Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by musicguy, Jun 20, 2011.
Thanks - I want to try a pair of wool trousers. Looking forward to picking them up.
I think that's exactly what they don't want to do and rightfully so. There are dozens of everyday office suit producers but it's pretty hard to find another company who dwells like them in the world of modern casual suits with this level of quality. If you want an ordinary office suit, just go elsewhere.
wouldn't say that. They also got some really nice staple suits.
I agree.. I believe their Napoli line is really their staple suits... not all the models in the Napoli lines have high button stances..
I was just about to buy that one, too. Heh. Kind of annoying.
I respectfully disagree. I would find it hard to imagine a menswear company that does not have everyday office suits. SF excluded, suits are very rarely worn outside of the office now a days (this from a myopic, US centric, point-of-view). The market would be tiny.
Yes there are plenty of companies that focus on office wear suits. However, I've found it extremely difficult to find the level of quality suit that is sub-$500, and in a modern cut, from any other retailer. This is excluding the once a year sales and eBay; however, these are unreliable if I'm looking for a particular suit to fill a void in my wardrobe.
To each their own, but I've found a couple of office wear suits in the differing collections.
I do wish they would expand some of their smaller suit lines (e.g. Lazio and London) and reduce volume of the very fashion forward Washington line. This is even more true when referring to their sport coats. I would never wear peak lapels on a sport coat.
Good SCs are def. missing in Suitsupplys line-up to date.
The lapels on the Washington line are hideous. I could never imagine wearing one of those SC's in an office, or anywhere else for that matter.
They have some, color-wise. But they have shirt shoulders or high button stance (which Napoli models does not have that?) or bat lapels, it's always the suit you know with a twist and often with funny details and aggressive waist suppression. It's not some kind of cheaper Brooks Brothers and it's not meant to be. My idea of Suitsupply is a company which opens a new market for tailored quality clothing amidst younger generations instead of making late offers in a dying workwear market. Not a suit you wear because your employer makes you do it but a suit you wear because you want to and feel good in it. That does not mean that their suits are generally useless in a workwear context (I wear them there) but that's IMHO not the primary goal.
Yeah I find their SC selection lacking. I cannot stand ticket pockets so that eliminates 50%+ of their selection. I am really considering their tuxedo though, which appears to be very similar to PRL's for 1/3 the price.
I think this is a great way of putting it.
I don't mind ticket pockets although I will buy my jackets without them if I have the choice. It's the sharp, aggressive lapels that are merely in fashion right now that I can't stand. I see the wool blue check Havana is back on the site and I am going to pull the trigger on it.
What do you mean by sharp, aggressive lapels? I do like that Havana, though.
I wear a 38S or 40S in general. When I checked out the suit measurements, I saw that their Napoli cut size 40S has a trouser waist of 37". Is that correct?
I weight 165 lbs and with a waist of 32"/33".
Talking about the Washington line, specifically. Those peak lapels are very aggressive and in your face. It's just not my personal style. Maybe all peak lapels are like that and I haven't noticed? These ones seem to have a more drastic cut/angle than other peak lapels I've seen.
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