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post #1096 of 2250
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Originally Posted by z341 View Post

Bought a Benjamin Granoro.
First up they obviously took note of Amazon's logistic system because I ordered Thursday night and it was shipped by the time I woke up, express post to Sydney, it arrived Monday.. Outstanding.

I don't know a great deal about suits but this is a very nice construction, material is lovely and soft, fantastic Navy, shoulders are very thin, lovely canvassed feel and lapel.. You can't buy a suit like this in Australia for $500, that much I know.

It's a 38L Granoro dark navy.  For reference I'm 6'2 - 3 with fairly long legs compared to torso, ~170lb (make me a charcoal please smile.gif ).

Would like opinions on the fit and what I should get altered, I like suits slim but not ultra slim obviously, included a pic of a ralph lauren black label 38r I have and love (unaltered).. ( I prefer the jacket length on this one though), do you think I can get this one similar fitting to the RLBL?

Also the pants just seem a little 'long' in the crotch, I just sort of grabbed the back and pulled up a bit, can it be altered like that?

Very happy so far!  (unless everyone says it fits like crap :z)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/87783565@N06/

Looks pretty good! The RLBL (presumably in grey?) actually looks a little bit tight across the chest, no?

That's amazing how quickly you received the suit. We do not use an outside logistics company... sometimes the postal service is brilliant I guess!
post #1097 of 2250
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Originally Posted by z341 View Post

Bought a Benjamin Granoro.

First up they obviously took note of Amazon's logistic system because I ordered Thursday night and it was shipped by the time I woke up, express post to Sydney, it arrived Monday.. Outstanding.

 

I don't know a great deal about suits but this is a very nice construction, material is lovely and soft, fantastic Navy, shoulders are very thin, lovely canvassed feel and lapel.. You can't buy a suit like this in Australia for $500, that much I know.

 

It's a 38L Granoro dark navy.  For reference I'm 6'2 - 3 with fairly long legs compared to torso, ~170lb (make me a charcoal please :) ).

 

Would like opinions on the fit and what I should get altered, I like suits slim but not ultra slim obviously, included a pic of a ralph lauren black label 38r I have and love (unaltered).. ( I prefer the jacket length on this one though), do you think I can get this one similar fitting to the RLBL?

 

Also the pants just seem a little 'long' in the crotch, I just sort of grabbed the back and pulled up a bit, can it be altered like that?

 

Very happy so far!  (unless everyone says it fits like crap :z)

 

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/87783565@N06/

 

Looks good, but why is the lapel line straight on your left side, but curved and pulled away from your collar on your right side?  I have the same issue with my classico, but it is more pronounced on mine (see below).  Is this the same collar gap people talked about earlier?  Is there an easy fix for a tailor?

 

post #1098 of 2250

Yep keep up the order fulfillment time and let the post do the rest, great job!

 

And yeah now that I look at it, it does seem to run a little off on to the right.. I thought it was probably just because of my arm stance as the grey RLBL does the same thing when holding a camera, took a few more and had mixed results...

 

One where it seems to be off

 

 

And the next that seems perfect... And in this one it looks like my shoulders are actually out of proportion with the right one being higher/larger, this wouldn't surprise me if it were the case as I'm an ex serious tennis player.

 

 

 

And finally here is another RLBL that seems to be doing the exact same thing anyway

 

 

 

Both look perfectly fine and balanced after shaking my shoulders a few times in the mirror and the camera is probably not perfectly straight either, so I would be very hesitant about saying it has anything to do with the cut at this stage..
 

post #1099 of 2250
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Originally Posted by z341 View Post

Yep keep up the order fulfillment time and let the post do the rest, great job!

 

And yeah now that I look at it, it does seem to run a little off on to the right.. I thought it was probably just because of my arm stance as the grey RLBL does the same thing when holding a camera, took a few more and had mixed results...

 

One where it seems to be off

 

 

And the next that seems perfect... And in this one it looks like my shoulders are actually out of proportion with the right one being higher/larger, this wouldn't surprise me if it were the case as I'm an ex serious tennis player.

 

 

 

And finally here is another RLBL that seems to be doing the exact same thing anyway

 

 

 

Both look perfectly fine and balanced after shaking my shoulders a few times in the mirror and the camera is probably not perfectly straight either, so I would be very hesitant about saying it has anything to do with the cut at this stage..
 

 

I initially thought it was due to holding the camera in mine as well and did the same thing (put camera down and fix how coat is sitting on shoulders), but it does the same thing even with my arms down at the side.  Is this the collar gap issue?  Is there an easy fix?

post #1100 of 2250

Z, I think your issues are coming from your posture. Your shoulders sit back which makes your chest wide and is causing the lapels to bow. The line from the buttoning point to where it curves around your neck should be straight. What is curious is that the shoulders seem too wide but the chest too tight. I have no idea how to fix it, but that is what appears to be going on with your jackets. You can see it in your shirt as well.

post #1101 of 2250
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Z, I think your issues are coming from your posture. Your shoulders sit back which makes your chest wide and is causing the lapels to bow. The line from the buttoning point to where it curves around your neck should be straight. What is curious is that the shoulders seem too wide but the chest too tight. I have no idea how to fix it, but that is what appears to be going on with your jackets. You can see it in your shirt as well.

 

This may be a very insightful diagnosis for Z's fit.  One of my first reactions to mine was surprise that the chest seemed disproportionately small when compared to the shoulder size. 

post #1102 of 2250
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Originally Posted by z341 View Post

Bought a Benjamin Granoro.
First up they obviously took note of Amazon's logistic system because I ordered Thursday night and it was shipped by the time I woke up, express post to Sydney, it arrived Monday.. Outstanding.

I don't know a great deal about suits but this is a very nice construction, material is lovely and soft, fantastic Navy, shoulders are very thin, lovely canvassed feel and lapel.. You can't buy a suit like this in Australia for $500, that much I know.

It's a 38L Granoro dark navy.  For reference I'm 6'2 - 3 with fairly long legs compared to torso, ~170lb (make me a charcoal please smile.gif ).

Would like opinions on the fit and what I should get altered, I like suits slim but not ultra slim obviously, included a pic of a ralph lauren black label 38r I have and love (unaltered).. ( I prefer the jacket length on this one though), do you think I can get this one similar fitting to the RLBL?

Also the pants just seem a little 'long' in the crotch, I just sort of grabbed the back and pulled up a bit, can it be altered like that?

Very happy so far!  (unless everyone says it fits like crap :z)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/87783565@N06/
Difficult to say from your pics. Please post more close up shots of your crotch as that would be more helpful in ascertaining your tailoring requirements. If you can also include pics of the the buttock region, than that would be useful as well.

In all honesty though, I would just get the sleeves and pants shortened. Hard to tell what you need done in the back since, as EMartNJ already noted, you really seem to retract your shoulders quite a bit when you stand. Is that your normal posture? Does the bowing go away if you draw your shoulders forward?
post #1103 of 2250

Just received my classico 38S today. Ben's service is truly great as my suit was shipped a few hours right after I ordered it on Monday morning. Here are a couple of my photos below before alterations. The shirt that I'm wearing is a Brooks Brothers Non-Iron Slim Fit with a standard classic collar point (14-1/2; 32). Any recommendations and thoughts on the fitment would be greatly appreciated.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #1104 of 2250
^^^^ Seems to be one size too large.
post #1105 of 2250
Old Man Machine: you appear to have the same collar gap issue.
post #1106 of 2250

Hey, guys!  This is my first post here and I'd like to share a picture of my navy 36R Classico.  I just got it back from the tailor after a few alterations were made.  Take a look.  I'm about 5'11" and 140 pounds, so needless to say I'm quite the skinny bastard.  The tailor took in the waist at the back and even messed with the darts on the front of the jacket to get the desired silhouette.  I have a long torso, so the jacket seems a bit short, but I'm ok with that.  There aren't a whole lot of places that stock a size 36L, after all, and I can't afford a made-to-measure suit at the moment, at least not a fully canvassed one like this Classico is.  So any comments or criticisms?  Did the tailor screw up anywhere?  Any feedback is appreciated.  Thanks!

 

post #1107 of 2250
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Originally Posted by diadem View Post

Hey, guys!  This is my first post here and I'd like to share a picture of my navy 36R Classico.  I just got it back from the tailor after a few alterations were made.  Take a look.  I'm about 5'11" and 140 pounds, so needless to say I'm quite the skinny bastard.  The tailor took in the waist at the back and even messed with the darts on the front of the jacket to get the desired silhouette.  I have a long torso, so the jacket seems a bit short, but I'm ok with that.  There aren't a whole lot of places that stock a size 36L, after all, and I can't afford a made-to-measure suit at the moment, at least not a fully canvassed one like this Classico is.  So any comments or criticisms?  Did the tailor screw up anywhere?  Any feedback is appreciated.  Thanks!


sleeves could be a tad shorter.
post #1108 of 2250
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post


sleeves could be a tad shorter.

That's just the shirt I'm wearing.  I wore a different shirt when I tried the suit on for my tailor to look at.  Most of my other shirts have longer sleeves.

post #1109 of 2250
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Originally Posted by diadem View Post

That's just the shirt I'm wearing.  I wore a different shirt when I tried the suit on for my tailor to look at.  Most of my other shirts have longer sleeves.

Doesn't mean your longer sleeved shirts are correct either.
post #1110 of 2250
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Originally Posted by eHaberdasher View Post

To simplify things I think we'll just start with the Classico model. I have a new Napoli model that is AWESOME but want to first test it with a small production. It fits slightly slimmer than the Classico and has natural shoulders. Truth be told it's a clone of a Kiton. Special orders would be stock sizes to keep things straight forward, I think. No exact measurements involved - not ready to take that risk (yet). That way returns are an option, although there may be a restocking fee in the case of the special orders.

Pretty much everything in the above paragraph sounds awesome ... new Napoli model ... special order Classicos ... bounce2.gif

I'm assuming special order only applies to suits and not the new Benjamin sport coats, right?

I'd love to try out the Napoli ... I'm happy with my Classico, but on me the shoulders could be about a half-inch narrower.
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