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Y'all are a bunch of enablers. Couldn't make up my mind, so I ordered both.


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^^Post a fit with the green tie when you get it.  I'm still curious about that one.

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Thanks for the input guys, it is sincerely appreciated. So CMT would be the way to go for fresco if I went back to Kent Wang? I'll definitely look into it although I've never done CMT before. This in conjunction with my large latte is gettin me very excited :)

 

I'm guessing it's as simple as asking KW how much cloth I need for a suit, buy said cloth and give to KW?

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Hi all,

Noob here, so moderators please let me know if this is the appropriate place/thread for this. If not I will remove/shift my post as is desired. Anyways, I'm in the market for a summer suit and I'm considering multiple options. I'm a pretty small dude (34S) and have a hard time finding anything off the rack so my options can be rather limited. That aside, I'd like to keep the purchase at below $500 if possible but if not, I am willing to go up to $1k if the purchase is justified. My main contenders at the moment are Kent Wang and Suit Supply. Again, I'm really looking for the best bang for the buck and besides these two, I'm really not sure where else to go. 

I may be biased but I feel that the one suit I bought from SuSu seems to be mid quality at best (Napoli) but still second to none at it's price point. Kent Wang on the other hand is awesome but I'm really wondering if it's a good idea to spend upwards of +700 on summer suiting. I am under the impression that cotton/linen/lightweight wools are GENERALLY cheaper than their wool/silk/cashmere counterparts.

Any advice would be sincerely appreciated,

Thanks guys 

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I'm a small guy as well … 34 to 36 Short. I just got a 34R CMT W.Bill cream linen suit from Kent Wang and couldn't be happier. It's just incredible! Can't wait to wear it! I've also had great success with Epaulet's Southwick MTO program. Their cut and quality is fantastic, and the fit is excellent even though it's not MTM. I haven't had much success with SuitSupply … prices are great and the return process is awesome, but haven't found a fit or size that I really like. Right now, I don't mind spending more to get a good fit … rather than keep buying and returning. I am considering trying luxire using an epaulet jacket and trousers as a reference. Looking forward to hearing how your search goes. Cheers!
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Thanks for the input guys, it is sincerely appreciated. So CMT would be the way to go for fresco if I went back to Kent Wang? I'll definitely look into it although I've never done CMT before. This in conjunction with my large latte is gettin me very excited smile.gif

I'm guessing it's as simple as asking KW how much cloth I need for a suit, buy said cloth and give to KW?

KW has a chart to help determine the amount of fabric. In my case for a 34 single-breasted suit, it was 2.85m. Kent may be able to direct you to a distributor in China if know exactly what you want, but might be better to get it yourself and send it to KW.
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What would you guys do for a summer suit in the $500 range?    Are there any options?

 

Is there a SuitSupply Napoli that might work in CBD?  The linen ones are both white and tan. 

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I'm a small guy as well … 34 to 36 Short. I just got a 34R CMT W.Bill cream linen suit from Kent Wang and couldn't be happier. It's just incredible! Can't wait to wear it! I've also had great success with Epaulet's Southwick MTO program. Their cut and quality is fantastic, and the fit is excellent even though it's not MTM. I haven't had much success with SuitSupply … prices are great and the return process is awesome, but haven't found a fit or size that I really like. Right now, I don't mind spending more to get a good fit … rather than keep buying and returning. I am considering trying luxire using an epaulet jacket and trousers as a reference. Looking forward to hearing how your search goes. Cheers!

Yeah I've definitely considered sending something over to Luxire but since I only just bought my first pair of pants from them (and still waiting for their arrival) I'm waiting to see how that goes. In terms of quality, how does Luxire compare to KW and SuitSupply? I hear nothing but good things about their shirts and pants but haven't heard much about their suit/jackets.

 

As for Epaulet I've been meaning to check out their store in NYC but haven't had a chance to do so. Hopefully this weekend or the weekend after, I'll be sure to inquire on their suiting and check back here when I have a bit more info.

 

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KW has a chart to help determine the amount of fabric. In my case for a 34 single-breasted suit, it was 2.85m. Kent may be able to direct you to a distributor in China if know exactly what you want, but might be better to get it yourself and send it to KW.

 

Cool, 3m or so doesn't sound too bad at all! Thanks for the input man!

 

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What would you guys do for a summer suit in the $500 range?    Are there any options?

 

Is there a SuitSupply Napoli that might work in CBD?  The linen ones are both white and tan.

 

lol guess I'm not the only one pondering on summer suits :)

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I need some more C&J's...

Will somebody buy me some?

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Shoulda pounced when the dollar was stronger!

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@dRm0j0, I'm not sure about Luxire's quality …I haven't ordered anything from them yet, but have heard good things as well. I'd venture to guess that KW's quality is the best of these and the price makes it a great value. EP/Southwick's quality is excellent IMO, though 1/2 canvas I've never really noticed a difference between there's and a full canvas Golden Fleece. My favorite is their 3/8 lined constructed soft shoulder. For SuitSupply, I've only tried Havana and Madison's. The quality was okay, good for the price, but I wasn't that impressed. The fabrics might have had more to with it though, than the construction.
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Luxire quality is exceptional for the price. If you're looking for a great fit on the first go-round, though, you really should send them a suit to replicate.
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How much does shipping run on average from the US to India?

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@dRm0j0, I'm not sure about Luxire's quality …I haven't ordered anything from them yet, but have heard good things as well. I'd venture to guess that KW's quality is the best of these and the price makes it a great value. EP/Southwick's quality is excellent IMO, though 1/2 canvas I've never really noticed a difference between there's and a full canvas Golden Fleece. My favorite is their 3/8 lined constructed soft shoulder. For SuitSupply, I've only tried Havana and Madison's. The quality was okay, good for the price, but I wasn't that impressed. The fabrics might have had more to with it though, than the construction.

 

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Luxire quality is exceptional for the price. If you're looking for a great fit on the first go-round, though, you really should send them a suit to replicate.

+1.  Luxire's quality compares well to Epaulet.  The construction has been incredible and are consistent across all fabrics and price ranges (cotton, denim, tweed, wool, linen) I've ordered.  I don't have any experience with their suits but Luxire's trousers are better constructed than the SS ones I have.  With my fit dialed in and the ever expanding fabric selection, I haven't brought non-suit trousers outside of Luxire in almost 6 months.  

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How much does shipping run on average from the US to India?

You don't have to send stuff for replication to India. You send it to an address in the US and they forwarded to India for you.
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