Suitsupply NYC

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  1. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    I just bought a navy unstructured cotton blazer (Paris fit) and standard issue navy suit (Napoli fit) from Suit Supply. Both were ordered in the same size. I ordered Tuesday morning eastern standard time and the order was waiting for me when I got home from work Friday. Can't beat that turnaround. A couple of observations:

    The suit is the same fit as the charcoal one I have from the F/W collection. This navy is S/S. The shoulder fit and length is the same. The button point is in the exact same spot. However, something feels different about the drape. It is a little looser in the waist and the hips flare. I will need to have my tailor make some adjustments. This one does have a little more pre-built hourglass shaping to it. Maybe that is causing the flare. To compare, I made no changes to the charcoal suit last fall. The armholes are also either slightly lower, or a little bigger. It is definitely not as snug. I just emailed the company to ask if they changed the model between seasons.

    Despite being the same size, the cotton blazer was much more snug through the shoulders, chest and waist. It is shorter by about 2 inches, which is fine because I was buying it as a casual jacket to be worn with jeans. Even though it is snugger in the shoulders and chest, there is pretty easy movement of my arms because it has a natural shoulder. The jacket is a cotton/silk blend, and it has a sort of herringbone look to it, with a feel that is almost suede-like. The pick stitching is very prominent.

    Overall, I'm debating whether or not to send the suit back, depending on the response from the company. I love the value for the price point, but I was hoping to get a clone of the one I already owned. I may even re-order it later and see if something different shows up.

    The first pic here is the F/W charcoal, the second is the S/S navy. Am I wrong on this, or do my observations above look legit? Maybe I need to steam it and let it hang overnight and then compare? (don't comment on my shirt, I did this quickly and the sleeve length is good). Any feedback is welcome.

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  2. TedW

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    I think you have done well.

    I don't think there is too much flare. In fact I think the the S/S navy sits better on you than the F/W. A good steam will help though. Well done.

    Disclosure - I just picked up three suits from suitsupply today. Best fitting OTR suit I have ever bought, and less than half the price of the ones I have purchased. Will be back. If they continue to stock 36S for short-arses like me.
     


  3. Uunottaja

    Uunottaja Senior member

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    ^^ Owning several SS products, and being a definitely a fan, I think inconsistencies in their sizing and products overall is my biggest criticism. For example, my two Napoli fit suits had quite different measurements when I got them. Another good example was that one odd jacket I got (I wear 38S) had a 38R sleeve on the other side, and a 38S sleeve on the other - now that was just lazy quality control.
     


  4. q6312

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    I'm very tempted to buy a solid navy suit from them, but since I'm in Canada I can't try anything on. I am thinking that the 36R will be too small for me and 38R might be slightly big. Does everyone buy their usual size or do they size up?
     


  5. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    The 2 you see above are 38R. I also tried on, and returned, a 40 from suitsupply and while the shoulders would have been passable, the 38 is better overall. From what I've tried on at brooks I would get a 38 or 39. I have 2 blazers from JCrew in a 40. I own a Givenchy in a 40 but the shoulders are a touch wide. As I read in an interview with the founder, SS almost expects you to buy multiple sizes and return what doesn't fit. I took advantage of that the first time.
     


  6. q6312

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    Judging by your photos, I will go for the 36R because the 38R looks big. Thanks for the help!
     


  7. Uunottaja

    Uunottaja Senior member

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    ^ Just aim for the right shoulder width, the rest will most likely need some fixing anyway.
     


  8. Uunottaja

    Uunottaja Senior member

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    I will actually be visiting the New York store in early June, and was wondering if they make the alterations really quickly there, and has anyone had sleeves shortened? As I will be returning to Finland after that visit, I was wondering if I should order the stuff straight into my home there (cheaper prices in Europe) or take the benefit of them making alterations for me for what seems like a cheap price in New York? I have about 9 days there, in your experiences have they been quicker than that?

    Thanks.
     


  9. Birks and Grey Socks

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    The New York store can turn around most alterations including sleeves in about 1-2 hours. Alterations cost about half what I would expect from any competent tailor. Plus they have the benefit of tailoring nothing but their own suits for 8 hours a day, repetition breeds familiarity

    To another poster, I notice I have to size up about 1/2 a size in SS compared to most north american brands in Napoli/Roma fit, and 1 size in Washington fit. Mostly to clear the shoulders and chest.
     
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  10. Uunottaja

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    Thanks, this was a helpful answer.
     


  11. chocsosa

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    So I received my suit from Suit Supply this evening. I purchased the gray suit Napoli cut in a 46L. Overall I'll say it's pretty decent. I own a couple of name brand suits like my Zegna's and Canali's. The suits feel is comparable at least to me. The fit is pretty good but there are a couple things I am going to need to work on.

    Pro's
    Pretty High Armhole: As high as my Zegna Milano cut. it fits really nice under my arm pit without feeling to restrictive.

    Nice natural shoulder's: The shoulders are done pretty well that provides a nice clean look. I especially love the roped shoulder for the sleeve head. I believe it is a matter of preference and I prefer roped shoulders. The shoulders fit me perfectly as well as in the chest.

    Pants: I was worried that the pants would be a problem because they are finished but they fit nicely for me. I'm not a cuff guy so thats not a problem. I don't even have to hem them. They fall naturally on my shoe with a very little break. It measured across at the leg opening at 9" which is how wide I naturally keep my pant openings anyways.

    Good Fabric: It feels nice and luxurious. The suit itself feels very light. I had it on and barely felt it. it felt good.

    Nice Slim Fit: I have a 9 inch drop so this really helped. 46 inch chest and 37 inch waist. So scratch that I may have to take the pants in by an inch and a half.

    Con's.
    Sleeve Length: Thats what really killed me. I am taking it to my tailor's tomorrow to see if it can be rectified. I need at least a 1.25" on each sleeve. There are surgeons cuff's which might sour things. I'll find out tomorrow.

    Waist: I will have to let it out maybe by less than a quarter in the upper waist side. Just a little tight.. but that is an easy remedy.

    Pitch Issues: I do have some slight pitch issues on the sleeves. No dimpling or anything but there are pitch issues. I am not too worried though because I have yet to find a suit off the rack where I did not have pitch issues save for my suit I purchased in college. Its not horribly but when you have a discerning eye you notice the small things. However I am not too worried about that either.

    Overall:
    Way better quality wise than the price indicates. I have purchased Calvin Klein Collection and a couple of brooks brothers suits that don't feel this good on the first try on. I'm just perturbed at the sleeve length because everything else is fixable but that. Well hopefully it is. Ill keep you posted. I hope this helps for now!
     


  12. chocsosa

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    and one last nice tid bit.. it measures 3.75" inches at its widest lapel wise
     


  13. mackmittonz

    mackmittonz Well-Known Member

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    FYI - According to one of the employees at Suit Supply NYC, Suit Supply plans to open a store in Georgetown near the Four Seasons off M St. in May time frame.
     


  14. CousinDonuts

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    @chocsosa - perhaps on the sleeves you can have your tailor add a 5th buttonhole so that the distance from the end to the button isn't too far.
     


  15. chocsosa

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    @ Cousin Donuts, Im not worried about the fifth button hole. My tailor can take care of that. I'm hoping however that he can lengthen the sleeve atleast an inch and a quarter being that they are working button holes.. Ill find out today at lunch. Apart from that its a beautiful looking suit.. I love the drape too!
     


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