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post #15151 of 28324
Thank you for the help!

Yes, I forgot the 1. My shoulders are 16" wide. So, it does seem the suit is a little big for me in all respects. Would a tailor be able to adjust all of those measurements?

Also, a 36S has the same measurements with the exception of:

Sleeve length: 24.5"
Length from bottom of collar: 28.4"

It sounds like that would be the better choice amusing a tailor fan help with the large chest.

If it helps, these are the two suits I am looking at:
http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-13035/Benjamin-Sartorial-Suit-cln--36R/Detail
http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-4853/Benjamin-Sartorial-Suit-cln--36S/Detail

(The only place that sells suits within 100 miles of me is MW, so I likely will have to purchase a suit online)
post #15152 of 28324
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Originally Posted by hoth View Post

Thank you for the help!
Yes, I forgot the 1. My shoulders are 16" wide. So, it does seem the suit is a little big for me in all respects. Would a tailor be able to adjust all of those measurements?
Also, a 36S has the same measurements with the exception of:
Sleeve length: 24.5"
Length from bottom of collar: 28.4"
It sounds like that would be the better choice amusing a tailor fan help with the large chest.
If it helps, these are the two suits I am looking at:
http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-13035/Benjamin-Sartorial-Suit-cln--36R/Detail
http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-4853/Benjamin-Sartorial-Suit-cln--36S/Detail
(The only place that sells suits within 100 miles of me is MW, so I likely will have to purchase a suit online)

Chests can only be altered with desireable results of about an inch or so. It might be ok, but I don't know. Best case try on some models in person somewhere and then buy online. Move out of the sticks, boy! smile.gif

It sounds like you are a small guy, so I would go with the short. But you would know better than me. How tall are you?
post #15153 of 28324
Yes, I live in a very casual beach town in central California. Once I get my BS, I'll likely move to a larger town, maybe Portland...

Anyways, back on topic.

I am 5' 11" 145lbs.

For a point of reference, here are two pictures of me. The first in a Benjamin 38R and the second in a J Crew Ludlow. I like the Ludlow's fit; however, it is cheap and made of cotton, not something I plan to keep.

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post #15154 of 28324
They both don't fit well at all. Look at all of the space around the collar. The gaping. Also the lapels look to be billowing out rather than falling straight down. I think you may have to try a different cut.
post #15155 of 28324
Nasty collar gap on both.
post #15156 of 28324
That is dissapointing to hear. A smaller size (36S instead of 38R) wouldn't make the difference? I will likely need to be a difference cut?

Well, I don't have time to make a trip to Santa Barbera any time soon. Can you give me any suggestions of what I sould do next in my search? (budget 500 - 750)

I don't need a suit right away, but I would like to get one. With my only option being bridal shops and MW nearby, I don't really want to keep buying online then returning them. How do I find the right suit for me?
post #15157 of 28324
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Originally Posted by hoth View Post

That is dissapointing to hear. A smaller size (36S instead of 38R) wouldn't make the difference? I will likely need to be a difference cut?
Well, I don't have time to make a trip to Santa Barbera any time soon. Can you give me any suggestions of what I sould do next in my search? (budget 500 - 750)
I don't need a suit right away, but I would like to get one. With my only option being bridal shops and MW nearby, I don't really want to keep buying online then returning them. How do I find the right suit for me?

It might make a difference a little bit, but looking at that giant collar gap and just how the chest is shaped I am leaning towards you needing a different cut. Remember what I said about straight across measurements? This is exactly what I am saying. A tailor cannot alter these issues you are having here.
post #15158 of 28324
Alright, so, can you think of any suits that may better fit me? Or, am I going to have to just wait, and take a trip to try suits on?
post #15159 of 28324
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Originally Posted by hoth View Post

Alright, so, can you think of any suits that may better fit me? Or, am I going to have to just wait, and take a trip to try suits on?

You're going to have to bite the bullet, I am afraid.
post #15160 of 28324
Alright, thanks again for the help. Looks like I'm going to have to learn what is the correct fit so I will know what to look for when the time comes.
post #15161 of 28324

Is 35 % wool, 65 % viscosa, 120's suit good quality?

post #15162 of 28324
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Some people discuss how a collar should balance with ones face, but honestly I think a collar just needs balance in itself. Some degree of a spread collar will always look better than a point collar.
You are going to have a tough time finding a read to wear linen suit for $3-400 let alone MTM. Linen is a very expensive fabric even if the labor is cheap. I would look for used stuff.

Huh? H&M has linen suits right now for less than $100. The fit is pretty crappy, but they're pure linen. Old navy is selling linen and linen-cotton blend khakis again this year, I have a couple pairs of last years model and they're actually nice casual pants.

The fabric is not that expensive. Nice linens perhaps, but the basic grades seem to be only a bit more expensive than cotton.
post #15163 of 28324
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Originally Posted by vonklark View Post

Is 35 % wool, 65 % viscosa, 120's suit good quality?

Absolutely not. At the very least, you want pure wool, not a wool blend.
post #15164 of 28324
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Absolutely not. At the very least, you want pure wool, not a wool blend.

Figured that, thanks. Then 55 % cashmerewool, 45 % polyester must be shit aswell?

post #15165 of 28324
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Originally Posted by vonklark View Post

Figured that, thanks. Then 55 % cashmerewool, 45 % polyester must be shit aswell?

If it contains polyester, yes. Though the cashmere throws me- are you saying you've seen something that's a cashmere-poly blend? Because apart from some socks, I've never seen that. Cashmere is a much more expensive fiber, and since the primary objective of using polyester in suits is to make the fabric much cheaper, blending the poly with cashmere defeats the point.
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