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Custom/MTM suits for not too much in NYC?

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by cowpoke, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. cowpoke

    cowpoke Member

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    I'm looking to get some suits made in New York, preferably for no more than $1000 each. I realize that rules out the real bespoke makers. I'm just slightly oddly shaped -- 39" chest and ~31" waist with a sloped right shoulder -- such that off the rack options don't sit right on me, even with tailoring.

    What do you folks recommend? I've had some good luck with Black Lapel, but I'd be curious what else is out there.

    Edit: alternatively, are there RTW options for folks with a sloped shoulder?
     
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  2. smartie-pants

    smartie-pants Well-Known Member

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    hi. i live in NYC and have extensively researched the M2M and bespoke options. I am a hard fit as well - very short and athletic build. Depending on how often you wear suits and your seriousness about quality and fit, you will need to up your budget. With your body type, no OTR or online M2M shop will provide you with the fit you're seeking.

    if you're willing to spend $1600 - $1800, you will be find places that will make you a suit that will last you a lifetime.
     
  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Well-Known Member

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    I have a drop right and square shoulders and have found that Eidos fit me very well. The suits are a bit more than $1000, but they are a great value. Well made, great cloths, and really nice cuts. No Man Walks Alone (in NYC and online) is one shop that carries them.

    For MTM at that price, Kent Wang has a pop up shop in NYC and you can also try Suit Supply's MTM program in that range. I'm sure there are others, but none that I have experience with.
     
  4. toplel

    toplel Well-Known Member

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    I recently noticed I have a right shoulder that's more of a sloped down too, a result of breaking my collarbone when I was 12 (noticed 40 years later LOL).

    I only found out when I started trying to dress better. A salesman in suitsupply said I had a posture problem, which offended me at the time. However I noticed the same issue (an unsightly divot where the sleeve starts on the right arm) on other suits, then had a really close look in the mirror & there it was. Some brands hide it much better then others for me.

    Nice to know others have the same issue [​IMG]
     
  5. Astaroth

    Astaroth Well-Known Member

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    Please don't ever over hear a conversation between a cutter and their junior, either the tailors I frequent fit clothes for a large number of trolls or the nature of the business means the language focuses heavily on customers imperfections.
     
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  6. Shirtmaven

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  7. cowpoke

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    To clarify, Black Lapel did a pretty good job for 700, but it's a half canvas and a tad too fashion suit for my tastes.

    What do you recommend around $1600-1800, and what do you get for the money?
     

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