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Both are good wishes.

And I agree with Ac2; SuSu's offerings always come across as a little schizophrenic.
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They differentiate their cuts into Classic and Contemporary, but I don't particularly think that is well done - how can you call Havana a Classic and Hudson a Contemporary, cut?  To my mind they are siblings.  The real issues, and to the comments above, the fabric selections don't necessarily jive with the Classic and Contemporary categories. 

 

Working cuffs is such an additional issue I just cant' believe its worth it to them from a business point of view, it must cost them a lot of sales b/c of the cost of, or unsuitability of, the fixes for non-perfect arm lengths.

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I wish I can find a good place to go for suits...other than SuSu.

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I think they've figured out that most men who buy a suit won't care that their working buttonholes are poorly placed on the sleeve, or that their sleeves are too long. But they are impressed by the working buttonholes because it's a "Sign Of Handmade Quality".
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I think they've figured out that most men who buy a suit won't care that their working buttonholes are poorly placed on the sleeve, or that their sleeves are too long. But they are impressed by the working buttonholes because it's a "Sign Of Handmade Quality".

This is exactly right. Functioning buttonholes = assumption of quality.
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#businessidea
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Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post
 

They differentiate their cuts into Classic and Contemporary, but I don't particularly think that is well done - how can you call Havana a Classic and Hudson a Contemporary, cut?  To my mind they are siblings.  The real issues, and to the comments above, the fabric selections don't necessarily jive with the Classic and Contemporary categories. 

 

Working cuffs is such an additional issue I just cant' believe its worth it to them from a business point of view, it must cost them a lot of sales b/c of the cost of, or unsuitability of, the fixes for non-perfect arm lengths.

+1. I've essentially written SuSu off for just this reason...and I quite like some of their sport coats.

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After 4 suits from Suitsupply I have thankfully moved on. Not exactly for the reasons stated above but rather because when you factor in SS's alteration costs you are now in MTM territory, which is a more compelling option for me. Also the employee turn over rate at the Chicago location seems to be rather high. Every single one the SAs there that I've considered great at their job have moved on elsewhere to do better and great things. To me that speaks volumes about the integrity of SS.

 

This may not be an option for everyone, BUT round-trip airfare within the states is currently hovering around $200 depending on your locale. You could easily make a day trip to a city where MTM is readily available, get measured up, and be back home to put the kids the bed.

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I wish I can find a good place to go for suits...other than SuSu.

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+1. I've essentially written SuSu off for just this reason...and I quite like some of their sport coats.

While I have my complaints, I still think SuSu offers great value in spots.  i have both suits and sport coats and I like what I have.  So while i might complain about their organizational game plan and logic, I am still a fan.

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Yeah I mean I went from Bespoke/MTM to using Suit Supply a little, and I definitely do not think my bespoke adventures have gone poorly (perhaps some bad photos and so on have shown them in bad light). I will say that some of their stuff fits very poorly or the fabric is very mediocre, but I really really like the cashmere and flannel I ended up with.

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Re: Fresco.  Am I the only one that finds the fabric unattractive and uncomfortable? I own some and agree with the merits of travel, but I find it itchy and very "plain" looking.  

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Re: Fresco.  Am I the only one that finds the fabric unattractive and uncomfortable? I own some and agree with the merits of travel, but I find it itchy and very "plain" looking.  

 

Shhhht, be careful, you're on StyFo. Saying something negative about fresco may get you banned!

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I really like that it make a solid color more texturally interesting. I'm a big fan but I understand I'm mostly preaching to the choir here. I guess I like that it's a light weight solid wool material that's not shiny.

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I wish I can find a good place to go for suits...other than SuSu.

 

You should look into Kent Wang or Andrew Lock for full canvas MTM for around $700.

 

 

Or am I just feeding the troll at this point?

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