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post #9256 of 13742
Your suits look fantastic @chocsosa. A good tailor on top of some solid suit fundamentals from SuSu looks like a winning combination especially given your height. Great job.
post #9257 of 13742
@chocsosa: so you don't use SS tailor but your own?
post #9258 of 13742
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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post
 

44L mainly but in most SS stuff, a 46L or even a 48L sometimes..the length always seems to work..this is the napoli...

 

 

 

 

looks good. Would you pls share the link of the suit? Thx.

post #9259 of 13742
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

Your suits look fantastic @chocsosa. A good tailor on top of some solid suit fundamentals from SuSu looks like a winning combination especially given your height. Great job.


Thanks Spandexter..I only own two suits from SS...but I am extremely happy with both suits from them.. they do their job and our built to last...

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@chocsosa: so you don't use SS tailor but your own?


no...their tailors are okay but mine is a surgeon...for instance the Washington fit was purchased two sizes bigger than what I traditionally wear.. my tailors always say its easier to take in then let out in garments.. so I heeded that advice.. when I took it to the tailors they recut and raised the shoulders to make it sit better (they were way broader than my shoulders originally)..they took it in three ways (both side and back).. they lengthened the sleeves by an inch..they recut the pants (they were 6 inches to big in the waist) and made cuffs for me.. your average tailor could not do half of this.. thats why I only trust my tailor because a lot of what I do involves major surgery for my frame clothing wise...hope this helps..

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looks good. Would you pls share the link of the suit? Thx.


I dont think they sell this anymore.. I purchased this in 2011...

post #9260 of 13742
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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post
 


Thanks Spandexter..I only own two suits from SS...but I am extremely happy with both suits from them.. they do their job and our built to last...


no...their tailors are okay but mine is a surgeon...for instance the Washington fit was purchased two sizes bigger than what I traditionally wear.. my tailors always say its easier to take in then let out in garments.. so I heeded that advice.. when I took it to the tailors they recut and raised the shoulders to make it sit better (they were way broader than my shoulders originally)..they took it in three ways (both side and back).. they lengthened the sleeves by an inch..they recut the pants (they were 6 inches to big in the waist) and made cuffs for me.. your average tailor could not do half of this.. thats why I only trust my tailor because a lot of what I do involves major surgery for my frame clothing wise...hope this helps..

 

 

@chocsosa you're tailor sounds great. he doesn't happen to be in los angeles does he?

post #9261 of 13742
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@chocsosa you're tailor sounds great. he doesn't happen to be in los angeles does he?


nope..Fresno, CA...can you believe that??!! I grew up in a bigger city (well two, NYC and Baltimore) and none of the tailors I have run into can hold a candle to these tailors.. its crazy!

post #9262 of 13742
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nope..Fresno, CA...can you believe that??!! I grew up in a bigger city (well two, NYC and Baltimore) and none of the tailors I have run into can hold a candle to these tailors.. its crazy!


That's relatively close I suppose.  Still too far to travel for tailoring.

post #9263 of 13742
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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post
 


Thanks Spandexter..I only own two suits from SS...but I am extremely happy with both suits from them.. they do their job and our built to last...


no...their tailors are okay but mine is a surgeon...for instance the Washington fit was purchased two sizes bigger than what I traditionally wear.. my tailors always say its easier to take in then let out in garments.. so I heeded that advice.. when I took it to the tailors they recut and raised the shoulders to make it sit better (they were way broader than my shoulders originally)..they took it in three ways (both side and back).. they lengthened the sleeves by an inch..they recut the pants (they were 6 inches to big in the waist) and made cuffs for me.. your average tailor could not do half of this.. thats why I only trust my tailor because a lot of what I do involves major surgery for my frame clothing wise...hope this helps..


I dont think they sell this anymore.. I purchased this in 2011...

 

Wouldn't it be easier/cheaper to have your tailor make a suit from scratch for you? I don't know how much your tailor charges, but recutting a jacket and trousers would be very expensive around here. 

post #9264 of 13742

not as expensive here...plus I know doing a m2m would cost about $700-$1000 on the cheap side and it would still take 2-3 suits to get it  right.. plus the first two that may not come out right, I would not be able to talk to the actual cutter or tailor because they are not in-house. My way I get too, we work together and if takes 2-4 fittings to get it right then thats what it takes at no extra charge... sounds like bespoke except I am not willing to pay Bespoke prices.. at least not yet..

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Okay.  So as I stated earlier, I purchased and returned the blue check washington.  I was very disappointed that it was the fully lined 3/2 roll version.  I only wear sport coats with patch pockets, end of story.  However, I did fall in love with the cut.  Luckily, at the same time as I received the blue check jacket, I noticed a new Washington, in light grey chalk stripe.  

 

I don't know how many of you like striped suits.  But if you do, i fully endorse this Washington.  I received it only minutes ago and am already in love with it.  Here is a picture I took in my home office with studio lighting.  I will have my fiancé take an outdoor pic when she returns.  The picture posted is of the jacket with no tailoring.  Lucky for me the 40r fits me in nearly every suit supply cut.  Sometimes the sleeves are a half inch too long.  Here everything is perfect.  I will have to have the pants taken in, due to having skinny legs.

 

The suit is cut from VBC S120 wool.  The wool is very nice to the touch and doesn't have much sheen.

 

On a side note, I ordered the blue wool/mohair tux today, which I am stoked to be receiving next week. Now I just have to start my search for local black tie events, as no one I know is having a black tie wedding in the near future.

 

post #9266 of 13742
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Okay.  So as I stated earlier, I purchased and returned the blue check washington.  I was very disappointed that it was the fully lined 3/2 roll version.  I only wear sport coats with patch pockets, end of story.  However, I did fall in love with the cut.  Luckily, at the same time as I received the blue check jacket, I noticed a new Washington, in light grey chalk stripe.  

 

I don't know how many of you like striped suits.  But if you do, i fully endorse this Washington.  I received it only minutes ago and am already in love with it.  Here is a picture I took in my home office with studio lighting.  I will have my fiancé take an outdoor pic when she returns.  The picture posted is of the jacket with no tailoring.  Lucky for me the 40r fits me in nearly every suit supply cut.  Sometimes the sleeves are a half inch too long.  Here everything is perfect.  I will have to have the pants taken in, due to having skinny legs.

 

The suit is cut from VBC S120 wool.  The wool is very nice to the touch and doesn't have much sheen.

 

On a side note, I ordered the blue wool/mohair tux today, which I am stoked to be receiving next week. Now I just have to start my search for local black tie events, as no one I know is having a black tie wedding in the near future.

 


Just in case anyone is curious.

 

Shirt: Kamakura linen cutaway in tokyo slim - great shirt

Tie: tie bar knit tie, only tie i would recommend from tie bar

Hat: panama hat by suit supply - didn't want to do my hair for the picture

post #9267 of 13742
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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post

no...their tailors are okay but mine is a surgeon...for instance the Washington fit was purchased two sizes bigger than what I traditionally wear.. my tailors always say its easier to take in then let out in garments.. so I heeded that advice.. when I took it to the tailors they recut and raised the shoulders to make it sit better (they were way broader than my shoulders originally)..they took it in three ways (both side and back).. they lengthened the sleeves by an inch..they recut the pants (they were 6 inches to big in the waist) and made cuffs for me.. your average tailor could not do half of this.. thats why I only trust my tailor because a lot of what I do involves major surgery for my frame clothing wise...hope this helps..

Thanks chocsosa - that's quite a bit of surgery, which must add up and made me think this:
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Wouldn't it be easier/cheaper to have your tailor make a suit from scratch for you? I don't know how much your tailor charges, but recutting a jacket and trousers would be very expensive around here. 
post #9268 of 13742

Wish I could find a tailor such as Choc's one in my neck of the wood. Apart from sleeves and hems, I don't have much luck - I tried to get my local seamstress to lower the back collar (to compensate square shoulders and upper back bump over collar) and the result is a mess - I need to find another tailor to fix the job.

post #9269 of 13742
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Anyone have this jacket with in the wild pics?  Looking to see representation of actual colour and texture.  

 

 

Looking for an odd blue jacket. 

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_CA/jackets/havana-blue-plain/C848I.html?vpid=C848I04

 

 

Havana Blue Plain, VBC 100% wool.  


I do, on me right now. Camera on my phone is bad and today light too, will see if I can work something for you. Color is relatively accurate, a tad darker. As always as they are using 99999w spots for their shots.

post #9270 of 13742
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Originally Posted by fromscrath View Post
 


I do, on me right now. Camera on my phone is bad and today light too, will see if I can work something for you. Color is relatively accurate, a tad darker. As always as they are using 99999w spots for their shots.

 

Not the original poster, but thanks. I'm trying to decide between that blue C848 and the navy C847 at the moment, and would also be interested in seeing pics. Currently leaning toward the blue, and I quite like your report that it's a little darker than on-screen.

 

(Being honest, I'll order both to see them in person anyway, but still!)

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