Which makers/designers of men's suits are slim/modern fits?

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  1. daspianist

    daspianist Well-Known Member

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    For example, I know that the following makers either have one of their lines devoted to suits in a slimmer cut, or are all designed in such a style:

    * Ralph Lauren Black Label - canvassed
    * Burberry (with their Italian made suits) - half canvassed
    * Paul Smith - canvassed
    * Versace collection - fused

    If you could continue the list with some designers, as well as whether they are canvassed it'd be great. Thanks!
     
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    Volkl Well-Known Member

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    Just to add an amendment to the question: I have observed that knowledgeable posters talk about the extremely slim fit of RLBL. If that is one pole, is the other pole the classic sack suit? If one lays out a spectrum of slim fit to its opposite (executive fit?), how would one tend to array for example Attolini, Brioni, Oxxford, and RLPL (as opposed to BL)? And is this solely determined by the extent to which the waist is the smaller than the shoulders, or is it more complex than that? How many inches reduction justifies "whoa, slim fit"?
     
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    daspianist Well-Known Member

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    Of course I don't really think there to be a threashold where all of sudden you are in 'slim fit' territory, but generally here are some indictors:

    - drop 7 instead of drop 6
    - higher arm holes
    - more of a 'pinch' around the stomach area
    - generallyed modelled with tight fitting pants

    honestly, can't anyone think of anymore 'slim' fit suits labels/designers?
     
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    Shikar Senior member

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    Isaia makes drop 8....see my sig....[​IMG]

    Regards.
     
  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    john varvatos and margiela and marc jacobs all make slim fit. i think they are all fully canvassed with the exception of jv
     
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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    also Isaia makes relatively slim fitting suits due to their 8 inch drop which i noticed on my suit. but nothing particularly slim fitting in the jacket itself though.
     
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    stant62 Senior member

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    also Isaia makes relatively slim fitting suits due to their 8 inch drop which i noticed on my suit. but nothing particularly slim fitting in the jacket itself though.

    They also make drop 9!
     
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    Timeless Fashion Senior member

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    You can probably include Z Zegna and some of the Hugo Boss suits.
     
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    furo Senior member

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    Hickey Freeman Vanguard model is fairly slim from what I understand. And of course, there's Brooks Brothers Black Fleece by Thom Browne.
     
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    stant62 Senior member

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    Hickey Freeman Vanguard model is fairly slim from what I understand. And of course, there's Brooks Brothers Black Fleece by Thom Browne.

    With HF, there is also the Hickey diffusion line catered more for the younger generation that is slim. I would also like to add that Paul Stuart has some mainline slim-cut suits, in addition to the Phineas Cole line.
     
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    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Add BB 1818 Fitzgerald to the list (half canvased is my understanding). If you are really slim you may want to have the body taken in a bit - it is BB after all.
     
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    Add BB 1818 Fitzgerald to the list (half canvased is my understanding). If you are really slim you may want to have the body taken in a bit - it is BB after all.

    Isn't the BB Regent model a slimmer cut than the Fitz?
     
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    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    I guess both are slim. Fitz has the more slender lapels, I believe.
     

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