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Suitsupply NYC

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

  1. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I don't have much to compare it to in terms of Suit Supply's offerings, but I can tell you what I think of it. For me, it is still quite slim, even if it isn't the slimmest of the bunch. The trousers seemed roomier relative to the waist of the jacket than I was expecting. I like that the buttoning point is low (at least by Suit Supply standards), which I like. I also have a Napoli in the same size (42S), which has a too-high buttoning point and too-slim trousers (drop 7 for some reason).

    The fabric is nice (Super 150s). The salesperson told me not to wear it too often (once a week max) or risk wearing the fabric out too quickly).

    Overall, I love the fit and drape of the suit.
     
  2. mans72

    mans72 Well-Known Member

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    thank you msulinski...

    Would you know how the construction of a La Spalla suit rates vs other fully canvassed suits?
     
  3. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    I'll add another data point to the great sleeve shortening conversation. The jacket i bought in DC this weekend was a (Havana) Long, which is perfect in the body but too long in the sleeves. When dropping it at my tailor today he said, upon examination of the cuff, that 3/4" or at least a "good" 5/8" could be shortened at the cuff before running out of space due to the functional holes.

    hope that helps.
     
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  4. Xtra

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    59 EUR is a decent price for beats indeed, I agree. I was curious as to the quality of their shoes, for more proper shoes I will (probably) get a pair by Crockett & Jones (EG is a bit pricy). I'll stop by SS to check out their suits, SCs and sizing, not shoes.
    Alright, I might get a pair if they're dirt cheap, but otherwise I'll skip it.
     
  5. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    There are a ton of other fully-canvassed suits in various price ranges. For the price, OTR, the La Spalla seems pretty good. Most OTR suits at $1000 are not fully canvassed, let alone with hand-attached shoulders. The only other suit that seems like a better deal is the Kent Wang (MTM or OTR). It is fully canvassed with quite a bit more hand work. I don't think MTM even costs any extra. I have one on order that has not come in yet, so I cannot give a first-hand account of the differences.
     
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  6. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    I bought their standard double monks in brown last summer for my wedding. My pair are holding up fine BUT for $300 I would HIGHLY recommend just spending the extra $60 for a pair of Allen Edmonds. I've noticed my pair of monks from SS crease quite easily
     
  7. louloufafa

    louloufafa Senior member

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    Hi, I'm thinking getting a Copenhagen Jacket. The Havana 38S fits me great. I'm wondering if I should get a 40R? Since the Copenhagen is shorter in length and much slimmer. Thanks!
     
  8. Rankiz

    Rankiz Senior member

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    Why don't you get a 38R?
     
  9. stlms3

    stlms3 Senior member

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    I hate to say it but I am pretty much giving up on Suitsupply.

    1) order coats and when they arrive, "linen" jacket is linen/polymaide... green copenhagen "linen"


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    2) automated email response to questions notes that I will have a response within 24 hours. I do not hear anything for three days, even after a follow up email, so I have to call and get a direct email to someone to help me.

    3) finally get a response to question regarding other coat fabrics. I am told that the cotton/linen green copenhagen is 83% linen and 17% cotton. When it arrives it is 100% cotton. I could live with this if the coat fit, but still, come on!!! website says cotton linen, customer service "checks" and says linen cotton AND in reality it is all cotton!!! pathetic!




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    4) second copenhagen coat in same size as first (38r) has noticeably different fit... I understand fabric affects this somewhat, but it was bigger in the collar and smaller in the body than the "linen" copenhagen I ordered first. There is no sizing consistency! Plus, everyone complains about this onthis thread.

    linen blend fit:

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    cotton fit:

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    Despite what it looks like, I wanted this to fit and only after 30 minutes of debating, gave up. If I would have thought about it I would have made sure to take the same photo with both coats. I look hunched over on the cotton photo, but EVERY position caused the collar to not fit.


    ... I already have a blue paris and blue havana 36r on the way. If one of them works, great, but I am still done with suit supply. I will wait for yoox and sale section lbms and get the occasional fantastic southwick from epaulet.

    I may keep the green linen/polymaide simply because it fits and looks fantastic. But every time that I put it on, I will be bothered by the synthetic blend.
     
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  10. stlms3

    stlms3 Senior member

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    I am 5'11" with an athletic build176lbs. havana 38r was too big for me... I have a 36r on the way. The copenhagen 38r green cotton fit like the havana 38r. The linenpolymaide green (called the copenhagen green linen) fit me wonderfully.

    jcrew ludlow (at least in donegal wool) 38r fits me well. Epaulet southwick 38R fits me great... great. 15.5 neck for shirts and brooksbrothers xslim medium fits me very well. So do epaulet shirts in medium.

    epaulet southwick weller 38R no alterations (shirt is too big in photo and tie is a tad wide for my taste):


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    cotton 38r copenhagen:


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    This view hide the fit problem that I complained about in the previous post, but I assure you that it is there.
     
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  11. mans72

    mans72 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, it looks good on you, nothing that shocks me...
     
  12. timotune

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    actually, I also find some things pretty bad:
    - the sizing is really inconsistent. of course, I can order and send back my suits for free, but that means my money is away for like 14 days & I have to wait for the UPS guy etc.
    - the wrong labeling of the fabric is really bad. I never experienced it myself, but I would be not pleased to receive any other fabric than stated on the website.
    - quality seems to go down with every new collection. prices are going up on a lot of items, though
    - they generally move more and more into "fashun", which I personally dislike.

    Still, here in Europe, Suitsupply offers by far the best value for your money. So I will continue buying from them ;-)
     
  13. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    So I ordered the Havana for the first time, and I went up one size. Here are the fit pics, what do you guys think?

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    There is a weird line next to one of the shoulders, there is some collar gap, and (not pictured) there is a small lump of fabric below the collar at back.

    What I think needs to be done: shorten the sleeves, lower the collar, and shorten the collar. Do you think it's worth it, or should I try a smaller size?
     
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  14. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    Another question: For anyone who has tried both, how does the fit of the London model compare to the fit of the Tuxedo?

    Also, I can't remember if I asked this, has anyone had the tailors there remove the belt loops? If so, did they do a good job? I tried a London and liked the fit but not sure I'd trust the in-house tailors to do more than the necessary let-out of the trouser waist/seat (and maybe not even that if others had bad experiences; have heard mixed reviews).
     
  15. Monkeyface

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    Their tailors can be quite hit or miss. The first time they completely fucked up my suit, but they were extremely apologetic about it and managed to fix it completely for free. If you have a trusted tailer I'd go there instead.
     
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  16. PTMDallas

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    has anyone else that doesn't have immediate access to a brick and mortar store had issues with tailoring? i wanted to get the sides of my jacket taken in a bit, but the pick stitching is everywhere and makes it a little difficult for tailoring...
     
  17. emiristol

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  18. GradSchooler

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    ^ I have that exact suit. No "oily sheen" issues that I've ever noticed. It's a touch darker than it appears on the website as well.
     
  19. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    The jacket you bought has pick stitching on the side seams?
     
  20. CousinDonuts

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    Mine isn't oily either, but I can see what u mean from the pic.
     

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