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Dark gray 38R Jil Sander 3B suit

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Long story short, bought this suit here on style forum, had it steamed to remove the shipping wrinkles, had my tailor hem the pants (I wear around a 34 length), wore it to work once (which consisted of sitting at a desk for 10 hours). I believe the pants can be let out to their full length Here is the original "for sale" thread: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...jil+sander+38R Anyway, I hate it. I don't think it fits me. I like to get $500 for it and put that toward something I'd actually enjoy. SOLD
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post #2 of 17
Why do you hate it? Are the buttonholes functional?
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
The buttonholes are not functional. Second, I don't know if it is the cut or the size or what, but I just felt very uncomfortable in it. Like if I would reach for a pen on my desk it felt like the back was going to split. The original seller maintained that Jil Sander suits ran large, my tailor insisted that it fit, but I'm simply uncomfortable in it. Additionally, in the interest of full disclosure, I don't think the material, construction, or anything else about it is anything special, especially for a $2200 suit. I'd really like to recoup some of the money and put it toward something I'd actually wear.
post #4 of 17
I appreciate the honesty, but don't pursue a career in sales!
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
$475
post #6 of 17
Weird, I've found Jil Sander suits to be very high-quality. The quality/construction on the one that I own is top-notch.
post #7 of 17
Is it sllim cut? Could I see a fit pic please?
post #8 of 17
I sold you that suit and I thought the quality was absolutely excellent. Full canvassed and virgin wool. Jil Sander suits are very easy to wear and the shoulders are very natural IMO. Now if the suit did not fit you thats a different story.
post #9 of 17
JS is superb for fashion brands. The suit is the one that is closer to classic without sacrificing the quality. Quality-wise, I found it higher than most fashion brands out there (even Balenciaga or Dior from latter seasons).
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
I count three votes to my one that it is "high quality," whatever that ethereal phrase means. Look guys, I simply can't tell a difference between it and a suit that costs a grand less. Is that because I'm an idiot? I concede that's a distinct possibility. I've never maintained I was an expert on suits or mens clothing or anything of that nature. However, I can guarantee you that the fact that it felt like it was cutting off circulation to my arms, that the back was ready to split a la "Tommy Boy" at any second, that the button fly was supremely annoying, etc., etc. means I'll never wear it again. I really don't want a debate. rah120: I'll try to get some fit pictures up late tomorrow. I've had a couple of days at work that have left me gasping for time. Slim cut I think is a very indefinite description. Personally, I felt like the pants were painted on and that the jacket would rip when I reached for the steering wheel in my car, and I'm a pretty skinny guy at 155lbs or so on 6'.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by MikeO View Post
I count three votes to my one that it is "high quality," whatever that ethereal phrase means. Look guys, I simply can't tell a difference between it and a suit that costs a grand less. Is that because I'm an idiot? I concede that's a distinct possibility. I've never maintained I was an expert on suits or mens clothing or anything of that nature. However, I can guarantee you that the fact that it felt like it was cutting off circulation to my arms, that the back was ready to split a la "Tommy Boy" at any second, that the button fly was supremely annoying, etc., etc. means I'll never wear it again. I really don't want a debate.

rah120: I'll try to get some fit pictures up late tomorrow. I've had a couple of days at work that have left me gasping for time. Slim cut I think is a very indefinite description. Personally, I felt like the pants were painted on and that the jacket would rip wehn I reached for the steering wheel in my car, and I'm a pretty skinny guy at 155lbs or so on 6'.

Thanks, but nevermind, I just realized that it is a 3B, sorry. Good luck.
post #12 of 17
Yeah the thing that kills all the Jil suits I've tried on is the high arm holes. Everything else is spot on (well the sleeves are usually too long) but the arm holes are sooo high I can't wear them comfortably.
post #13 of 17
The highish armholes are are actually something I like about JS suits but I haven't seen one in a material I like and for the prices JS asks the material would have to be very very nice at retail. The suits seem to be cut quite slim in the waist and chest but I think they would suit someone that likes the very sharp clean cut created by the slightly extended shoulders or has larger shoulders to fill it out. If the measurements fit and you like the style and the material I think for 500 this is a steal.
post #14 of 17
fit pic would be great.
post #15 of 17
Perception is everything. If the OP feels that it doesn't fit or suit him - no pun intended - then that is all that matters irrespective of the fact that it is quite a nice suit. No sense trying to convince him otherwise. Personally, I quite like my my Jil Sander suits. Great silhouette, great drape, canvassed and the fabric has a nice quality and feel about it. I find them to be very comfortable even with the higher armholes. The button fly can be a pain sometimes and the off the rack sleeve length is strangely long. Now, I certainly wouldn't pay the $ 2200 retail price but at the OP's price it is not that bad a deal.
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