Opinion Suit Supply Tuxedo

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  1. AX2007

    AX2007 Active Member

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    This is my Suit Supply tuxedo. Suit Supply tells me their tuxedo is based on the Napoli cut, so its a bit looser than their other cuts. All alterations were done by Suit Supply in NYC. Don't mind the plain white shirt, I just needed to put something on for reference. Let me know what you think. (My measurements are below the pictures)

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    5'8", 195 lbs.
    44S jacket (usually)
    16.5/ 33 shirt
    35 waist/ 29 inseam
     
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    Ianiceman Senior member

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    Pic 1 jacket looks good but gorge seems awfully high and there's a lot of rumpling in the fork of your trousers.
    Pic 2 doesn't add much as the only time you'll have jacket unbuttoned should be when you sit down to eat. Trouser rise looks OK but this may be covered by your cummerbund anyway if you choose to wear one.
    Pic 3 most noticeable to me is the rumpling in your upper rear sleeves. This may be just that you could be standing unnaturally with your arms rotated to the rear more than normal. It may also be because the sleeve pitch is off. This is one of my biggest beefs with OTR jackets as I've learned more about fit. You can get the chest to fit, you can get the waist nipped if necessary, and you can even get lucky with shoulders fitting nicely, then you turn to the side and realize the jacket is made with a sleeve pitch that will only look right if your arms are extended out in front like you are pushing a shopping trolley in Kroger's. it's fixable but not cheap, so depends on how much it bothers you. Try to take a pic from the side, with your arms hanging naturally by your sides, and see how much it bothers you then.
     
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    I know what you mean about the rumpling in the sleeve. I find that this is a constant problem for me on OTR clothing also.

    But, (and this is the big part for me) for a tuxedo of fairly respectable quality that I paid less than $200 for, I'm willing to live with it. My next one will be really perfect.
     
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  4. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    On behalf of all Suitsupply lovers I have to ask how you got it for less than $200. AFAIK they don't have sales - did you get it used?
     
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    Sorry, I should have explained that part: A friend is getting married in Istanbul, and rentals are not an option. He wanted to purchase the tuxedos for his groomsmen, and I convinced him to go for Suit Supply instead of Jos A Bank or something else. I only paid for alterations totaling about $180.
     
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    Congrats to your friend and lucky you, but I am just curious... how did the alterations cost $180?
     
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    Also curious. That's far too pricey; nearly half the price of the tux itself.
     
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    I had quite a few alterations done: the jacket was taken in, shortened by three quarters of an inch, and the sleeves were shortened from the shoulder. The pants were hemmed and the seat was also taken in.

    I thought it wasn't unreasonable for NYC... But please let me know if I'm wrong.
     
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    I was looking into the SS tuxedo myself.....wasnt sure of the lapels would be to big on me

    the cut is looser then what i imagined

    thanks for posting
     
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    Not sure about NYC tailoring costs, but that sounds about right for having a jacket shortened. No matter where you are, I think it is an expensive procedure. I think I paid something like $80 for shortening alone approx. 5 years ago. Not a procedure I'll have done again.
     
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    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    The pants look terrible, very rumpled. Much worse than the jacket.
     
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