Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    I have not tried their MTM yet. Didn't occur to me to be honest. I have 3 suits from there and one jacket. Definitely lovely fabrics. :cheers:
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    Shoot, some of you guys have been hammering me on Suit Supply so much that I am actually taking my coworkers and will help them buy some suits while looking at some of mine. This Friday is a field trip to Suit Supply in DC.
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    Fabrics are lovely? How do they compare to like...a Zegna?
    I think I want a F.U. suit with a peak lapel for under $700.
     
  4. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    They're definitely not as shiny. Just look at the label inside the jacket and you can see from which mill the fabric came. They mainly use mills such as VBC, Reda, Barbera, ETohmas.

    Peak lapel FU is the Washington if you want single breasted, or Soho if you want double breasted. Would a DB fly in your company? I'd say the Soho is the nicest DB suit you can get in the sub $1000 market.
     
  5. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Got you on the fabric. I guess I'll just have to feel it. Zegna's labels really don't say much about their fabrics.
    A suit would fly and that means a nice DB suit. But the problem is I do not know how to wear one nor do I know what body type DBs are best for.
     
  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Which are the longest SS cuts? I can't remember if it is Havana or Napoli?
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    It seems LA SPALLA but I am just talking about lapel width.
     
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    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I think a DB would look great on you. Just try one on and post a fitpic. You wear a DB in the same way as a normal suit, except you should always keep your jacket buttoned when standing.
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    @Monkeyface
    A DB pic I shall provide soon.
    A DB with wide peak lapel would definitely be a kick @ss suit.
     
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    archibaldleach Senior member

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    The key to looking good in a DB suit is fit. This is true for pretty much any garment, but there is a smaller margin of error with DB suits and we've all seen DB suits worn very poorly by people.
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    Yes, since you have to button up with DBs, I see little room for "bad fit error."
     
  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    The San Francisco store has been "opening soon" for months. How flippin' long does it take to build out a retail space?
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    Shoot, the Gtown one took like 8 freaking months to build and open.
     
  14. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Looks like their MTM gives you the following 2 options:

    BLUE LINE PERSONAL TAILORING


    The Blue Line Program allows for the purchase of separate sizes of jacket and pant as well as the addition of a vest. The Blue Line Program affords you several alterations to ensure your suit obtains the optimal fit. Furthermore, it allows you to choose fabrics from Italian mill Vitale Barberis Canonico. Blue Line Personal Tailoring starts at $699.

    Personally tailored
    Over 60 Italian fabrics
    Pure Wool in Super 110 and Super 120

    SUIT UP PERSONAL TAILORING

    The Suit Up Program delivers a fully canvassed suit tailored with over 60 points of measurements to ensure a perfectly fitting garment. The Suit Up Program starts at $749.

    Fully made to measure
    Over 600 Italian fabrics
    Pure Wool and Cashmere fabrics in Super 110 to Super 200
     
  15. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I figure the sport coat will be cheaper by $100-200? I.e. you don't need trousers. I probably had the blue line to choose from for my one coat, which I got while I was living in Europe and it was by chance on a special there, so it ended up costing me $350 or so, which for a MTM suit isn't bad at all (it's a bit cheaper in Europe due to no duty and VAT).

    $50 for a full canvas seems like its worth the extra cost if you can afford the Blue Line. That's just one month of not getting coffee at Starbucks.

    Rudals, the student has become the teacher, yes? [​IMG]
     

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