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Suitsupply - cheap bespoke

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Deipnosophist, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Deipnosophist

    Deipnosophist Senior member

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    http://www.suitsupply.co.uk/

    In London, this is on Vigo Street (where Boateng once was, and just off Savile Row). It offers RTW at £200 and full bespoke (made from scratch, though you get no fittings) at £300 - £800.

    Any of you heard of this place? What are your opinions?
     
  2. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Senior member

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    http://www.suitsupply.co.uk/ In London, this is on Vigo Street (where Boateng once was, and just off Savile Row). It offers RTW at £200 and full bespoke (made from scratch, though you get no fittings) at £300 - £800. Any of you heard of this place? What are your opinions?
    they apparently have a bit of a following on the Dutch SF There is also an article on times online: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...cle3524068.ece hth Speed
     
  3. Wicky

    Wicky Senior member

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    Speed is correct http://www.suitsupply.nl/

    Was originally set up by a Dutch guy (Fokke whatshisface) and has quite a view shops accros the Netherlands. Its okay for young starting professionals but you outgrow it.
     
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    Anyone actually bought anything there? How does it wear?
     
  5. 7smcb

    7smcb Active Member

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    bump!

    Anyone have any sense of the quality of suitsupply - either MTM or RTW - what would you compare their suits to in terms of quality?
     
  6. Richard FN

    Richard FN New Member

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    Suit Supply offers Personal Tailoring or Made to Measure as it is commonly known, but not bespoke. Around 35 measures can be changed , using the closest fitting jacket and trousers. These measurement changes create a unique profile from which your suit/shirt is created. Suits currently start at £399. The choice of around 600 cloths can rise up to £2000. There are many other details such as pocket style, linings, buttons etc to choose from. The full-canvas internal construction is a significant detail which sets it apart from many other personal tailored suits.
     
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    Its okay for young starting professionals but you outgrow it.

    What exactly does this mean? Are the suits poorly constructed/styles very "youth"?
    I have walked past their London shop a few times and have been tempted.
    I would also be very grateful for some kind of quality comparison.
     
  8. barims

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    I've recently been inside and liked the look of a couple of jackets. I, too, would be interested in the opinions and experiences of other members
     
  9. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If There Are No Fittings Its Not Bespoke
    Its Made To Measure.
     
  10. Cary Grant

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    If There Are No Fittings Its Not Bespoke
    Its Made To Measure.


    That was already established three posts up.

    If I have time next week I'll try to stop by.
     
  11. GBR

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    Pretty basic made to measure. Cannot be bespoke at that price and it really does not suggest a personal pattern which is essential. No fittings is pure RTW.

    Probably a misleading trade description under English law even with the recent High Court ruling.
     
  12. DutchDaedalus

    DutchDaedalus Senior member

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    Speed is correct http://www.suitsupply.nl/

    Was originally set up by a Dutch guy (Fokke whatshisface) and has quite a view shops accros the Netherlands. Its okay for young starting professionals but you outgrow it.


    Agree.

    I owned a RTW suit of them some time ago (was forced to buy it, as part of a 'uniform'). Okay for the money but the button stance is way to high and the shoulders are ugly. All suits have working buttons on the cuffs and all pants are non pleated and are non cuffed.

    Don't know much about their MTM program. But at that price point you could look for Canali/Caruso/Corneliani in the last period of the sales, or online at deep discount, suits of these brands are superior in every way.
     
  13. fox81

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    there are other posts on suit supply

    search is your friend
     
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    sounds too pricy for something you can't get custom fit (which sucks for me cause i have broad shoulders but the arm length on them is usually too long)
     
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    sounds too pricy for something you can't get custom fit (which sucks for me cause i have broad shoulders but the arm length on them is usually too long)

    What? It's made to measure...
     
  16. ManofKent

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    Pretty basic made to measure. Cannot be bespoke at that price and it really does not suggest a personal pattern which is essential. No fittings is pure RTW.

    Probably a misleading trade description under English law even with the recent High Court ruling.


    I can't see where they even claim to do a bespoke service - they just call it Personal Tailoring on the web site
     
  17. IndianBoyz

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    I just ordered 2 MTM shirts from them last saturday. Service was good, now let's wait and see.
     
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    Just came across this thread via a comment in WAYWRN. Like MoK, I can't see anywhere that Suitsupply claim to provide a bespoke service. What they do provide is a pretty flexible MTM programme - meaning, among other things, that the high button stance of their house cut can be altered if you wish.

    For what it's worth, I am a satisfied customer of their MTM programme for both suits and shirts and plan on going back there for my next suit.
     
  19. Roy

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    SuitSupply is cheap and it looks the part. I'd rather spend a bit more and get a nice suit.
     
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    what do their mtm shirts cost?
     

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