Suitsupply NYC

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

  1. EconEric

    EconEric New Member

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    Styleforum Friends,

    I have been a longtime beneficiary of all of the advice on these forums and am excited to contribute for the first time.

    I have been spending quite a bit of time and effort looking for a plain navy suit. I am hoping to wear this suit at my wedding and then at many occasions after. I do not wear a suit daily or even weekly so durability is not as high on the priority list as straight up bad ass fasion. As per advice on the forums, I have been trying to stay patient and find the perfect suit.

    Point of reference: I am 5'10'' and weigh 170lbs.

    My first effort in finding this suit was the Ludlow from J.Crew. I used quite a few sportcoats from J.Crew but do not own any suiting. I ordered in my usual J.Crew Sizes: 38s and 31X30 in the slim trousers. When the suit arrived it has cut way too tight. I could fit into both items but the trousers were too tight, the lapels bowed significantly, and there was significant pull across the back (sorry, no pics). I returned and ordered 40s and 32X20. The pants fit well the second time around but the jacket was too large.

    After a bit more research, I decided that I would try a Suitsupply London fit. I followed the Suitsupply sizing advice and ordered a 38r. I decided on the London because I definitely like the traditional English tailored look and a lower button stance. When I received the suit, I could immediately appreciate the attention to detail and the quality in the garment. I was impressed. Unfortunately, the suit just didn't do it for me. You can see the pics below. I think the shoulders of the jacket fit but it could have been cut trimmer around the midsection and the sleeves would need to be altered (more difficult due to the functioning button holes). The pants needed some serious work. The waist (supposedly a 32 but I would guess 35) needed to be taken in. The legs also needed to be taken in and tailored. Of course, hemming would have been necessary.

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    More than the fit, I just thought the suit was not for me. It was was more Tom Ford than Thom Browne (I guess I lean a little more toward the undersized, minimal style). The lapels were relatively wide. The suit was cut longer. This type of cut seems to be consistent across the different Suitsupply cuts. I recognize the most of these criticisms (other that the lapels) can be tailored away (at significant costs) but eventually I came to the conclusion that turning this suit into what I was looking for would be way harder than just finding a different suit that met my personal aesthetic.

    So... I actually, recently found I suit that I am really excited about but I am scared to share it with the community. At the insistence of my mother and other family friends, I went to Nordstrom's. I went with low expectations. I knew many of their "designer" products were low quality and high priced. However, the first suit that I tried on was perfect. It was a Hugo Boss in a size 38s. Yes, it was fused. Yes, it was not 100% wool. But, it fits incredibly well and I feel like a million bucks in it - which is exactly how you are supposed to feel when you put on the right suit.

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    The pic above is from the store (sorry about the lighting and I know those shoes are inappropriate). The pants are currently being hemmed. If you guys want I can post pictures once I get the suit back.

    Thanks for letting me share my story. I hope it helps others on their journey to find the right suit. As far as morals to the story, I would say 1) Suitsupply is high quality stuff but has a powerful look that isn't for everyone and 2) it never hurts to take a look ... you never know what you may find.

    EconEric
     


  2. steffenbp11

    steffenbp11 Senior member

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    I am very tempted by the solid navy Havana suit after seeing the fit of Brillopads sc. Anyone tried the suit ?
     


  3. thedose

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    Give it a shot, free returns, what have you got to lose?

    Based on the measurements, the Havana cut seems perfect. I will be buying some Havana SCs soon, but I'm also waiting to see what they will launch for the Spring campaign
     


  4. brillopad

    brillopad Senior member

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    I agree, give it a shot. I'm glad to see that they've been expanding the Havana cut options but they do seem to sell out rather quickly, so time may be important. I've also seen the prices occasionally rise as well.
     


  5. donjuan17

    donjuan17 Senior member

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    I was just at their Chicago store looking for a navy suit. I got the Sienna from their Suit Up line. I'm normally a 36 in shoulder but was looking for a more contemporary look. The 35 fit me great right off the rack. The shoulders were perfect with almost non-existing padding that spotlighted my sharp shoulders.

    It would have been great just off the rack but I got the side seams taken in about an inch to get that sand glass look. I had the pants shortened about an inch as well to show some sock.
    In the end the suit looks like it was made just for me. I have a three-thousand plus look and it only set me back $680 with the tailoring.

    It should get here by Friday. *** If you get it shipped to an address outside Chicago you don't have to pay taxes!!! You would just pay a $15 shipping fee. That saved me over $60!

    I'll post pictures as soon as it gets here.
     


  6. steffenbp11

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    wow, it seems it's sold out just since last night...
     


  7. thedose

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    and I bet this thread is part of that reason [​IMG] there are TONS of people who lurk these forums, I know because I used to be one of them. Part of me wishes that the pictures could be only accessible to members so we wouldn't get sniped [​IMG]
     
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  8. steffenbp11

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    Seems they restocked quickly, or it maybe it was just a software error. Anyway, navy Havana kop completed :slayer:
     


  9. timotune

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    my second Havana was delivered yesterday and is already at the tailor to alter sleeves.
     


  10. steffenbp11

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    The donegal SC really fits you well. What did you get this time ?
     


  11. timotune

    timotune Senior member

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    Thanks.

    I got this one:
    http://eu.suitsupply.com/jacket-blu...30,en,pd.html?start=16&cgid=Jackets&srule=Fit

    Really nice fabric & good fit. I got a 40L again because otherwise I find it quite short. So sleeves need to get shortened.

    The Havana is a great cut, I would just wish they took down the buttoning point a bit.
     


  12. brillopad

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    Yeah I think it would benefit from a slightly lower buttoning stance as well. Beyond that it's pretty great.
     


  13. That Guy

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    I, too, have been looking for a navy Sienna. Were you able to get a solid navy? They don't have a solid navy Sienna on their website, and no U.S. store has one either (according to the people I talked to on the phone).
     


  14. timotune

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    I see 3 solid navy Siennas on their site:
    http://eu.suitsupply.com/suit-blue-...2445,en,pd.html?start=23&cgid=Suits&srule=Fit
    http://eu.suitsupply.com/suit-blue-plain-sienna-p3435/P3435,en,pd.html?start=22&cgid=Suits&srule=Fit
    http://eu.suitsupply.com/suit-blue-plain-sienna-p3485/P3485,en,pd.html?start=25&cgid=Suits&srule=Fit
     


  15. ABCXYZ

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    If you plan on buying a LOT of Suitsupply, you can catch a cheap flight to Europe and go to the 2 outlet stores in the Belgium/NL border area. All purple line suits are 169 Euros (~ $225 USD), Many SCs are around 49 Euros or less. IF you are a tourist you can get most of the 21% VAT refunded, bringing the suits down to around $190 USD
     
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