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Yes. I took the same size in my SS vs. a Neapolitan suit. Caveat: This was on a v2 of the Neapolitan and I think they are on version 3, now. Have not tried on that iteration.I don't mind paying for shipping, I am testing spier mackay now and I am using a forwarding company in the US - overall I will still pay less than the new price for a SS lazio is here in Switzerland (499USD now after the price hike!) I just pray that the same size in SS Lazio will be okey for SM Neapolitan fit, any experience here?
SM says their contemporary fit is the same as the SS Havana. Does this help?I don't mind paying for shipping, I am testing spier mackay now and I am using a forwarding company in the US - overall I will still pay less than the new price for a SS lazio is here in Switzerland (499USD now after the price hike!) I just pray that the same size in SS Lazio will be okey for SM Neapolitan fit, any experience here?
Really? Why is that? I'd think it's easier to work with than a body that has spent too much time at the gym, mass gaining.I'm just a bit of a beanpole. 6'2 76 kgs. Runner's physique, I guess. But apparently it's something tailors struggle with.
The Washington looks great on you. It does strike me that the jacket must be longer than most people would prefer, but the proportion does look good in this length.Combination of factors, I suppose. Bigger guys probably also have trouble, but the further you stray from the mean in any direction, the more alterations you need. There are many opportunities to screw up. The problem is especially acute in MTM since the suit is being made to fit one person, whom the manufacturer never fits, instead of many.
Apart from that, the base MTM jacket for SuSu is short and has a high gorge, which cannot be altered. That is not especially flattering for the tall. So when you adjust the length and lower the button-stance, you throw off the proportions because the gorge remains the same.
I wish they would offer a more conservative version of the Washington (lower gorge, notch lapels, no ticket pocket, higher rise trousers). That's really the only OTR cut of theirs that works for me, even though I dislike the details and have to tailor the bejesus out of it. The Hudson (excuse me - HAVANA PLEATED) is okay, but even the 50L is too short and the button stance too high.
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That shirt triangle sucks my will to live.