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Opinions on this Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Essential, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Essential

    Essential Well-Known Member

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    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/suiting/allludlowsuits/PRDOVR~28130/28130.jsp
    (in heather charcoal)

    I'm planning to get this suit. I'm going to go to the new Ludlow suit store on 50 Hudson in NY and get fitted for it. They have an on-site tailor but if they don't do a good job, I'll just go somewhere else afterwards.

    I'm planning to use this for prom and a few casual wears in college so I'm not too worried about the SF quality test.

    EDITTTTTTTT:

    Okay so now I'm leaning towards:

    http://www.suitsupply.com/shop/1.P1104-JD/Suit?filter_27=736&filter_2=2&filter_19=573
    http://www.suitsupply.com/shop/1.P2525/Suit?filter_27=736&filter_2=2&filter_19=573

    I live in NY so it's easy access to the store.

    I'm about 5' 5" and my chest seems to measure at 36 inches (w/ a ruler). Leaning towards the second one because it seems darker.

    Would it be better to try the 35R or 36S? I'm getting it tailored so is it easier to pull in the chest or make it shorter?
     
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  2. comrade

    comrade Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that you can do better in New York with all the outlet stores, etc.
    Let the locals chime in! Otherwise, it looks like a credible, if exaggerated,
    version of the Neapolitan cut.
     
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  3. dorolf07

    dorolf07 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with the on-site tailor man. There are a lot of local tailors in NY depending on where you are Midtown or Upper West.
     
  4. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    This is SF. For $650, you could get something much nicer on the B&S
     
  5. Essential

    Essential Well-Known Member

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    ^ I'd like to add that I'm pretty short so most other stores don't have my size.

    As for b&s, my parents don't want me to get used things.

    @dorolf, any recommendations? The suit fits slim so the onside tailor will do minimal alterations. I was planning on going to another tailor in the beginning though and still might.
     
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  6. Doughnuts

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    Which tailors do you recommend in Midtown or the Upper West?
     
  7. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Well-Known Member

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    A lot of stuff on B&S isn't used.
     
  8. Essential

    Essential Well-Known Member

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    My parents are a weird bunch and would probably think its used anyways. I rather get something new anyways.

    I'm just asking if the suit will do the job, I'm sure the quality is good enough to get a few solid wears.
     
  9. hyt123

    hyt123 Well-Known Member

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    It's probably the one of the best new shitty suits that you can buy for around that price. If you want a new less-shitty suit for about the same price then go to Suit Supply since you're in New York anyway. If you want a not-shitty-at-all suit for that price then buy from B&S here. Just depends on what you want for your money, you can go from shit to not bad for the same price depending on how smartly you shop.

    EDIT: IF ON SALE. Otherwise you'd have to be crazy, retarded or desperate to pay full retail for a J. Crew Ludlow suit.
     
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  10. Texastyle

    Texastyle Well-Known Member

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    I've got two ludlows and I'm really happy with how they have held up, but SuitSupply does look interesting. I just wish they had one in Texas :(
     
  11. GBR

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    If you must
     
  12. Wayward

    Wayward Well-Known Member

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    My only comment would be that the lapels are quite slim. They're still the current trend, but dare I say that they're on the way out?
     
  13. Saturdays

    Saturdays Well-Known Member

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    Hate to sound like a broken record but: For $650 Ludlow is not worth it.

    Check Rugby Ralph Lauren, there should be a sale starting on the 3rd of May that stacks with 15% off coupon code/student discount code.

    They have great suits for their sale price imo.
     
  14. Texastyle

    Texastyle Well-Known Member

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    I've been hearing that for the last year or so. I think if you are relatively tall and thin then you will look good in it.
     
  15. NotoriousMarquis

    NotoriousMarquis Well-Known Member

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    This suit will do the job, but Im pretty short too and skinny, and jcrew doesnt fit as nicely. Better off using uniqlo or even suitsupply.
     
  16. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the Suit Supply. There's a store in Manhattan.

    $450 for a half canvas, Vitale Barberis suit sure sounds better than $650 for a J. Crew (fused?) number.
     
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  17. NotoriousMarquis

    NotoriousMarquis Well-Known Member

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    or if youre willing to pay 650, step it up to 700 and go to martin greenfield and get a custom suit!
     
  18. Essential

    Essential Well-Known Member

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    ^ I don't have time for a custom.

    I would get SuitSupply but they sell 38S at the very least. I'm a 36S. Would I be able to tuck in the chest or whatever it's called?

    I like Jcrew because it has 36S and for the pants, you pick your inseam.
     
  19. Texastyle

    Texastyle Well-Known Member

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    J Crew has separates so you can get whatever pant size fits best.
     
  20. Essential

    Essential Well-Known Member

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    Okay so now I'm leaning towards:

    http://www.suitsupply.com/shop/1.P1104-JD/Suit?filter_27=736&filter_2=2&filter_19=573
    http://www.suitsupply.com/shop/1.P2525/Suit?filter_27=736&filter_2=2&filter_19=573

    I like in NY so it's easy access to the store.

    I'm about 5' 5" and my chest seems to measure at 36 inches (w/ a ruler). Leaning towards the second one because it seems darker.

    Would it be better to try the 35R or 36S? I'm getting it tailored so is it easier to pull in the chest or make it shorter?
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2012

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