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post #16 of 23

Congrat's on your upcoming wedding.

 

As far as your problem goes, you're not the only one who's in that boat. It seems like slim and/or fit guys aren't taken into consideration by a lot of off the rack suit makers. I'm taller and I weigh more than you do (6ft, 175lbs), but I have the same problems. I don't know how much experience you have with mtm, but you should take a look at moderntailor.com. As far as online mtm companies go, I like it, and it's within your budget...highly recommend.

 

Edit:

 

I read a few comments, and I saw that OP mentioned Indochino. Their customer service is top notch, but IMO, they do a shxtty job of accommodating customer requests, and they did a terrible job of using my measurements. On the other hand, if the suit's fit is really fxcked up (like mine was), they offer to remake it for you. IMO, ModernTailor is better.


Edited by VinnyMac - 11/12/12 at 4:21pm
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

Congrat's on your upcoming wedding.

 

As far as your problem goes, you're not the only one who's in that boat. It seems like slim and/or fit guys aren't taken into consideration by a lot of off the rack suit makers. I'm taller and I weigh more than you do (6ft, 175lbs), but I have the same problems. I don't know how much experience you have with mtm, but you should take a look at moderntailor.com. As far as online mtm companies go, I like it, and it's within your budget...highly recommend.

 

Edit:

 

I read a few comments, and I saw that OP mentioned Indochino. Their customer service is top notch, but IMO, they do a shxtty job of accommodating customer requests, and they did a terrible job of using my measurements. On the other hand, if the suit's fit is really fxcked up (like mine was), they offer to remake it for you. IMO, ModernTailor is better.


Not too bad, BB can order 36/38 R/L.

post #18 of 23
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies! I have a few choices to pursue now. 

 

I still have much to learn =)

post #19 of 23
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Not too bad, BB can order 36/38 R/L.

 

The problem is that I have a 40in chest and a 30in waist, and I like my clothes to be fairly slim. Finding clothes for slim people is a task. Finding clothes for tall, slim, fit people is damned near impossible. Throw in my long legs and arms to top it off. The waist is always too wide, and the legs and sleeves are always too short. Finding otr that fits close to the way that I want it to is unlikely. I've tried on BB suits. Once I consider the price and the cost of tailoring, I'm usually better off with mtm.

post #20 of 23
If you can find a 36S or 36R that fits in the shoulders and is the right length, keep in mind that a good alterations tailor will be able to slim the chest (to a smaller extent) and the waist/hips (to a larger extent). Hopefully the jacket is on the slim side to begin with. My tailor charges $100 to take a jacket in at the side seams or back seam, and I think more if he were to have to remove the sleeves/reshape the armholes when taking in the side seams. I'd recommend this over strictly online MTM, since you can see how it fits before you buy, and then work out specific changes with your tailor. I was considering Indochino myself, but only because I was able to get measured by them in person. Thick as Thieves might be more reliable in translating just from body measurements, but I haven't tried them. (And if you can get to LA, you could get measured in person.) You could also alter a 36 jacket found on ebay, but I wouldn't consider buying one there until you knew for sure what shoulder-to-shoulder measurements fit, and the max pit to pit you wanted to deal with.

I'm the same weight as you and just slightly taller, and would also normally take a 34 but have given up looking for one. I maybe should have just gone MTM, but I ended up buying Uniqlo suits in xsmall on two separate occasions, mostly because they were pretty cheap at the time, the quality seemed worth it for the price, and it seemed easier than MTM. ($120 total for jacket & pants on sale, but the small sizes go quick). For another $100 in tailoring, it was worth it for me to have them as beaters, and I'm happy enough with the fit. Probably not the quality you have in mind for a wedding suit, but another option for slim guys.
post #21 of 23

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post #22 of 23

Indochino: DO NOT. Doooooo noooooooot.

 

Contrary to some other notes in this thread, the Travelling Tailor doesn't help either - the suit I got after getting a TT fit had a jacket that was literally too tight to button in front (I'm 6' 165, not a big dude), along with pants that had to be taken in 1.5 inches. I have no idea what they were doing.

 

Suitsupply is good in-store, but there isn't one close to you - you might check the SuitSupply thread to see what people think about their mail-order stuff.

post #23 of 23

i would second thick as thief although i have no personal experience with it. judging by the reviews from this forum, it is one of the best bang-for-your-buck suits - fully canvassed for under $1000.  the drawback is that it is a MTM service and for people that don't have much experience with suits, the first few suits don't always fit quite perfectly.

 

for RTW, i would suggest black fleece from brooks brothers.  their BB00 size is equivalent to a 34S.  Most of their suits are available in BB0 which is a 36S. they fit pretty true to size.  you can walk into a store and try them on. they'll probably cost you a bit since BB00 and BB0 are not frequently on sale.

 

even if the BB store doesn't carry your size, as long as the website carries it, their concierge's desk should be able to order the item for you to try it on - to save all other troubles.

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