Benjamin, RLBL, or Caruso

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  1. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    these three suits have my intrest atm. I fit a RLBL suit pretty well with little alterationa nd the Caruso and Benjamin im looking at seem verry similar. So which should I go with since each can be found in about the same price point.
     


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    RLBL if made in italy is caruso if that helps?
     


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  4. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    there not staple colors of course but they are on sale all the time.
     


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    mishon Senior member

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    Caruso will fit slightly different than RLBL. It is a bit more fuller in cut, but still trim. Depending on the price, I would go for mainline Caruso.
     


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    I'd recommend CC Corneliani. Similar cut to RLBL and hickey, but much less shoulder padding. Half-canvassed and decent fabric
     


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    coop86 Senior member

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    I have a Benjamin Lucente and it fits me pretty well, but the RLBL fits even better. RLBL is a bit of a tighter fit which sounds better for you, if the RLBL fits well OTR.
     


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    J. Cogburn Senior member

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    I'm 5.11', 175 lbs, and wear a size 40L and have a 33" waist. I own three RLBLs and they fit me like a glove and look tremendous. Have to wear a 42 in those suits however. They are cut awful tight. But who cares - the 42" fits me great.
     


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    jrd617 Senior member

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    I'm 5.11', 175 lbs, and wear a size 40L and have a 33" waist. I own three RLBLs and they fit me like a glove and look tremendous. Have to wear a 42 in those suits however. They are cut awful tight. But who cares - the 42" fits me great.

    I've found that RLBL's are bigger than other lines in the shoulders. I get a bit of overhang in the shoulders. And a ton of padding.
     


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    I once tried a Benjamin and found that it fit at least one full size bigger than RLBL. Even if I sized down one, I'd still need to do alterations to slim the pants and get appropriate waist suppression on the jacket.
     


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    jrd617 Senior member

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    I once tried a Benjamin and found that it fit at least one full size bigger than RLBL. Even if I sized down one, I'd still need to do alterations to slim the pants and get appropriate waist suppression on the jacket.

    eHaberdasher has detailed measurements
     


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    stu00a Senior member

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    Go for Raffaele Caruso Sartoria Parma
    Really awesome
     


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    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    eHaberdasher has detailed measurements

    I'm going to go by what fits, not comparing measurements, since at the end of the day that's what matters. Besides, I wouldn't ever make a purchase based on comparing measurements when the same person didn't do both sets.
     


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    Go for Raffaele Caruso Sartoria Parma
    Really awesome


    Oh yes!!! really awesome indeed.
     


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    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    Go for Raffaele Caruso Sartoria Parma
    Really awesome


    i was interested in this but it seems ehaberdasher only has it in wool flannel for the most part.
     


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