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Samuelsohn S 120 navy 38R for 316.00

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This is what I bought on STP:
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/product.aspx?baseno=52501&CN=Samuelsohn-Beaded-Hairline-Stripe-Suit---Super-120's-Wool--For-Men

I am in great doubt about it's fit. I hope for high arm holes and some waist suppression, but something tells me it's going to be North American sack suit.
I searched forums, but found only general references to the manufacturer quality and nothing specific about fit of its suits.
Does anyone have a good knowledge of Samuelsohn fit?

Appreciate.
 

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Sorry. Bit of a crap shoot. Some of their lines fit more tailored. Others are more sack-like. I cannot tell from the listing. However, STP does have a good return policy so your exposure is limited.
 

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Originally Posted by marc237
Sorry. Bit of a crap shoot. Some of their lines fit more tailored. Others are more sack-like. I cannot tell from the listing. However, STP does have a good return policy so your exposure is limited.

It seems to me I have to go with really expensive suit like Isaia for the fit I like. I hate all those alternatives a la designer suits with short but-cleavage jackets.
When I receive Samuelsohn I 'll post my fit review for future generations.
 

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I don't know of Samuelsohn models that have really high armholes, although I'm also no Samuelsohn expert. As for waist supression, that's the easiest and one of the cheapest things on a suit to adjust. Any decent alterations tailor can add A LOT of waist supression. As a man with a 47" chest, 33" waist, and meaty posterior, I need a fair amount of curvature inwards and then outwards again to avoid the baggy sack suit look (which I don't think is flattering on my build). It's very simple. So if the armholes and the rest of the cut and fabric are to your liking (and I assure you that the construction quality WILL be superb!), you should just have the waist taken in as you like it.
 

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Belvests may fit the way you want. i doubt the samuelsohn, whatever its other virtues, will fit like an italian suit. Belvests, of course, will not cost a lot less than than the isaias...
 

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Are you satisfied with the suit? What's the update? Thanks.
 

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I wasn't the OP, but I also ordered this suit. I wouldn't call it "sack-like," but I don't love the fabric, which is my biggest complaint. I'll be sending mine back, I believe.
 

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Originally Posted by incognitius
Are you satisfied with the suit? What's the update? Thanks.

Thank you STP! The suit arrived in bags marked “38R” which after close examination appeared to be size of the pants and not the actual suit.
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The suit that I received was 3 sizes too large and was sent back.

As for fabric; I have to say it is acceptable if a little plain and boring.
As for "Austin" model, which is supposed to be the slimmest of Samuelshon’s cuts; it was tailored like a tent. There was no waist suppression at all. Aside from the fact that it is too large for me I don't see this suit complementing the actual size 44R person either.
It is an absolute potato sack.
As far as craftsmanship; I don't claim to be in the know about every little detail of the well made suit, but:
1. Cuff buttonholes are all non-working.
2. There are no button cover on an inside pocket.
3. There are no arm-pit removable patches.
So for 1100.00 retail, this suit has too many shortcuts.
I am glad I am able to return it for a full refund.
 

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