BB Fitzgerald Discontinued?

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  1. OldState

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    I just picked up a 2 suits during the recent Brooks Brothers sale. I currently own 4 Fitzgeralds but was told they no longer will be making this fit. I was concerned at first until I was told the Regent now has a 6" rather than 7" drop so that is what I went with. The drop was the only reason I went with the Fitzs to begin with.

    Anyone know if this is true or we they just trying to sell me what they had?



    BTW, I also notice a far higher amount of US made suits in hand. Both of the Regents I bought are US made. :fonz:
     


  2. Tim619

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    Heard the same from a sales rep at the Scottsdale, AZ location a few months back. Fitz being phased out in favor of Milanos and Regents.
     


  3. homework

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    I just bought a Fitzgerald online and was happy with the fit. No Brooks Brothers near me, can you comment on the Regent vs Fitzgerald fit?
     


  4. OldState

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    There are several differences notated on the BB website and on these forums, but the immediate differences I noticed trying on the suits it the slightly lower button stance and slimmer pants on the Regent.


    I also didn't need the waist taken in on the Regent which indicates to me a less boxy cut. It was actually the only suit coat I ever bought that needed nothing done to it...not even sleeve adjustment...though I am very average in proportion (6', 178lbs) . I did find myself fitting better into some 40Rs or 41Rs coats among the different suits I tried on. All were US made and some 40s fit like 41s and visa versa. Prior I had only noticed this between their US and Italian suits. I went with the 40R with one suit and had the pants let out as I'm a 35" waist.
    They ordered me a 41R for the second suit which has yet to come it.

    I do love my Fitzgeralds and get compliments on a routine basis.
     


  5. homework

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    Have you found any other brands that fit similarly to the Fitzgerald?
     


  6. OldState

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    I began replacing older suits 4 years ago and have only bought BB suits off the rack. Haven't tried many others to comment.
     


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