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post #106 of 111

I have a MTM 3piece suit from SS, measures have been taken in Antwerp, alterations are being done in Brussels. The suit is not perfect but better than most I have bought so far (Hugo from Hugo Boss).

 

I asked for the suit to be fitted as tight to the body as possible, tight waist, narrow arms and trousers, no pleat. I would have liked to alter the lapel width (narrower) and hight of the notch (higher) - both was not possible due to their production process. Within limits I could have the closing button moved (downwards).

 

I have chosen flap pockets and peak lapels but would have preferred a ticket pocket and to have them slanted, which was not possible either. For the moment, you can have a notch lapel and ticket pocket or peak lapel and two pockets. These were the limitations to their customisation options which I have noticed. How many measures they take to alter the standard model for MTM I do not remember but I can recall that the shoulders and arm holes were narrowed, the jacket length was shortened, the trouser's waistband was lowered, and of course length of trousers, sleeves etc.....).

 

Their advice here was very helpful, as the staff in general is very friendly and helpful. I had told them what I had in mind and showed them one of my favourite suits, they did the measuring, let me choose the customisation options, asked for my preferences on some of the less obvious choices like jacket length and hight of the trouser's waistband and took care of the more technical issues.

 

After six weeks the suit was ready for trial. The look was good but a number of alterations were obviously necessary: The waistcoat needed substantial tapering, the trouser legs had still to be made narrower, the bottom adjusted, jacket sleeves were shortened, the waist let out by a tiny bit and there was too much room at the collar.

 

I tried the suit a second time after the alterations had been done and with the exception of the waistcoat it does fit well now, whith the exception of one or two details that seem impossible to be changed. I might ask for a second opinion by my alterations tailor here.

 

All in all, I am happy customer for the moment. I will pick up the suit after the waistcoat will - hopefully - be good on Monday. But then, the suit has yet to stand the on-road test.

 

If there is interest, I will keep posting.

 

post #107 of 111
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Originally Posted by catch1980 View Post

...there was too much room at the collar.

Does this mean that there was a gap between the coat collar and your shirt collar? If so, that is very bad indeed. But perhaps you mean something else?

Thanks for posting. That was informative.
post #108 of 111
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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post


Does this mean that there was a gap between the coat collar and your shirt collar? If so, that is very bad indeed. But perhaps you mean something else?
Thanks for posting. That was informative.


this is exactly what I meant - but the problem is solved, the gap is gone. and it seemed not a huge issue to get it snug.

 

post #109 of 111
I have gone around NYC to several shops and can not find a suit that fits me, they all buckle out at the lapels because my shoulders naturally stand further behind my chest. I am thinking about getting a grey mtm suit there, they said it would cost about $900-1k. So far the reviews seem good, but are there better mtm suits out there for this money or is this place completely reasonable?

Also, after studying the website a bit, I've noticed the "London" style has the slimmest lapels, but I'm not sure about the "heavier english shoulder". Are the lapels on the London still very wide? I can't tell.
Edited by soundsgood - 2/11/12 at 11:39pm
post #110 of 111
I too am interested in Suit Supply. What's the turn around time?
post #111 of 111
Gentlemen,
I would like to buy MTM shirts and saw SuitSupply store on Vigo street. It was quite busy unlike other stores nearby. What is your opinion of SuitSupply MTM shirts, especially with easy care or non iron fabric? How are they quialitywise in comparison to other brands or tailors?
Thank you
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