Suitsupply - cheap bespoke

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  1. CDFS

    CDFS Senior member

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    I am permanently perplexed how even with all the forums, media and shops we visit, so many men do not understand the difference between MTM and Bespoke.....and cannot buy a suit without their girlfriend, wife or mother. Why do men think that women understand more than trained and experienced tailor?

    My MTM Suit Supply suits are stunning. My requirements for a refined and high quality suit, with attention to detail are second to none. My employers implore me to seek out a company that can provide me with suits like these. Until Suit Supply arrived there was nobody. Forget Roderick Charles, Aquascutum,Gieves, Mark Marengo etc.

    What do you expect from £400? We are not in Hong Kong or Thailand. So many Savile Row stores offer the same MTM (not bespoke) cloth at 30% higher in price, and you don't even get a full canvas construction.

    Don't let the others rip you off. Don't be sucked in by labels, and marketing.

    Be strong..make you're own decision and always better to let your experienced tailor guide you. You wouldn't let your girlfriend/wife/mother make your decisions at work would you?

    If the answer to this question is yes, then Reiss, Ted Baker and Massimo Dutti are not far away. You can let her choose your satuday night outfit, and your Monday-Friday outfit. I am sure she wouldn't object to you helping out with her wedding dress.


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  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Pretty basic.

    there is no such thing as 'bespoke' for these numbers. No one is making huge profit margins that can be cut so the process of making up the garment is cut instead. hence low prices and quality to match.
     


  3. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    I find the sizing at Suitsupply very strange. The arms are always way to short when the rest of the jacket fits nice. That's why their sales personel always looks goofy, lol. Pretty happy with the suits I have though, nice to get started for a reasonable price.

    Its the Dutch style. Walk into Oger and its short sleeves, short trousers, tapered leg, very supressed waist.

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  4. DutchDaedalus

    DutchDaedalus Senior member

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    They call that cut: 'cut to the bone'

    And beware: Suitsupply is really just a brand of suits for people who don't like to spend much money on suits and have to wear them to work. It is very much a brand for people starting out in the business world and for college students who need a suit. The quality is ok considering the price tag, and yes, the marketing formula is very good and the owner and founder Fokke de Jong will become very rich with his business venture.

    I think Suitsupply is not something SF.net should focus on. Just save more money and buy a decent Italian RTW suit and have it altered. Much better.
     


  5. CDFS

    CDFS Senior member

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    They call that cut: 'cut to the bone'

    And beware: Suitsupply is really just a brand of suits for people who don't like to spend much money on suits and have to wear them to work. It is very much a brand for people starting out in the business world and for college students who need a suit. The quality is ok considering the price tag, and yes, the marketing formula is very good and the owner and founder Fokke de Jong will become very rich with his business venture.

    I think Suitsupply is not something SF.net should focus on. Just have more money and buy a decent Italian RTW suit and have it altered. Much better.


    That's good advice for anyone to live by.
     


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  7. 020-banker

    020-banker Well-Known Member

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    And beware: Suitsupply is really just a brand of suits for people who don't like to spend much money on suits and have to wear them to work ... The quality is ok considering the price tag, and yes, the marketing formula is very good and the owner and founder Fokke de Jong will become very rich with his business venture.

    Generally agree, but I'm "that guy" and it's worked out OK so far.

    Review from here:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=179169

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  8. flatfront

    flatfront Senior member

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    I am a happy Suitsupply customer. Their suits are perfect for my work wardrobe. Don't expect anything amazing at the price but they are reasonably well made and the cuts are not too bad at all. Just need a little tweaking which can all be done in house for little extra cost.

    I have always found the staff helpful and customer service good. Some are better than others at understanding fit etc. The Vigo St store is a lot better in this regard to the one in Westfield in this regard.
     


  9. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    And beware: Suitsupply is really just a brand of suits for people who don't like to spend much money on suits and have to wear them to work....
    ummm... this is 99% of SF'ers. [​IMG]
    I think Suitsupply is not something SF.net should focus on. Just save more money and buy a decent Italian RTW suit and have it altered. Much better.
    Why? I've have Zegna, Isaia, and bespoke suits, but I think Suit Supply is just flat-out better VFM. There's very little added benefit in paying an extra 1000 GBP for a suit. You'll get full canvas instead of half canvas, real horn buttons, and maybe some handwork. If you go bespoke or MTM, you might get a marginally improved fit, but nothing earth-shattering. [​IMG] I'd rather buy 2 suit supply suits, some shirts some ties and some shoes then just one Zegna suit. [​IMG]
     


  10. DutchDaedalus

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    ^All true, but I don't want to look like a corporate slave in a trim yet mediocre suit. It has absolutely no sex appeal in my (spoiled) view. In the Netherlands SuitSupply is all over the place, all the young professionals are wearing it. I know it sounds snobbish, but I don't want to that sheep.
    I'd rather buy 2 suit supply suits, some shirts some ties and some shoes then just one Zegna suit. [​IMG]
    Focus on that one Zegna suit, when you move up in the world, you will want to get rid of the SuSu suits, but you are gonna hold on to the Zegna.
     


  11. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Generally agree, but I'm "that guy" and it's worked out OK so far.

    Review from here:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=179169



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    thats actualy not bad for $400. There are obviously issues but for $400 you look good. I wouldn't sell that as bespoke though.
     


  12. 0b5cur1ty

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    thats actualy not bad for $400. There are obviously issues but for $400 you look good. I wouldn't sell that as bespoke though.
    The suit reviewed in that thread is RTW, not their MTM product.

    I don't think Suitsupply has ever marketed its products as bespoke. Although, as a Dutch company, there might have been some dodgy translation of the word 'maatwerk' somewhere down the line - it can be taken as meaning either MTM or bespoke.
     


  13. 020-banker

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    The suit I posted above is RTW and cost GBP300.

    To make it easier to search, I've cross posted this another post. All MTM:

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    All MTM, the last one being quarter-lined with a natural shoulder (the others have more structure).
     


  14. T4phage

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    you should like their new "handmade" (yes that is how they advertise it) 'jort kelder' suit with (gasp) free braces and (oohhh) extra pockets all for the price of €399
     


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    ^
    you should like their new "handmade" (yes that is how they advertise it) 'jort kelder' suit with (gasp) free braces and (oohhh) extra pockets all for the price of €399


    With built-in money belt...
     


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