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Suitsupply NYC

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

  1. jimanchower

    jimanchower Senior member

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    It looks like you should have gone for a 38L. The sleeves are definitely too short on both. The jacket is a bit short but lengthening it will only accentuate the higher buttoning point. The jacket looks like it's pulling in the back but I think that's mostly because of how you're holding your arm to take a picture.

    In my very non-professional opinion I'd say you at least need to have the sleeves lengthened from the shoulder, which isn't cheap (I think SS charges $75) but it's better than having a suit with sleeves too short. Hard to tell on the trousers but I think they're okay (maybe need to adjust length if you haven't already - I can't tell).

    You didn't ask but I don't like the way that shirt looks at all. Looks like it's too big in the neck and the collar is much too tall in the back. I'd go with a spread collar where the points are covered by the jacket lapels. The tie is a little skinny for my taste - looks okay with the Lazio but I think it's too narrow for the Napoli.
     
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  2. MrTopCat

    MrTopCat Senior member

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    The sizing guide is really messed up at the moment, you have to click 'Centimeters' to get the real measurements in inches, even then I'm not sure they're accurate.

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    First of all, you cannot return anything that has been altered, and if they were purchased over 30 days ago.

    Both jackets are way too short for an office environment (They do not cover your arse), and the sleeve lengths are way too short (It should range from around 0.5 inch to 0.25 inch based on preference).

    You should definitely be looking at a 38L, as far as I know, you cannot lengthen a jacket unless it has some extra fabric underneath the hem, and it probably won't be enough even if there is some.

    The trousers also look too long as they are bunching at the bottom, but that's not a big deal as they can easily be altered.

    I don't think it's possible to lengthen sleeves from the shoulder, only shorten.

    I agree on the shirt, doesn't look very streamlined for the suit you're wearing it with (Button downs are too casual for the office), tie seems fine though.
     
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  3. dkidsun

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    Would it be worthwhile trying a 38L or a different cut with a lower button stance (i.e. London or Lazio)? You mentioned the shoulder seem a touch big which I agree with. I have not altered it and was in a bit of a rush at the store so thinking about revisiting next week rather than putting the pin in this sucker and thinking about this everytime i take it out of the closet. Thanks; this forum has certainly made me more nitpicky.
     
  4. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Agreed. Next time buy a 38L. Jacket looks way to short for you.
     
  5. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @dkidsun

    Definitely try on different cuts. I prefer the lower stance and longer length. It's hard to assess length from a pic that isn't straight on but I'm pretty sure it's on the short side. Some people like that more "modern" look and in the end you have to decide if you like it.

    On the shoulders it loos clean from the front just a touch wide in the sense that if it was 18inches as opposed to 18.5 I think you might be ok. Of course that all depends on how the shoulder is constructed and cut.

    But try on lots. Figure out where you like the length to be. See the thread I started called the right rule, on length. Get a sense of
    What you like, then buy.

    The fit isn't bad.
     
  6. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @letsgonats

    The shirt collar is too high for your neck and too big. I'd bet you could go down half inch on the size and certainly half inch on back height but at least 1/4. Who makes the shirt?
     
  7. yoose

    yoose Well-Known Member

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    looks like the inches are automatically calculated from the centimeters dimensions and like mrtopcat said they input the inches into the centimeters so the dimensions for the inches are off by 2.54.
     
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  8. sdotc

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    Any experiences or opinions on the SS bodywarmer, like this for example: http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/coats/light-grey-bodywarmer/BW021.html

    I'm torn on weather or not its a good look or not, and they seem disproportionately expensive for some reason (by SuitSupply standards, anyway). I'm a guy who loves the idea of a vest, but feels like a bartender every time I put one on, so something like this seems like a good compromise since... well since it's not really a vest.

    Thoughts?
     
  9. MrTopCat

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    I got the jacket shortened by about 1.2 inches. Personally I think it threw the balance off more than expected, but it's not too bad, I still feel like it's by far one of the best options for me. Will definitely try MTM next time to see if that works out better.

    What do you guys think?

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    P.S. Ignore the creased pants, I just got through a long day of sitting down a lot (The fabric is quite thin because it's a summer suit).

    P.P.S. Jodhpur boots ftw!
     
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  10. jimanchower

    jimanchower Senior member

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    Really like it.
     
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  11. GradSchooler

    GradSchooler Senior member

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    Looks good. What suit is that?
     
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  12. MrTopCat

    MrTopCat Senior member

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    This one.
     
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  13. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Put me in the camp saying you need a Long. Sorry to hear you are past 30 days, and altered it. Check those basics first. (hard to do all the time admittedly, as I have a few jackets on the shorter side, both intentionally and not)
    When you say you think the balance is a little off, because the top button looks closer to the bottom of the jacket than to the top, instead of being 50/50? What you have created is kinda-sorta what everyone is looking for from Suit Supply...a lower button stance! I think it looks better.
     
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  14. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Is it a little tight in the back waist, or do you just need to steam the jacket?

    I think the jacket fits pretty well. It is exactly what Suit Supply is, close enough to classic, but a little more modern. Clean up the pant length and you are good to go.
     
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  15. MrTopCat

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    By balance being a little off I meant the distance from the pockets to the jacket's hem, I actually prefer the lower buttoning stance too!
     
  16. simple80t

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    Hi MrTopCat,

    The pocket distance will only bother those looking for it. If the suit didn't have the extra ticket pocket, it would be less noticeable. Keep this in mind the next time around as the horizontal flap pockets accentuate this kind of alteration. Does the jacket still cover your backside?

    Again, you are dressing for yourself, so make sure you love it. It sounds like you have a very small reservation about the new jacket balance and by classical tailoring standards you are correct. Try to forget about this and enjoy the suit, but if it nags at you in the back of your mind you might want to lengthen it by 1/4-1/2 inch. If you can be comfortable and let it go, then wear it with confidence and enjoy it.


    Kind Regards,
     
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  17. MrTopCat

    MrTopCat Senior member

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    It doesn't bother me that much actually, I just wanted some objective feedback (Thank you all for that!).

    The jacket still covers my backside with an excess of about 1/2 inch or so, which is just the way I prefer it.
     
  18. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    Was looking at a Washington cut suit online, but my size is sold out. Anyone have luck in ordering from a brick and mortar over the phone?
     
  19. blue2007

    blue2007 Senior member

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    Need some sizing help. I wear 42R / 52 European in all cuts, Lazio, Sienna, London, Havana. But I just tried a 42R in Washington and it was simply too tight. Not just the chest, but also arms. Usually a 42R requires no alterations for me, other than the pants.

    So I sized up to 44R and while it looks good overall, I'm concerned that the shoulders might be too big. I took some photos and I was wondering if you can provide some feedback.

    Thanks.

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  20. azumi

    azumi Senior member

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    The arms still are a little bit tight?
    The shoulders make you look more muscular.
     
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