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Related gripe: having so few half-lived or unlined options in the summer selection. Their summer suits suck.
 

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It's too bad SS loves to cut corners with Polyester lining even on the Jort line, that's my big gripe. I can't deal with polyester lining with the humid DC summers.
I wonder if this is a new trend? I will check every single one of my 20+ SS jackets and suits and report back. The last one I bought was in May
 

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I wonder if this is a new trend? I will check every single one of my 20+ SS jackets and suits and report back. The last one I bought was in May
SS has been mixing polyester into their sleeves for quite some time. I believe they also use either straight up polyester or a blend for the trousers. I think maybe 3-4+ years ago they didn't use polyester and just used straight cupro, but I could be wrong on that.

Another place SS cuts corners is buttons. Not using real horn I think.

I'm just surprised that even on the Jort line that they aren't using straight up cupro. Especially when for example Cavour has a full-canvas suit on sale for upper $400s made in Italy. But Cavour doesn't make size 44 (italian/eu) whereas Suitsupply makes size 34R US.
 

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I just did a random check of my stuff. Took about 8 photos. Most of my SS stuff was bought in 2014-2018
 

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Yeah, on the sleeves it’s always a viscose/polyester mix.

My last acquired jacket has lining that‘s 35 cotton 65 poly
 

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They claim poly-blend is stronger, which is kinda true, but also cheaper. So, go figure.
 

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They claim poly-blend is stronger, which is kinda true, but also cheaper. So, go figure.
I mean, I agree with most SS criticisms. Complacency is always bad — still waiting, though, for a solid competitor to come on the market with their reach, service, production output, price point and variety every season
 

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I mean, I agree with most SS criticisms. Complacency is always bad — still waiting, though, for a solid competitor to come on the market with their reach, service, production output, price point and variety every season
Yeah, I like their products as well. Almost half of my wardrobe is SS, the sleeve lining thing is really the only pet-peeve i have with them.
 

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SS has been mixing polyester into their sleeves for quite some time. I believe they also use either straight up polyester or a blend for the trousers. I think maybe 3-4+ years ago they didn't use polyester and just used straight cupro, but I could be wrong on that.

Another place SS cuts corners is buttons. Not using real horn I think.

I'm just surprised that even on the Jort line that they aren't using straight up cupro. Especially when for example Cavour has a full-canvas suit on sale for upper $400s made in Italy. But Cavour doesn't make size 44 (italian/eu) whereas Suitsupply makes size 34R US.
Are you Norwegian? Is Cavour primarily Nordics oriented or do they ship world wide? Will check them out
 

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Are you Norwegian? Is Cavour primarily Nordics oriented or do they ship world wide? Will check them out
It blocked me from posting a link but it's the high-twist suit on cavour's site.

I am American, not Norwegian. The cloth in the aforementioned suit is VBC. They have an affiliate thread here as well. Should be free shipping via DHL at that price point.

Berg&Berg is another option (which I have a few jackets from since they carry IT44). End of season sales feature that 400-600 pricepoint for full canvas, Italian made and Italian cut.
 

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