I just purchased a Valentino suit in dark blue, two-button,one-vent,with pants with one-pleat. IT defnitely has more of a pinched waist compared to American suits. I haven't received it yet as is it getting altered but I was surprised how well it fit me as usually I need to alter suits a lot as I would be shopping in the petite section for men if there was one. Speaking of small, the salesperson kept mentionning to me that I needed to wear a suit with broad shoulders in order to look bigger. It's funny because I am 5'5 but I am pretty athletic yet I can only wear size 36 or 38S suits. Slim pickings for sure. I hope to go to Asia where I might get a bigger variety or in Italy. However, North American stores seem not to care much for the Danny de Vito set. One day, I'll go the custom suit route when I can afford it. I now know what not to wear. I don't look at all in 3-button suits. 2-vent-suits are not for me as I have soccer player butt. Armani is DEFINITELY for me. I felt very sloppy in one.
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12/29/04 at 1:40am