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Critique fit of new suit jacket. Tailor it or send it back?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by 604Coast, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. 604Coast

    604Coast Senior member

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    Ben, your team has been phenomenal so far. Your customer service experience is superlative.
     
  2. nbmplano

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    Thanks for posting, guys. Yes, we were more recently made aware of this issue, although we have found that it only seems to affect minority in varying degrees, with the OP's the very worst we've ever seen by far. We have already been working on an updated model to correct this... This issue does not occur on myself, nor any others who tried it on before I signed off on production, unfortunately. While the issue can indeed be corrected by a tailor, the OP's more extreme issue can only be fixed to a certain extent by my assessment.... so, sorry guys... it's not perfect yet, but we certainly appreciate all the valuable feedback you gents are providing so that we can offer you the best product at a reasonable price. Other critique and suggestions are welcome - and of course praise is welcome too! [​IMG]

    Do you plan on picking up an updated line of this suit fixing the problem, or is in not really a problem on most of them? I would like to check out the Granoro model but might hold off if you are going to get a new model in... Also, if so, what would the time frame be on getting them in stock?
     
  3. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Do you plan on picking up an updated line of this suit fixing the problem, or is in not really a problem on most of them? I would like to check out the Granoro model but might hold off if you are going to get a new model in... Also, if so, what would the time frame be on getting them in stock?

    We have found that the issue does not affect most people, but we know what to do in the next production which won't be for another 6-8 months out... at least in the basic solids. We may tool with some sport jackets for the fall/winter, and possibly some non-solid fabrics... nothing definite yet though.
     
  4. MrRandyWatson

    MrRandyWatson New Member

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    I've been lurking for a while and this is my first post. The good things I have read about the Benjamin suits inspired me to purchase one. After ordering, I stumbled on this thread. I have since received my suit and am quite pleased with the construction but fear I might have the same neck issue, although not as pronounced.
    The collar of jacket rides low on the shirt, and as I move it tends to move still lower. It feels to me that there is an excess of shirt collar showing.
    I'm hoping to get some input from folks on their thoughts on the collar issue as well as the suit fit as a whole.
    I also just bought a 1818 Saxxon Fitzgerald from BB. Both that and the Benjamin are unaltered and I'm comparing fits before deciding between the two. I can post pics of that one as well if anyone is interested.

    For reference, I think I'm a pretty standard 42R. Just a shade under 6 feet and about 175 pounds chest measured 42 inches by a tailor at Brooks Brothers.

    Any input would be appreciated.

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  5. Superfluous

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    We have found that the issue does not affect most people, but we know what to do in the next production which won't be for another 6-8 months out... at least in the basic solids. We may tool with some sport jackets for the fall/winter, and possibly some non-solid fabrics... nothing definite yet though.

    I'd buy some sport coats in a 38L...
     
  6. Bowtiedlad93

    Bowtiedlad93 Senior member

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    it seems like more work needs done then can be accomplished so I would just return it.
     

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