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post #8086 of 37396
1. thanks for being cool, guys. glad errone is playing nice.

2. teal itself is not a bad color, though i would never use it for a jacket i dont think. also, the whole design of the jacket just looks very dated. in any case, its all about how you wear it in the end, but its not something i would shoot for personally.
post #8087 of 37396

@in stitches Probably because:

 

1. It's teal-- a color that isn't recommended in classic menswear.

 

2. The lapels aren't very peaked.

 

3. The cuffs only have two buttons

 

4. The gold buttons

 

2, 3, and 4 can be fixed for probably $100+, but it's nonsensical to do this because of the color and no one cares around here. Since I go to college, I can bend the rules and essentially wear any color I want. I wouldn't wear the garish colors though.

post #8088 of 37396
Stopped by suitsupply yesterday, one of my friends was shopping for a suit so I decided to try some on. Don't know how they do it but their jackets fit well off the rack.

La Spalla 54 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Madison 52 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I'll probably go back and pick up a Madison.
post #8089 of 37396
Thread Starter 

I am envious of y'all's access to Suit Supply.

post #8090 of 37396
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Stopped by suitsupply yesterday, one of my friends was shopping for a suit so I decided to try some on. Don't know how they do it but their jackets fit well off the rack.

La Spalla 54 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
20140627_145426.jpg


Madison 52 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
20140627_144859.jpg

I'll probably go back and pick up a Madison.

 

The natural shoulders work well on you. Try the Lazio as well if you have the chance, it's my favourite cut from their regular collection. 

post #8091 of 37396
You are moving back to TX right? They have stores in Houston and Austin, and about to open one in Dallas.

@Monkeyface Don't think I like the Lazio, It's a little narrow in the shoulders.
post #8092 of 37396
The Madison looks oddly puffy in the upper-arm/chest area.
post #8093 of 37396
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

The Madison looks oddly puffy in the upper-arm/chest area.
I think that's just due to the linen fabric. It looked clean but I'll check it again before I buy it.
post #8094 of 37396

They both look oddly puffy in the upper arm/chest area, but this is (I strongly suspect) an optical distortion from the photography. Clues to support this include the fact that both jackets look too long, whereas we know for a fact that SS cuts most of its jackets on the short side; and the shape of the mirror frame in both shots.

 

The suits should be photographed again from waist height with a longer lens (or zoomed iPhone). Aim to have the mirror frames looking roughly rectangular rather than the regular parallelogram in the above shots. Then we can get a better idea. Selfies won't cut it here.

 

Kulata, the second (Madison) fabric suits your complexion much better than the first. The shoulders also drape better to your frame. But the sleeves of both jackets are too long, which could cause problems with the functional buttons if significant shortening is required.

post #8095 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

They both look oddly puffy in the upper arm/chest area, but this is (I strongly suspect) an optical distortion from the photography. Clues to support this include the fact that both jackets look too long, whereas we know for a fact that SS cuts most of its jackets on the short side; and the shape of the mirror frame in both shots.

The suits should be photographed again from waist height with a longer lens (or zoomed iPhone). Aim to have the mirror frames looking roughly rectangular rather than the regular parallelogram in the above shots. Then we can get a better idea. Selfies won't cut it here.

Kulata, the second (Madison) fabric suits your complexion much better than the first. The shoulders also drape better to your frame. But the sleeves of both jackets are too long, which could cause problems with the functional buttons if significant shortening is required.

I prefer longer sleeves and showing very little cuff. I'll take like 0.25 inches from the sleeves on the Madison and it won't affect the functional button hole placement (I am not buying the La Spalla). But to my surprise EU54 la spalla is 31.25 inches from bottom of the collar to the bottom of the jacket (0.25 inches longer than what I prefer) and come to think of it, the puffiness may be attributed to a draped chest and SS mimicking Neapolitan sleeve treatment biggrin.gif (puffy sleeve head) like this dude

Angelo Blasi (??)
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post #8096 of 37396
@kulata
I love that grey La Spalla...errr....hor it fits, i mean.
post #8097 of 37396
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@kulata
I love that grey La Spalla...errr....hor it fits, i mean.

Buy it noodles. You know you want to ;-)
post #8098 of 37396
Eventually, I will end up getting it. Lol. Did u pull the trigger on any at SS?
post #8099 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Eventually, I will end up getting it. Lol. Did u pull the trigger on any at SS?

Oh yes. I have 3 jackets from them, bought 2 when they briefly opened their online outlet store,

If you are into peak lapels on suits (personally not my thing). Here is a Caruso
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2290-VAKKO-By-CARUSO-Hand-Made-Navy-Blue-Suit-EU-50-NEW-US-40-Peak-Lapel-/291175509293?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item43cb69ad2d
post #8100 of 37396
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Oh yes. I have 3 jackets from them, bought 2 when they briefly opened their online outlet store,

If you are into peak lapels on suits (personally not my thing). Here is a Caruso
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2290-VAKKO-By-CARUSO-Hand-Made-Navy-Blue-Suit-EU-50-NEW-US-40-Peak-Lapel-/291175509293?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item43cb69ad2d
By the way, thanks for posting sloped vs structured shoulders side by side.

I love wide peak lapels but it seems really weird on a single breasted suit.
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