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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

He developed his taste for clothing working as a young man in the famous Greenwich, CT men's department store Richard's...and to my knowledge still does most of his shopping there. And I agree...he has been pretty solid recently.

Richard's is a nice store but I always cringe seeing people spending serious dough on stuff like Kiton/Brioni when there is so much better out there in terms of quality, style, and most importantly bespoke fit. They are owned by the same management as Wilkes-Bashford in SF. 

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Good luck!  We'll be standing by to hear how it goes.

Hello Gents!

I got my SuitSupply order the other day and I'd like to get some feedback on what I should be looking to improve. (Sorry if there's too much "photo documentation" shog[1].gif)

I ordered a 34R double-breasted Madison suit to test the waters as I haven't worn a DB in ages and not sure if it's even something I should be considering…
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Initial thoughts: Lapels to big for my body, jacket maybe a bit long … I think DB's are supposed to be a bit shorter than a SB? Maybe a tad too big? Button position too high for me? Pants are too slim/awkward.


I also ordered a single-breasted Havana Linen suit. Last year, I purchased a 36S Havana Linen SC and have come to feel that its too big in the shoulders and blousey in the "skirt" (don't know if there's a better term). So, one of my objectives was to see if a 34R was a better fit.
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Initial thoughts: Pants are better, but not ideal. The 34R jacket's a better fit than the 36S, but perhaps could go even smaller? Maybe not?


I also like the idea of using a casual DB suit jacket as a blazer, but again not sure if it works for me…
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Initial thoughts: Even though i just folded the hem, I'm feeling that maybe cuffs might not be the best look for me? I pretty much cuff all my trousers to 1.75", but I think I may have a long torso, or my jackets are too long and it's making my legs look short. It could also be too much contrast? Keeping things in proportion is proving difficult.

I'd like to try their SoHo DB and another SB. I'm thinking that their more tailored/structured fits would be better for me, but right now I'm looking for casual summer suiting and I'm not sure there's really any cross-over there as far as SuitSupply is concerned.

Anyhoo, I think this was a good experiment, especially since I can return everything. I hope to get some good feedback as I'm feeling kinda lost.

Thanks so much!!!

EDIT: Also, I forgot to mention that in some fits they do have a 32R. I'm not sure if that would be too small, but thought I'd throw it out there. The measurements for the 32R in the shoulders and chest are basically the same as Kent Wang suggested for me. They are also the same as Epaulet's Southwick in a 36S which are my best fitting jackets. The 32R waist however is about 2.4" smaller and I don't know how much that would affect the overall fit.
Edited by macjedi - 2/16/15 at 8:55am
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I'm on a mobile so pardon me if I seem too brief.

It looks like there is barely any room to see a tie once you wear one, and I don't like that.

I think the waist is too nipped and the cuffs may be too much on this suit - looks more like SW&D denim cuffs in these pics.

Of course, this is just one guy's opinion so weigh it as such. I could be way off.
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Clags, if you want to come of like a true baws of a lecturer and sartorial hero, you need to switch ties and square mid lecture in a few of the vids.

Dont stop talking. Just untie your tie, pull out the PS, and then reach down and grab another tie and square that were sitting off camera, and put them on, while you roll through the lecture. As if nothing is happening.

I would watch that for sure.
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

I'm on a mobile so pardon me if I seem too brief.

It looks like there is barely any room to see a tie once you wear one, and I don't like that.

I think the waist is too nipped and the cuffs may be too much on this suit - looks more like SW&D denim cuffs in these pics.

Of course, this is just one guy's opinion so weigh it as such. I could be way off.

Thanks TM79! I appreciate your feedback! Yeah, I noticed the "v" doesn't leave much room for a tie on me … width or height. I guess that looking for a lower buttoning point and/or a more open cut in the chest could help. Most of the pics I've seen of DBs show a rather small opening anyway, but those are still proportionally larger than it looks here on me.

I agree about the cuffs. They are just folded up in the pics, but I can definitely see what you mean by SW&D. I think part of the problem is that the cut is weird for a suit trouser. They have a pretty severe taper and they're hanging on my calves. That, and they're not a great fit.
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macjedi, the DB's lapels are definitely on the large side and the gorge is too high for my taste, but what stood out to me was the height of the jacket's collar. It looks disproportionately tall, but of course it could be the picture. I would prefer a shorter hem on the jacket as you suggest.

The linen suit works for me, but I think the pants are a bit long. They may come up a bit as the fabric wrinkles, though, and perhaps that is what you had in mind.
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Clags, I like the notion of continuity through it all.

While that may rail against SC/Suit rotation it represents a complete thread through all the recordings...
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macjedi, the DB's lapels are definitely on the large side and the gorge is too high for my taste, but what stood out to me was the height of the jacket's collar. It looks disproportionately tall, but of course it could be the picture. I would prefer a shorter hem on the jacket as you suggest.

The linen suit works for me, but I think the pants are a bit long. They may come up a bit as the fabric wrinkles, though, and perhaps that is what you had in mind.

 

 @macjedi Agree with all of this. I think the biggest issue with the DB is that the proportions of everything are so extreme that its hard to see this having any longevity in your wardrobe. I think it will feel costume-y and in 18months you won't be worn. Get something a little more modestly proportioned and you'll be happier.

 

The linen looks pretty good. Agreed with SB here as well--hem the pants and the sleeves and you'll be good to go. Nothing quite like a linen suit in the summer.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

macjedi, the DB's lapels are definitely on the large side and the gorge is too high for my taste, but what stood out to me was the height of the jacket's collar. It looks disproportionately tall, but of course it could be the picture. I would prefer a shorter hem on the jacket as you suggest.

The linen suit works for me, but I think the pants are a bit long. They may come up a bit as the fabric wrinkles, though, and perhaps that is what you had in mind.

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 @macjedi
 Agree with all of this. I think the biggest issue with the DB is that the proportions of everything are so extreme that its hard to see this having any longevity in your wardrobe. I think it will feel costume-y and in 18months you won't be worn. Get something a little more modestly proportioned and you'll be happier.

The linen looks pretty good. Agreed with SB here as well--hem the pants and the sleeves and you'll be good to go. Nothing quite like a linen suit in the summer.
Thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback!! Confirmed, this DB is not ideal, but I'm happy I tried it. Will look for something with a lower gorge, smaller lapels, and a more conservative cut. I had this feeling going in, but it was an easy trial. I'm glad to hear about the Linen Havana. It's nice to have another option. Do you think I should try the smaller size?
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New Friday Challenge is up: "Dress down your suit"

Show us your best fit with suit but without a tie!

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/457597/friday-challenge-february-20-2015-dress-down-your-suit

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

New Friday Challenge is up: "Dress down your suit"
Show us your best fit with suit but without a tie!

http://www.styleforum.net/t/457597/friday-challenge-february-20-2015-dress-down-your-suit

Turtleneck time!
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New ties. Took them all overseas with me. On arrival today, I laid them out to get the travel folds out, and decided it would make a nice photo.

 

Some Zegnas, some Drake's', other odds and sods. Four stripes, three neats, two paisleys (the light blue one won't get a lot of love here, I know...), one grenadine and one polka-dot knit. Mostly kopped at good discounts in the recent sales.

 

 

 

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Cox remains true to himself and resistant to the StyFo orthodoxy!
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Also, I like the olive gren and the olive with orange and blue florets.
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