Opinions on this Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Essential, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    +1 on the Suit Supply. There's a store in Manhattan.

    $450 for a half canvas, Vitale Barberis suit sure sounds better than $650 for a J. Crew (fused?) number.
     
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  2. NotoriousMarquis

    NotoriousMarquis Senior member

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    or if youre willing to pay 650, step it up to 700 and go to martin greenfield and get a custom suit!
     


  3. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    ^ I don't have time for a custom.

    I would get SuitSupply but they sell 38S at the very least. I'm a 36S. Would I be able to tuck in the chest or whatever it's called?

    I like Jcrew because it has 36S and for the pants, you pick your inseam.
     


  4. Texastyle

    Texastyle Senior member

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    J Crew has separates so you can get whatever pant size fits best.
     


  5. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    Okay so now I'm leaning towards:

    http://www.suitsupply.com/shop/1.P1104-JD/Suit?filter_27=736&filter_2=2&filter_19=573
    http://www.suitsupply.com/shop/1.P2525/Suit?filter_27=736&filter_2=2&filter_19=573

    I like in NY so it's easy access to the store.

    I'm about 5' 5" and my chest seems to measure at 36 inches (w/ a ruler). Leaning towards the second one because it seems darker.

    Would it be better to try the 35R or 36S? I'm getting it tailored so is it easier to pull in the chest or make it shorter?
     
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  6. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    Bump. (sorry prom is next month and getting everything tailored and setup makes this time-sensitive!)
     


  7. sns23

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    Napoli cut probably won't be slim enough for you.
     


  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    First, don't measure using a ruler. Buy a proper measuring tape from the shoe repair section at CVS or Duane Reade or Walgreen's. Usually about 2 bucks. Make sure you're standing normally.

    The p2p measurement should be 2 to 2.5 inches greater than your actual chest. So a 36 inch chest would require a 38 or 38.5 inch jacket. According to the Suit Supply measurements, the closest is the 35R in the Napoli.

    Again, I suspect your measurements may be off. Remeasure with a tape and go by the logic above.



    No.
     
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  9. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    Well by ruler, I actually meant measuring tape so it's about right.

    So 35R over 38S? I'm only 5' 5".

    And should I get the first or second one? Thanks in advance.
     
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  10. sns23

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    Yes. This guy sounds pretty small and slim. The Napoli cut is by no means a slim fit. It may be slimmer than Jos. A Bank, but it is one of the, if not the most, generous cuts by Suit Supply.
     
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  11. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    I would consider the Washington: http://www.suitsupply.com/shop/1.P3260/Suit?filter_27=736&filter_2=9&filter_19=573 but it's color isn't good for a first suit. If I get the Napoli tailored well, would it look okay?

    In my defense, I'm pretty big for my size.I run and workout a lot so I'm about 125 pounds with a decent amount of muscle (proud to bench 185 :) ) I'm planning to pack on some more weight but I don't think it'll be enough to get to 38 anytime soon.
     
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  12. sns23

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    Why not? It is a relatively dark grey.
     


  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    It's mid gray.. And has peak lapels.

    Most standard/vanilla suit is charcoal or navy with notch lapels.
     


  14. Essential

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    This should work well. If you're going in you might as well try 3 or 4 suits on, but I would stick with things in this cut and style (solid charcoal grey or navy blue, neap lapels, etc).
     


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