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SuitSupply Lazio 40L Fit Check

post #1 of 6
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Hey all! I'm a new member, and also relatively new to the journey of dressing like a man (i.e. in a suit). I desperately need help with the off-the-rack fit of this Suit Supply Lazio 40L suit coat:

http://m.imgur.com/a/XS5eU

Any and all advice is appreciated.

Thank you!
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 
Just as a side note, I'm 6' 4" and weight 180 lbs. I have a 15-15.5 neck and 35 sleeve depending on the brand.
post #3 of 6
please tuck your shirt into your trousers and retake your pictures.
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Originally Posted by SuitsAndSun View Post

Hey all! I'm a new member, and also relatively new to the journey of dressing like a man (i.e. in a suit). I desperately need help with the off-the-rack fit of this Suit Supply Lazio 40L suit coat:

http://m.imgur.com/a/XS5eU

Any and all advice is appreciated.

Thank you!

 

 

Hey S&S, based on those pictures it looks like a pretty good fit.  If you can download a camera timer app and throw on the whole suit, we can get you some better feedback.

post #5 of 6
Not bad for off the rack. I'm sure you're aware the sleeves are too short. They can be lengthened up to about an inch depending on seam allowance. Hard to tell because it's dark and there is no pic of the back, but your shoulders seem to be a touch lower than the standard slope that most suits are cut at (depends on manufacturer/fit). If that is the case you will have lines from your neck to the bottom of your armhole in the back or you'll notice the same thing in the front on T-shirts (looks like a gun holster). Also hard to tell from the pic, but the chest might be a little big as well.
post #6 of 6
Don't forget to undo the stitch that holds the jacket vents closed, if you buy the suit. Keeping the jacket's side pockets basted closed is at least arguably defensible, but the jacket vents are another story. I mention this, as I have, in fact, seen men wear very nice new suits in which such vent stitches had not been removed. Hey, details matter.

Anyway, the sleeves are too short. Shortening sleeves is usually a "See Spot run" sort of alteration - very basic and affordable, yielding good results. (Yeah, if the sleeve has functional buttonholes, it gets more complicated. Still, let's not confuse the point by talking about the small fraction of sleeve shortenings which have to be done at the shoulder.)

Lengthening the sleeves is more iffy. As EzraPaul notes, lengthening them slightly is often possible (and simple). I can't say whether the sleeves on the jacket in the picture can be lengthened adequately for you. If so, great. If not, don't buy. Simple as that.

And for Dog's sake, take breakaway01's advice and tuck in your shirt. You say you want to start dressing like a man. Well, that's good. That's a fine goal. And a man knows when to wear his shirt untucked, and when not to. When trying on suits - and taking photos of yourself in the suit to share on SF for comments on fit, no less - is definitely one of those times when the shirt needs to be tucked into your pants.
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