Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by musicguy, Jun 20, 2011.
I bought it last summer, but it looks like the same fabric to me. And thanks!
Hi all. My blue birdseye Lazio came in the other day. Any thoughts/opinions/advice/criticism?
I didn't notice the messed up vent here:
Yesterday, uncuffed pants and different shirt
I'm 6' 1" and was quite surprised by the pants length. No doubt they need to be taken up. Should I keep the cuff? I quite like how it looks. Again, any and all advice is appreciated.
Please let me know what you think!
Anyone interested in buying a navy napoli in 40R from me?
After losing 13kg if weight and hitting the gym since last August (down to 70kg @ 1,76m), basically everything I own was too big. So today arrived my Napoli in Faux-Uni. The size advisor tool gave me EU 44 but I directly went for EU 46 after looking at the measurement tables.
It's clearly on the tighter side but everyone I've asked said to keep it. Upsizing to 48 would also mean that the shoulders would be wider which I'd like to avoid.
Does anyone know which cut would be basically a wee bit tighter in shoulders and waist so I could upsize to get wider chest and roomier pants without getting baggy shoulders and waist?
Just got a a 38L and 40R in the Napoli fit. Similar to you I was getting anywhere between a 36L and 38L on their size advisor but I took my chest and shoulder measurement and ordered something as it is free shipping and returns. The 38L jacket fit great but would need the sleeves let out a bit. The pants were quite snug for my 33 inch waist so I assume they were 32. The 40R was a little big but the sleeves fit fine. The good thing was that the pants fit.
EDIT: After trying the jackets on again multiple times, I am going to keep the 40R. The pants were a great fit and I will have to jacket taken in slightly at the waist. I waded through the member pics in the WAYWRN type threads and the jacket fits similar to most of the members there without being too tight. Also if I went with a 38L, it would fit great now but in a few years and a couple pounds heavier, I wouldn't be able to wear it.
For reference I am 6'1" 180lbs. Chest ~39.5" Sleeve best at 24.75"
So, I stopped by the store in Chicago..pretty good lay out right in the penthouse.. My main purpose was to check out some other fits to see how they fit me. Previously, I tried the Sienna and Washington Half (I posted that in here last year) and I have two Napoli's (blue and gray)..so I wanted to see how the other fits were going to look. They did not have the coppenhagen in the size I felt would fit and neither did they have the havana..so all I tried was the Washington and Lazio..they did not have the soho or madison in my size either.. Now some info for my size.. I am 6"9, 245lbs..broad chest and shoulders and a smaller waist for my size (drop 9)..
Washington: The helpful sales associate really liked the fit on me.. and I was suprised it fit..honestly the armholes were not as high as I had feared..I have a varied amount, type and styles of suits..I have seen some high armholes..( A kiton that I own and a YSL that I own as well).. the armhole was high but not super high. The shoulder line fit nicely and was not overtly padded..and it was cut longer. I tried on a 48L..(sized up)..the tailoring was very soft too kind of mimicking the Italians when it comes to soft tailoring. On the downside the sleeves were seriously wrinkled (which is a common problem for me when it comes to SS)..which means sleeve rotations and the balance was slightly off (which is why you can see the wrinkling by the button hole).. I would have to move the buttons to more line up with the button hole (not a big deal)..also I would have to take in the sides right below the armhole to give a little bit better shape to the jacket..and a little bit in the body as well..overall not bad.. great quality for the price point but the fit was not mind blowing for me..
Lazio: I loved the fit of the Lazio.. it was a brown suit.. not tobacco brown.. but not light brown or taupe.. a good shade of brown..the shoulder line was a little softer and it just draped so much nicer..the buttoning stance was perfect for me..and the fabric was really nice.. very soft as well.. mos def a three season suit..on the downside.. not much for me..the pants were really baggy for me..but understandable being I have skinny ass legs for my size..overall seems to be my favorite cut now..I actually purchased it.. pictures below..
what do you guys think?
I hadnt thanks. I'm UK based bit assume they use the same supplier. I used them back in 2010 and they made a mess, but looks like they changed MTM supplier and improved since.
Great review and nice blog. Will be interesting to see how it comes out. What shoulder did you go for? If they get the fit right, it's a good value proposition. You're actually paying less for a fully canvassed MTM suit than for their canvassed rtw suits.
The Lazio looks much better on you, no lines or wrinkles anywhere. The lapels are gaping slightly, which could be a sign that the chest is too small for you. Have you tried sizing up, might be worth a try? On the other hand, a size up will have wider shoulders and bigger trousers, so that might make it worse. Overall, it's a very good fit for OTR.
Long time no post, guys. I placed an order for my first MTM suit last week- they do have many great options! I chose a Ariston cotton Solaro in navy, will post a detailed review after I received it!
How much was the solaro, if you don't mind me asking?
Anybody ever had the thighs in a pair of SS trousers let out?
Looking at the excess fabric each size I reckon you could get 1.5-2 inches out.
They are okay as-is, but looser would be better.
It was 760€
Maybe a little nip to the jacket around the waist if you want some more shape. Do you have the pants rolled? They look completely different between the top and bottom pictures.
All the other cuts have trimmer shoulders by about half an inch. I think for this jacket you could simply let out the sides if you decide to keep it.
I think they both fit you pretty well. Your own eye has already picked up the button crossing on the Washington. Personally, I don't notice arm wrinkling and would have just chalked it up to you having your arm bent. You can be your own worst critic there!
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