- Mar 5, 2012
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Okay I am new here so I will use this as an introduction thread and my first question of many! My name is Justin, I have always been interested in fashion but not necessarily very knowledgeable about the subject. Right now I own two suits from Tom James but they are of a more traditional fit and I am looking for something slim. I am thinking of getting one or both of them altered to a more slimming fit but I am not even sure if that is possible. I would assume if it was originally cut as a traditional fit it can only be altered so much and may not be able to give me the look I desire. I am told that I am a 36 short (two or three different salespeople measured me). I stopped into a Mens Wearhouse to get a pair of braces. While there I met a salesman that I really seemed to like because he wasn't pushy so I asked him a few questions and looked around. Now I have lurked enough to know that this store is not recommended but I did see a Joseph Abboud suit that I really seemed to like, 599 and get one for 100 type deal. I have told myself that I will never buy a suit from one of these JOB or Mens Wearhouse places but I was tempted. I know they just carry the lower end brands of actual good brands but I was still tempted. I still cant really tell the difference or the why behind a fused vs canvas suit, I started to read the article on here but haven't finished. I have also been looking feverishly at indochino.com and knot standard.com, cant find much about knot standard though (nothing good anyway) and haven't made it all the way through the 150 page post about indochino. I have also been entertaining buying off EBay used. With this though I worry that again even if I get a 36 Short I will not necessarily ever get the slim fit that I desire out of it. Am I correct in this thinking or can I pretty much have anything I buy tailored to the way that I like? I know some brands are cut slimmer than others but can I still get most suits tailored slim? Sorry for the Lengthy post! Thanks in advance for any advice or feedback.