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post #5401 of 7603
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Originally Posted by throw4five View Post
 

No lie, I posed with my arms up because I've seen everybody else on HERE pose with their arms up!  I thought it was some secret sartorial sizing up technique, haha.  Anyway, went with the washington for a number of reasons (roughly in order of importance): slimmest fitting (I am very athletically built, want to continue to look athletic in nice clothing), liked the navy color (SS doesn't offer many plain navy at the moment it seems), GF liked the peak lapels (I was indifferent peak vs notch), I liked the ticket pocket.  

 

When I tried a lazio on at the store, the sales rep said he wouldn't need to do many alterations, but fore-mostly, I want a navy suit...lazio only offers 1 plain blue lazio, and I don't like the look of it.  Mainly it was the slimmest fitting aspect, I figured if it fit the shoulders, EVERYTHING else could be tapered.

 

With that said, do you think it'sTOO big, or do you think it's big and needs tailored?  What would you do?

Honestly, do you see your suit as being slim? What is the point of buying a slim jacket too big (and thus not slim at all) and making it slim with alterations? In my opinion, you should return it because you want a slim fitting suit and judging by the pictures the fit is very poor. You should definitely try another cut. 

post #5402 of 7603
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Originally Posted by Oldbro View Post
 

Honestly, do you see your suit as being slim? What is the point of buying a slim jacket too big (and thus not slim at all) and making it slim with alterations? In my opinion, you should return it because you want a slim fitting suit and judging by the pictures the fit is very poor. You should definitely try another cut. 

I get what you're saying, and no the suit as it is now isn't slim.  It would be slim on someone who was more closely proportioned to SS's OTR cut.  However, I had to get it this size for my shoulders and chest.  My thought was (perhaps foolishly) that since it is designed to be a slim fit suit, once tailored it would look like a slim fit suit.  I've read stories where guys try to take a traditionally-cut suit and make it a "slim fit" and end up with garbage since it was never intended to be a slim-fit in the first place.  Is this way off base or accurate?  

 

I always have to get my dress shirts taken in through the waist due to my neck, chest, and shoulders needing a much larger size, and my tailor told me it's important to start out with a slim cut shirt otherwise it would never work.

 

I guess I figured a very slim fitting Washington would need less material removed than a traditional cut that fit my shoulders and chest.

post #5403 of 7603
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Originally Posted by throw4five View Post

Received the washington plain blue today.  I knew it was gonna need alot of tailoring before I bought it: at the store, the 38S seemed to fit me throughout most of my body a bit better, but in the washington, I could barely move my arms without feeling I was gonna split the jacket in half.  So I went with the 40S to fit through the shoulders and chest.  The sales rep at the store said the pants would need tapered, hemmed, and waist tightened.  I believe he said the jacket would need the sleeves shortened, waist suppressed, possibly jacket length shortened, I forget what all he said to be honest.  

Anyway, here are some pictures of the suit; I'd appreciate as much feedback as I could get regarding what needs tailored, as well as any other general feedback that seems relevant.  I have pretty thick skin so feel free to be as critical as you want to be.  Gentleman, help!
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Unfortunately, this suit is too large for you. To make it work, too many alterations would need to be attempted. I doubt if the result would be pleasing. Try a different model. Or, try a non-SS make.
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post #5405 of 7603
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Originally Posted by throw4five View Post

I get what you're saying, and no the suit as it is now isn't slim.  It would be slim on someone who was more closely proportioned to SS's OTR cut.  However, I had to get it this size for my shoulders and chest.  My thought was (perhaps foolishly) that since it is designed to be a slim fit suit, once tailored it would look like a slim fit suit.  I've read stories where guys try to take a traditionally-cut suit and make it a "slim fit" and end up with garbage since it was never intended to be a slim-fit in the first place.  Is this way off base or accurate?  

I always have to get my dress shirts taken in through the waist due to my neck, chest, and shoulders needing a much larger size, and my tailor told me it's important to start out with a slim cut shirt otherwise it would never work.

I guess I figured a very slim fitting Washington would need less material removed than a traditional cut that fit my shoulders and chest.

First, I would post this in the tailor's thread where trained people have an eye for this stuff.

Second, while I would advise against massive chopping of any suit, perhaps you might be stuck with this same problem no matter what you wear. if you are that thick across the upper body and thin through the waist and torso, you are going to find suits hard to fit in general. While SS suits have a decent drop, when they say slim they mean cut slim all the way down. Looks like you may need something like a 9" drop, which you aren't going to find anywhere.

So I guess my main, non-professional opinion, is to take it to a tailor and have them pin it and see if you like the result. Good luck!
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Has anybody ever tried to order the same suit online in two different sizes, returning them but swapping pants ? 

 

Like ordering a 46 and a 44. Then send back the jacket in 46 with the pants in 44. Keeping the rest. 

post #5407 of 7603
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Originally Posted by Francks View Post
 

Has anybody ever tried to order the same suit online in two different sizes, returning them but swapping pants ? 

 

Like ordering a 46 and a 44. Then send back the jacket in 46 with the pants in 44. Keeping the rest. 

I haven't tried it, but I doubt that would work.

post #5408 of 7603

Alright, I agree with you. The thing is that I ordered the two suits. The jacket in 44 is spot on but pants are tight (the waist can be taken in, but I'm affraid I will have to alter the thighs too).

post #5409 of 7603

I'm guessing when they do realize they don't have matching jacket and trouser sizes you'll get to pay for both and get refunded neither. Plus you might actually be flagged on future purchases.

post #5410 of 7603
Throw4five, if the sales guy said the Lazio would fit with minimal alterations, I would go back and give it another try. The Washington is very slim in the chest and arms (I can't even get my arms all the way in), so you ended up sizing up. The Lazio in your usual size might work better. The chest and arms are roomier than the Washington. Since you wouldn't be sizing up, the body might already be slimmer than the one-size-larger Washington.
post #5411 of 7603
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Originally Posted by Francks View Post

Has anybody ever tried to order the same suit online in two different sizes, returning them but swapping pants ? 

Like ordering a 46 and a 44. Then send back the jacket in 46 with the pants in 44. Keeping the rest. 
we have morals

if you want to do it - why not ask them first?
post #5412 of 7603

Does anyone have either of these sportcoats? If so may you post detailed pics?

 

post #5413 of 7603

Hey guys so I said that I would post my review of Suitsupply's MTM program when I launched my blog.

 

Here is the link to it. 

 

http://www.somethingbespoke.com/suit-supply-mtm-part-1/

 

Let me know if you have any questions. 

post #5414 of 7603
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
 

Question: how are SS shirts? I know this might been addressed before but searching would take me some time. I saw onw with green stripes that I liked and since Luxire has added a $25 shipping cost to their shirts, that put SS at the same range. I checked the measurements on the site ad looks like the sleeves - which is always a problem in other brands, are way short - will fit me nice. 

Qualitywise I think there're great. I think that overall SS get a bit too much bashing here on the forum. La Spalla and Jort models for example are a fantastic value. Come to the shirts I own both from the standard and suitup lines, and though I still like the former the value is significant higher in the latter. I've had three suitup for a couple of years now and they are holding up great - probably more so than my Barbas and Finamores to be honest. Sure, their 'handmade' details have more of an industrial feel to them but I really like the cut and the Thomas Mason fabrics are smooth as butter.

post #5415 of 7603
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Originally Posted by jaghetermattis View Post
 

Qualitywise I think there're great. I think that overall SS get a bit too much bashing here on the forum. La Spalla and Jort models for example are a fantastic value. Come to the shirts I own both from the standard and suitup lines, and though I still like the former the value is significant higher in the latter. I've had three suitup for a couple of years now and they are holding up great - probably more so than my Barbas and Finamores to be honest. Sure, their 'handmade' details have more of an industrial feel to them but I really like the cut and the Thomas Mason fabrics are smooth as butter.

 

Thanks! I went to see the shirt that I liked but the collar points are way too small for my tastes but there was an olive one that have a nice collar. I might get that one to try their shirts.

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