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

  1. se4n

    se4n Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. Yes, this is the new blue plain. I was worried it would be too light of a blue, but it's on the darker side and not as bright as the picture online. It has a nice texture to it. This is my first SS jacket and I do like it. My concern with size is that it might be a bit big. It feels like, at a minimum, it could use some waist suppression and the sleeves shortened. Based on the measurements provided on their website, I thought it might fit a little closer across across the chest. This is a 42R. I'm 6'1'', 180lbs, 42" chest with a 33" waist. My shoulders are on the broad side, so I find it hard to fit my shoulders/chest without it being too boxy. I'm wondering if a 40R might be a little better.
     


  2. MrNestor

    MrNestor Senior member

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    It looks stunning! Your co-workers seems like jerks, you're rocking it.

    I was about to order the same, but when I clicked payment they were out of my size... So I ordered the wool/mohair Madison DB suit instead but I don't like that quite as much so I'll return that one.
    Thank you for showing me the Soho DB!
     


  3. mbishop

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    Check the size advisor. Ignore the advice it gives you, but all the dimensions for each fit are in there. It sounds like we are very close to the same size... I haven't tried the Napoli, because based on the dimensions, it won't work for me.
     


  4. PinkPantser

    PinkPantser Senior member

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    I get the same when I wear a double breasted jacket, just have to roll with it.
     


  5. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Yesterday I had 2 coffin boxes sitting on my deck. I ordered the same blue that se4n got, plus the wool-linen jacket that someone else posted pictures of about 75 posts ago.

    Here is a picture of the blue next to the navy version. As se4n said, it is not as bright blue as on the website.

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    Here is the close up of the texture. It is a bit of a rough texture to the touch. This may sound weird, but it almost has the touch sort of like a canvas or nylon jacket.

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    Each jacket is the same size, but they did not fit the same. Shoulders and length were identical. But the plain blue was 1/2" wider across the chest, 1/4" wider across the waist (top button), and 3/8" longer in the sleeves.


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    Blue plain: http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/jackets/havana-blue-plain/C756.html?start=2&cgid=Jackets
    Wool-linen: http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/jackets/havana-blue-plain/C755.html?start=10&cgid=Jackets
     
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  6. se4n

    se4n Member

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    Interesting to see your comment on the size of the plain blue. According to the measurements on the website, I expected the blue plain to fit almost perfectly in a 42R, but it felt bigger that it should. I ordered a 40R to see how it fits, but I'm afraid it may be too tight.
     


  7. MrNestor

    MrNestor Senior member

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    I have a fit-question for you guys. The problem is if I should keep this size and shorten the sleeves a tad and maybe trim the armwidth OR order the shorter size (regular) and lengthen the sleeves (if possible). Please tell me what you think.

    The first one is the Blue plain Havana in 100% wool size 38L (94). My only 'issue' with it is that at first sight in my small mirror I thought it was too long.

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    The second one is the jacket from the Virgin Wool/Mohair Madison suit, I think I'll return this and get the Soho DB linen-mix instead. Also a 38L (94), what do you think?

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    Please excuse the semi-shitty quality.

    Thanks in advance.
     


  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I just got the blue plain. I figured it wouldn't hurt to have a cheap navy unlined SC for Spring. I'm not crazy about the cloth, it is like a very low quality hopsack that feels like duck canvas. Not sure if I will be keeping it.
     


  9. ScottMC

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    Isn't it supposed to be VBC cloth? I was very close to ordering the same jacket, but am hearing talks of very rough texture. Do you feel that the cloth is unworthy of carrying the VBC designation?
     


  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    VBC is the mill...that's doesn't mean that everything from them is of the highest quality. If the cloth is from VBC, then of course it will be labeled as such. That said, the cloth used for the Havana Blue Plain is not the greatest...my opinion.
     


  11. CousinDonuts

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    It definitely feels cheaper to me too because of the texture. I like to see texture, not feel it, if it isn't a F/W jacket. I've never owned a hopsack, so I can't compare, but I literally thought "I wonder if this is supposed to be like hopsack." I was expecting it to have the same feel as the navy.
     


  12. gratedwasabi

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    Somewhat better photos despite lacking any ideal light. What do you guys think about the fit? Starting to waffle a bit on how I like it.

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  13. Szeph el raton

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    The front looks ok but it seems that the back isn't really fitting. You have very strong wrinkling between the shoulders. Someone else will have to explain WHY that happens.

    After your input I've exchanged the Napoli for Lazio. Rather happy about the fit, was a good hint. I've got the blue birdseye and the brown faux-uni, still wish there was something in navy without any pattern in wool.

    Shirt is SuitSupply, too. It's the 79€-level shirt in Extra Slim Fit (which was less slim than hoped).

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  14. sliq

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    ahh, the hopsack weave. I have a very similar 3r2, same fabric by VBC but made by boggi. this fabric doesn't wrinkle easily.
     


  15. cuponoodles

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    I actually disagree. For one, I don't think the lapels are at all too slim, nor do I think the jacket too short for your frame. The slightly shorter jacket is still very much in the "acceptable" range, and it has the added benefit of lengthening your bottom half (exactly what a shorter jacket is supposed to do), which lengthens you visually. The slightly smaller lapel also necessarily complements your small point-to-point shoulders - I actually think it works.

    I agree with you that there is pulling at the midsection, and I don't disagree with the hemming of the trousers. You can also ask about the sleeve pitch (I'd be interested to see what they think), although I think that is a viciously overwrought term in use in these forums. People seem to forget that fabric is supposed to move with you, and you are standing straight with your arms straight at your sides probably less than 1% of the time you're actually wearing the suit - the obsession people have with perfect fit when they're not spending the money for it is hilarious. But again, having said all that, there's probably something correctable in there somewhere if you insist.
     
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