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Opinion on SuitSupply M2M suit

mansy

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Hi

As a first tentative step into the world of bespoke tailoring I decided to get a Suitsupply made to measure suit.

The overall experience was pretty positive and the guy that dealt with me suggested that I wore the suit for a couple of months and then come back for any alterations.

Before I go back into the store would you mind giving me your opinion on the fit and make any recommendations for things that need to be tweaked.

The jacket is the Napoli cut if anyone is interested.

Thanks ever so much for your help it is really appreciated






 

mensimageconsultant

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Sigh. People should ask for help before making important decisions. The jacket is too tight in the chest and in the mid-back (can be let out, presumably). The shoulders are off and might need to be rotated ($$$). The flap pockets near the waist are unflattering. A jacket with stronger shoulders might have been better. Also, easy correction - the tie makes too much navy.
 

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Return. See what MI-Consultant said
 

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You actually walked out of the store with this? I don't think you should wait a few months before going back, you should go back ASAP. That is a bad fit for RTW and it makes it even worse that this is MTM
 

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Are the divots the indication that the arm pitch is off and require the shoulders to be rotated?

Also, aren't hacking pockets generally unflattering as they create the illusion of a protruding stomach?
 
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mansy

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Thanks very much to you all for the comments.
Sigh. People should ask for help before making important decisions. The jacket is too tight in the chest and in the mid-back (can be let out, presumably). The shoulders are off and might need to be rotated ($$$). The flap pockets near the waist are unflattering. A jacket with stronger shoulders might have been better. Also, easy correction - the tie makes too much navy.
@ mensimageconsultant
Why did you do made to measure?
@ Superfluous
Despite doing a fair bit of background reading both here and on other websites I didn't feel prepared enough to order bespoke and pay a large amount of money. This suit was reasonably priced and I thought it would be a good way of getting comfortable with the process, learning what I like/dislike, being more assertive with what I want, etc.

Are the divots the indication that the arm pitch is off and require the shoulders to be rotated?

Also, aren't hacking pockets generally unflattering as they create the illusion of a protruding stomach?
@ Claghorn
In my case it might not be an "illusion"
 

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Thanks very much to you all for the comments.

@ mensimageconsultant

@ Superfluous
     Despite doing a fair bit of background reading both here and on other websites I didn't feel prepared enough to order bespoke and pay a large amount of money. This suit was reasonably priced and I thought it would be a good way of getting comfortable with the process, learning what I like/dislike, being more assertive with what I want, etc.


@ Claghorn
    In my case it might not be an "illusion" :)

But why did you do made to measure instead of off the rack?
 

mensimageconsultant

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The picture is currently not visible. From memory, pocket height isn't the issue - rather, it's that the flaps drawing the eye toward the waist and making it clear that it's almost as wide as the shoulders, which is not the ideal male shape. Rotating the shoulders is unrelated to the shoulder pads - but leave that to a tailor to determine what the actual problem is.
 

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What kind of styling and fit are you looking for?

Sleeves and lower back/mid section could be fixed, looks decent otherwise. Only people that would notice are those that really care about suiting, and they're a really tiny bracket in the real world...if that's something that would bother you.
 

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It's not that bad. The waist is tight creating the pulling in the back and the divots in the shoulder are partly due to the sleeve pitch and the shape of the sleeve head; neither require messing with the shoulder pads but rotating the position of the sleeve and reshaping it at the top. They're doable alterations as long as the tailor is very good.

The pants are a little narrow for my tastes and I'm generally not a fan of the hacking pockets myself but it's not the worse thing that could be done to a suit. Flaps are pretty common for pockets so I don't see a problem with that per se and you can always tuck them in if you want. Overall, I don't think it looks that bad.
 
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For off-the-rack, it's not bad. For MTM presumably done in-person, it is.
 
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which SuitSupply location did this MTM suit for you?
 

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