC. Sounds like you got a good alternative though; once you have a(n alterations) tailor you trust, better sick with 'm.

Unfortunately I had a major falling out with one of the most famous tailors in Houston which was unfortunate because he did really great work. I actually stopped buying clothes for a couple years just because I wasn't sure I had a place to finish them. I just found a new guy in a small shop and he's fast and pretty good. I will probably ask him to do my next couple of SS suits from the start. He did a great job widening the legs on the trousers from my navy pinstripe DB Soho.
post #5105 of 7527
For general information, particularly for the portlier amongst us, I sent an inquiry to Suit Supply to ask them for advice on their more generously cut suiting blocks.

I was advised that the London, Sienna, Napoli and York are their most generous fits.
post #5106 of 7527

I did some reconnaissance this week the NYC stores, and I tried on some of their new spring/summer collection. Here are some photos of how they look on me, in the store:

 

Tobacco Havana, 36R:

 

 

Blue Havana, 36R:

 

 

Green Herringbone Havana, 36R:

This one is either listed as brown on the website, or it is not on the website. The tag at the store clearly says green.

 

 

 

Blue Washington, 36R:

I believe I tried the wool version.

 

 

Blue Check Lazio Suit, 34R (No 36R available in the store):

Here it is with the navy chinos I wore to the store, with and without the vest.

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is including the pants:

 

 

 

 

If anyone has a compelling reason for me not to buy the Blue Check Lazio, please let me know. It's pure linen, but I think I could actually wear it in a business context (without the vest). I am hoping that it will save me when I have to wear a suit on 98-degree days in NYC, when the subway platform is 110 degrees F. I also think the jacket works brilliantly as a separate sportcoat. I'm going to get the 36R; the 34R was a little tight in the waist, and I wouldn't a little more room in the shoulders. I wear a 34R in the Napoli (pics somewhere far back in this thread), but that is a looser fit compared to the Lazio.


Edited by coldsalmon - 3/12/14 at 9:08am
post #5107 of 7527

The Lazio looks the best. All of the jackets seem to have a collar gap, perhaps sizing down would help.

post #5108 of 7527

Yes, I noticed the collar gap. It may be due to bad posture, but I don't know. They fixed it during the tailoring process on the 36R Havana that I got last year. EDIT: I know why all of the close-ups have a collar gap. It's because I'm holding my arm out in front of me to take a selfie. Duh.

 

Perhaps I should go with the 34R, but the Lazio did seem pretty tight in the waist. Most of the Lazios I have tried on have felt way too small in a 34R, but this one just barely fit. Perhaps I will order a 36R from their website for comparison.

 

Here is the Green Herringbone in a 34R, from the previous day at the other store. I think it is too small in the waist. One of the reasons I like to shop at Suitsupply is that they actually make suits that are too small for me, so I don't have to worry that their smallest fit is still not small enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by coldsalmon - 3/12/14 at 10:14am
post #5109 of 7527
The Lazio looks quite good, but you really should size one up to 36r
post #5110 of 7527
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Originally Posted by timotune View Post

The Lazio looks quite good, but you really should size one up to 36r


Thanks timotune, I agree. I am going to order it from the website.

post #5111 of 7527
Lazio looks good. I like the length of the Havana better though. Lazio is not unacceptably short, but maybe a touch short for conservative business dress (if you intend to wear it as such).
post #5112 of 7527
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Unfortunately I had a major falling out with one of the most famous tailors in Houston which was unfortunate because he did really great work. I actually stopped buying clothes for a couple years just because I wasn't sure I had a place to finish them. I just found a new guy in a small shop and he's fast and pretty good. I will probably ask him to do my next couple of SS suits from the start. He did a great job widening the legs on the trousers from my navy pinstripe DB Soho.

Would that be NL? He's a very nice fella but the front office customer service SUCKS with incompetence.

If you are still in need of an alterations seamstress give the lovely Diana a try at Angel Tailors on the corner of Chimney Rock and Woodway (just next to the Houston Eye Associates). She is a wonderful lady so say hello from Ian if you go, she did great work for me, never objected to my requests and always did stuff on time, usually in less than a week. I really miss her, I've moved out of state and finding it hard to get someone as good as her (and I used to live right by there too!). I was recently back in town for one night and brought her things which she turned around for me in 24 hours.

I have a couple of things from SS but I never bothered with their tailoring, I just brought stuff straight to her.

I tried on that light brown Lazio POW that looks so good on Timo (think they've been cleared off the racks to make room for the spring / summer stock) but the trousers were ridiculously baggy in front of the thighs to the point that I don't think could have been successfully brought in, so had to pass. Dunno if anyone else has had that problem but on a couple of pics of people in Lazios I notice it wasn't just me!i
post #5113 of 7527

I hadn't thought about the length, that is a good point. I am contemplating the Lazio for CBD purposes. It will not be a high-stakes first-impression suit (that is my fully-canvassed charcoal suit), but I think that it will be perfectly fine for most business purposes when the weather is very hot. I get the sense that it might look longer if I size up to the 36R and the jacket drapes more naturally, instead of being pinched apart in the middle. I am not totally crazy to wear this for business, right?

post #5114 of 7527
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

Would that be NL? He's a very nice fella but the front office customer service SUCKS with incompetence.

If you are still in need of an alterations seamstress give the lovely Diana a try at Angel Tailors on the corner of Chimney Rock and Woodway (just next to the Houston Eye Associates).


You are correct, on both counts. It was even more than incompetence in my case, and I will never set foot in that store again. Thanks for the recommendation, it's always good to have options!
post #5115 of 7527
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Originally Posted by coldsalmon View Post

I hadn't thought about the length, that is a good point. I am contemplating the Lazio for CBD purposes. It will not be a high-stakes first-impression suit (that is my fully-canvassed charcoal suit), but I think that it will be perfectly fine for most business purposes when the weather is very hot. I get the sense that it might look longer if I size up to the 36R and the jacket drapes more naturally, instead of being pinched apart in the middle. I am not totally crazy to wear this for business, right?

I guess it depends on what business you're in. Personally, I wouldn't wear that suit to the office due to the extreme taper on the pants, but I think a guy with a slim build like you can pull it off. It's not my idea of CBD, but if this is just a suit to wear to the office and not for important first impression-type situations, it'll probably be fine. Sizing up to a 36R should give you both more length on the jacket and a little more room in the leg, so the final result will undoubtedly be more CBD than the one you posted.
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