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Suitsupply NYC

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by musicguy, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    I picked one up about two years ago - just a plain blue cotton one - nothing special, machine stitched edges. Maybe they've changed - that does look much nicer than the ones I have seen before.
     
  2. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Not impossible when they provide a preprinted return label.
     
  3. PapaRubbery

    PapaRubbery Senior member

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    And a UPS driver that comes to your door to pick it up.

    Mine's name is frank. He's jealous of my mad ballin' suits
     
  4. Leather

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    Does anyone have experience with J Crew ludlow suit? The shoulders are too narrow for me in 38 but a 40 is too big, and I was just wondering if Suitsupply suits fit similarly.
     
  5. Lavoisier

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    Seriously? To be honest, I never tried to return any of my international purchases because I just assumed it was impossible to get back the taxes you have to pay on delivery. Do they refund you on that?
     
  6. PapaRubbery

    PapaRubbery Senior member

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    I don't pay any taxes on delivery.

    SuitSupply cover all taxes.
     
  7. Lavoisier

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    Ah, they run a DDP (delivery duty paid) service, I didn't even remember that was a possibility since I most often use nybox as a proxy for most of my international shopping
     
  8. Rankiz

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    I was very skeptical to the DDP (Delivery duty paid) because if it's too good to be true, it probably is, but it worked flawlessly.
     
  9. bartleby929

    bartleby929 Senior member

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    nice, i'm pulling off a doublebreasted suit thanks to suitsupply. though not for work, mor elike our stupid firm morale boosters where i try and look like a hipster from brooklyn
     
  10. Omar1223

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    timo, thanks for the help so far. i sincerely appreciate it.

    why do you go with a 38R in the lazio and sienna? are you going for a different look with those 2 cuts or are their measurements just that much different?

    im just confused as to why SS would cut their suits in a way that a customer like you would have to go down a size AND from an L to and R.

    thanks again so much for the help.
     
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  11. timotune

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    The Sienna & Lazio are two of their "older" cuts. They are cut more classically, hence longer.
    Unfortunately (at least for me) their more recent cuts (as the Havana & SOHO) are cut much shorter and slimmer. I really do not like the super-short & tight look, so I have to size one size up and get a long size.

    That brings the problem that the sleeves need to be shortened from the shoulder. I am lucky to have a tailor that does it free for me. Otherwise I would not buy those suits, because I am not willing to spend like 200$ on sleeve alteration on a 500$ suit.
     
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  12. Lavoisier

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    Yeah, I can see the taxes they charge are way below what they would be for DDU. I can still pay less using a proxy, but being able to return the suits if something goes wrong is probably worth using the DDP.
     
  13. Rankiz

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    How can you pay less by using a proxy? Their prices are nearly identical on their US and European website and all are inclusive taxes, so you don't need to worry about paying any taxes at all.
     
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  14. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Hey Lavoisier - if you're this worried about shipping then maybe you should try customer service instead of internet message boards. Just sayin...
     
  15. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tried on the navy Havana blazer. Can confirm that unless you are between sizes you should size up. I normally wear a 44L and I couldn't go a hair smaller then the 46L with this jacket.

    Worked out well for me as the 44L wouldn't have been long enough for my gorilla arms. The 46L are just about perfect.

    6'6" and 215lbs for reference.
     
  16. stlms3

    stlms3 Senior member

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    Had my first experience with suit supply today. I ordered the copenhagen green plain linen and the havana blue linen both in 38 and 40.

    I am at odds with others' impressions of the havana fit, unless it varies from jacket to jacket. Both of the havana blues were too big for me (I am a 38R). Even the 38 left a gap at the collar. It was too bad because I loved the color. It is stellar, I hope that the 36 fits.

    For reference, Epaulet 38R jackets fit me perfectly, absolutely perfectly. My tailor told me not to have anything changed when I went to have the first tailored. I have a navy 120 (caine or weller... can't remember) and a navy hopsack napoli. My JCrew 38R Ludlow grey donegal also fits me very well. The collar size is solid, and there is only a very slight pull at the top button. I may have minor alterations done over the summer, but I did not feel they were needed to enjoy the jacket for a couple of months this winter. Too bad I do not like their lapels and button stance.

    The copenhagen 38R fits me perfectly too. No gap at the collar and no pulling when buttoned. And the silhouette is perfect. I think the only place that needs alterations is the arm length. It just needs to be extended .5". I was really excited to find a less expensive jacket that fit so well.

    So after sending off the other jackets to be returned/exchanged, I opened the stitching on the pockets and reached in the inside pockets to take out the extra buttons. That is when, what I considered a perfect value jacket was ruined. The material tag said that the lining was polyester, which I was ok with. It also said that the jacket material was 67%linen and 33%polymaide. That sucks! I want the visible fabric of my jackets to be 100% natural (wool, cotton, linen or cashmere). I wish they would be more clear about this on the website, I would never have purchased the coat if I knew that it was a "linen blend", unless that blend was linen/cotton.

    My only hope is that the 33% polymaide is part of the structural material inside the coat, but I am sure that is not the case. I would rather have a less attractive ludlow 100% linen, then this synthetic blend. I will still wear it and enjoy it, but the second I can afford to replace it, I will. It will not be a coat that I keep for years.

    Does anybody know if all of their linen and/or cotton coats are synthetic blends? I know I can contact them, but I figured someone here may know.

    The funny thing is that according to their website, the copenhagen should have been bigger than the havana.

    Also, I am 5'11' and 176 lbs.
     
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  17. Lavoisier

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    Mate, I'm not worried at all. I made an assumption then got corrected on it, and that's it. Afterwards all I did was comment on how low the taxes they charge are: about 30% for my country, when I know for a fact that anything that comes here through courier services (UPS, DHL, Fedex) gets a hefty 90% tax at customs. Anyway, no need to be hostile.

    It depends on your proxy, but basically he'd have to declare the goods for a lower price - nybox does that no questions asked, you can pick the value yourself. In contrast, most online stores refuse to do this (rightfully, I may add).

    Besides, there's something which is peculiar to my country (Brazil), where goods that arrive through courier services get an additional 18% state tax over the usual 60% federal import tax; that happens because the states consider the delivery to your doorstep as a service and so they apply a service tax - which is complete bullshit, since they don't tax the value of the service, but of the goods imported.

    Since USPS and similar shipping methods simply pass things over to local Brazilian mail once the package arrives in the country, the goods shipped through them don't get hit with the service tax. That's another reason for me to use a proxy, I can have them ship thing through USPS or Royal Air Mail or whatever instead of a courier service.

    So, as you can see, I do need to worry about taxes, as it can practically double a package's price. What intrigues me is how Suit Supply ships their stuff with UPS and only charge about 30% in taxes. J. Crew is the only other shop which I've seen do this; maybe they're undervaluing their goods? Who knows.

    Sorry for the long and off-topic post, I just wanted to explain myself. I'll stop before someone complaints again.
     
  18. Leather

    Leather Senior member

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    How do you select pant size when you order a suit online?
     
  19. Syeknom

    Syeknom Senior member

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    Normally you buy the suit in the appropriate jacket size and the appropriate trousers come with it. You can see the measurements for the trousers for each size in the Size Advisor pane. Mixing-and-matching different jacket/trouser sizes isn't very common in suit buying although I don't know how accomodating SuitSupply are for it.
     
  20. steffenbp11

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    I own a linen/wool blend Lazio suit. According to the tag, the fabric consists of 50 % of each. No mention of polymaide. And it is specified that the lining is bemberg. I am wearing it today actually :)
     

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