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Urgent Fit Critique

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Clipper, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Clipper

    Clipper Member

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    Hey guys, I just got my first decent suit for interviews coming up, and wanted to make sure that this suit is a good fit for me / what alterations are needed. It is a 40s Napoli from SuitSupply. I plan on having the sleeves lengthened. Also noticed something strange about how the pants fall below the crotch area, but not sure if that can be tailored.

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  2. Nine Miler

    Nine Miler Senior member

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    Personally, I don't think the "short" is right for you. That's a lot to move the sleeves, plus the jacket looks short, and the rise on the pants looks rather low. All of those issues would be mitigated with a "regular". Everything else looks fine, except that maybe the waist needs to be let out.
     


  3. Clipper

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    Thanks, makes sense. Will check out the regular.
     


  4. comrade

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    Is the suit Black?
    That's an SF "no,no"
    Also, is it returnable?
    For the reasons re: fit stated above,plus the color,
    I think you could do much better.
    In what field are you interviewing?
     


  5. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Put shoes on and re-take pics.
    (Unless you wear suits w/o shoes.)
     


  6. Clipper

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    I can hem it wherever I need to, not sure that is relevant.

    The suit is gray, sorry about the lighting. I'm interviewing primarily for corporate finance / banking roles, however I also want this to generally be my go to suit as it is the only one I have.

    It is returnable. How far should the jacket go in your opinion? This one covers my ass, and I had read in the Flusser book that is enough. I'm a little on the short end, 5'8, so I thought a short jacket might make me look a littler taller.
     
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  7. alessandromo

    alessandromo Well-Known Member

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    The shoulders look good. I'd consider having the side seams taken in a little though which will make it more flattering. Also agree that the regular will probably be a better fit given the sleeve length. If you have working buttons (i'm pretty sure the napoli does) and you have the sleeves lengthened, you will end up with a big gap between the end of the sleeve and the buttons.

    If you end up exchanging it for the regular, post some more pics!
     
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  8. Clipper

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    Thanks guys, looks like the consensus is to trade up to a regular. Will give it a try.
     


  9. GBR

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    Why do newcomers persist in trying suits without wearing shoes? Absolutely crazy - unless they walk about without shoes. It affects the fit of the whole garment,

    The coat is far too short and the trousers may be too long. Send it back and go to a bricks and mortar shop where you can try the garments and thus avoid wasting everyone's time.
     


  10. MyOtherLife

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    Holy Bejabbers, this must be from their new Primate Line.
     
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  11. Clipper

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    I'm assuming that the reason is because like me they are they totally unaware that affects the fit. Will certainly wear shoes when I post pictures with the bigger jacket. Thanks.

    Err... All humans are primates. I think maybe next time you should go with Neanderthal or Gorilla or something. Thank you for overshadowing my ignorance of suit fitting with your far more egregious kind :)
     


  12. Poloboy

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    Great fit if you aspire to look like PEE.WEE HERMAN.
     


  13. Nine Miler

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    You guys are going too far. It's not a total disaster, give him a break it's just not the best camera angle.
     
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  14. GBR

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    Camera angle? Nonsense

    The man asked for a fit critique, there is no point in misleading him. We all had to learn.
     


  15. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Before you decide on the size, spend an hour or two trying on different brands even at higher price points. Every maker has a different proportion, fit, shoulder, etc. Try on as many as you can and pay attention to how they differ and you start to see what looks more to your liking and aesthetic that is flattering to you. If a larger mens store that carries multiple brands is in your area it will be easier. Tell the salesperson that you are there to figure out what silhouette is best for you. Their eyes may glaze over or they may know a thing or two and be very helpful. If the person says everything looks great on you, that is not helpful.You may find a better made suit, on sale, for about the same money that will be better looking and a better fit.
     
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