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Help me Find the Perfect 2-Button Navy Suit

ziggysnorkel

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I'm looking for a Navy 2-button Suit. The problem I face is that I'm really slim and like my suits to not be baggy--so they tend to come out of designer lines because those happen to be the slimmest. So far Dolce, JV, Thom Browne, Alexander McQueen, and Richard James suits I've found to fit me best. I wear a 38s or 36s and have a 28-30in waist.

What can you guys recommend? There are a ton of people in the know on this forum. I want something with both style and high quality construction. Thanks in advance.
 

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I'm 5' 7" and 129 lbs with a 29" waist, for reference.

The brands that fit me best are:
Thom Browne (which I own)
Black Fleece (I buy 1 size smaller than my Thom Browne's)
Dior (their classic navy 2-button will be my next purchase)
Ralph Lauren Black Label
Jil Sander
theory (IMO great deals when they're on sale)


There's also a brand called Thick as Thieves that I'm seriously considering for a springtime purchase. They're MTM (I believe the owner is on these boards quite often) and they're a fraction of the price of the other ones I list. They seem to fit similar to TB, but less of the Brownie aspects.
 

KObalto

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Thick as Thieves?
 

Median

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Maybe go to Brooks Brothers and get something MTM, based on the Fitzgerald.
 

ziggysnorkel

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Yep I was seriously considering TAT when I have the time just to see what comes up.
 

brunello

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There are some great more modern Zegna cuts as well (not necessarily the Z-Zegna line, which runs very trim but not great fabric) - also try Boglioli. I'm pretty slim (but tall) and have really become fond of the zegna models they are putting out in MTM as well as OTR. The fabrics are second to none. Armani also runs fairly narrow - not terribly sure about most of their colors - always shades of mud.

Finally, a really good tailor is your best friend. Find a shop that knows what to put on you and stick with them - if they're as good as they should be, they will find a line or lines that work for you and use their knowledge and their tailor to make them perfect.
 

TrekTheWorld

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Simon Spurr suits. I think some of the best in slim fit suits today.
 

nbutter

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i am too big/broad to wear

- prada

- dries van noten

and if i had a slimmer build i'd check those out.

how about jil sander?
 

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In addition to those named above, also check out Duncan Quinn.
 

John152

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Defiantly try out Thick as Thieves, I got a navy tweed jacket with a red over check that is completely awesome.
 

gnatty8

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Originally Posted by Median
Maybe go to Brooks Brothers and get something MTM, based on the Fitzgerald.

Agree on BB MTM. Here's a navy 2B I got from the MTM program:

 

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Hmm... for some reason I feel like I've never run into a lot of the brands you guys are throwing out there. I live in San Francisco and usually end up at boutiques or places like Saks, Neiman Marcus, or Barneys. I've spotted some but not all.
 

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Originally Posted by ziggysnorkel
Hmm... for some reason I feel like I've never run into a lot of the brands you guys are throwing out there. I live in San Francisco and usually end up at boutiques or places like Saks, Neiman Marcus, or Barneys. I've spotted some but not all.

Thick as Thieves is an online MTM shop.

Black Fleece can be found in Brooks Brother's store.

Ralph Lauren is in the RL store.

Jil Sander, Theory is in NM
 

Frogger42

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RLBL navy pinstripe can be had in store for $560
 

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