How does this suit fit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tysonmcneely, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. tysonmcneely

    tysonmcneely New Member

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    And what should I have the tailor do?

    Just bought a cheap suit OTR. 1st pic to see my build w/o the jacket, probably should have used a slimmer fit shirt.

    I'm 5'8" 155 lbs, this is a 38S, 32 X 30. Thanks




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  2. tgt465

    tgt465 Senior member

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    Get the tailor to fix the roll just below the back of the neck. Otherwise looks fine.
     
  3. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    the jacket looks very good. other than the aforementioned yoke issues. but that's an easy fix.
     
  4. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    That's actually pretty nice for a "cheap otr" suit. Along with the back, the pants are a little long IMO.
     
  5. tysonmcneely

    tysonmcneely New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I will be sure to get it tailored as such. The jacket doesn't need to be taken in at all?

    Follow up question: This is a Banana Republic Suit, I got it at 50% off, which made it $265. Does anyone have any experience with getting this tailored at Banana Republic? I'm guessing most people would recommend going to a local tailor, but just wanted to see if anyone had any feedback with BR's tailoring service?


    Also, I know the quality of this suit is not the greatest (I already found a loose thread and I haven't even worn it out yet.) I read a ton of threads, and many people focused on what suits not to buy, but did not suggest too many alternatives (Obviously everybody reccomends BB, but it's probably out of my price range.) What are some good suits that have a slim or tailored fit that could be found for relatively cheap (<$500)? Thanks
     
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    smk Well-Known Member

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    the suit's fine...i'd ditch the shoes though.
     
  7. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Each BR store probably just outsources the tailoring to a nearby tailor so the results would vary from store to store. The positive news is that the alteration(s) you require is minimal and any self-respecting local tailor should be able to perform them with relative ease and with acceptable result.

    For suits ~$500 mark, the forum favorites are Suitsuply and eHaberdasher. You can do a search.

    BTW, you can probably go down to 31x30 in the pants.


    Agreed.
     
  8. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Agree on Suit Supply, but not on EHaberdasher. Brooks Brothers 1818 suits are better quality and can be had for $500 on December 26, which is coming soon. EHaberdasher has too many problems with the low collar and collar gap issue.
     
  9. tysonmcneely

    tysonmcneely New Member

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    Thanks all for the feedback, it is very helpful.
    Haha, yeah I just threw on my work shoes for this. I've ordered a pair of Allen Edmonds Park Ave.
    Thanks. I was thinking the same thing, but they didn't have that size at the store I went to. I should probably call around or have them order it.
    Thanks for the tip on Brooks Brothers. Is that available online too or just in-store? Any suggestions for the Fitzgerald vs Milano?
     
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    chocsosa Senior member

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    I would actually go more with Suit supply than Brook brothers.. I own both...suit supply has a more classic appeal (the Napoli line atleast) with the moderate lapels and button stance.. all are half canvas or fully canvassed where as the 1818 line has slimmer lapels, and some are not half canvassed... when I purchased mine from the flag ship store in the bay here in Cali I was told not all the 1818 are canvassed unless its say's so in the Lining..
     
  11. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Both. Keep an eye on the Brooks Brothers thread and all the details will get announced as we get closer to Christmas. Last year it was 30% off suits and an additional 20% off for purchases on the 26th. I like the Fitz, but it depends on your build.
    Interesting, because I've reached the exact opposite conclusion on quality. I find Suit Supply to have the better cuts for an athletic/slim build, but Brooks Brothers to be better quality. By the way, all 1818 suits are half canvassed.
     
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    I would disagree.. the fabric is nicer than the BB's I have owned.. and I puchase my bb's from the SF flag ship store and I was told not all 1818's are half canvassed.. the main difference between the 346's and the 1818's from what I was informed was the fabric and cut and the fact that some are partially canvassed.. he also showed me.. opened up an 1818 infront of me that he owned to illustrate the point (was a jacket that he was taking to the tailor's) and then did the pinch test on others and he was on the money.. I do not know if this is a recent change to brooks brothers.. but this was as of October.
     
  13. odee911

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    thumbs up on the suit supply. Solid bang for the buck for daily wear.
     
  14. minervau

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    May be worth hemming the pants up an inch or so, depending on the type of break you want (no break seems to be the current fashion).

    Otherwise well-done, it's a good fitting suit!
     
  15. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I've had BB SA's tell me all kinds of things that were not true, so I would take what he said with a grain of salt. And, if he was suggesting that the 346 cut is essentially the same as the 1818, then that is pretty indicative that he had no clue what he was talking about. The 1818's are made by Lardini and Southwick with the 346 made somewhere in Asia I believe. As for whether BB is suddenly making 100% fused 1818 suits, I know that the Regent, Fitz and Madison cuts are all half canvassed. I don't know about the new, trendier Milano or Cambridge cuts, though.

    As for the quality comparison, I have several 1818's and went to try on a Napoli. I really liked the fit of the Napoli, but ended up not getting it because the fabric felt really thin and the jacket just seemed kind of cheap to me. Perhaps I would have liked the quality more if I had tried one of Suit Supply's higher priced lines. I know you have posted pictures of Suit Supply fits that look very good and mentioned you get compliments on them all the time.
     

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