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I wouldn't go that far, and I wouldn't call it throw-away necessarily. The Red line is ok. But I know what you mean. As far as I'm concerned they are not close to worth their 399-599 price tag, especially considering what you can get from our very own Kent Wang for that price. SuSu recently had their end of season clearance sale and those are about the prices I'd put them at. 150-200 for a jacket, 200-300 for a suit.

At that price point the Brooks Brothers 1818 makes a suitable option. They go down around $600-800 during regular sales (one is going on now actually). Some are made in Italy by Lardini and are quite respectable.


Edited by smittycl - 7/27/16 at 11:33am
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@blekit
I received my first MTM Kent Wang suit a month or two ago. I have 7-8 SuSu jackets/suits, all of which will be sold or donated over the course of the next year or two and replaced by KW products (at least that's the plan).

The biggest change for me was being able to have a long enough jacket, similar to your current issue. It makes a world of difference.

I was recently at a social even for my significant other's job, and I had three women and one man all independently ask me where I had my suit made, because they could tell it was custom. They were surprised it wasn't bespoke.

(FWIW, I don't think my suit looks bespoke-good, but I am saying people think a KW suit looks far more expensive than it actually is.)

EDIT:
Just to beat this very dead horse, this is me in a 42R SuSu and then my MTM KW jacket, based off of his size 42R trial jacket.
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@blekit
I received my first MTM Kent Wang suit a month or two ago. I have 7-8 SuSu jackets/suits, all of which will be sold or donated over the course of the next year or two and replaced by KW products (at least that's the plan).

The biggest change for me was being able to have a long enough jacket, similar to your current issue. It makes a world of difference.

I was recently at a social even for my significant other's job, and I had three women and one man all independently ask me where I had my suit made, because they could tell it was custom. They were surprised it wasn't bespoke.

(FWIW, I don't think my suit looks bespoke-good, but I am saying people think a KW suit looks far more expensive than it actually is.)

EDIT:
Just to beat this very dead horse, this is me in a 42R SuSu and then my MTM KW jacket, based off of his size 42R trial jacket.

MUCH better. It's an expensive lesson to learn and that's the exact reason why I recommend friends learn how a suit/jacket should fit before they buy lots of tailored clothing.
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The only person that I can recall who actually took that advise to heart that I can remember is @The Noodles, but he could never nail down what it is he wanted.

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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

@blekit
I received my first MTM Kent Wang suit a month or two ago. I have 7-8 SuSu jackets/suits, all of which will be sold or donated over the course of the next year or two and replaced by KW products (at least that's the plan).

The biggest change for me was being able to have a long enough jacket, similar to your current issue. It makes a world of difference.

I was recently at a social even for my significant other's job, and I had three women and one man all independently ask me where I had my suit made, because they could tell it was custom. They were surprised it wasn't bespoke.

(FWIW, I don't think my suit looks bespoke-good, but I am saying people think a KW suit looks far more expensive than it actually is.)

EDIT:
Just to beat this very dead horse, this is me in a 42R SuSu and then my MTM KW jacket, based off of his size 42R trial jacket.


Should have went up in length for the the SuSu jacket.The Kent Wang could use my suppression in the waist. It looks boxy in my opinion

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Should have went up in length for the the SuSu jacket.The Kent Wang could use my suppression in the waist. It looks boxy in my opinion

Making a couple changes on my next order (waist suppression, wider sleeves, ever-so-slightly wider shoulders), and I'll most likely have this one nipped by about .5" by my local tailor. But it's still my best fitting jacket currently. Next order will be even better.

As for the L length in SuSu, they also SLIM all of their sizes when moving from R to L. I couldn't even button a 42L. The 44L was far too large in the shoulders, and the working buttonholes made it impossible to shorten the sleeves as far as they needed to go. Unfortunately, SuSu doesn't even marginally work for me.
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The KW fit is far from perfect but I don't think you could reasonably claim that, length aside, the SuSu fit is better. 

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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post


Making a couple changes on my next order (waist suppression, wider sleeves, ever-so-slightly wider shoulders), and I'll most likely have this one nipped by about .5" by my local tailor. But it's still my best fitting jacket currently. Next order will be even better.

As for the L length in SuSu, they also SLIM all of their sizes when moving from R to L. I couldn't even button a 42L. The 44L was far too large in the shoulders, and the working buttonholes made it impossible to shorten the sleeves as far as they needed to go. Unfortunately, SuSu doesn't even marginally work for me.

I actually went with L length in SuSu for my last order (tobacco linen Havana) and it worked out pretty well. I tried 98 instead of 50 and in comparison the only major alteration was shortening sleeves from the top (which fortunately my tailor is able to do). In other areas the total amount of adjustements was comparable.

 

I generally think, that SuSu offers great value for money ratio. Of course it all comes to knowing what fits you well and this knowledge comes with time (as it came to me regarding the length of the jackets for example). Stil, I don't think that I could get anything better off the rack where I live.

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My girlfriend isn't that tall, that's why the first photo is a bit in low-angle shot and makes me look fat biggrin.gif
Edited by Luger - 7/27/16 at 3:17pm
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off-the-rack will either work for your body type or it won't. That's why companies offer a variety of fit options. @CaptainTohm, your jacket is Hudson if I'm not mistaken? I have a similar jacket in Havana and it fits my body type quite well without being too short. Here is an old photo to demonstrate (pardon the choice of tie knot):

 

 

Given how many poor quality MTM and "Bespoke" shops have popped up in the U.S. over the past several years, IMHO, SuitSupply can be a good alternative for the price. Nothing beats a true, experienced, and knowledgeable bespoke suitmaker of course but they are few and far between in this country.

 

Having said that, I decided to ditch the tie today and put on something more casual as the weekend slowly approaches. Live life with no regrets.

 

 

 

 

 

Feedback always welcome and appreciated!

 

 

- Brovsko

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off-the-rack will either work for your body type or it won't. That's why companies offer a variety of fit options. @CaptainTohm, your jacket is Hudson if I'm not mistaken? I have a similar jacket in Havana and it fits my body type quite well without being too short. Here is an old photo to demonstrate (pardon the choice of tie knot):

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Given how many poor quality MTM and "Bespoke" shops have popped up in the U.S. over the past several years, IMHO, SuitSupply can be a good alternative for the price. Nothing beats a true, experienced, and knowledgeable bespoke suitmaker of course but they are few and far between in this country.

 

Having said that, I decided to ditch the tie today and put on something more casual as the weekend slowly approaches. Live life with no regrets.

 

 

 

 

 

Feedback always welcome and appreciated!

 

 

- Brovsko

 

Yeah, I was a bit snobbish and too hard on SuSu. If it looks and feels good then go for it!

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Originally Posted by smittycl View Post
I was a bit snobbish and too hard on SuSu.

 

Yeah, but not by much. :D

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Yes, I know how the "spoiler" function works, but...

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[...]

My girlfriend isn't that tall, that's why the first photo is a bit in low-angle shot and makes me look fat biggrin.gif

 

“Does this girlfriend make me look fat?”  :D

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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