NY Mag: Best Suits in NY

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  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    J.Crew Men's Shop

    1040 Madison Ave., at 79th St.; 212-453-2677

    The dapper shop offers a wide range of off-the-rack suits in a slew of fabrics: wool and herringbone, Italian chino, linen pique, Irish linen, seersucker, and fine-stripe cotton (from $400). The bemberg-lined suits come in two cuts, one a traditional fit, the other with a slimmer pant and higher arm holes. Alterations are done off-site, so wait times vary.

    Alton Lane

    11 W. 25th St., nr. Broadway; 646-896-1212

    Custom suiting takes a more high-tech approach: Clients start at the 3-D body scanner, which records 300 measurements, including posture and shoulder slope. Differentiated by fabric choice (sourced from makers like Holland & Sherry, Scabal, and Dormeuil), Blue Label suits start at $485 and Black Label at $650. Over 25 linings are available, too, as well as accents from monogramming to contrasting button threads. All suits are tailored in Thailand and require four to five weeks.


    Billy Reid

    54 Bond St., nr. Bowery 212-598-9355

    Though Billy Reid only produces three or four full styles per season, it's hard to go wrong with his off-the-rack suits, which are fairly priced ($995), considering the quality. Spring versions are made of lightweight cotton-linen-silk blends and pincord seersucker, while fall brings cashmere, moleskin, wool, and corduroy. Reid's slightly more fitted jackets ensure both two- and three-button suits appear extra-tailored.



    Michael Andrews Bespoke

    2 Great Jones Alley, nr. Great Jones St. 212-677-1755 by appointment only

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    After four years on the Lower East Side, Michael Andrews moved into his 4,200-square-foot, oak bar- and flat-screen-outfitted studio this past fall. Andrews and his crew specialize in slim-cut fits with statement details like colorful linings, contrast stitching, and monograms. Fully canvased bespoke suits come in over 5,000 fabric options from high-end mills like Zegna and Loro Piana, and at three price levels: Sterling, which are made in northern China (from $895); Platinum, in Shenzhen (from $1,195); and Signature, in New York (from $2,695).



    Miller's Oath

    10 Greenwich St., nr. Spring St. 212-219-9965 by appointment only

    After honing his craft at Seize sur Vingt, Paul Stuart, and Thom Browne, Kirk Miller opened his own shop in June, focusing on traditional suits with a twist (from $3,200). Made of fabric sourced from family-run specialized mills, his suits are subtle in design ("You don't have to have a bright pink lining!"), but with elegant details, like a lower stance on the one-button jacket or a measured roll of the notch lapel. Because it's a one-man operation, a custom Miller suit takes up to eight weeks.
     
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    With any luck, the above shops will be flooded, leaving the better places for the rest of us.
     
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    Kirk Miller is the only one on the list who deserves any attention. If you like english style suiting and can't get to Savile Row Kurt will take care of you.
     
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    J.Crew Men's Shop


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    Smartest damn thing J Crizzy ever did was start carrying Barbours, Aldies and Rolies.

    Makes people think that the utter shit the make is on the level of the quality goods they source from more respected brands.
     
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    With any luck, the above shops will be flooded, leaving the better places for the rest of us.

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    I wonder what the kickbacks for those mentions were?
     
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    It would be interesting how well the 3D body scan from Alton Lane translates to the people making the suits in Thailand... Will a $500 suit actually incorporate 300 different measurements?
     
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    It would be interesting how well the 3D body scan from Alton Lane translates to the people making the suits in Thailand... Will a $500 suit actually incorporate 300 different measurements?

    You really don't understand. It's a Buddist thing.
     
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    J.Crew Men's Shop

    1040 Madison Ave., at 79th St.; 212-453-2677

    The dapper shop offers a wide range of off-the-rack suits in a slew of fabrics: wool and herringbone, Italian chino, linen pique, Irish linen, seersucker, and fine-stripe cotton (from $400). The bemberg-lined suits come in two cuts, one a traditional fit, the other with a slimmer pant and higher arm holes. Alterations are done off-site, so wait times vary.

    Alton Lane

    11 W. 25th St., nr. Broadway; 646-896-1212

    Custom suiting takes a more high-tech approach: Clients start at the 3-D body scanner, which records 300 measurements, including posture and shoulder slope. Differentiated by fabric choice (sourced from makers like Holland & Sherry, Scabal, and Dormeuil), Blue Label suits start at $485 and Black Label at $650. Over 25 linings are available, too, as well as accents from monogramming to contrasting button threads. All suits are tailored in Thailand and require four to five weeks.


    Billy Reid

    54 Bond St., nr. Bowery 212-598-9355

    Though Billy Reid only produces three or four full styles per season, it's hard to go wrong with his off-the-rack suits, which are fairly priced ($995), considering the quality. Spring versions are made of lightweight cotton-linen-silk blends and pincord seersucker, while fall brings cashmere, moleskin, wool, and corduroy. Reid's slightly more fitted jackets ensure both two- and three-button suits appear extra-tailored.



    Michael Andrews Bespoke

    2 Great Jones Alley, nr. Great Jones St. 212-677-1755 by appointment only

    [​IMG]

    After four years on the Lower East Side, Michael Andrews moved into his 4,200-square-foot, oak bar- and flat-screen-outfitted studio this past fall. Andrews and his crew specialize in slim-cut fits with statement details like colorful linings, contrast stitching, and monograms. Fully canvased bespoke suits come in over 5,000 fabric options from high-end mills like Zegna and Loro Piana, and at three price levels: Sterling, which are made in northern China (from $895); Platinum, in Shenzhen (from $1,195); and Signature, in New York (from $2,695).



    Miller's Oath

    10 Greenwich St., nr. Spring St. 212-219-9965 by appointment only

    After honing his craft at Seize sur Vingt, Paul Stuart, and Thom Browne, Kirk Miller opened his own shop in June, focusing on traditional suits with a twist (from $3,200). Made of fabric sourced from family-run specialized mills, his suits are subtle in design ("You don't have to have a bright pink lining!"), but with elegant details, like a lower stance on the one-button jacket or a measured roll of the notch lapel. Because it's a one-man operation, a custom Miller suit takes up to eight weeks.


    What about Jay Kos? Too high-end?
     
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    What about Jay Kos? Too high-end?

    nah, too legit
     
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    Wait, you smell that?
    I like some of Jcrews stuff - on sale.
     
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    After honing his craft at Seize sur Vingt, Paul Stuart, and Thom Browne, Kirk Miller opened his own shop in June, focusing on traditional suits with a twist (from $3,200).


    This saying meant something 20 years ago when Sir Paul Smith used it to describe his approach to style. But now it doesn't really mean anything now that everybody uses it. I thought these guys were supposed to be creative???? Can't they come up with a clever way to describe their house style?
     
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    This saying meant something 20 years ago when Sir Paul Smith used it to describe his approach to style. But now it doesn't really mean anything now that everybody uses it. I thought these guys were supposed to be creative???? Can't they come up with a clever way to describe their house style?

    I don't think Kirk wrote the copy here and his house style is pretty interesting if you like english tailoring. Blame the writers, that clearly have no clue about men's clothing, not the one guy on the list that's actually doing good things.
     
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    J CREW!?!?! Best of suit stores in NYC! Are you kidding me? There are several great boutiques there. Brooks Brothers is from NY and they make far better suits than J Crew. Dont get me wrong I enjoy J Crew but their quality is nothing great.
     
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    J CREW!?!?! Best of suit stores in NYC! Are you kidding me? There are several great boutiques there. Brooks Brothers is from NY and they make far better suits than J Crew. Dont get me wrong I enjoy J Crew but their quality is nothing great.

    You do realize that they were trying to present different price points and styles, right?
     

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