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What suits are slim fitting? Have low-rise pants? Are very modern and sleek?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sdsurfer, May 20, 2006.

  1. sdsurfer

    sdsurfer Active Member

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    I've been shopping around for suits and it's starting to give me a headache. I already have a couple Boss suits which are nice but they still aren't exactly what I'm looking for. I do have a tailor that can make alterations but I'd like to ask if anyone out there knows what brands and/or styles of suits would you suggest for someone looking for a very modern cut suit. Something that fits an atheletic body well and shows it. Do any designer make suits right now with low-rise pants? I've heard a Gucci suit comes close to this. I started learning more about suits and found out about Kiton, Brioni, etc. but most of these off the shelf come with jackets that are very full and pleated pants (probably because CEOs are buying them). I need something that looks more like it's a suit in a fashion show. That's the kind of thing I'm looking for. Thanks!
     


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    sdsurfer Active Member

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    Oh yeah if anyone knows good resale stores in Southern California that have these kind of suits please post store info. Thanks!
     


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    Homme dior and Dolce & Gabbana are the only two I can think of that do truly low rise trousers.
     


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    I've been shopping around for suits and it's starting to give me a headache. I already have a couple Boss suits which are nice but they still aren't exactly what I'm looking for. I do have a tailor that can make alterations but I'd like to ask if anyone out there knows what brands and/or styles of suits would you suggest for someone looking for a very modern cut suit. Something that fits an atheletic body well and shows it. Do any designer make suits right now with low-rise pants? I've heard a Gucci suit comes close to this. I started learning more about suits and found out about Kiton, Brioni, etc. but most of these off the shelf come with jackets that are very full and pleated pants (probably because CEOs are buying them). I need something that looks more like it's a suit in a fashion show. That's the kind of thing I'm looking for. Thanks!

    In addition to the aforementioned Dior Homme, Jil Sander and Helmut Lang tend to be on the ultra-modern side. HL isn't producing any more, but his suits do pop up on eBay fairly regularly.
     


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    whoopee Senior member

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    Andrew Mackenzie, Dsquared, Costume National (a little less super-low rise), too.
     


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    stach Senior member

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    Isn't low rise going out of style?
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Isn't low rise going out of style?
    one can only hope [​IMG]

    just kidding, sdsurfer (sort of) - good luck with your search
     


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    To my mind Polo is always very low rise. I tried on a pair of Purple Label Linen pants this week at the sale and couldn't wear them due to the low rise. I also have bought a NWT Polo Ralph Lauren tan slacks that I haven't gotten hemmed due to the low rise. Nice slacks however. If anyone needs a size 36 let me know. Now that is still not a hip hugger style but they definitely sit on the hip not the belly.

    Also many of the italian made for Italy slacks are made with tighter butt and upper legs and lower rise than the US styles. Brioni and Zanella comes to mind. Now how to tell that it is made for Italy rather than the US is the trick. I bought the Brioni's and Zanella's used on Ebay only to discover that the tagged and measured size were fine but the fit was much different than the US style and fit.

    Perry
     


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    those Gavin Rossdale Ralph Lauren Black Labels maybe. For the money youre looking at on most of those designers, you may as well get Chan to make you one (or two) though.
     


  10. sdsurfer

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    Thanks for all the feedback (and please keep it coming)! Let me ask you guys this: would it be a bad idea to buy a suit that doesn't really have that modern style cut but then take it to my tailor and have him make alterations to it to hopefully give it that "Gucci Couture" look? For example, I was thinking of buying a really nice suit like a Brioni or maybe even Kiton that is top quality. However, these off the rack are more for an older CEO-type than a younger slim/fit guy like myself. I was hoping I could get the best of both worlds here with top quality fabric and name but make modifications to the suit in order to bring about some style. I know typical things I will encounter is that Brioni and Kiton seem to have pleated pants, so I would take the pants to my tailor and have him take the pleates out and make them lower in the waist and more form fitting. What are your thoughts on all this? Bad idea or what?
     


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    I have to throw out Thom Browne's name here.

    and why take pleats out? You should have a few classic-cut suits to fall back on certain occasions or when you get older. I don't think low-rise looks good on 40-50 year old, and a Kiton will last a lifetime.
     


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    You are going to spend a lot on the kinds of alterations you are talking about but if you are willing to pay retail for Kiton I suppose that won't be a problem.

    Have you thought about getting a Kiton suit MTM (Made to measure, they alter the stock pattern to fit you better and gives you a little bit of customization)? I think at the trunk shows they even waive the MTM fee.
     


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    If you can afford to buy Kiton/Brioni and screw around with it, do go with MTM or bespoke.
     


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    Actually why don't you just buy Gucci?
     


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    He mentioned that he wanted top quality.
     


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