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12" Drop Suit Issue

post #1 of 47
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

New to the forum but have browsed for quite some time.  I'm getting ready re-establish my suit collection for work and I currently have Jos A Bank suit separates because:

 

1. I have a 12" drop 48R to 36W

 

and

 

2.  I took advantage of the 3 for 1 deal prior to finding this forum and realizing how crappy the quality is even though they're priced regularly just as high as others.  Stupid.

 

Anyways, I was originally thinking MTM and I really like the look of the TaT suits, but in another thread I was told not to get one because of my drop/large shoulders.  I'm struggling finding something in my price range $500 or less that would work for me.  Any suggestions?  I realize $500 isn't a ton to spend on a suit, and eventually I'll drop the extra dough when I have it, but right now my wife and I are stocking cash away for a down payment on our second home and we just had our first child which is EXPENSIVE but AWESOME.

 

Any help is much appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Josh

post #2 of 47
You have quite a drop. MTM would be best. If you're near NYC, my.suit makes a MTM suit starting at $500. The price is only driven by the fabric, but staple colors should be $500.
post #3 of 47
Are you sure you are a 12" drop? That's really extreme. What is your build, if you don't mind my asking? Very muscular? Overweight? If the latter, you are probably just wearing your pants too low.
Edited by KObalto - 12/29/11 at 7:44pm
post #4 of 47
If you have actually browsed here as you claim then you would know to go to MTM
post #5 of 47
You can only do MTM at that price range. I'm skeptical that you're a 12" drop, too. That's almost always done for fashion purposes only (e.g., Dior suits). haha
post #6 of 47
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

Are you sure you are a 12"? That's really extreme. What is your build, if you don't mind my asking? Very muscular? Overweight? If the latter, you are probably just wearing your pants too low.


I played college basketball and my chest/shoulders are built and I still work out quite a bit and actually normally have a 34" waist, but ever since my son came around I've grown 2" yikes!  Many times people try to fit me into a 46R jacket, but because of my shoulders it isn't a possibility, hence the 48R and now a 12" drop. 

 



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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

If you have actually browsed here as you claim then you would know to go to MTM


I have browsed here and as I stated above I was going to go with TaT but was told not to so I'm asking who I should look at.
 

 



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Originally Posted by saiyar1 View Post

You have quite a drop. MTM would be best. If you're near NYC, my.suit makes a MTM suit starting at $500. The price is only driven by the fabric, but staple colors should be $500.


Unfortunately I'm in Omaha.  Nothing around here, so it'll likely have to be online.
 

 



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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

You can only do MTM at that price range. I'm skeptical that you're a 12" drop, too. That's almost always done for fashion purposes only (e.g., Dior suits). haha


See above.  It sucks, trust me.  Until I found this forum, I always had to pay for outlandish alterations to my shirts to get them to fit right. Now I just do MTM on the shirts and I'm good to go.
 

 

post #7 of 47
Dior makes high drop suits?

OP the simplest and cheapest thing is to avoid suits and go with odd jackets.
post #8 of 47

Why skeptical?  Almost any competitive swimmer in the world is 10 plus inch drop.

post #9 of 47
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

Are you sure you are a 12" drop? That's really extreme. What is your build, if you don't mind my asking? Very muscular? Overweight? If the latter, you are probably just wearing your pants too low.

+1. That's a crazy drop.
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Originally Posted by Congo123 View Post

Why skeptical?  Almost any competitive swimmer in the world is 10 plus inch drop.

facepalm.gif How can you not be skeptical?!
post #10 of 47
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Originally Posted by Congo123 View Post

Why skeptical?  Almost any competitive swimmer in the world is 10 plus inch drop.

How many competitive swimmers are there? Are you serious?
post #11 of 47
Let me refer you to this thread, which might be useful: http://www.styleforum.net/t/253790/first-suit-for-my-bros-wedding/0_20
post #12 of 47
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Originally Posted by jarth3000 View Post

1. I have a 12" drop 48R to 36W

Are you sure you mean a US48 to a [US]36W and you're not confusing a UK48R (which would be more like a US38 or 40)?

I'm only asking because you said you're new and it would be easy to confuse.
post #13 of 47
Thread Starter 

As I've stated, even though it took forever to get approved by moderation apparently, I'm a former college basketball player and I've got a large upper body and a small waist in relation.  It's just the way I'm built and it's even moreso after training, etc.  I'm just looking for some help folks!

 

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Originally Posted by razl View Post


Are you sure you mean a US48 to a [US]36W and you're not confusing a UK48R (which would be more like a US38 or 40)?
I'm only asking because you said you're new and it would be easy to confuse.


 Yes, I'm a US48, sorry I should've specified that!



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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Let me refer you to this thread, which might be useful: http://www.styleforum.net/t/253790/first-suit-for-my-bros-wedding/0_20

 

Why would that be useful?  I'm not trolling, this is real.  Thanks for the sarcasm though.

 

 

post #14 of 47
Not all of us are fat / out of shape Americans. A swimmer was simply an example. Plenty of athletes have drops that make buying OTR difficult.
post #15 of 47
I'm not particularly large and I have a 10 inch drop, so 12 inches is in the same ballpark really. Anyone who lifts or competes in sports regularly will have the same problem getting suits made for the average man to fit them.
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