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Suitsupply NYC

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

  1. Jayross

    Jayross Active Member

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    Sure.

    1: I'm a 20 year old university student. I probably won't be wearing it much during the school year, but I spend my summer months in NYC, which is when I enjoy dressing well, meeting new people, going to different events, etc. Basically I want something that I can wear around SoHo, to nice dinner dates, etc.

    2. I'm a 35 chest, regular. 30 waist.

    Yeah, I'm still unsure about the material. NYC in the summer is pretty outrageous at times in terms of heat or humidity. However, a linen suit ins't exactly the kind of look I'm going for, which is why I'm thinking a summer-weight wool would be the best option. I probably won't wear it too often, but maybe 8-10 times a month?

    And I know online MTM can be very inconsistent, but I just assumed that due to my skinny nature (5'11", 145lbs), that I would get the best fit that way. However, after looking at suit supply, I figured that might be the better option (especially for my budget, which is probably under $500. Asides from Suit Supply, what other places in NYC would you recommend? I just heard suit supply is the slimmest fitting, which is definitely what I'm going for.
     
  2. gumercindo

    gumercindo Senior member

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    What cut suit is that?
     
  3. WhyAlwaysMe

    WhyAlwaysMe Well-Known Member

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  4. MALTLIQUOR

    MALTLIQUOR Member

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    The NYC store is my only frame of reference, and RIX is smaller in both square footage and stock than NY. I was in that mall three or four times over the space of five days recently and never saw any customers in the shop. Looked to be three women working at any one time, so you can expect immediate attention.
     
  5. Putonghua73

    Putonghua73 Senior member

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    Have you considered a couple of sports coats instead of a suit? For the same price as a suit, you could get 2 sports coats, which would work with chinos, matching belt and shoes (maybe suede in sand / stone colour)? Check out the Guide to Coherent Sportcoat thread for ideas - particularly picture no.4. You'll still look well-dressed, and will have more variety than simply wearing the same suit. If you are thinking of going down the suit route and will be wearing it 8-10 times a month in a NYC summer (I'm in London - no comparison), then you may need to think tropical wool or something like fresco or linen.

    In terms of fit, I'm an inch taller than you but 35lbs heavier! Yeah, you are skinny! The best way to determine if OTR is the way to go is to measure yourself. Suit Supply have an online size advisor for their suits to allow you to input your measurements and determine which suit is appropriate (if any) for your measurements. I'm pretty much a 40R with minimal alterations - besides the taking the chest in a little, or lengthening sleeves 1/4 inch.

    Sadly, since I live the other side of the Atlantic, I'm not au fait with NYC outlets. If you perform a search using NYC as a search term, there should be a number of threads where you can pick up recommendations to try on suits / sports jackets.
     
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  6. Jayross

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    Thanks. That's helpful info about a sportcoat, maybe I should get one or two of those.. though I still feel like I want a full-on suit. I'll definitely look around and see what my options are. Thanks for your help!
     
  7. filterq

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    Only go on-line MTM as a last resort. Until you get used to wearing a suit and what it should look like you'll have a hard time just evaluating the suit you get for a remake if it's not perfect out of the box (which it most likely won't be). You may also want to get a slim fitting 36 rather than a 35 for the extra length. If it's a 7 inch drop, then the pants won't be too off. Try a few bodies and see what works. You should get some good help from their staff.
     
  8. The Gold Bug

    The Gold Bug Well-Known Member

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    Seriously.... Sienna is the best f* thing ever.
     
  9. stylistics

    stylistics Well-Known Member

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    heading into the city on saturday. is suit supply > mysuit?

    also what is the best bang for my buck if i want to spend $650 and under?

    looking for a classic look, navy, dark blue or charcoal gray.

    thank you.
     
  10. dreamspace

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    Haven't read through the 70 pages, but one questions: Is there any sleeve allowance on their suits?
    I need to size down because of shoulders, but at the cost of sleeve length (normally 25.5, the sizing I'm going to has 24.5'' sleeves)
     
  11. chaney1

    chaney1 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know how slim the shirts are or the extra slim? Usually wear tm lewin slim fit and fit great. Would that compare to the slim or extra slim? About 175 6'3 long athletic build
     
  12. cuponoodles

    cuponoodles Senior member

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    Generally, suit supply slim fit = TM Lewin Tailored Fit, so I would say they're a bit slimmer than the normal TM Lewin slim fits.
     
  13. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    I don't know how to figure how much is available to let out, but here is a picture of an SS jacket that has not had the cuffs touched.

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    (I also can't get this picture right side up no matter what I try)
     
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  14. stylistics

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    i went today and bought a suit. im usually a 44R, but since im a bigger guy and weight train often, i had to get a 46R

    is that normal for this place? the 44R was very tight on me. the 46 felt much better and with alterations it should look good...
     
  15. yywwyy

    yywwyy Senior member

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    That's perfectly normal.
     
  16. dufferin1

    dufferin1 Senior member

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    Yes, you can add an additional inch
     
  17. chocsosa

    chocsosa Senior member

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    actually from mine I was able to add an inch and a half from my Napoli's if that helps..
     
  18. dreamspace

    dreamspace Senior member

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    Thanks, looks like I'm going for a SS Peak lapel tux then.
     
  19. flashkobalt

    flashkobalt Senior member

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    Got my Washington plain blue suit last week and am extremely pleased. Had considered getting my usual 40R, but having read that the Washington was rather slim, decided to get a 42R.

    Customer service was outstanding. 42R was not available online, however I was told to simply order in a different size, and forward the request to change to customer service. My suit arrived in 6 days (Australia), and included a large suit-shaped box, with a return sticker inside for UPS shipping back to the Netherlands should I not be pleased.

    I've essentially purchased all my clothing online since about 2003-2004, and this is easily one of, if not the best customer service I've come across.

    As for as the quality of the suit goes, I'm probably not the right person to ask, as I don't own anything high end. Having said that, I'm not really sure what I would be willing to pay a lot more for. The fabric seems of high quality, and has a lovely hand, the cut is spot on (trousers need hemming, possibly slight tapering), and when compared to my previous Hugo Boss and Calvin Klein suits, SS seems to be several leagues higher.

    Anyway, I think my point is made, but I am very close to buying another suit and the tuxedo - this from someone who might need to wear suit a few times each year - simply because I'm so pleased with the product and the service.
     
  20. steffenbp11

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    Let's see that Washingon Flash !
     

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