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post #5941 of 6924
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Originally Posted by timotune View Post

Long time no post, guys. I placed an order for my first MTM suit last week- they do have many great options! I chose a Ariston cotton Solaro in navy, will post a detailed review after I received it!

How's this going along?
post #5942 of 6924
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Originally Posted by brillopad View Post

Hey everyone,

I thought I would share my initial thoughts on the classic black tuxedo and get a bit of feedback on the fit. The tuxedo is interesting because it is probably the most recommended item in the SuSu store (at least on forums like this), but it's almost impossible to find any information on what it looks like in the wild. 

I ordered two - one in my normal size of 36R, one in 34R. I didn't do this because I'm into the tight, cropped look, but because the "product measurements" on the SuSu site are waaay bigger than what I would expect (e.g. 18+ inch shoulders and 30+ inch length on a 36R). Well, I never even tried on the 34R because the site measurements are clearly wrong and the sizing seems within the realm of what I would normally expect for this size.

As for the details, it's almost exactly what I wanted - silk grosgrain, big peak lapels, moderately structured shoulders, one button, jetted pockets, etc. I would have preferred a midnight navy, but I'm willing to go without - in my mind, midnight navy sounds good on paper but most examples I see of it are not great (way too blue and conspicuous).

Initial thoughts: button stance was not as high as I worried it might be, which is great. Not super low, but certainly lower than my other SuSu things. Fabric is pretty nondescript - black worsted, doesn't feel like anything special, but that's fine. VBC S110s, I think. Grosgrain details look good.

Front looks decent. Sleeves need about +1/2". Waist is about right. Jacket length is about right (don't use my arms as a reference, since they're super long). Maybe a bit of extra room in the chest, but I'm not that concerned (if it were bespoke I would just call it "drape").

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The back is pretty messy. Some of this is due to the fact that the vents are still sewn closed, but it's still pretty rough. Pants are also still unhemmed, but there are some problems on the back of the legs. Thoughts?

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Shoulders fit fairly well, but there's some amount of rippling behind on the sleeve back. Sleeve pitch problems?

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Overall, it seems like a fair starting point, especially considering how hard it is to find an inexpensive tux with all the right details. The tux used to be $469, and for that price I would be all for it (and willing to go in for some heavy alterations), but the new price of $569 makes me think a bit more seriously about it. Here's the thing: I can get a MTM suit from a local guy (a guy I have used before and have some confidence in) for about $750-800. I would use the same detailing more or less, but with a midnight navy (if they have a decent one), and would expect the fit to be better. That's more than I would like to spend, but once I start adding up alteration costs for the one above, it becomes a close call. I do like the SuSu one, but it needs some help. And it should go without saying that these pictures are pretty harsh and make it look worse than it would were I moving around or not standing like a robot. Any thoughts are appreciated.

Oh, for reference - here's me in a 36R Havana last year (in much nicer lighting).



I was about to order this tux when I decided to search the thread for feedback on it.

I'm disappointed to see that it has vents, since it has all the other details I wanted.

Why oh why can't I find an OTR ventless dinner jacket at this price point?!?

I'm quickly running out of options and I need one by September.
post #5943 of 6924
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Originally Posted by Jay_Gatsby View Post


I was about to order this tux when I decided to search the thread for feedback on it.

I'm disappointed to see that it has vents, since it has all the other details I wanted.

Why oh why can't I find an OTR ventless dinner jacket at this price point?!?

I'm quickly running out of options and I need one by September.

Why is having a ventless jacket so important? Is it just because it's "correct" or is there a deeper reason? I consider myself a black tie stickler, but I have no interest in a ventless jacket, correct as it may be. It just seems too dated and looks worse most of the time (wrinkles when sitting, moves when you put your hands in your pocket, etc).

 

Anyway, here's that same tux after alterations. I'm quite pleased with it. I'll have a detailed review on my blog later this week.

 

post #5944 of 6924
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Originally Posted by brillopad View Post

 

I'll have a detailed review on my blog later this week.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Excellent! I was waiting for the detailed review! (I have bought the same tux but it's at the tailor and I won't wear it until July 12th!)

post #5945 of 6924
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Originally Posted by brillopad View Post

Why is having a ventless jacket so important? Is it just because it's "correct" or is there a deeper reason? I consider myself a black tie stickler, but I have no interest in a ventless jacket, correct as it may be. It just seems too dated and looks worse most of the time (wrinkles when sitting, moves when you put your hands in your pocket, etc).

Anyway, here's that same tux after alterations. I'm quite pleased with it. I'll have a detailed review on my blog later this week.



No deeper reason. I'm pretty vain.

I quite like the end result. I may just end up getting the tux myself. I'll be on the lookout for your blog entry.

Oh and I Iove the shot with downtown as the backdrop. I'm a former resident of Glen Park.
post #5946 of 6924

My La Spalla trousers are so tight at the bottom of the leg that every time I get up from sitting I have to pull down the trousers. Is there enough excess fabric for them to be let out?

post #5947 of 6924
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Originally Posted by Terpo View Post

My La Spalla trousers are so tight at the bottom of the leg that every time I get up from sitting I have to pull down the trousers. Is there enough excess fabric for them to be let out?

Just look at how much extra material there is in the seams. That's how much you can let them out.
post #5948 of 6924

So you can let out the entire thing, no reserve needed for sewing? 

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any fall/winter 14/15 previews?

post #5950 of 6924
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Originally Posted by Terpo View Post
 

So you can let out the entire thing, no reserve needed for sewing? 

 

You need to reserve a little, about a quarter/half an inch in total, depending on how skilled your tailor is.

post #5951 of 6924

I noticed that SS has moved its plain weave Napolis into the Purple Line price range. 

 

Is it the same on the US site?

post #5952 of 6924
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I noticed that SS has moved its plain weave Napolis into the Purple Line price range. 

Is it the same on the US site?

Funny, now that you ask that question I can't remember what they used to cost. I am seeing $469 and $499 which is what I think I remember being the norm in the past.
post #5953 of 6924
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Originally Posted by Jay_Gatsby View Post



No deeper reason. I'm pretty vain.



I quite like the end result. I may just end up getting the tux myself. I'll be on the lookout for your blog entry.



Oh and I Iove the shot with downtown as the backdrop. I'm a former resident of Glen Park.

 



Just get the vents sewn shut by a tailor. Even on a ventless jacket, there will be side seams, so no one will know you started with vents.
post #5954 of 6924
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Originally Posted by Jay_Gatsby View Post



No deeper reason. I'm pretty vain.





 



Just get the vents sewn shut by a tailor. Even on a ventless jacket, there will be side seams, so no one will know you started with vents.

I think I'll do that, thanks!
post #5955 of 6924
Is there any way to buy from the European version of suitsupply but get the suit to America?
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