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post #16 of 19
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Thanks for the advice guys.  I did have a chance to go to Bloomingdale's this weekend just to try on some suits.  They mainly carried Hugo Boss suits, so I tried on a few different 3-button, single-breasted ones.  Unfortunately, even their more slim-cut suits seemed to fit large on me around the torso area.  I'm a 40R, and the shoulders fit fine.  But I guess I have a pretty small waist (around 29-30), so the suits seemed to just drape on me. Is it fairly normal to get the sides of suits taken in, for a better fit?  Also, any recommendations on other brands that might offer a slimmer fit?  From posts on this forum, it sounds like Hugo Boss suits are generally already considered a slim fit.  And it sounds like the Canali/Corneliani suits (that have been recommended on this thread) are of an even boxier cut than Boss?   Thanks again.
The Hugo Boss coats really do seem wide around the chest and waist.  I wear 40R in most of my suits/coats but take a 38R in Hugo Boss, and even then I like to have the coats taken in at the waist.   The Cornelianis I have tried on seem to have more waist suppression than a Hugo Boss, so don't be afraid to check them out.  Or the Polo suits that are Corneliani-made--those have an hourglass silhouette that may work well for you (but definitely don't pay full retail there).
post #17 of 19
most of italian brand suits will support V-shape torso. Other designers support H or A shape torsos IMO.
post #18 of 19
My perfect size, on the average, is 38S but when it comes to Hugo Boss I've found that 36R will give a better result. The jacket will be very fitted and the trousers don't have to be taken in. Most other middle-European brands seem to run a bit big aswell. I read before on this forum that the USA made HB's fusing is among the best and on par with Armani's. I can only second that as I have one USA made HB blaiser and you really have to use the pinch test to tell if it's fused or not. Take note that Hugo Boss does it's thing well, which is to make rather trendy suits that will flatter the slim wearer and look good through their lifetime, which is limited by their styling and not durability. They will give you 2-3 years of good use but after that they will look dated. B
post #19 of 19
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My perfect size, on the average, is 38S but when it comes to Hugo Boss I've found that 36R will give a better result. The jacket will be very fitted and the trousers don't have to be taken in. Most other middle-European brands seem to run a bit big aswell. I read before on this forum that the USA made HB's fusing is among the best and on par with Armani's. I can only second that as I have one USA made HB blaiser and you really have to use the pinch test to tell if it's fused or not. Take note that Hugo Boss does it's thing well, which is to make rather trendy suits that will flatter the slim wearer and look good through their lifetime, which is limited by their styling and not durability. They will give you 2-3 years of good use but after that they will look dated. B
hmm ... having owned like 5 hugo boss suits and own 2 armani MTM suits, I have to say that Hugo Boss's fusing is no where close to Armani's quality. Armani fusing is so thin that with right soft fabric, when its worn, it actually looks like canvased suit. With Hugo Boss, the fusing is so heavy that the drape of the suit is very steep. So when built guys like myself wears, the lapels do not fall naturally. I give thumbs up certain Hugo Items. With suits, I like their innovating patterns and design. I also like Hugo dress shirts. Perfect for clubbing. But I no longer will buy Hugo suits since .. well .. I tasted the old fashion suits
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