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Suitsupply NYC

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by musicguy, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. DavideMiguel85

    DavideMiguel85 Well-Known Member

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    Could some kind chap give me some sizing advice? I have asked SS, but I'm still not sure.

    This is for a waistcoat, so chest size.

    My chest is 38". So I generally wear a 38R - which isn't 38 inches, but designed for someone with a 38" chest, so it'll have some room in there, no painted on.

    They suggest a size 48.

    Forty-eight!

    With the chest measurement being 38.6".

    Does this sound right?
     
  2. ebayhtl

    ebayhtl Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I didn't notice at all. Interesting.
     
  3. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    Ever hear of euro sizing? It's approximately us size plus 10.
     
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  4. DavideMiguel85

    DavideMiguel85 Well-Known Member

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    So a 48 is correct?

    Thank you.

    I am aware of EURO sizing (I live in Europe, UK). Only, on a UK website I am used to being presented with UK-sizing. This is most unusual in my experience.
     
  5. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure what's up with their website. I was looking at the New Zealand site and everything is for sale in US dollars. Given the near +10 conversion, I suspect it has to be correct. Really though, unless there's something weird about your body (in which case SS suits won't fit) you should probably take your "normal" size. I'm a 36S in everything, including every SS suit I've tried. Some are slimmer than others, but they all fit as intended.
     
  6. DavideMiguel85

    DavideMiguel85 Well-Known Member

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    I'm relatively "normal" body wise so can happily buy OTR.

    The thing is your 36S gives you a chest of 40.2 on the GB (UK) site. THAT is "normal" in my mind.

    http://eu.suitsupply.com/en_GB/jackets/havana-brown-check/C946.html?cgid=Jackets

    However, if you go to waistcoats, a SIZE 48 gives you a 39.8 chest. And a SIZE 50 gives you a 41.3 chest.

    http://eu.suitsupply.com/en_GB/waistcoats/blue-waistcoat/W160106.html?cgid=Waistcoats

    They seem to be completely mixing sizing here! This is confusing, no?

    If ordering a jacket/suit, I think "normal" sizing would apply as you say. But... worth double checking with the sizing guide, as it's not consistent it seems.
     
  7. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    SS changes up their measurements based on short, regular, and long. The 36S corresponds to a "23", which is the short version of the 46 (US+10 36R). It's really weird, and I'm not 100% sure all their measurements are correctly listed. I'm sure it's tough for them to keep track of all this stuff over a million different fits and a thousand different web portals/language/units.

    When I first got into the brand, I simply ordered 5 different sizes and sent back the 4 that didn't work.
     
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  8. Kimistry

    Kimistry Well-Known Member

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    Funny, I totally noticed the same thing. I have a La Spalla and it's definitely not like that on the shoulders.
     
  9. ScofieldReturns

    ScofieldReturns Well-Known Member

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    any word on if/when the outlet will return to the USA? Since it came out I'm having a lot of trouble paying full price for SS now, despite it being worth every penny...
     
  10. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Well-Known Member

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    If history repeats itself then it should open early July.
     
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  11. jbarwick

    jbarwick Well-Known Member

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    As long as the outlet does not sell staples, SuSu should be good otherwise sales are the downfall of retail as people start to expect them before making a purchase. Spier & Mackay offers a great product but it seems like every page is someone asking for a discount code or when a sale will be.
     
  12. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    I agree totally. Paying a reasonable price to get exactly what I want within three days is a great way to shop. Brooks Brothers has become a stressful shopping experience, with their near constant sales and ever increasing prices.


    SF types don't make up the core of their base. They were a shop before they came on this forum. We do, however, provide great product feedback. It's all a balancing act.
     
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  13. OmniscientCause

    OmniscientCause Well-Known Member

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    I went into susu to kill time before dinner last night and I'm always hesitant about the quality of the suits I see there. They look like crap in person but haven't tried any on yet.

    Disclaimer I have a tux a heavy wool jacket and a few sport coats and love them but the suits leave much to be desired. I need two more suits before starting to work again in a month. Is it worth going through a retailer like read wall or Kent wang over susu. I don't want to spend an arm and a leg with a wedding coming up in the next 16 months that I also need to start saving for.
     
  14. DSauerwald

    DSauerwald Active Member

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    Perhaps also save up for a new keyboard that has a comma?
     
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  15. Joenobody0

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    Commas look like cheap crap hanging on the wall, although he does have a few periods and exclamation points.
     
  16. OmniscientCause

    OmniscientCause Well-Known Member

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    Oh, the horror of being on a phone and not using proper punctuation. Oh what will I do with myself? I'll put myself in the dunce corner for your amusement...


    Doesn't change the fact that the fabrics look significantly better online. I was looking for reassurance that they were in fact decent. I like the cuts but I can't see myself buying anything that isn't a solid color.
     
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  17. ebayhtl

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    Partly agree, last couple of times I was in a SS store, I thought the Lazio fabrics used were very up and down (I don't like the cut either personally). There were some ok fabric though, so if you just need a couple of suits I'm sure you can find one.
     
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  18. OmniscientCause

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    Ideally I want one of the suits to have a faint stripe and the ones in the store didn't even line up from front to back...I was pretty surprised by this.
     
  19. DSauerwald

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    Sorry man, was meant light-heartedly. Just low-hanging fruit.
     
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  20. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    Sense of humor? I actually thought many of the fabrics look like shiny poly online. To each their own.
     

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