Your favorite suit label?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sho'nuff, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. gdl203

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    Isaia by a wide margin. RL Signature comes second for me, especially the Jerome cut
     


  2. Spark

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    I'm with gd203 above -- Isaia far and away. I prefer the Stewart or the S over the V...the latter has roping and is a bit fuller in the chest, but the S model is pretty sublime for OTR and will hold up over the years in terms of classic style.

    Only issue I have with it is that lengths tend to vary quite a bit in the jackets, but they are excellent for anyone with an athletic build.

    And, for what it's worth, my Isaia's always draw more unsolicited comments than anything else I own yet people can never say why (as opposed to, say, a Brioni).
     


  3. rioni

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    My fav's are:

    RLPL (St. Andrews) - seems to have the best fit on me as they are usually slightly short in length.
    Borrelli - I have yet to try one on in my size that doesn't look amazing.
    Isaia (base S) - again, the cut works for me.
     


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    RLBL fits me the best by a wide margin...when I tried it on for the first time it was like something clicked and I felt like my search for the proper fitting suit had ended.

    I hope for the sake of my wallet/closet that they don't look dated down the road...
     


  5. hangten

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    Attolini and Borrelli!
     


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    Isaia is my favorite
    Corneliani makes up the vast majority of my wardrobe.
     


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    orthofrancis Senior member

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    Anyone ever try on Battistoni? They are way too expensive for my budget, but I did manage to get one on sale at the Barneys warehouse sale for 80% off. Very minimal soft shoulders, not unlike Lanvin.

    Isaia fits me off the rack like a dream, and thus makes me happy too.
     


  8. clee1982

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    RLBL,

    Yes, the everyone hates Gucci... (in my defense I got it on a huge discount[​IMG]), both Tom Ford era and afterwards.

    and yes, the everyone hates Versace... (also in my defense, I got it on huge discount on a Gianni Versace Couture, was my first fully canvassed suit for that matter, though I don't really care about that kind of thing)

    Kilgour and Richard James, have seen some I liked, but only bought Richard James so far (again on huge discount), the pants runs too baggy though.

    I have yet to find any Ermenegildo Zegna/Corneliani/Isaia/Brioni/Kiton that works for me. I think the next one I would try is Borrelli.

    I would give RLPL a try if they make 36S, but they don't. 38S is just a bit too loose for me (and their MTM program isn't exactly cheap, at that price I would go somewhere else).

    I always need a slim fitting suit, as my build is rather small, 5"7' close to 5"8', 144 lb. That is usually a bit awkward size, as a 38 would be just a bit too big and 36 might or might not work depends on the brand (a 31 waist is also not helping...).
     


  9. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    ^i really wish I was your size. 31 waist and slim figure is always my dream. I hate being man boobed, bloated stomach and trying to cinch up a size 34 pant. I look terrible in suits so I got to really look hard. Slim figures can pop any suit on and look like a mannequin.

    Of the designers I like versace as well. One of the better silhouettes amongs the mainstream designers.
    Even versace collection
     


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    Jacksdad Senior member

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    This is the order of my favorites in my closet:
    1. Kiton
    2. Brioni
    3. Luciano Barbera (Attolini)
    4. ISAIA Solo 8
    5. Zegna made to measure
    6. Borrelli
     


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    OTR: Isaia for BB GF
    MTM: Corneliani for PRL

    I've never paid more than $4k for a suit though.
     


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    OTR: Isaia for BB GF
    Isaia makes the Gold Fleece suits?
     


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    Isaia makes the Gold Fleece suits?

    I purchased mine in either late 2003 or early 2004.
    I don't believe they do any more.
     


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    I purchased mine in either late 2003 or early 2004.
    I don't believe they do any more.


    They used to. Now Caruso does the italian Golden Fleece.
     


  15. gdl203

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    Interesting... They still make the Paul Stuart SC suits, right?
     


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