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  1. Sigmax

    Sigmax Member

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    I am not terribly sure if this will be helpful but I have been researching Suitsupply's models trying to decide which model I am going to go with. After emailing customer service a number of times here are the measurments for a 42s and a 44 that they have emailed me. All of which is approximate I am sure.

    Waist Sleeve Chest Shoulder Width
    Napoli 42S 39,0 33,9 45,7 19,4

    Washington 42S 40,2 33,1 44,9 18,9

    And the second set that you need to convert from cm:

    42S Waist: 102,0 Sleeve: 62,1 Chest: 114,0 Shoulder Width: 48,0
    44S Waist: 106,0 Sleeve: 63,0 Chest; 118,0 Shoulder Width: 49,0

    Because of the number of suits I need I am leaning towards the napoli but my eye keeps going back to the tom ford-like Washington. However I am not sure if the Washington is a little fashion forward for my job as a IT account rep and I have not seen one in the wild outside of their website.
     
  2. zero neck

    zero neck Well-Known Member

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    When I tried on the Washington it did not seem to me to look fashion forward, because it's not as tapered as some of their other cuts. The one thing that did seem a bit forward about the Washington, however, was the high button stance . I think it would depend on your shape how fashion forward the Washington model looks. I happen to fill it out, and it didnt seem very slim cut to me. I tried the 44s.
     
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    I have two 1/2 Washington sportcoats and the white double-breasted, peak lapel sportcoat that is currently on their site. I've also ordered and returned a London suit. I am 6'2", 195lbs, athletic with a muscular chest, normally size 42, with a 33 or 32 waist. Suit jacket yoke width of 19". Pants 32(or 33)/34.

    The size 42L Washington sportcoat was too tight in the armpits and shoulders, and a bit too long for my tastes (I feel they are longer than a normal Long). I ended up settling with the 44R for my Washington sportcoats. The armhole is high but not tight. I took them all to my tailor to have the waist suppressed even further. Thats it for the tailoring, everything else was perfect. Actually the white DB jacket, although it has the same peak lapels as Washington, is cut larger....I took a 42R in that.

    I originally ordered the London suit in 42L, my normal size. It fit great in the shoulders, had more room in the sleeves than the Washington. Armholes were larger too. Trousers waist was about 1" too big. Jacket was too long for me though. I returned the suit and thought about ordering a 42R but passed as summer was coming and it would likely sit in my closet.

    Washington is definitely slimmer than the London. I would say the Long is good for someone above 6'2" tall, unless you're 6'2" with short legs and need an unusually long jacket. I'm assuming the Longs are designed for taller northern European/Scandinavian guys who are routinely over 6'2" tall.
     
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  4. newintown23

    newintown23 Senior member

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    I am very familiar with SS and its sizing and cuts. I have spent many hours in the store on 2 occasions. The washington model is without a doubt the most slim fit. Next is the lazio... The napoli is a very conservative cut compared to the rest of the line, but in my opinion better than the sienna due to the arm holes being higher. Be very careful with the sizing of these suits. They are very odd and there is a good chance you will be something other than you typically are when it comes to the sizing. It is way off and the consistency of the sizing is awful.
    You can try on 42 jackets all day long and each one in the same model will be different. I am a big fan of RLBL and it is by far the best fitting suit OTR for me, and the jacket on my RLBL is 1 inch shorter. I also wear a 42R and i am comparing this to a 40R in the napoli...
    The selection in the store is scarce compared to what you can get online, so IMO your better off ordering online. The next thing to consider is the tailor in the store. Yes, she may do it all day long, and it may be cheap, but i think most people would prefer their own tailor.

    I have an interesting way of looking at this. If you order online you save the tax, and its free shipping. SO.. The money you save on using their tailor as opposed to yours, is made up on the tax buying online, so its a wash... I ordered the Napoli online the other day, and it arrived yesterday in a 40r, and im kicking around returning it and getting something off of ebay instead, or even trying the 40S.. Again keep in mind i wear a 42R in every other suit i own, and have never wore a 40S in my life. So again, keep an eye on the sizing.

    Another thing that sucks about SS is the nicer fabric is only available on the Sienna. I would prefer better than 110s, as it doesnt have the nicest hand, and would not mind paying a premium for the nicer fabric on a different model.
     
  5. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    +1 here. I own a solid brown as part of a 7 suit rotation. I don't wear it during the winter, and I only every other week. You will get more miles out of a grey. I filled in the other solids first (navy, charcoal, mid grey), then pinstripes (navy, grey), then a glen plaid grey, then the brown.
     
  6. GirouxAJX

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    Can anyone give lapel widths for the Napoli, London, or Washington lines? Thanks!
     
  7. newintown23

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    I'm going with a MTM... What do you all think a good thread count would be for a suit which will be worn once or twice a week, from a durability and longevity standpoint. Many people say to stick with the 110s or 120 highest.
     
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    I have been debating b/t BB, SuitSupply and Kent Wang. SS has a great return policy but I only see Washington and Napoli listed online. Am I missing something?
     
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    suits dont have a thread count
     
  10. zero neck

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    they arent showing the fall/winter '11 line up of suits anymore, which contained the other cuts. There will probably be other cuts available when they release their fall/winter '12 lineup.
     
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    I think their summer/spring collection is selling out fast. I bought a wool/linen blend Lazio a few weeks ago that is gone now... I wanted to buy a wool suit in the same cut, but none are available at the moment.

    @ Diesel: 110 is often recommended for suits that are used often. It's sturdy a´nd durable. Higher thread counts are more luxurious, but also more vulnerable to wear and tear,
     
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    Can anyone tell me the p2p and shoulder and length on a typical 40R jacket? (Washington, etc)
     
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    Gotcha, thanks for the reply. I emailed them about a few suits, I want a medium shade charcoal with no-sheen. Waiting to hear back from them. I would prefer the Washington fit but the grey one is way too trendy.
     
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    If you click on the size guide button next to the dropdown where you choose the size, it usually has detailed measurements for that particular cut.
     
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    Oh cool. I didn't see that. A couple months ago that feature didn't exist. Thanks
     

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