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OTR Suit Design / Style Question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ohdannyboy, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Senior member

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    Hey everybody,

    I was wondering if you all could suggest a brand of OTR suits (if it exits) that has qualities like the following. Also, if my assumptions behind why i want these qualities are wrong, please tell me i'm a moron :)

    - Relatively unpadded shoulders (i have fairly well structured shoulders)
    - Tapered jacket (i'm not exactly skinny anymore, but at 5'9 and a size 33 waist, sack suits kill me)
    - Medium gorge (i'm a medium height, i guess)
    - High armholes (tend to wear a suit when out and about, and like to be able to reach without pulling the back)

    also, is there something i'm missing as I look into my next suit purchase?
     
  2. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Senior member

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    also forgot to mention that i like notch lapels
     
  3. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Senior member

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    oh, and double vents, and i like the pants to sit a bit low on the waist
     
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    TonyThe Tailor Senior member

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    I'm about the same build, looking for the same thing. If you find anything promising, please let us know!
     
  6. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Senior member

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    Tony, appreciate the suggestion, and i'll definitely take a close look at it. However, if memory serves, that's a $2k+ suit. Do you happen to know of anything in the $1,000 to $1,500 range?
     
  7. suitupshop

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    Tony, appreciate the suggestion, and i'll definitely take a close look at it. However, if memory serves, that's a $2k+ suit. Do you happen to know of anything in the $1,000 to $1,500 range?


    I am a new start-up made to measure service based out of tempe, az..

    I have a suit I call the Modern Londoner...

    It has hand set higher and trimmer armholes... a higher waist supression, Natural shoulders and a bit of a tappered sleeve for more movement.. You can customize it completely to your specs... This is a full canvas suit made with a great Imported Italian canvas front (most companys use a lower grade canvas) and with a designer fabric from Barberis, Zegna etc.... it makes a great suit... and my prices start at $695 and am willing to work with you.. All of my suits are bench made here in the U.S....
     
  8. cturner

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    BB Fitzgerald should satisfy all your requirements except for (unfortunately) that they are single vented.
     
  9. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Senior member

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    sorry suitupshop, i'm looking for otr, and my guess is with all the sponsors this place won't be thrilled with your advertising. i'll have to try on a bb fitz, so thank you cturner! any other suggestions?
     
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    sorry suitupshop, i'm looking for otr, and my guess is with all the sponsors this place won't be thrilled with your advertising. i'll have to try on a bb fitz, so thank you cturner! any other suggestions?

    I would suggest Sameulsohn Talbot model.
    I would also suggest certain current Belvest models but
    they run higher than you want to spend, unless you can get them
    online.
     
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    Master-Classter Senior member

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    isn't that sort of the whole Neoplotan look?
     
  12. Mr. Sartorial

    Mr. Sartorial Senior member

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    Brooks Brothers Milano fit (slimmer than the Fitz, sometimes has double vents)
    Z Zegna Drop 8 fit
    Paul Smith
    Etro Brave fit

    There's lots of labels that have what you're looking for. That's just a few off the top of my head.
     
  13. suitupshop

    suitupshop Active Member

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    sorry suitupshop, i'm looking for otr, and my guess is with all the sponsors this place won't be thrilled with your advertising. i'll have to try on a bb fitz, so thank you cturner! any other suggestions?

    Thank you.. I did not know I could not advertise my site.. I will look into starting an affiliate thread.. Happy shopping
     
  14. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Senior member

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    everybody, thanks for all your help! if there are any other suggestions, please post them. also, best of luck with your business suitupshop
     
  15. TonyThe Tailor

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    Tony, appreciate the suggestion, and i'll definitely take a close look at it. However, if memory serves, that's a $2k+ suit. Do you happen to know of anything in the $1,000 to $1,500 range?
    For OTR Samuelsohn has a great new model (can't remember the name)... Other than that, quality wiae, I think you would have to go MTM or MTO
     
  16. Fantastic Mr Foxx

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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Raffaele Caruso yet.
     
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    everybody, thanks for all your help! if there are any other suggestions, please post them. also, best of luck with your business suitupshop

    Much appreciated...
     

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