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BB Milano vs Fitzgerald suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by blacklabel, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. ak622

    ak622 Member

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    The one I picked up was dark gray[​IMG] though you should call them to check.

    damn you!! haha jk.. I might just stop by on the weekend to see what they have. Its surprsing because the BB closest to my office doesn't have any signs that say they're having a sale on suits.. just the old Winter clearance signs.
     
  2. jtheory

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    I'm getting the impression that i shouldn't buy BB becaues it still cuts too big. I couldn't find a thread for this question but does anyone know how the BB Black Fleece suits fit? I see that in the pictures the suits cut straight down and not tapered at all. what's up with that?
     
  3. oaw01

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    I wear 38 in RLBL and 36 in Milano, so might not be an entirely fair comparison on how things fits as far as pants and waist suppression on jacket, now after saying that I would say.

    1. RLBL has a very strong padded shoulder, Milano's shoulder feels very little to no padding
    2. Waist suppression, I wear 36 in Milano and that's more suppressed than a RLBL 38 but less than a RLBL36
    3. Pants, the BB pants is actually tighter, though again not quite fair since I am taking RLBL38 then take in the waist to about true 30.5 (they advertise drop 7 on the trouser, but don't think it was ever 31 on RLBL trouser for 38 suit in reality)
    4. Visually RLBL has a stronger chest and the buttoning point cuts lower


    I wear a RLBL 38. I tried on 38 Milano and it was too tight. The 39 felt better however the waist was too loose on the 39
     
  4. phoenixrecon

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    you people do realize you have to tailor suits correct?
     
  5. phoenixrecon

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    I'm getting the impression that i shouldn't buy BB becaues it still cuts too big. I couldn't find a thread for this question but does anyone know how the BB Black Fleece suits fit? I see that in the pictures the suits cut straight down and not tapered at all. what's up with that?

    BBBF is cut like a box... its thome browne after all
     
  6. clee1982

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    I wear a RLBL 38. I tried on 38 Milano and it was too tight. The 39 felt better however the waist was too loose on the 39

    your shoulder is probably wider than me [​IMG] ? or your guts is bigger than my[​IMG] ...
     
  7. clee1982

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    I'm getting the impression that i shouldn't buy BB becaues it still cuts too big. I couldn't find a thread for this question but does anyone know how the BB Black Fleece suits fit? I see that in the pictures the suits cut straight down and not tapered at all. what's up with that?

    try Fitz and Milano, decent waist suppression, and you can always take in anyway..., wouldn't go for Madison though, more due to where the arm hole is than anything
     
  8. clee1982

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    BBBF is cut like a box... its thome browne after all

    To me BBBF works if your leg are pretty long compare to your upper body, unfortunatelly not the case for me.
     
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    damn you!! haha jk.. I might just stop by on the weekend to see what they have. Its surprsing because the BB closest to my office doesn't have any signs that say they're having a sale on suits.. just the old Winter clearance signs.

    dumb question, what's the difference between sale and winter clearance if they both have mark down anyway?
     
  10. ak622

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    dumb question, what's the difference between sale and winter clearance if they both have mark down anyway?

    I just took a quick look inside before and didn't see any sale on the suits that's all. Or maybe I didn't look closely enough.
     
  11. Liquidus

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    It says the Milano suits are made in Italy. Does anyone know the manufacturer and whether they are half or fully canvassed?

    I don't understand why their only solid two-button suit in this line is black and a charcoal flannel.
     
  12. Liquidus

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    So I decided to email BB and ask if they plan to have their two-button Milano suit in any solid color other than Black. They replied and said no. This is very disappointing. It seems like the only solid color you can get in a Milano is going to be grey flannel and black.
     
  13. clee1982

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    It says the Milano suits are made in Italy. Does anyone know the manufacturer and whether they are half or fully canvassed?

    I don't understand why their only solid two-button suit in this line is black and a charcoal flannel.


    Manufacture, no idea. Half canvassed. The charcoal grey is not heavy duty winter flannel, I would say close to 3 season, you should check it out.
     
  14. clee1982

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    So I decided to email BB and ask if they plan to have their two-button Milano suit in any solid color other than Black. They replied and said no. This is very disappointing. It seems like the only solid color you can get in a Milano is going to be grey flannel and black.

    Honestly I think Navy Pinstripe is pretty stable. That was my first suit[​IMG] I think you can kind ignore what BB says, they might change their mind by next season anyway...

    Also the 3 roll to 2 looks good

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...uct_Id=1534977

    might just find an alternative to my Polo II from PRL
     
  15. Liquidus

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    Manufacture, no idea. Half canvassed. The charcoal grey is not heavy duty winter flannel, I would say close to 3 season, you should check it out.

    Thanks, that's good to know since I would prefer a solid charcoal suit. Hopefully my size becomes available.
     
  16. clee1982

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    Thanks, that's good to know since I would prefer a solid charcoal suit. Hopefully my size becomes available.

    definitely look it in person though, some people just prefer finer wool in general no matter what
     
  17. bellyhungry

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    After losing 30 lbs and down one or two sizing, I am in the process of replacing my suits and sport coats/blazers...

    Noticed this morning that BB has expanded their Milano suit offering (they even have a solid Navy.)

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...ction_size=&section_color=&sortby=newArrivals

    Recently I tried on Regent and like the fit; just wondering if someone can share how Milano fits with respect to Regent.
     
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  18. chriskl

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    Agree, I'd be interested in the Regent vs. Milano fit as well.
     
  19. Thanks SF (a new me)

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    ^^ IMO/IME, Regent is a great fit if you have a broader shoulder....and the suiting trousers seems to be a little tapered vs the Fitz. I wear 40S for Fitz as well......Milano is just a tad tight to my liking because I am fat (32 waist) ...great if you are really skinny
     
  20. Liquidus

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    I wish I had known this years ago.l I dismissed the Regent without looking into in since I didn't think about shoulder fit versus the fitzgerald.
     

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