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New Hickey Suit... What do you guys think?

rogejo321

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Hello everyone, I have recently started perusing the forums and am looking to upgrade the wardrobe a bit as I recently got a new job that requires suits. I was at NM last call yesterday, and found this suit. I think it fits really well, its a 43R 6 drop Madison model HF suit. I am 95% sure I like the pattern and fit, but I figured I would get some feedback on what you guys think too. I believe I need to bring the sleeves up a touch, and obviously get them hemmed. Thoughts on the pattern would be appreciated too. Thanks! Almost forgot to mention, its loro piana 130s and it cost me about $450. Good deal?
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TheBurnOut

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$100 bucks worth of tailoring and it'll look great.

I dig the pattern.
 

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Ya, I think it looks good too. Just keep in mind that if you need a suit daily for work, dark solids will be more wearable more often.
 

rogejo321

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Originally Posted by HEWSINATOR
Ya, I think it looks good too. Just keep in mind that if you need a suit daily for work, dark solids will be more wearable more often.

Yea, thats what I was thinking, I already have probably four or five more solids or light stripe suits. I think this might be a good summer suit, but I hear ya, i wont be able to rock this one every week...
 

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First things I notice: shoulder divots(very prominent in the second picture) mean the shoulders are too wide. And the jacket is about an inch to 2 inches too long. It extends past your knuckles. These two things cannot be corrected inexpensively by a tailor.

It still looks better than 95% of suits on the street. And $450 is a very decent price for a canvassed suit that's made in Rochester.
 

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my $0.02, yeah it's pretty good. Not fantastic, but good enough. and don't take this the wrong way, but if you're ok with "looks fine" and not "wow damn!" then I'd say it's a go ahead. Add in a little tailoring to shorten the sleeves, pants, and clean up the back to give you some shape and for $550-600 I think you'll be looking good.


although I do agree the shoulders are a little wide, but within 'acceptable' range by american standards. The length is also a bit long but acceptable. If this is a regular, then the short should fit you better as the sleeve will probably hit the right point as well as the jacket length.
 

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Originally Posted by Aldehyde
Maybe try a 42?

I actually tried a 42 and the movement felt a little restrictive around the biceps. I will try a short, but it might be tough to find a 43s. You know, I tried one hickey model in a 42, and the jacket gave me plenty of room on the bicep to move, but I didnt jump, went back, and it was gone. Maybe ill take it back and try again. I would rather it look right...
 

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