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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by CrAz3D View Post

Why not also consider suitsupply?  I haven't read a single thing negative about that place.

I have a suit supply suit. It's great, VBC cloth for around 600. My only complaint is that the rise on the pants is stupidly high. Goes all the way up to my belly button almost. I'm already pretty short at 5' 7", I don't need help looking even shorter.

post #17 of 23
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I have a suit supply suit. It's great, VBC cloth for around 600. My only complaint is that the rise on the pants is stupidly high. Goes all the way up to my belly button almost. I'm already pretty short at 5' 7", I don't need help looking even shorter.

Almost up to the belly button is a standard rise. Do you have short legs? A high rise helps your legs look longer, contributing to a generally taller look. Unless it makes your torso look too small, this is the way to go for shorter people.

post #18 of 23
+1 on Suit Supply. I'm also seriously considering taking the dip with Kent Wang. If it's good enough for Spoo, it's good enough for me.

If you want to seriously consider the MTM route, I would definitely start with a place like Kent Wang simply because you can begin with a base pattern (he sends you a suit first) and then tell him what needs to be changed. If you are not used to wearing suits then you have much less experience with what fits right, how it moves, where to nip where to tuck, the little details, etc. Starting with some of the better OTR suits for a few years will give you some time to figure out how you like to wear the clothes. I'm afraid if you jump straight into a measure yourself shop (like indochino) or even have someone measure you and try to verbalize how it will look, could lead to disappointing results. Crawl, then walk.
post #19 of 23

Should also mention Suit Supply suits are great and soft wearing. They wear cooler then other far higher end and far cheaper suits if you go for one of their middle options. They fits are also contemporary without being ridiculous. The nice hangers and carrying bag will also be a huge plus for someone in your position.

 

Then you can always use the suit supply suit as a base when getting an MTM suit.

post #20 of 23
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@ MSchapiro - thanks for the advice. I've decided to purchase 2 suits for around $500-600 instead of 1 nice suit for $1,000. By the way, how does the super wool # correlate with durability? Correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I understand the higher the #, the finer and thinner the wool. So although the wool is finer with the higher number, the draw back is that it's more prone to wrinkles, snags, and affect the durability correct?

 

@freddych - I'm still going to keep Brooks Brothers in mind for one of the 1818 suits along with Kent Wang.

 

As an update, I've purchased a Benjamin Sartorial suit from eHaberdasher.com after reading all the reviews and suggestions. It's fully canvased and made out of super 140's wool. I'll let you guys know how it is once I receive it.

post #21 of 23

Essentially the higher the super number the longer the suit takes the regain its shape and the less durable it is. Above super 130 and the suits are generally not practical if you only own two because they take too long to regain their shape and are not durable enough.

 

This isn't always true though. My Suit Supply S140 suit has held up just fine. Weave probably plays into it as well.

 

What you purchased seems like a good match.
 

For reference for entry level finance I have:

 

1 Charcoal Suit, 1 Charcoal w/ pinstripe (not recommended),  2 Navy.

 

If you are in a job that involves you wearing a suit every day (ibanking) then you will need more then that. But you can also use your signing bonus to pay for them then ;).

post #22 of 23
Buy a BB fitzgerald on sale about 600-700. Find a good tailor 100.

Job well done.
post #23 of 23
As for the suit, you don't need to spend 1000. Almost any decent suit will look good on you as long as the fabric and construction is OK, and most importantly it will fit you. You can spend some money on the accessories, socks, ties, tie bars, pocket squares etc.
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