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!
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Suitsupply NYC - Page 341post #5101 of 118573/11/14 at 3:54pm
Styleforum Top Pickspost #5102 of 118573/11/14 at 4:34pmpost #5103 of 118573/11/14 at 5:43pmQuote:
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 #5104 of 118573/11/14 at 5:46pmpost #5105 of 118573/12/14 at 8:13am
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 9:08ampost #5106 of 118573/12/14 at 8:18ampost #5107 of 118573/12/14 at 9:04am
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 10:14ampost #5108 of 118573/12/14 at 10:04ampost #5109 of 118573/12/14 at 10:09ampost #5110 of 118573/12/14 at 10:17ampost #5111 of 118573/12/14 at 10:29amQuote:Originally Posted by TC (Houston)
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!ipost #5112 of 118573/12/14 at 10:37am
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 #5113 of 118573/12/14 at 11:36amQuote:Originally Posted by Ianiceman
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 #5114 of 118573/12/14 at 12:41pmQuote:Originally Posted by coldsalmon
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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