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dukenukem4ever

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Hey SF people, saw that there wasn't a BB thread (although lots of posts). Maybe it's not as popular here on SF?

Anyway, been looking into some of BB's Made in USA 1818 suits. Since I don't live in the States right now and there is no BB around me where I currently live, wanted to get the SF forum members' opinions on fit and sizing and overall discussion of BB products.

I'm looking into getting a 1818 suit like this:


It's a linen blend suit, thinking ahead to summer already. Problem is BB has terrible information visualization. They don't even have exact size measurements across their products and simply expect customers to just go by their naming scheme.

Does anyone here on SF have any experience with BB suits especially the Milano and Regent fits? For reference, I have an OTR J.Crew Ludlow from several years back and wear a 36S. How would a 36S Milano / Regent fit compared to a J.Crew Ludlow slim fit? I don't have any other OTR as I made my way over to bespoke in HKG, but now I'm seeking some good ol' Made in USA suits for the hell of it.

Thanks y'all!
 

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I think they fit similary based on experience, while the Madison is more akin to the JCrew "Crosby".

I personally can't wear any of them myself because I am convinced that their heavily padded shoulders look strange on my fairly developed shoulders, with weird dimpling on the back edge of the arm even though the rest of the suit actually fits OK (I'm fat). Pretty much Italian suits only for me.
 

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I think they fit similary based on experience, while the Madison is more akin to the JCrew "Crosby".

I personally can't wear any of them myself because I am convinced that their heavily padded shoulders look strange on my fairly developed shoulders, with weird dimpling on the back edge of the arm even though the rest of the suit actually fits OK (I'm fat). Pretty much Italian suits only for me.
Thanks, would you say the Milano is a tad more slim fit than the Ludlow? Looking at the photos online, they call REGENT fit as "fitted" but it looks pretty boxy to me.

I guess I could always get the Regent fit and tailor it after the fact... better to have more fabric to work with than less I presume.
 

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They are all drop 6, with fairly extended shoulders with padding. I don't know why you would be suddenly interested in a BB 1818 if you are used to bespoke. Have you considered Suitsupply? Basically the same quality level for a more realistic price.
 

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They are all drop 6, with fairly extended shoulders with padding. I don't know why you would be suddenly interested in a BB 1818 if you are used to bespoke. Have you considered Suitsupply? Basically the same quality level for a more realistic price.
I bespoked when I lived / traveled to HK for work very often. I have visited some SS outlets, but I don't like the cutting on their suits. BB always goes on sale too so a lot of 1818 and even Golden Fleece can be had for around 400 - 600 USD. Also, Made in USA which I'm looking to support more of if possible.
 

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