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Does anyone have feedback on "Harry Suits"?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Alex26, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Alex26

    Alex26 New Member

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    This is my first post, but I've been lurking for a while - sorry mods if I've posted this in the wrong place.

    I recently came across harrysuits.com and was hoping someone had experience or feedback to share. They seem to offer very inexpensive custom tailored suits and have an ordering interface that looks eerily like Indochino's.

    All the reviews in the testimonials section have similar diction and are all 5 out of 5 stars. I can't seem to find anything about them online that isn't a blatant advertisement or company written press release. I'd imagine this has something to do with the name's similarity to Harry Rosen or the Harry from Hong Kong (this site claims to be from Mumbai).

    I wouldn't normally look to online suiting (tried Indochino - wasn't terrible, but I prefer the in-store approach), but with prices around $175 it is tempting.

    Any feedback at all would be great,

    Thanks!
     
  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Those reviews were probably typed by Harry himself or his kin.
    Check out the 'contact us' option. It leads nowhere but to a mysterious email address.
    No Harry. No real names. No address. No phone number. This site is dodgy at best.
     
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  3. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Paging Harry, someone wants to know about your suits.
     
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  4. Alex26

    Alex26 New Member

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    I had a similar feeling on first glance, just the site looks less like a scam than a sketchy-at-best tailor. Also, the 'reviews' only started a few months ago, suggesting the site may be quite new.

    For less than $200 its tempting, just hoping someone has seen\heard of the results before.
     
  5. Fwabubu

    Fwabubu New Member

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    I've actually bought two suits from them - my comment after receiving the first one is there but they do seem to only post the 5 star ratings and not anything else.

    I've been very satisfied with the both of them - one was 100% pure wool the other was a blend - the material on the first was terrific and the second was a little rougher but still nice and both fit very well. I took a gamble to order the first and my expectations were low.

    I went to a tailor to get measured, sent in the order and within a couple of weeks got the first one. Nicely packaged, fit beautifully. I don't know how long it will last but I wear each one about once a week or so and intend to get more.

    Hope this is useful.
     
  6. John Jarvis

    John Jarvis New Member

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    hey ive been looking into this too - i wanted to buy a suit, but luckily thought i should have a poke around first (pretty much cause of the extremely low prices).

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/customsuits/harrysuits/prweb9127974.htm

    i found this link ^^ and it makes "harrysuits.com" look pretty dodgy - especially when they refer to the CEO as "Harry Suits"

    but other than that i found bugger all, no reviews, no anything.

    i dont know mate - i want someone to try them and tell me if it works hahaha.

    oh and someone mentioned indochino... if i order a suit from them how long would it take to be delivered? (im in queensland australia btw)
     
  7. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Have you used 'search' to see what that reveals. If as I suspect, nothing, then simply avoid them. The web site looks like several others of its ilk and inspires no confidence whatever.

    Notice also how simialr the web site is to this one:

    http://www.tailoredsuitsparis.com/

    Which someone asked exactly the same question about yesterday


    Both total crap - avoid unless you like burning money. Just take advantage of RTW when marked down - you'll do better that this stuff.
     
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  9. MikeDT

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    perkantino Member

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    Anybody hear more about them???
     
  11. Suits

    Suits New Member

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    I have purchased the Fabric samples - thought $15 to see how it goes isnt that great a risk if it doesnt come off.
     
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  12. Jafo

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    I have used Harrys for my wedding.
    I followed all the instructions for measurements for myself (black french pinstripe pure wool) and 4 groomsmen (plain black pure wool).
    Mine arrived first, the trousers didn't quite fit, $15 to alter at my local seamstress.
    The rest of the suits were fine, although 2 of the guys haven't tried them on yet - they only arrived yesterday. Nice lightweight pure wool suits - I don't think they do a heavier a winter suit.
    I asked for express service and they produced and shipped all 5 suits within 15 days at no extra charge - although i offered - responded well to emails, etc.
    I recommend their service and product. For the price, its good stuff. seriously.
    Also - they do offer credit to the value of any local alterations required after delivery, or you can ship back and get them to do the alterations for free.
    So - my experiences with Harrys all good thus far
     
  13. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Yet another first time poster who praises a little known brand. All others critical which does suggest that this is 'convenient' and relies on Google alerts which I gather 'find' these things....
     
  14. MikeDT

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    Did we hear from Harry? Maybe he's hiding somewhere? :hide:
     
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  15. Tailored T

    Tailored T New Member

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    I'm the proud owner of three custom suits and a handful of off-the-rack suits. I stumbled across Harry's and it seemed like a great deal with an easy to use interface so I decided to give it a try. Using my favorite custom suit, I entered all of the measurements carefully. The suit arrived quickly, but I soon discovered that the cut of the sleeves were too small - not the length - the fullness of the bicep and forearms. I'm not a muscular guy, but if I flex, I'm bulging out of the sleeves. And forget about wearing french cuffs. I've emailed photos to Harry's more than a dozen times in a variety of formats from multiple email accounts. Customer service is poor. They rarely reply and when they do, they tell me to adjust my measurements, but there are no possible adjustments for the sleeves. Woolen fabrics are sub-par and satin linings are heavy. Overall, this is a worthy gamble if you're a slim guy, take great measurements, and are OK with middle of the road quality. For me, I gambled and lost a few hundred bucks.
     
  16. onhermis

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    SERIOUSLY EVERYONE ON THIS SITE: Don't EVER buy a suit from HarrySuits, I ordered one online and the order came late, the fabric smelt badly and it was of extremely low quality. I had to purchase another suit from a local retailer because of this, I tried to explain that I would not want the suit to go into production because it wouldn't arrive in the timeframe that I required it for but there was no reply from 'support' and the suit was produced and sent to me. I had let them know even before the suit was beginning to take shape. I demanded for a refund but again, no reply. Therefore, I lost alot of money on buying 2 suits and I ended up with a smelly rough ugly suit which was most definitely not 'hand crafted'! Think again before ordering a suit online, and I would seriously recommend purchasing from local tailors/retailers. Don't trust dodgy sites!
     
  17. RAS86

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    I have ordered a suit from HarrySuits.com and I believe I received an outstanding value. The best feature is the fact that the suit fits better than any OTR suit I've tried in the same price range. I have a few OTR suits that have been tailor to my size but the resulting look isn't as clean as having a MTM suit cut to your sizes from the beginning. I measured myself three times and used garments I already owned to get a realistic idea of what measurements I should be submitting before I ordered my suit, and I could not be happier with the fit. I will admit that I was extremely nervous about the process as i've heard about many overseas retailers that take your money and are never heard from again, but this was not the case. I had asked HarrySuits to provide a boutonniere loop on the back of the lapel on my online order and they immediately followed up with a request for images and additional details to ensure they added it properly. From my last correspondance, they now provide the boutonniere loop on all of their jackets. Also, they are constantly adding more fabrics and linings.
    Of course, a service that provides a fully outsourced custom fitted apparel will have its down falls. As I said previously, I was nervous about the potential loss I would incur should they run away with my money so I went with the cheapest fabric with the Polyester/Rayon blend. Please be aware that this fabric type feels and looks cheap, cheaper than the synthetic blends you can find in stores. With that said, following what "onhermis" said, the fabric did smell, however, I chalked that one up from the fact that the garment came half way around the world from India and was completely polyester. All fabrics have the tendency to absorb smells and polyester itself has an unappealing odor. To remedy this, I treated the garment with 50:50 blend of vodka and water with a spray bottle to help kill any bacteria and absorb and evaporate odors without the artificial clean smell that spray cloth deodorizers can leave behind. This definitely helped the strength of the odor and it has disappeared over time. I would guess that the other fabric types will lose the odor much quicker as the fibers are natural and breathe better. Also, there were a few quality issues that I did notice, however, these were not deal breakers. Firstly, the finishing quality on the pick stitching was slightly off in that three individual stitches on the right lapel were slightly raised. Also, the button hole stitching isn't finished as cleanly as there are a few frayed threads visible. Finally, the arm holes are low much like all OTR suits I've tried on, however, they are not low to the point of being constricting or looking absolutely ridiculous. I imagine the only real way around this is getting extremely lucky with an OTR suit (highly unlikely) or spending hundreds if not thousands more on a locally tailored suit.
    Overall, I'm extremely happy with the product and will be ordering again given the overall cost. I believe the only way to get great fitting suits any cheaper is to fly to the far east yourself, finding a reputable tailor and have them measure you in person.
     
  18. karlhuna

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    I ordered a suit for my brother's wedding.

    The key seems to be getting the measurements right.

    I'll admit that my pants were unwearable and my jacket is a terrible fit - in their favour, I rowed competitively for 15 years so I've got a non-regular shaped body.

    My brother and the other four grooms men also ordered from Harrys - and their's were perfect. Good length on sleeves and pants, fit that was snug without being restrictive.

    One of the other members who had a successful order mentioned that he got a tailor to measure him before placing the order, I'd suggest the same. My suit was poorly fitting but the quality of the fabric at $250 was acceptable, I've got a couple of Boss and a Zegna and they're nothing like it, but they were also 6+ times more expensive. I'd give them a go again but next time I'll be getting a professional to do the measurements.
     
  19. Momoguy

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    I am a new forum member and poster simply because I never had anything to post before, even though I have been reading the forum for some time. I had a really horrible experience with Harry Suits. I ordered a suit and the fabric samples. The only thing that went right was the samples. They arrived in good time and are of reasonably good quality considering the prices.
    I ordered a medium gray, 2 button suit in super 130's worsted pure wool. First time through I followed their instructions and self measured with the help of my wife. A disaster due only in part to our ineptness in measuring, it was simply unwearable. True to their word, they offered a complete re-make. This time I went to a local shop and had my measurements confirmed. The re-made suit had so much wrong with it that it also is unwearable. When I was asked to review my order on the Harry Suit website, I did so and pointed out specific faults, mostly on the suit coat. I was then asked to send photos of the problem areas, which I was happy to do. That was two weeks ago and I have not heard from them again, and as one might suspect, my review never made it to their web site. I took the coat to a local shop and for $130.00 they will make some alterations where possible, but they still cannot guarantee that the coat will ever look right. I am not likely to have this resolved in my favor, and am posting here so that others considering Harry Suits will know that the 5 star reviews on their web site are not the whole story.
     
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  20. BaconGrease

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    Well, against my better judgement, I ordered a suit from HarrySuits.com .... a light grey three piece wool suit.

    I'm still trying to get this resolved, and if they do manage to fix it, I'll post the results. I haven't pressed the suit or taken it to my tailor for resizing and we're not going to address the poor fit right now. But, just to give folks a warning... Here's a brief list of what's wrong.


    - Button holes are not properly placed and poorly constructed (this is not repairable)
    - Buttons are not located properly
    - The internal structure of the suit is poorly built and the suit drapes extremely poorly
    - The trouser lining feels as if it were put in backwards and the trouser's drape is horrible
    - There are no brace buttons
    - The lapels are webbed (I have never seen this in 30 years)
    - The collar is of substandard material and improperly constructed
    - The lapels are too skinny

    But, there are good points. The material itself is quite nice. The seams and paneling are very straight and appear well done. It has the makings of a good office suit. But, as we all know, the devil is in the details, particularly in suits. They will never produce what I would call a great suit, but I do think they could make a good one - provided they WANT to make a good suit.


    So... Once I accepted that I just burned $400, I found this laughable. The cuff buttons are hilarious. I wear this suit while having cocktails on the back patio wearing sandals and a t-shirt underneath - it's about all it's good for. Maybe I'll wear it for Halloween and go as a used car salesman or something...

    Enjoy these photos of my mistake.
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