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Save this Pal Zileri pinstripe suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by alexs014, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. alexs014

    alexs014 Member

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    I inherited this suit from a friend, and am wondering whether or not it's worth tailoring to fit me.

    I have a similar one from the same manufacturer which I find extremely comfortable, but I'm just not sure if I can get over the pinstripes, or three button design of this one. I generally prefer a two button suit and find these pinstripes very 'loud'.

    What does everyone think? Is this material dated or still fashionable?

    Any and all thoughts appreciated.

    Thank you very much for reading my very first post

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  2. MZhammer

    MZhammer Senior member

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    This isn't meant to be a dig but if you need to create a new account and post in an online forum to see if the suit is wearable you wont ever wear it. I'd vote no, even if you tailor it the suit will still sit in your closet unworn.
     
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  3. alexs014

    alexs014 Member

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    I have been here since May, and am just posting now after some months of casual reading. I started this thread in hopes of getting some specific insight on this suit and this pinstripe. Ultimately, I don't think I would pick this pattern off the rack, but the situation exists where I have this suit in my possession that is likely of far better quality than I would likely be able to afford. I am a young professional just starting my wardrobe, and looking for savings where I can find.

    Of course my posting of this thread suggests some level of uncertainty in the matter, which is why I'm here in the first place.

    I'm just looking for other's feedback on the matter. How does the pattern look to you?

    Others?

    Thanks!

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  4. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Pinstripes look too bold for my taste but the 3 button suits me fine though
     
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  5. MZhammer

    MZhammer Senior member

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    Fair enough. For my tastes the pinstripes are a bit strong by today's standards but that isn't what I'd be concerned about first. Fit is paramount so I'd ask you how it fits now and where you'd need tailoring, are the shoulders good?

    The three button stance is classic and depends on your body type whether it looks good on you. Typically a taller man can pull it off better than a shorter man so if you're 5'8" it might not be the silhouette for you, regardless of price and fit.

    Then we come to the pinstripes. Are they bold? Yes, but that doesn't mean they can't be a good rotational suit for a starter wardrobe if the price is right. I wouldn't say give up on it - it's a classic pattern that's a little 90's bold. If the fit is good where it has to be (shoulders sitting snugly against your natural shoulder) and the button stance looks ok on you then why not.

    I would wear it if it fit me well.
     
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  6. alexs014

    alexs014 Member

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    Thanks for your reply.

    To answer your questions:
    -Yes, the shoulders fit well. It's the same cut as another Pal Zileri suit I have that I had tailored, and now find very comfortable.
    -if I altered it, I would suspect I would have to shorten the jacket(which I've had done before to my satisfaction), perhaps adjust sleeve length, and hem & taper the pants.

    All told it might cost about $100 or $120CDN at the tailor I usually go to.

    As for the buttons. I am about 6' tall(and 185lb) and as I said more used to wearing a two button jacket.

    Thanks all for the feedback! Please keep it coming.
     
  7. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Burn it.

    It is dreadfully dated. If you really need to ask you will never wear it.
     
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    What do you think GBR, should he burn it? Do you think it looks dreadfully dated?
     
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  9. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    I think the stripes are fine. If you're worried about looking too bold, then don't even look at some of Tom Ford's offerings.

    Also, it looks almost like a 3 roll 2.5, so don't button the top button.

    Post a fit pic of you wearing the jacket with a proper short. You might save yourself $100 in alterations.

    Pal Zileri is a great brand. If it doesn't fit, there's a great charity that donates used suits to people in need. Or you could try to sell it on eBay or B&S (Spoo maybe?).
     
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  10. The Bleeb

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    Heck! I'll wear it! What size is it?
     
  11. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    +1.
    it looks like a fine suit for the cost of alterations.
    it might help you to listen to the constructive comments.

    if somebody gives you a neg comment, look at their fits to decide if they are for real.or just a poser.(literally)

    plenty of members would trade for that, if you just want a good fit now, put it up for swaps. you might just get lucky.
     

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