Fully-canvassed/Half-canvassed slim suit for $500?
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djmano: the major problem is the style you want. I can't actually think of anyone who sells exactly that style in a high quality manufacture, though some of the more experienced members probably can; pretty sure it won't be under $500 though. I guess that Suitsupply place might be closest, though I think they only have a storefront in NY; otherwise you're online ordering. I think they have some pretty skinny cuts.
If you would compromise on the cut there are quite a few options, but they're all more traditionally-styled so far as I'm aware.
i am terrified of going bespoke....i have a hard time choosing and i wouldnt even know where to begin
i have been looking at the benjamin suits, i know they have a slimmer cut the 'lucente' i believe but im not sure exactly how slim it is judging by their website's pictures.
You can get a slim fitting suit that is constructed very nicely. Maybe not for $500, but the style is out there. The problem is in looking for the Zara/H&M style. It is trendy, current, and will probably look dated in five years time. So really, who wants to spend the time, effort, and money on a suit that will fall out of style in a few years? I'm sure someone out there has made a fully canvassed suit in the style you are looking for, but it isn't going to be very common. Not only that, but once a man starts to delve deeper into the catacombs of classic menswear, he begins to realize that there really is something to traditionally styled and tailored suits. That being the case, he is likely to toss out his Zara suits before they fall out of "fashion" anyway.
not to stir up any bad feelings but i feel like a suit with trousers that arent pretty slim on the leg can never look 'sharp.' same for the silhouette of the jacket.
would you say this is a slim fitting suit? im guessing its bespoke tho so maybe not a fair comparison.
Some people think different things when they hear "slim fit." There are some suits out there that are slim, short, and have very skinny lapels. These are the ones that I think look bad and will look worse in 5 years.
Then there are the "slim fit" suits that simply have a slimmer sillouette. This works better for those with a slim or athletic physique, but will still look classic, provided the wearer has the right build. Despite what the pictures show on the Suit Supply website (models wearing suits 2 sizes too small), their suits are rather classically styled. Some cuts have high buttoning points, but there are others that don't.
Right, I agree with msulinski - you said you wanted the Zara/H&M style, which is not just slim fit, it's virtually painted on, with lapels you need the CSI team's magic 'enhance' computer to find and a jacket that just barely passes the waistband of the pants. If you don't really want to take things to that extreme and you just want a more reasonable slim fit but without entirely abandoning the usual norms of a decent suit, then things look better.