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Please critique fit of my suit. RTW, first slim cut suit purchase..

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm almost hesitant to post these pics, as I think the quality is horrible (blackberry cam..), but I figured I give this a shot to see if it's worth any critique.

Suit is Pal Zileri (blue label line..). It's my first really slim fitting suit, and I'm having second doubts on how it fits. Mostly the pants. Maybe I'm just used to the fuller/baggier feel of pants. But I actually like the slimmer, no break look of the pants. I'm just not sure this flatter my body and if the fit is really the wrong thing (the rippling at the side pant pocket, etc..). Again, my biggest problem is the size of my butt/thighs, as I've had problems with pants flaring at pockets. I just think it's unavoidable especially after walking, but again maybe my standards are too low.

Anyway. Please feel free to suggest anything. I understand the pics are garbage, so if that's the case, I will delete the thread.
post #2 of 13

I agree the pockets are not particularly crisp looking... but overall, I think you look better than 90% of the guys I see wearing suits (OK, I live in America).  Maybe a really good tailor could do something with the pockets?  Sometimes I have the same problem (I'm short, but have well-developed thighs from mountain biking).  

 

Personally, I don't think fuller pants would look good... I like more form-fitting pants, they look pretty good to me.

 

Would be nice to see straight on with good look at shoulder fit, but overall, pretty danged good for an off the rack suit in my opinion!

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
If anyone else has any suggestions, then it would be much appreciated.
post #4 of 13

Not bad, I've certainly seen worse fitting suits. There's a little too much break in the legs for my liking, I prefer my trousers to hang straighter, especially if the cloth is lightweight. I know it's a two button suit, but the lapels look a little too broad for a skinny suit, especially in relation to the fit of the trousers. If it was my skinny suit I'd shorten the jecket length by 1 - 1.5 inch so that it hangs barely to the crotch, though could be be how you are standing in the photo. 

post #5 of 13

Honestly, the pants, which you seem to be concerned with most, are fine.

The jacket however seems a tad large. Lord Mulberry hit on it with his last sentence, and I also think that shoulders/sleeves allow a little too much room. I do understand that you don't want to restrict movement, and since it's your first slim fitting suit, a tighter jacket will feel weird, but it would be much more flattering in my opinion.

post #6 of 13

I'd recommend a slimmer fitting shirt too.

post #7 of 13
Trousers are OK, not 100% perfect maybe, but fine.

The sleeve of the jacket seems to voluminous. Lot's of bunching ... is this only in this specific pose/picture or always?
post #8 of 13

The back vents are flaring slightly and the quarters are showing your belt and a bit of shirt, so I don't think you could go with a smaller jacket. Balance seems good, though, and that's the hardest part to get right. If anything, it could be a little shorter. There seems to be too much room in the shoulders/sleeves too, accentuated by sleeve pitch being off.

 

Trousers are mostly fine, they drape quite well and the length is good. There's a little pocket flare going on, but nothing else. See if there's extra material to let the seat out just a little...

post #9 of 13
As RTW goes you have hit lucky - it is certainly better than many.
post #10 of 13
They're pretty good for rtw pants. You might consider some pants with pleats though.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies guys.. Considering the quality of the pictures leave a lot to be desired.
I admit, the change to these slimmer pant/jacket combo is nicer. The "excessive" bunching on the jacket is due to the shirt sleeve being way too big (that was the only shirt I had to wear at the time of the pics) I believe. I do think the sleeves are a little too voluminous too which might be contributing to the bunching. But overall, I am really happy that this quality suit is a good starter for me. I did pay $1,100 (cdn$) as it was on sale at a local boutique store. I know some will say I over paid, but pricing here in Canada is rudiclous and I think seeing how this is the PZ blue label line, I think I got a fair deal.

Thanks again for the comments guys.
post #12 of 13

The one thing that's obvious to me is the sleeve of the suit, it looks crinkled and seems a size bigger.

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Lord Mulberry View Post

Not bad, I've certainly seen worse fitting suits. There's a little too much break in the legs for my liking, I prefer my trousers to hang straighter, especially if the cloth is lightweight. I know it's a two button suit, but the lapels look a little too broad for a skinny suit, especially in relation to the fit of the trousers. If it was my skinny suit I'd shorten the jecket length by 1 - 1.5 inch so that it hangs barely to the crotch, though could be be how you are standing in the photo. 

I disagree. With that size leg opening, don't go for less of a break or it will just look as if your pants are too short when you are walking. No break works best when the opening is too small to do much flapping.
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