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So I am curious, to determine if the suit jacket is tight or not, how much should you be able to move your arms before it gets restricted by the jacket? Obviously you shouldn't do olympic activities in a suit jacket, but not ever really wearing SCs or Suits, I am unsure if my jackets are actually too tight, or if it is just me not being used to them
The “lounge suit”, once upon a time, was something that a man would wear in casual daily activity including sports. You really shouldn’t feel much restriction. If you feel tightness with simple activities like reaching forward (driving a car or hugging someone) or overhead then your jackets may be too tight. If I had to, I could play tennis or volleyball in my suit, including overhead serves.
 

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Another thing...I keep seeing people looking for a slimmer fit but when your clothes are so slim that they actually get in the way of function, then maybe you’ve gone too far.
 

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Custom/MTO shirt questions:

When ordering custom dress shirts, do you typically chose a placket or no placket? Do you have a specific preference for different types of fabrics (i.e. no placket on poplin, placket on oxfords and denims)?

Have anyone tried the conical cuff? I assume that the cuff size you select will be at the most narrow part of the cone?

Also - do you know if the denim fabrics will be available in the MTO section?

Thanks!
 

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I’m no expert, but I’m able to do a full day of office work activities in mine. This means driving, typing, leading meetings, going out to lunch, and all the movement these activities imply without being uncomfortable. This does not mean that at all times during these activities I look like Daniel Craig suited up in a bespoke Bond suit. That’s limited to only when posing in the mirror. ;)
The “lounge suit”, once upon a time, was something that a man would wear in casual daily activity including sports. You really shouldn’t feel much restriction. If you feel tightness with simple activities like reaching forward (driving a car or hugging someone) or overhead then your jackets may be too tight. If I had to, I could play tennis or volleyball in my suit, including overhead serves.
I am mainly just concerned about the arms. When doing a hug test of sorts it is feeling tight/constricting in the inner bicep area. It feels fine pretty much every where else when doing various movements, just mainly when reaching arms forward/hug, etc.
 

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Custom/MTO shirt questions:

When ordering custom dress shirts, do you typically chose a placket or no placket? Do you have a specific preference for different types of fabrics (i.e. no placket on poplin, placket on oxfords and denims)?
IMO, an OCBD requires a placket. Everything else is up to you. Some will say that a more "formal" shirt looks better without a placket, but if you're wearing a tie then it covers up the placket anyhow.
 

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IMO, an OCBD requires a placket. Everything else is up to you. Some will say that a more "formal" shirt looks better without a placket, but if you're wearing a tie then it covers up the placket anyhow.
Definitely an OCBD requires a placket. Most formal shirts I find look good without a placket, but I find linen shirts to look great without the placket also. Most other shirts I opt for a placket
 

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The “lounge suit”, once upon a time, was something that a man would wear in casual daily activity including sports. You really shouldn’t feel much restriction. If you feel tightness with simple activities like reaching forward (driving a car or hugging someone) or overhead then your jackets may be too tight. If I had to, I could play tennis or volleyball in my suit, including overhead serves.
Do you have any photos of you in a suit? I'm playing around with this idea of how comfortable sport coats and suiting should be but I also really enjoy a nice slim silhouette and look. My job requires me to reach forwards, bend down, squat, etc., often while dressed up so any idea of how it looks while static would be greatly appreciated!
 

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for the pants tailoring, how accurate are they with the measurements? or should I give at least 0.5 inches for safety?

And any guide to where they measure to and from?
 

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Do you have any photos of you in a suit? I'm playing around with this idea of how comfortable sport coats and suiting should be but I also really enjoy a nice slim silhouette and look. My job requires me to reach forwards, bend down, squat, etc., often while dressed up so any idea of how it looks while static would be greatly appreciated!
Not a S&M suit but this is a representative example of a comfortable-fitting suit on me. Sorry for the awkward static pose -- I am not good at this. I am a 36R in most suits, 36R Contemporary in S&M. 37" chest, 5'10", 145 lb.
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hey new guy here, looking to buy a suit for work but don’t know if I should go with a slim or contemporary fit. Can someone advise me or point me to another answer/resource?

I have broad shoulders and big chest and back/lats from working out. In the past I have had issues trying on suit jackets that otherwise fit well but were too tight and small for my chest.

Because of my chest I’m inclined toward the contemporary fit, but I’m worried the silhouette below my chest will be too big. I’m in my early 20s and would prefer a sharp professional tapered look. As opposed to those who would prefer more of a regular fit.

And an additional question: I read on the site the trousers can be adjusted +/- 1.5. I’m still learning so just to be clear, a 36 size can be taken down to 34.5 or up to size 37.5?

I have athletic glutes/legs so I am assuming contemporary fit would be better at least for trousers? Thanks
 

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hey new guy here, looking to buy a suit for work but don’t know if I should go with a slim or contemporary fit. Can someone advise me or point me to another answer/resource?

I have broad shoulders and big chest and back/lats from working out. In the past I have had issues trying on suit jackets that otherwise fit well but were too tight and small for my chest.

Because of my chest I’m inclined toward the contemporary fit, but I’m worried the silhouette below my chest will be too big. I’m in my early 20s and would prefer a sharp professional tapered look. As opposed to those who would prefer more of a regular fit.

And an additional question: I read on the site the trousers can be adjusted +/- 1.5. I’m still learning so just to be clear, a 36 size can be taken down to 34.5 or up to size 37.5?

I have athletic glutes/legs so I am assuming contemporary fit would be better at least for trousers? Thanks
1-If you are big through chest and back a slim fit jacket in your normal size is going to be a challenge for you. Bulked up =\= slim. If you want slim you may need to size up. Ditto slim fit trousers

2-The Contemporary is shaped, not boxy, and is probably more ‘professional’ as I understand that term, at least for most body types.

3- Measure first. Measure the jacket and trousers that you own now that fit you best. Then look at SM’s Size Fit charts for suits, slim and contemporary. Maybe pick a Slim option and a Contemporary option to try assuming you will return one for refund. NOTE: no returns on Clearance suits.
 

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I apologize for this trivial question, but I can't seem to find an answer on google. Spier's sweaters include a small string of yarn - is this supposed to be used for repairs/snags?
 

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