This Jil Sander suit worth looking at ...?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chiggah, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. chiggah

    chiggah Senior member

    Messages:
    907
    Likes Received:
    179
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    i am looking at a jil suit - size 48 but not too sure what to look for. Can anyone identify which year/season based on the model code ? After fit pics as well if possible

    from "tailor made" line year 2008/2009 according to seller

    hes offering me $300 .. anything i should lookout for ? I am like 37.5" chest :

    his measurements below:
    sts: 43cm
    ptp: 49cm
    waist: 42cm (room to be taken in or out)
    inseam 86.5cm with even a few to spare

    pictures here..

    i've never handled a Jil / RAF suit before so any tips/advise would help

    http://i.imgur.com/dFhQp.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/8n2bp.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/wI9wc.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/ItYa8.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/4089q.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2012


  2. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,791
    Likes Received:
    797
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Location:
    Monaco
    $300 for Tailor made is a good deal. Tag looks like a Prada-period Sander suit.

    I've had many Jil suits and loved them. That's a good price if you like the aesthetic (not particularly slim, but sort of long and "boxy" slim). Sleeves will probably be quite long, and will have workable buttonholes, so adjusting them will require more effort than other suits.

    But, the suit was perhaps $2000 retail, so even if it required $150 in alterations, $450 is a good deal.

    To identify the specific season would require the sales tags; the inside tag won't identify it. If you have those, or if the seller does, posting them I can tell you the season (or, if you use the search function, you can see where I gave the "goods" to identify Jil seasons)
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2012


  3. chiggah

    chiggah Senior member

    Messages:
    907
    Likes Received:
    179
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009


  4. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,791
    Likes Received:
    797
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Location:
    Monaco
    

    Overall, yes. The classic Jil tailormade has been produced since the late 1990's, with little alteration. Very high armholes, little waist suppression, relatively narrow shoulders, LONG sleeves.

    Though, under Raf's tenure, it became slightly larger in silhouette. In any case, a nice suit and a deal at $300. I'd probably pay $500 or so for a good, classic color/fabric, unused Jil tailormade that was in my size.

    Did that pic come from the seller? if so, he's an SF member, and a good one (at that).
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2012


  5. ryan24

    ryan24 Senior member

    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    

    This is actually my suit which he didn't end up buying and is available for sale or trade if anyone is interested.
     


  6. sleestack

    sleestack New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2013
    hey ryan24, it;s been some time since the last post. Do you still have the Jil Sander suit and looking to sell it? Can you list the arm length?

    Thank you.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by